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2008 Buick Lucerne Question: outside door handles

 

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Visitor, 3.8L V6, Douglasville, GA, April 04, 2010, 05:42

pulled the driver side handle to open door. the whole handle and inter parts came out..pushed it back in but it won't stay..can close door, and it locks..have to hold the lock cover in place to open door..what happened??how to fix

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    patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, April 04, 2010, 07:15
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    You need to remove the driver's inner door trim panel to gain axcess to replace the handle. Autozone have some popular workshop manuals for free on line once you register (for free) on their website http://bit.ly/autozone_repair_info .There is a company that independent auto repair shops "buy" their information from that offer a very reasonable service to do it yourselvers. You get a one year subscription to year make and model specific repair procedures, service bulletins, component locations, wiring diagrams ect.... great quality information same as the professionals have ,much better than generic workshop manuals from parts stores, much cheaper than the factory manual. http://bit.ly/alldata_repair_manuals or try http://bit.ly/mitchell_repair_manuals_online and get an online repair manual subscription.

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    Visitor, April 28, 2010, 20:12

    Take your car back to the dealer it covered there was a recall but done on as need to replace. I had both of my front doors done at the dealer no cost to me.!! On 06 CXS just this year.

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    car newby-old, June 26, 2014, 11:33
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    Other answers said there was not a recall. Can you give me any details about the recall?

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    Visitor, September 14, 2010, 19:43

    The same thing happened to me today with 2007 Buick Lucerne. And, to a friend who also has a 07 Lucerne as well. Door handles are bad! Why is there not a recall notice.

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    Visitor, October 26, 2010, 17:52

    Mine just broke on my '06 Lucerne.... I just paid $50 for a new door handle to replace myself. Now I hear they would have done it for free?

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    Visitor, November 23, 2010, 16:01

    Not true, no GM recall for this.

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    November 24, 2010, 08:55
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    I too had my 2008 Lucerne's drivers side door handle completely pull out of the door today! I shoved it back in and now have it at the dealership getting it replaced as they had one on hand! (Now I see why)
    I hope this does not happen again with my other doors!
    I just picked up my car from the dealership. They had a invoice prepared for me to pay, but my car is still under the basic warranty ( 5/50) and after reading about the door handle problems here, after I said something about being covered under warranty, they did just that! I did not have to pay for a thing! I was a bit disappointed though that they would try to bill me first though.

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    retiredronwilliams, October 24, 2012, 13:22
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    Don't count on that not happening again. I just replaced mine forthesecond time. First on warrantee secnd at 80000 and dealer would not warrantee. Go to a body shop - nt the dealer much cheaper.

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    Visitor, December 13, 2010, 17:10

    do not know! Same thing happened to me with a 2007 Lucerne.

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    Fred65, May 21, 2014, 21:29
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    Same thing on a 2008 LaCrosse CX Drivers Door handle pulled out. Already Past the Warranty - Dealer wants $300 to Repair (Priced out just the handle - Dealers want anywhere from $75 up to $100 then double that for Labor to replace it.. Go to Advanced Auto or an Automotive Place -I purchased the same handle for $30 and now just have to take the panel off and repair it myself.

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    Visitor, May 11, 2011, 07:48

    Tried to check my 2007 Buick Lucerne door to make sure that it was locked and the driver side door handle pulled out. Fortunately, I called a Buick dealer service center and gave him the last 8 numbers of my vin and he said I was still covered under the 5/50 plan. Very disturbing that GM hasn't acknowledged a problem and issued a recall.

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    Visitor, May 15, 2011, 09:52

    The above situation happened to me. Please tell me how to fix it.

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    July 26, 2012, 07:53
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    06 Lucerne 26K miles owned by my 87 year old mother. Drivers door handle failed, dealer charged $192.00 for a new one installed. Yes they had the part in stock, Failure mode is two pressed together pin and socket assemblies with serrations that are supposed to grip the "die cast" and hold it "forever". This car has never spent a night outside or had to have any handle tugging due to ice issues.

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    bikerjim48, December 15, 2012, 06:44
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    '08 Lucerne 15K miles owned by my 84 y/o mother. Same thing happened to me yesterday with the drivers' side door handle. I'm thinking about super gluing the pins to the 2 sockets. Your thoughts?

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    gggGary, December 15, 2012, 19:43
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    Yeah probably worth a try with two part epoxy. IF you decide to do it report back? Mom quit driving and we sold her car, it was time.

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