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Cutlass Ciera
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Inside Door Handles May Break on Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera

Problem Description and Possible Solution

The inside door handle may break causing the door not to open from the inside.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 123,118 (65,000–300,000)
7 model years affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, more1994, 1995, 1996
45 people reported this problem
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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 door handle drivers side won't open door. Using passenger door handle to exit vehicle.
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.
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.
trying to figure out how to get door panel off so I can assess the broken door handle problem on the drivers inside
drivers side inside door handle broke off inside door.
door handle broke wont open from inside
Driver-side door handle broke from the inside. I don't have a fix yet...
Door won't open with interior door handle.
The drivers side interior handle broke and handle moves but does not open door
Accidentally broke door handle. Bought new one and had it fixed.
passenger handles breaks. It's a aftermarket product, you can order them at autozone for 21.00
inside door handle broke
inside door handle on passenger side front broke cannot open from inside.
Drivers inside door latch broke and so did passenger.
the inside door handle does not work something inside broke how to repair
driver door handle broke, cost me 10.00 to fix it!
Inside driver's door latch not working. Something has broken inside the door and I am unable to open this door from the inside. I will have panel removed and replace broken part.
Inside passenger door will not open