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Old 06-01-2009   #1
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Rear doors locked for good...

Just returned from Poland where temperature in night dropped to -15 C degrees and less last nights.

The thing is that I couldn't resist salt on my Croma so I decided to come over to car wash and get rid of that nasty stuff. On the next day I tried to open rear doors in order to load my children and surprisingly I couldn't open both rear doors from outside and right rear from inside (child lock engaged).
Thought it will be fine when the car is unfrozen but unfortunately it doesn't seem to be a case. Nowadays my Croma is been kept in warm place and still rear doors can't be open. I'm afraid I will have to come over to Fiat garage and fix it there. The main problem is with rear right where I can't even open from inside due to child lock engaged meaning trim will have to be ripped...

I have also noticed that handbrake couldn't be pulled as some latch wast stuck or frozen.

Fiat didn't seem to test these cars in cold before launch its flagship model.
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Old 06-01-2009   #2
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Re: Rear doors locked for good...

When the old Tipo locks got confused we used to drop the fuse out, can't say whether this applies to the Croma though.
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