You might be able to drive with a car door lock stuck in the lock position when it won’t open, it is not advisable to do so when the car door will not close.

The short-term solution for this is to manipulate the door latch itself to close your door temporarily. Obviously, you need a permanent solution as to not have to do this every time you try to close your door such as auto lockout service, but for the time being you can:

  • Locate the latch on your car door.
  • Find the hole or gap that is meant to catch on the hasp of the car door.
  • Insert a key, pen, or other thin and long tool into the gap.
  • Flick/push the latch toward your car in a semi-upward motion.
  • Close your door.

Once the door is able to be shut, it would be advisable to not lock your door again until the issue has been resolved. A door lock that is stuck in the lock position only becomes more complicated when the door won’t open.

If there was nothing you could do to get the car door lock open when the door was open, then it is unlikely that you will be able to get it open when the car door locks in the closed position.