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Re: Driver Door Handle Problem

Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:22 pm

a wide tipped syringe might work well in filling the void? scooping JB weld with tooth picks and q-tips sounds painful :) but a fitting syringe might be hard to come by too. did you take pics of the process? post one up to help the next person that comes across this visualize the repair better.

good to hear that the fix is working! i haven't had any problems with the handles on my '13 yet.

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Re: Driver Door Handle Problem

Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:37 am

Upon taking the vehicle with the separating door handle to the dealer, it was replaced for Free!

A service tech told me that out of warranty (mine is a 2015 S) super glue will do the job.
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Re: Driver Door Handle Problem

Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:29 pm

Superglue would not be a good choice because it needs tight contact between both parts to have any strength. JB Weld is strong and will easily fill voids. Other waterproof relatively viscous epoxies should also work well.

Unfortunately, I made the repair in the driveway at night and did not think about trying to take photos. Also, I had to work fast to get enough JB Weld in place before it started to cure.
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Re: Driver Door Handle Problem

Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:18 pm

My separated driver side door handle was done under warranty in 1.5 hours. I looked at a Rogue Sport and it has the same two-piece handle as the LEAF.
I didn’t get a chance to see if the 2018 LEAF had the same vulnerability since there were none displayed in the showroom.
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2016 S 30kWh Mfg 9/16 82.34 AHr 4 miles. 5/18 69.71 AHr SOH 87.71 20618 mi
after PC6300 AHr 74.70 SOH 93.98 (94.24 SOH 10 days later)

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