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  1. Rather then continue the old thread about door latch failures, I started a new one because both my doors have had the Transport Canada Recall done and are the NEW latches. I don't think Mercedes changed the design, just made another batch of them. Last winter the passengers door didn't latch closed, fiddling with the mechanism useing the door key, I managed to free it and get the door closed. Didn't use the door all winter, now that's it's spring I tried to open the door to fix the latch. Can't get the door open! The outside handle moves freely with no resistance. The inside handle has resistance when pulled back but won't open the door. Tried having a helper pull the inside handle while I held the outside handle and banged on the door to try and get it unstuck, no luck. Can't remove the front clip to unbolt the door hinges to get it open because of the screws along the hinge line fastening the front clip. Tried spraying lots of penetrating lube into the outside handle and into the area where the latch is. The only thing I can think of is to go for a drive on a bumpy road with a passenger pulling on the door handle, hoping that vibrations from the bumps will jiggle something loose and open the door. Does anyone have any ideas on getting it open? Tomorrow I will phone Mercedes to see if they have any ideas on how to get it open. I will ask if they will replace it again under warranty, but I doubt it. Canman