How do you fix a car door sensor?

My car’s door open warning won’t turn off, even when all the doors are fully closed and securely latched. The constant beeping is driving me crazy. I’ve tried opening and closing them a few times, but the warning won’t stop. Is there a way to fix a car door sensor?

Jack Walsh · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
I’m sorry to hear you’re having issues with your car door. Since it seems like there’s a larger mechanical issue, you’ll likely need to visit a mechanic to fix your car door sensor.
Typically, car door sensors are easier to replace than fix, but because there are a few potential causes for the problem, it is best handled by a professional. However, before visiting a mechanic, you should:
  1. Open and firmly close each door one more time to see if the problem persists.
  2. Spray WD-40 or a similar lubricant on each hinge and door latch.
  3. Allow the lubricant to work into the latch for 30 to 60 seconds.
  4. Firmly close each door.
If the above doesn’t work, visit your mechanic and explain the problem.
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