Right rear door in my 2011 GMC Terrain will not open from the inside or outside. The latch seems to be jammed. Help!

Asked by Mar 14, 2016 at 02:40 PM about the 2011 GMC Terrain SLE1

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

The right rear door has been closing hard for a while and the last time we
closed it, it got stuck in the closed position.  It will not open from the outside or
inside.  Inside door panel is off but we still cannot get it to open

1 Answer

20,065

Do you know why it was difficult to close before it got stuck? Was the bolts holding the door on to the frame come lose or out of adjustment? Will the latching mechanism unlock the door so it can be opened, even though ti appears stuck? Have you tried a long bar to push the door back towards the frame and at the same time using a strong shoulder or sledge hammer (not recommended) to push open the door? From the inside, try to pry up on the door to see if it moves. Use a steel flat nosed pry bar to place a lot of weight on the door itself to see if it will at least move up and down, or even back towards the frame and open the door. Also have you been in a collision so the frame is possibly bent? Something came lose and is now jammed in tight. Perhaps the locking mechanism will not release due to the miss adjustment. Worse case would be to find a used door in a pick your parts yard and yank out the door and replace it.

Your Answer:

GMC Terrain Experts

  • #1
    Richard Schroer
    Reputation
    5,180
  • #2
    John Carson
    Reputation
    1,400
  • #3
    dandyoun
    Reputation
    510
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used GMC Acadia
492 Great Deals out of 31,019 listings starting at $3,500
Used Chevrolet Equinox
1,263 Great Deals out of 87,681 listings starting at $995
Used Chevrolet Traverse
446 Great Deals out of 30,205 listings starting at $3,680
Used Ford Explorer
884 Great Deals out of 70,422 listings starting at $1,275
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
1,138 Great Deals out of 78,742 listings starting at $900
Used Ford Edge
865 Great Deals out of 57,081 listings starting at $2,995
Used GMC Yukon
349 Great Deals out of 22,338 listings starting at $2,900
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
662 Great Deals out of 38,329 listings starting at $995
Used Ford Escape
1,222 Great Deals out of 111,617 listings starting at $1,995
Used Honda CR-V
725 Great Deals out of 76,268 listings starting at $100
Used GMC Sierra 1500
828 Great Deals out of 60,509 listings starting at $1,495
Used Toyota Highlander
388 Great Deals out of 50,912 listings starting at $1,500
Used Buick Enclave
286 Great Deals out of 26,114 listings starting at $3,500
Used Kia Sorento
433 Great Deals out of 30,918 listings starting at $2,195
Used Toyota RAV4
624 Great Deals out of 75,750 listings starting at $1,995

Used Cars For Sale

2017 GMC Terrain SLE1 For Sale
316 listings starting at $15,950
2016 GMC Terrain SLE1 For Sale
22 Great Deals out of 587 listings starting at $12,795
2015 GMC Terrain SLE1 For Sale
9 Great Deals out of 744 listings starting at $10,995
2014 GMC Terrain SLE1 For Sale
9 Great Deals out of 215 listings starting at $9,800

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.