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This problem is more common than people think and not just on Renaults
I have came accross Vauxhalls and VW with similar problems - sad to say. Any decent mechanic should be able to gain access quite easily and trip the solenoid bar back. It may not require new components but maybe just a clean and lubrication. I would recommend trying a decent independent garage as Renault dealers tend to always opt for replacement over a repair.
I alway smake a point of giving all the locks on my car a shot of spray grease at least once a year to minimise such risks.
P.S. The problem would just be as difficult for a male to overcome in the same situation - yet my wife was able to coax the locking bar back using a credit card in similar circumstances - Ah!! the power of the credit card and the ingenuity pf the female brain
Currently in madnoel10's garage:
Honda Civic 1.4l