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Rear door on Kia Rondo won't open. Child lock on so inside

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Rear door on Kia Rondo won't open. Child lock on so inside handle doeas not work. Outside handle seems to be disconnected.
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Customer: Door handle was pulled while electric locks button was pushed.
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Customer: Outside handle will not open door.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Kia
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 1 year ago.
Hello and welcome to JustAnswer!If the outside handle moves with no resistance then the problem may be with the handle itself, the latch, or the rod is off that connects the two.To diagnose and repair the issue the door panel is going to need to be removed. Once the panel is off you'll need to locate the handle and see if the rod that goes to the latch is attached. If so and it's moving then the latch has failed.If the rod isn't attached at one end or the other then most likely one of the attaching clips has failed. If it's off at the handle end it may be because the handle itself broke, which will be apparent with an inspection.