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Driver side door won't unlock- this would be covered under warranty right?
So, last night, I park my car as usual after a 10 minute drive, get out, close the door, and hit the lock button on my key (not the keyless entry system) twice to lock the car- I notice that the second time I hit the lock button, the car's lights flash a second time, but there's no horn blip as there usually is to tell me everything is locked. I try it again and same thing- lights flash but no horn blip. Confused, I assume my door didn't close properly, so I try and open and re-close it, but to my surprise I find that I can't open the door! When I pull on the door handle, there's no resistance on it; the handle no longer feels as though its actuating the internal mechanism to open the door latch.
I tried manually unlocking the door using my physical key from the outside of the door, and also by hand inside the car (I can enter through any of the other three doors) and the door lock/unlock switch on the driver side door is tightly stuck in the locked position- even trying to force it to the unlocked position won't work. So, in short, my driver side door is stuck closed, which sucks.
I would assume this type of thing is covered under Mazda's bumper to bumper warranty right? When I bring it to the dealership to get it fixed, should I have to pay for labor or anything? It seems unfair to me that I would have to, given that this should not be happening to a 2010 Mazda 3 with less than 15,000 miles on it.