Why Is Your Subaru Car Not Locking Properly?
There are a few different reasons why your Subaru vehicle isn’t locking as it should. Here are some possible reasons you can explore before bringing it in for a check:
The Problem is in the Door Striker
The door striker is a metal bar that connects your Subaru’s body to its doors. Because of this, vital connections can become damaged or bent over time, which could cause your problem. To check this part of your car for damage:
- Look at the area around your car’s doors for any signs of broken or missing parts close to where they connect with the vehicle’s body. If there are any signs here, shut down and reverse so you can get out safely before trying again later.
- Open all four doors on one side simultaneously (this will help prevent damage from wind-chill). With all four doors open, look closely where they meet up with their respective bodies; if one appears slightly different from another, then chances are good that something might be wrong here too!
The Lock Actuator is Faulty
You should check whether the lock actuator is being lubricated. If it isn’t, then you will need to oil it up. Next, ensure the lock actuator isn’t being used properly by someone else in your household who knows how to use it properly. Then, try using the lock actuator yourself on another door to ensure no problems with its operation. Finally, suppose all else fails, and none of these solutions work out for you. In that case, we recommend replacing your Subaru Car’s Lock Actuator with a new one as soon as possible so that you can continue driving safely!
The Lock Actuator Needs to be Lubricated
If your Subaru car is not locking properly, you’ll need to lubricate the lock actuator. The lock actuator is the part of the door that moves up and down to open and close it. It can sometimes get stuck in either position, making it difficult to unlock or lock your vehicle.
To lubricate your Subaru’s lock actuator:
- Find an oil that works best with plastic. WD-40 is recommended because it’s easy to find, inexpensive, and safe for use on plastic surfaces. If you don’t have any on hand, try using a silicone spray like Aquapel instead—this will work just as well but won’t leave behind any residue like WD40 does when it dries out after about 24 hours since application (just make sure not to apply too much). Your local hardware store will carry both of these items if you don’t already have them at home!
- Spray a small amount along all sides where two parts touch each other—the point where these sections meet could be considered “hinge points” because they allow movement between one side being higher than another while still holding together securely during normal operating conditions. Around town or highway speeds.”
- Clean up any drips once done, applying lubricant oils/sprays before closing the door again
It’s The Key
If you’re having trouble locking or unlocking the Subaru with your key, it may be that one of the following issues is to blame:
- The key is bent or damaged.
- The key is not the right one for your car.
- The key is not inserted correctly into the lock.
- The key is stuck in the lock.
- The key isn’t inserted in (this can cause problems when trying to start up again).