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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 05-22-2019, 08:02 AM Thread Starter
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Cracks in Door Handles

I recently saw a post about small cracks in the underside of the exterior door handles. One owner reported 3 of 4 with cracks, the second had all four handles cracked. I tried searching both places for door handles and cracks but cannot find the post (with pictures) anywhere. There is some mention of the same issue on the UK Forum.

I checked my door handles yesterday when I thought about it and sure enough I have one door handle that has the crack in it. I couldn't get a decent picture of it, but it is a semi-circular crack, close to the center on the underside lip of the door handle. It hasn't caused me any issues, but on the UK forum it was mentioned as a possible cause of sticking handles that prevent retraction/extension.

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I recently saw a post about small cracks in the underside of the exterior door handles. One owner reported 3 of 4 with cracks, the second had all four handles cracked. I tried searching both places for door handles and cracks but cannot find the post (with pictures) anywhere. There is some mention of the same issue on the UK Forum.

I checked my door handles yesterday when I thought about it and sure enough I have one door handle that has the crack in it. I couldn't get a decent picture of it, but it is a semi-circular crack, close to the center on the underside lip of the door handle. It hasn't caused me any issues, but on the UK forum it was mentioned as a possible cause of sticking handles that prevent retraction/extension.

Anyone else?
Yes, I had this on my first I-Pace and door handles for stuck and would pop when retracting. I just picked up my replacement I-Pace but haven't checked the door handles. Slipped my mind.
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Yep, mine are cracked.

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I felt under my door handles. What it seemed to me were complete circular slightly raised borders around an area (or maybe a slightly depressed area making the border different) that I'm guessing had been sealed over with a heated plastic or was some trim left after an extrusion slag was cut, but not quite flush.



It did not seem like a crack, but a fabrication residue, for a cover of likely an internal vertical cylindrical hole in the handle, where the hardware connecting the handle to the mechanism is seated.



Or is this different from what others are describing?

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I felt under my door handles. What it seemed to me were complete circular slightly raised borders around an area (or maybe a slightly depressed area making the border different) that I'm guessing had been sealed over with a heated plastic or was some trim left after an extrusion slag was cut, but not quite flush.



It did not seem like a crack, but a fabrication residue, for a cover of likely an internal vertical cylindrical hole in the handle, where the hardware connecting the handle to the mechanism is seated.



Or is this different from what others are describing?
Not mine, but this is a picture of the problem and it doesn’t seem to be isolated, just unrecognized due to the location of the crack
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Mine are not cracked.

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I had to have the covers replaced on the driver side (my dog REALLY wanted into the car one day when he was scared). The first time the body shop tried to paint them (before mounting on the car of course) one of them shattered. They are apparently REALLY fragile.
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Not mine, but this is a picture of the problem and it doesn’t seem to be isolated, just unrecognized due to the location of the crack

Ok, that's not what I felt, and I didn't feel anything like that on my four door handles.


Thanks for the helpful picture. I wonder if they are coming already cracked from the install or develop the cracks with use?


I hope if I don't have them now I don't develop them later. I will take an actual look now to see if there is any visual evidence that is too flush to feel.

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Mine doesnt have cracks either, early Jan 19 production run. But then again I have never left it out in the cold in freezing temperatures. Could water/ice have anything to do with it?
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I had to have the covers replaced on the driver side (my dog REALLY wanted into the car one day when he was scared). The first time the body shop tried to paint them (before mounting on the car of course) one of them shattered. They are apparently REALLY fragile.
You should share the whole dog story. It's hilarious.

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