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Door handle coming loose

I've just been washing my Civic when I noticed part of the drivers door handle was coming away from the door slightly.

I'm generally pretty perceptive so I think I would noticed if it had always been like this. I am the only driver of the car so I can't blame someone else for being heavy handed when opening the door (not that this part takes any of the load anyway)

A friend recently had the lock barrel stolen from his BMW, presumably a failed attempt to break in. I'm just a little concerned someone has tried the same with my car, although there are no other signs of damage.

Just wondered if anyone else had come across this or had a possible explanation to put my mind at rest?

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Old 19th April 2014, 20:09
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I had the same problem mate. Nothing to do with attempted theft.

There a 3 tiny screws that screw into the handle cover and all 3 looked snapped on urs exactly the same as mine.

Get on eBay for a replacement cheap and easy enough to change.

Unless you buy new then there rediculous.

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Old 19th April 2014, 20:13
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I too had exactly the same and it was a broken screw. Just removed the door card and replaced broken screw. 20 mins job done. Hope yours is the same and as simple
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Thanks for your help guys, I'm glad it's just a poor design and not attempted theft. Looks like I'll be dismantling the door tomorrow, if the weather is nice!

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I just reglued mine,sits flush and still feels solid.
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all I done was pull it off completely and bond it back on same bond we use to stick windows on buses in with could use something like tiger seal?
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Hi same as mine just glued it as it was the screw housing that had broken off .
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Popped a couple of balls of epoxy putty in mine. Been holding for over a year now, possibly two.
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I am having the same problem. Noticed today. Is coming almost a centimeter appart. The screw holes seem to be broken.

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I had this issue with mine at least two, maybe three years ago; I glued it using 'Sticks like Sh*t' and by golly it does! No problems since......
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i've the same problem.. how can i get acess to the door handle screws?
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Have to remove door card and the handle mechanism. Easier just to glue it in place.

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Hi there today i noticed the same problem. So to replace the screws we need to completely remove the door card from the inside? I trough this were a kind of screws that we put on place and mount the handle cover like fitting it...

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Replacing the screws is unlikely to help as the plastic they screw into tends to become brittle and break.

Easier/cheaper to glue it back. It sounds naff but it works.

Otherwise trot off for a replacement but 2nd hand may also be brittle.
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Hi there today i noticed the same problem. So to replace the screws we need to completely remove the door card from the inside? I trough this were a kind of screws that we put on place and mount the handle cover like fitting it...

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Yeh seems the best advice is just to glue it in. Easier job and fairly long-lasting.
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Hi
Glad i came across this post as i just found mine had come away at the front and suspected attempted theft just the same as others I noticed , anyway I have glued mine with a dab of epoxy where the screw housing is and its solid again!
Thanks it saved an afternoon stripping the door down


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Another one checking in. Came off loose a month ago. Glued it back on.

We're having a broken handle party here!
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My passenger side did this and the plastic posts the screws screwed into were snapped. Had to glue it back on. Been fine ever since. I used epoxy putty.
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Today I took the door cover off (2 screws and the right way to do it 5 min). Then I took the door handle off and I figured out the screws holes went damaged...

Bought a epoxy for plastic glue and put the holes in place. Tomorrow I hope it is strong and I will put it back again

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