Ex door handle breaks off

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PDub
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Location: Dublin

Ex door handle breaks off

Post by PDub » Mon Aug 06, 2018 4:15 pm

You can find several instances of this problem in-line:
The rear passenger door handle snapped of while my wife was opening the door.

There's a bulletin here:
https://www.truedelta.com/Kia-Niro-tsbs-1396,2017 ... scroll down to TSB ID: TSBBOD173

I've attached photos:
"Door CU" shows the broken stub with a knurled insert.
"Handle detail" shows the corresponding part of the handle. The tiny amount of white plastic to the right bears all the pressure of the opening action. (Other photos are for context).
There's a date visible which suggests Feb 20 2017. The car dates from July 2017.
I'm hoping to get back to the (Dublin) dealer tomorrow.

Handle detail.jpg

Full handle.jpg

Door1.jpg

Door CU.jpg

Date.jpg



PDub
Posts: 5
Joined: Thu Mar 08, 2018 1:50 pm
Location: Dublin

Re: Ex door handle breaks off

Post by PDub » Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:34 pm

To be fair; dealer replaced this promptly...under warranty.
I'll be opening the doors very gingerly from now on!

But it's a potential problem that's worth keeping an eye on.


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