The exterior door handles are of poor quality; they frequently break or do not offer enough leverage to open the door from the outside.Google+
Car Problem Reports
Jaguar Vanden Plas Exterior Door Handles May Break
Jaguar Vanden Plas Problem
Average Mileage: 115,440 mi (64,000 mi - 180,000 mi)
Visitor, 1994 Jaguar Vanden Plas, 180,000 mi
Mechanism is made of plastic...had mechanic make new clips made of steel.