The inside door handle may break causing the door not to open from the inside.
Car Problem Reports
Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera Inside Door Handles May Break
Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera Problem
Average Mileage: 124,443 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!
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, 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.
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.
Visitor, 1995 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera, 109,217 mi
drivers side inside door handle broke off inside door.
Visitor, 1991 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera, 69,500 mi
the inside door handle does not work something inside broke how to repair
Visitor, 1990 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera, 104,310 mi
driver door handle broke, cost me 10.00 to fix it!