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Jaguar XJ6 Exterior Door Handles May Break

Jaguar XJ6 Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997

Average Mileage: 124,354 mi (101,000 mi - 175,000 mi)


The exterior door handles are of poor quality; they frequently break or do not offer enough leverage to open the door from the outside.

  • Visitor, , 105,000 mi

    All handles but the driver door have broken. There is a (Retro)fix listed on the net (I haven't tried it). Have also found replacements on ebay.

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  • Visitor, , 102,000 mi

    The driver door won't open from the outside, but will from the inside. I have to go in the passenger side to even get in the car. -_-

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  • Visitor, , 170,000 mi

    I had to reinforse the door handle by drilling it and placing sheet metal on the lever/arm to make it stronger, The part is made of cast iron , Why ? Its a jobber !

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  • Visitor, , 105,000 mi

    I found by pushing the door before lifting the handle would make it easier to open the door from the outside.

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  • Visitor, , 130,000 mi

    Driver side handle outside broke...this is the second time! Where areole finding GOOD replacement handle?

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  • Visitor, , 128,354 mi

    Passenger door on drivers side was first one to stop opening from outside but could be opened by interior door handle then all the doors became hard to open haveing to bump the door first to open with outside handle. Now drivers door will not open from outside. I am worried that I may have to leave the windows down to ever open the rest of the doors soon. Can the handles be adjusted or are the doors sprung. Perhaps other car companys have mastered this phenomenon.

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  • Visitor,

    The door handles can be off before they brake you will see a small teflon wear cone the plate it runs on needs a 4mm steel plate attached on top of the existing angle plate this will allow the lever to lift the unlock higher without stressing handle Phil New Zealand

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  • Visitor, , 175,000 mi

    Driver's side exterior door handle broke--have to enter car on passenger's side! Typical Jag junky trim parts!

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  • Visitor, , 129,000 mi

    driver side exterior door handle snapped on 1997 Jaguar XJ6L

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  • Visitor, , 106,000 mi

    right side handle won't unlock,the battery is down

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