I'm wondering how one would open their door to repair it if the solenoid was to fail. If there's no mechanical linkage connection this seems quite problematic. Unless they had a manual release hidden somewhere in the door. I had this happen to my car in the trunk and I had to crawl through the back seat and remover the liner and release it manually. Removing a door panel on a closed door isn't really possible on all of the cars I've seen based on fitment in the cabin.