I have a 2003 Mazda MPV. For the 5th time, the door lock on the driver’s side has jumped (pushed? fallen) out of it’s housing into the door. I never use the key as I have a remote keyless entry.
I have also had to replace the window motor, which I think has something to do with the door lock in the door housing.
The last time this happened was six months ago (February).
I have just moved across country, so I cannot go back to the dealer who has done this.
At this point, I am saying…there is no reason a door lock should “fall” out of the handle this many times, especially as I never touch it. Something is clearly wrong, either in the handle. I might blame the glue or the screws, or the people who have done this, but 4 times? I can’t go back to the dealer as I’m over 3000 miles away. And I’ve not only paid for this work several times, but I’ve also paid to repair the window motor which is probably due to this defect as well.
I’m busy. Since I haven’t needed to open the window or use the lock (keyless entry and electronic toll devices) water has entered the door and I just noticed the bottom of the door is showing rust. Who knows what else is wrong.)
Mazda gave me a case number and I’m going to a local dealership. I think Mazda should replace the door itself (as somehow it’s not holding onto the lock) for free, and get the dealership to pay back all prior repair deals.
Does this sound reasonable? And has anyone else heard of anything like this? Any other thoughts?