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My company's 2011 TC just developed a problem with the door locks. The drivers door will not lock but the rest of them work fine. Pressing the switch on the door handle will not engage the lock, moving freely until the very end where it will pop back once released. When using the fob, all other doors will lock but you hear a secondary "click" from the drivers door after the rest lock. I don't know if this is relevant but this is the second door lock issue we've had with this van. The solenoid on the driver's side slider failed last year after making a clicking sound for a long time. The slider lock was disconnected from the central locking mechanism and can now only be unlocked using the interior knob. If anyone has any insight into this issue, I'm all ears. I've had little luck finding a diagram from Ford that covers this door lock and I'd hate to order the wrong part if this is something simple.
Today my 2010 TC XLT trapped me inside. I made a brief trip without incident, picking up one of my sweeties and driving her to a medical appointment. I stopped at the door of the clinic, letting her out, then drove away to park. In that driving, I noticed nothing unusual yet after parking I was unable to open the driver door. The door handle does not engage the latch mechanism, it just moves freely with a tug and springs back when released; no solenoid sound. The key fob unlocks all the front doors except the driver door. The solenoid in the driver door clicks, then immediately clicks again. Using the key in the lock, it is possible to turn CCW and engage the lock. Turning CW, it can only turn about to the point of engaging the latch mechanism and no further. (It cannot be rotated all the way to the ninety° position when the lock is disengaged). No, the locks didn't freeze -- The low temp last night was in the low 60s; it was in the low 70s when I got in, and about the same when I tried to get out. Since I can't get the door open, I can't get the driver door panel off (and probably couldn't anyway <sigh>) All suggestions deeply appreciated!