2000 Kia Sportage Door Locks

12-05-2007, 01:22 PM
The door locks on my 2000 Sportage will lock when I am driving the car, and will not release when I try to open the driver's door after I turn off the engine. I can unlock the car by manually pulling up the lock on the drivers door from the inside. I can lock the car normally with the key, and all locks do work.
Anyone have this problem or any ideas on how to fix it?
Thank You

12-06-2007, 12:31 AM
THis is an EX, isn't it..cause I do not have that option. DO you mean it would unlock automatically before? However, I've seen other cars doing exactly what you describe....it was normal...and annoying.

12-15-2007, 07:58 PM
This is not an EX. It's a base model.

12-16-2007, 04:07 PM
From those diagrams
www.avigex.ca/kia/doorlock1.gif www.avigex.ca/kia/doorlock2.gif
it seems the door cylinder switch, the one used with the key, is the only one existing so I conclude it would be a mechanical linkage what would act on it when pulling the door handle from the inside.

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