Has the door been hit? If so, a body shop would be the first place to try. If not, roll the window down and spray penetrating oil, like WD40, into the latch area of the door (this is about at the vertical middle of the door, straight down from the outside handle). Let it work in for a day or so, then try to work the handle from both inside and out, and the lock buttons as well. This will free it up in most cases. If not, the latch may be broken.
Sometimes, trying to open a locked cardoor with the wrong tool (such as a Slim Jim) can break the linkage off the handle or the lock cylinder.
If not successful, take the car to a locksmith.
Push very hard on the door so that the latch seats completely. Then, open the door.
because a seat belt might be jammed
That would depend on why it is stuck. If the problem is with the latch mechanism assembly, you have to remove the door panel from inside the car ( loads of fun with the door shut) and pop the latch open from inside. If the door is simply stuck shut because it's jammed on something, from the inside of the car, hold the door handle in the release position and kick it open without damaging anything.
remove door card,remove door rubber and interior arch trim panel,unclip lower seat base,this should give you access to the latch mechanism on the door shut,now have someone outside of car hold door handle in open position whilst they apply pressure to door (as if pushing shut) now simply lever locking latch up with a screwdriver or similar until it is clear of the door shut lock post and in open position
If the door is shut then it's probably the switch in that door or wiring to it.
Try to get to the handle in side of the window or you can try to brake in to the panal and look at whats getting jammed.
break the window then get in
Get a new car you loser.
will not open? are the doors jammed? I believe the police will pull over a car that is a danger to someone else on the road or a danger to you. If the doors are stuck shut, you're probably in danger in some sense. If the car runs and you feel that you're not in danger, i don't believe you are breaking the law.
Depending on the car and the damage, there are many different solutions. If the handle is just broken, you can try to remove the interior door panel and manually attempt to open the door. If the door is smashed shut, you may have to remove the front fender to get at the hinges to remove the door.
Don't open your car door into traffic. Use the other door.
I think this is a safety measure to keep you from locking your keys in the car. Try locking it with the key after the door is shut.
The light should stay on for quite a while. If they stay on without opening a door and they will not go out, then a door switched may be jammed or broke. The door switch is a little button that tells whether the door is open or not. The car may think that a door is still open. also you may have a problem in the headlight switch itself-make sure the dial for keeping the dome light on the headlight switch is`nt on You may have what I think Ford called "Opera Lighting" where after you shut the door, the light stays on for a few minutes, and then dims out.
Pour warm water were it shuts. Also, if can reach the car with an extension cord you can use a hair dryer.
Try fastening your seatbelt!
a door in your car is not fully shut.
open the car door with the handle
you have a faulty door jam switch.
rear washer spills water. check it first.
Go in from another door and open it from the inside.
sounds like a bad door latch mechanism.
Remove the interior door panel. You will see a metal rod connecting your interior and exterior door handles. Most of the time the rod comes loose from one or the other. Reconnect the rod. There's not much space so you might need a pair of needlenose pliers. If that doesn't work, there is a trip lever toward the rear of the door. The lever can be stubborn but it will open the door. Any vehicle service center should be able to open it for you.Access Through Opened Window (easier if it will work)If the door is jammed shut, it will not be possible to remove the door trim on most cars without destroying it. However, if you are able to roll the window down you should be able to insert a thin piece of metal (e.g. wire coat hanger, "slimjim") and manipulate the door handle rod inside to pop it open. This is possible only if the reason behind the jam is mechanical and not structural.
Try checking the latching assembly on the door. If it snaps shut before the door colses, it keeps the door from closing. With the door open, look at the assembly while pulling the door handle to open. Use a screw driver and snap the latch that holds the door shut down. It should pop back and reset. Worn out door hinge pins and bushings lead to poor alignment and damage to latch and striker pin.
Because there is a problem with it.
This happened to my Ion as well about 10 minutes after performing an emergency braking test for my kids. I turn off the child safety locks. I think I also had to hold the door latch in the up position as I closed the door. ( I cant remember if I had to be inside the car or outside of the car). I know I also fiddled with the door locks to make sure I had manually had them unlocked (versus with the remote).