2005 Ford Escape Rear Right Door Won't Open

Asked by Jun 22, 2014 at 01:23 PM about the 2005 Ford Escape Limited 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 2005 Ford Escape, and all of a sudden, the right rear door won't open. The child lock isn't on, and the outside door handle is loose, as in it doesn't automatically retract back into the door. Basically if you pull it out, it will stay in the pulled out position until you push it back in. When I pull the inside handle, I can hear the latch move, but the door won't open. I've tried to take the door off, but it seems impossible with the wiring harness and latch still in place.

Anything on what I should do?

2 Answers

73,935

You can remove door lacth,there is a screw under it,and then remove window swicth it should just pop out.then you can get in to door,to fix your broke handle.

3 people found this helpful.
40

My ford escape did somewhat the same thing. The handle seemed weaker than the others,like its pulled out all the way but not unlatching the door. On YouTube Dark woods has a video of it,photos at the end with pointers. What happened to mine was the lock did not unlock 100%,after taking the door panel off,with the door closed,2 screws for the back,I popped the panel off.. Follow the wires to the switch,the side of the switch near the door frame,you will see a brass colored plate. Press the lock unlock button,this plate will move up,down.. Take a small flat head screw driver,with the brass plate in the up position,,(unlock) press the plate down,it will lock,,then push the plate back up,,unlock position... The plate should move 1/8 inch up higher,,pull handle and open door... Spray with oil even the back hatch and glass can freeze in the semi lock position.. YouTube Dark woods his video of his 2002 escape may have the same switch as yours. It helped with mine. He had both passenger doors,the hatch back door and glass for the hatch back were stuck close,you have to pause the video to read what it says,good luck.

4 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Ford Escape Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    6,430
  • #2
    Bratts
    Reputation
    3,020
  • #3
    kbro
    Reputation
    1,750
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Explorer
801 Great Deals out of 64,315 listings starting at $1,000
Used Honda CR-V
479 Great Deals out of 72,005 listings starting at $1,300
Used Toyota RAV4
425 Great Deals out of 74,147 listings starting at $1,995
Used Chevrolet Equinox
859 Great Deals out of 75,832 listings starting at $1,000
Used Ford Fusion
576 Great Deals out of 61,479 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ford F-150
2,344 Great Deals out of 215,477 listings starting at $1,300
Used Ford Focus
406 Great Deals out of 76,949 listings starting at $1,195
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
831 Great Deals out of 75,649 listings starting at $899
Used Hyundai Santa Fe
185 Great Deals out of 16,306 listings starting at $1,499
Used Subaru Forester
252 Great Deals out of 34,359 listings starting at $1,495
Used Hyundai Tucson
221 Great Deals out of 24,113 listings starting at $1,950

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Ford Escape For Sale
32 Great Deals out of 71,494 listings starting at $15,975
2017 Ford Escape For Sale
151 Great Deals out of 7,090 listings starting at $12,698
2016 Ford Escape For Sale
133 Great Deals out of 5,339 listings starting at $8,999
2015 Ford Escape For Sale
233 Great Deals out of 8,558 listings starting at $7,499
2014 Ford Escape For Sale
161 Great Deals out of 4,901 listings starting at $6,981

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.