Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Arcade, New York
I'm beginning to think that this one more example of "cost-cutting" decline in quality of today's modern automobile (and other products) as a result of good old "CHEAPER, BETTER, FASTER!" The R/T hasn't developed lock failure yet, but my '00 Stratus has the same problem with the trunk (first to go over a year ago) and the driver's door where the key lock is frozen solid. From what I have heard, this is somewhat of a common problem, especially when the key lock isn't used regularly. In my case, I use the remote keyless entry mostly, and the inside cable for the trunk more often than the key lock. Actually, I should have both of those locks changed soon before the other door lock goes, and if my battery ever died I would be somewhat up the perverbial creek without a paddle.