Not sure if this is the correct forum for this question, but I could not find any place more appropriate. Please relocate if necessary.
So, I am having some issues with the front doors and locks on my new i. The driver door, about once every 5-10 open/close cycles, seems to get stuck in "lock" position when it is opened. Then, when you shut the door, it does not latch and just bounces off the door frame leaving the door open about 3" or so. I noticed this had happened one day late last week when I came out to my car at the end of the work day and found the door slightly open. It had rained while I was working, and the inside driver side was soaked! I hadn't noticed that it didn't close as I'm in the habit of closing the door as I'm turning and starting to walk away, as I'm sure most people are. I now stay next to my car when closing the door and will not turn away until I have verified the door closed completely. When this happens, the issue is quickly and easily corrected by pressing the unlock button inside the car. Then it closes properly.
The passenger door, about once every 3-4 open/close cycles, seems to auto-lock itself. I have not locked the car, and all other doors open properly. But the passenger door will be locked and cannot be opened from the inside or outside. Again, this is easily corrected by pressing the unlock button.
As far as I can tell, this did not start happening until early last week when I had removed both the driver and passenger door panels to try and correct a speaker rattling problem that is driving me nuts. I had read up online (a couple threads on this forum even) on how to correctly remove the door panels. I followed the instructions correctly and thought I had re-installed the door panels properly when I was done. I'm guessing I didn't as I am now having these lock/unlock open/close issues. I plan to take the door panels off again this weekend to see if I can figure out what is going on. However, I figured I'd post my issue here to see if anyone else has had or is having similar problems.
EV: 2012 Mitsubishi i-MiEV SE, Raspberry Metallic, Premium Package - Purchased 07/11/13
PHEV: 2017 Chrysler Pacifica eHybrid, Bright White, Platinum Package - Purchased 05/01/17