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2010 Tiguan. Driver door won't open from the outside

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2010 Tiguan. Driver door...
2010 Tiguan. Driver door won't open from the outside.
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VW Mechanic: sprinkles08, ASE Certified Technician replied 7 months ago
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Hello and welcome to JustAnswer! I apologize for the extended wait time you experienced, I've only just come online now and would like to assist you with your question.

If the door will not open from the outside but does from the inside then you can most likely rule out the latch.

If the outside handle moves with little resistance then you most likely have a linkage issue, whether it's the handle itself or the linkage between the handle and latch has come off.

If it does seem to have normal resistance but the door does not open then odds are the linkage is intact and the problem is with the latch.

What will need to be done is remove the door panel to inspect the handle and linkage to determine what has failed.

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