The inside door handle may break causing the door not to open from the inside.Google+
Car Problem Reports
Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera Inside Door Handles May Break
Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera Problem
Average Mileage: 121,413 mi (65,000 mi - 300,000 mi)
Visitor, 1995 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera, 105,000 mi
IT IS COMMON FOR THOSE DOOR HANDLE OF DRIVER'S SIDE AS WE HAVE TO MOVE TO RIGHT SIDE TO OPEN DOOR FROM INSIDE.
NOT SURE IF IT IS HARD TO REPLACE AS I HATE TO REMOVE DOOR PANEL!!!
I got into a car accident and the tow truck driver tried opening my driver side door repeatedly while it was locked like an idiot! That caused the handle to break from the inside. I'm not sure what broke on it but it won't open from the inside. And after a while driver side window wouldn't roll up which I know now that the motor needs to be replaced. I love my car just hate that it's almost impossible to get in and out of my car without climbing over the seat and when I was pregnant that was the biggest pain!
Visitor, 1996 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera, 117,623 mi
Inside door handle drivers side won't open door. Using passenger door handle to exit vehicle.
Visitor, 1996 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera
Door handle does not work from the inside or outside of the driver's side door. Noticed the inside handle would have to be pushed back after lifting it to open; 3 days later the door will not open at all.
Inside (and outside) door handles on this series break so often, they are rack parts at Advance and other parts stores. Replacement requires removing interior trim panel. Door lock knob needs lifted to snap out. Window winder retainer spring removal is tricky. Drill out pop rivet. Remove screw. Connecting rod may be dropped down. Re-engage in new handle. Reinstall screw. Test. Use pop rivet or replacement screw and self retaining nut to finish install. Test before close up.
Visitor, 1991 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera, 130,000 mi
door handle broke wont open from inside
Visitor, 1996 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera, 66,000 mi
passenger handles breaks. It's a aftermarket product, you can order them at autozone for 21.00
Visitor, 1994 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera, 120,000 mi
inside door handle broke
Visitor, 1996 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera, 100,000 mi
inside door handle on passenger side front broke cannot open from inside.
Visitor, 1996 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera, 125,000 mi
Drivers inside door latch broke and so did passenger.