Why wont my key unlock my door?

Asked by Feb 02, 2015 at 12:40 PM about the 2002 Nissan Sentra

Question type: General

Today, February 2, 2015, I went to go to class to find my door wouldn't open. I thought it
was frozen shut, but upon farther inspection I found that my key will not unlock my door,
but it will unlock my trunk. This has never happened to me before.

2 Answers

75

Does the key turn in the lock? If the key turns then the linkage inside has come disconnected. If not the lock is probably seized. Try spraying some PB Blaster, WD-40 into the lock and try turning it. BECAREFUL NOT TO BREAK THE KEY.

I think it was just frozen. I live in KC and I wiggled the key back and forth a bit and it unlocked

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • Nissan Sentra Trunk Release 2 answers

    I recently purchased a Nissan Sentra 2013 .It allows me to unlock the trunk even when the car is locked . Why so ?

    2013 Nissan Sentra SL

    -

    General

  • Hi where I can read my key number? Thanks for answering 3 answers

    Where I can locate my key number? thanks for answering.

    1991 Nissan Sentra E

    -

    General

  • I have a 2013 Nissan Sentra. 2 answers

    The interior lights will not go on when I open the door. They only go on for a few seconds if I unlock the door with the remote...Please help

    2013 Nissan Sentra SL

    -

    General

  • performance 7 answers

    I owe a solar yellow 2006 spec v, the claimed 0-60 time is 7.5 seconds. I keep up on automotive things and own alot of car books motor trend, car and driver etc. the civic si is said do 0-60 in 6.5 se...

    2006 Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V

    -

    General

  • sentra smart key problems 2 answers

    my smart key wont unlock doors or start car

    2007 Nissan Sentra SL

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Search Nissan Sentra Questions

Nissan Sentra Experts

#1 L_R
L_R
Reputation 1,300
#2 Doran Harney
Doran Harney
Reputation 1,260
#3 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 980
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Nissan Altima
1,031 Great Deals out of 81,562 listings starting at $1,200
Used Toyota Corolla
781 Great Deals out of 73,830 listings starting at $1,995
Used Honda Civic
657 Great Deals out of 88,603 listings starting at $995
Used Honda Accord
813 Great Deals out of 84,287 listings starting at $1,050
Used Toyota Camry
1,001 Great Deals out of 90,918 listings starting at $650
Used Nissan Maxima
305 Great Deals out of 25,213 listings starting at $999
Used Hyundai Elantra
574 Great Deals out of 52,575 listings starting at $1,499
Used Ford Focus
540 Great Deals out of 57,171 listings starting at $1,095
Used Volkswagen Jetta
446 Great Deals out of 40,941 listings starting at $950
Used Hyundai Sonata
779 Great Deals out of 51,051 listings starting at $1,400

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Nissan Sentra For Sale
8 Great Deals out of 35,395 listings starting at $10,999
2016 Nissan Sentra For Sale
66 Great Deals out of 3,527 listings starting at $9,500
2015 Nissan Sentra For Sale
155 Great Deals out of 4,744 listings starting at $7,495
2014 Nissan Sentra For Sale
126 Great Deals out of 4,012 listings starting at $6,750
2013 Nissan Sentra For Sale
59 Great Deals out of 2,147 listings starting at $5,795

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.