Broken door handles

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Bicepeak1
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Broken door handles

Post by Bicepeak1 » Thu Aug 10, 2017 1:18 pm

Are any of you in the UK having this problem as in the US?

http://www.kianiroforum.com/forum/9-kia ... ndles.html


Steve
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Re: Broken door handles

Post by Steve » Fri Aug 11, 2017 11:13 pm

I've not heard of anything , and nothing has been posted in this forum .
Steve
Niro 2 in Black . LED headlight conversion .
Previous car.... Ford Kuga 163 . 2011


Bicepeak1
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Re: Broken door handles

Post by Bicepeak1 » Sat Aug 12, 2017 12:01 am

Good to hear......thanks.


h2onorth
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Re: Broken door handles

Post by h2onorth » Mon Aug 28, 2017 8:34 am

Hi Bicepeak1 . Intriguing question, what is occurring with door handles. The inside cable can stretch and slip off so outside handle no longer operates. It's usually the drivers of course, people jerk and snatch at it instead of pulling carefully!. If not that what?
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Bicepeak1
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Re: Broken door handles

Post by Bicepeak1 » Mon Aug 28, 2017 1:08 pm

This is happening in the US with mainly the rear passenger doors. Reports say they have put no unusual pressure grabbing the door handles. They should be durable enough to withstand normal use on a new car. The handle is breaking off, not coming loose. The working parts that break are plastic.


h2onorth
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Re: Broken door handles

Post by h2onorth » Wed Aug 30, 2017 4:47 pm

Whoa!* Inside rear door handles braking off , quite alarming, that's a new one for cars. Will take a look at mine although usually it's children in the back who don't have too much strength. Adults in strange cars can sometimes do unexpected actions in my experience and may (careful here) be both male and female. I had a son in law (no longer) once, who always managed to shut the rear door with the seat belt buckle in the shut line and wonder why it made a strange noise
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Bicepeak1
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Re: Broken door handles

Post by Bicepeak1 » Wed Aug 30, 2017 10:14 pm

I am referring to the exterior door handles when you try to open the rear door from the outside.
Did you click on the original link I posted?


h2onorth
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Re: Broken door handles

Post by h2onorth » Fri Sep 01, 2017 1:31 pm

Hi Bicepeak1 . Oh ok, sorry up to speed now. !ets hope UK ones do not catch the same problem. I wonder if is a batch of below standard castings? Unless it's to do with getting extra hot in the sun,no problem with that over here! Had a look at mine yesterday and they are plastic , just as described. I have never really examined those outside fitments on cars before and it makes u wonder for how many years they have been plastic.
h2onorth


Bicepeak1
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Re: Broken door handles

Post by Bicepeak1 » Fri Sep 01, 2017 1:52 pm

I think your "bad batch" theory may be what is happening because I don't see any reports in the UK about this problem. That would be good news if this is an easy fix at the plant.


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