estomax
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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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Gearscout
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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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GerryAZ
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Re: Driver Door Handle Problem

Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:29 pm

Gearscout,
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.

Estomax,
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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EVforRobert
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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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Chmdoman
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Re: Driver Door Handle Problem

Mon Sep 03, 2018 3:17 pm

Our Nissan Leaf 2015 door handle started getting loose until the lock literally popped out of its hole. I did some reasearch and found it’s easy to fix with a Torx25 driver. It appears Nissan did not lock tight this screw and it backs out over time. The dealer quoted me $50 parts + $350 labor to fix! The parts are fine and it’s took 1 min to fix, I made a YouTube video showing how.
https://youtu.be/7DRdfOYu8Bo

LeftieBiker
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Re: Driver Door Handle Problem

Mon Sep 03, 2018 3:51 pm

Nice! Well done.
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ElectricEddy
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Re: Driver Door Handle Problem

Mon Sep 03, 2018 6:12 pm

Chmdoman wrote:Our Nissan Leaf 2015 door handle started getting loose until the lock literally popped out of its hole. I did some reasearch and found it’s easy to fix with a Torx25 driver. It appears Nissan did not lock tight this screw and it backs out over time. The dealer quoted me $50 parts + $350 labor to fix! The parts are fine and it’s took 1 min to fix, I made a YouTube video showing how.
https://youtu.be/7DRdfOYu8Bo


I tried and got three full turns on both passenger doors ( driver's both ok)
Thanks for the quick fix as both those handles would have loosened.
Great first post :)
I actually used a Torx 27 , maybe they increased the size?
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bitmanEV
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Re: Driver Door Handle Problem

Mon Sep 03, 2018 11:45 pm

@Chmdoman

Thanks for your video 8-)

Again shows how great the Nissan assembly quality is :?
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GerryAZ
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Re: Driver Door Handle Problem

Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:04 pm

I will check the screws, but that is not the issue I had. In my case, the plastic cover of the moving handle broke loose from the metal backing piece.
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Re: Driver Door Handle Problem

Fri Sep 07, 2018 12:42 am

bitmanEV wrote:@Chmdoman

Thanks for your video 8-)

Again shows how great the Nissan assembly quality is :?

It's not that terrible. Judging by the volume of posts here on that topic, it's not a widespread issue.

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