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
by Visitor in Douglasville, GA on April 04, 2010
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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.
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?
Not true, no GM recall for this.
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.
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.
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.
'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?
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.
I would like to know why super glue or epoxy won't work it's stronger than the way they put it together.