mmmike
Posts: 17
Joined: Tue Jan 03, 2017 10:29 pm
Delivery Date: 05 Nov 2017
Leaf Number: 407184

Re: Driver Door Handle Problem

Fri Apr 19, 2019 5:27 am

jjeff wrote:
mmmike wrote:When I had this problem last year I took these pictures of the repair process I did using JB Weld.

Used screwdriver to hold assembly out where it can be accessed.
https://1drv.ms/u/s!AgDkM0Iv4V-sipwUM06 ... g?e=bVC1X6

Apply JB Weld to seams so as to join the outer shell to the inner part.
https://1drv.ms/u/s!AgDkM0Iv4V-sipwV2TX ... A?e=UkFH9U

https://1drv.ms/u/s!AgDkM0Iv4V-sipwWZDQ ... Q?e=8wfUvf

I left tie wraps on for the night and removed the next day.
https://1drv.ms/u/s!AgDkM0Iv4V-sipwXvnM ... w?e=tS8yrb
Thanks for sharing :)
And the tie wraps are to hold the handle together until the glue drys?
Yes thats correct.

Mike
2013 SV 36k 10bars - 48.6 aHr
Charging - Maxx-16 3.8kw exclusively
Central Texas

mn4az
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Joined: Wed Apr 24, 2013 5:24 pm
Location: Prior Lake, MN

Re: Driver Door Handle Problem

Mon Jun 03, 2019 3:07 pm


mmmike
Posts: 17
Joined: Tue Jan 03, 2017 10:29 pm
Delivery Date: 05 Nov 2017
Leaf Number: 407184

Re: Driver Door Handle Problem

Mon Jun 03, 2019 4:13 pm

I didn’t know there was so many kinds! I used the original

https://www.jbweld.com/collections/epox ... -twin-tube

Mike
2013 SV 36k 10bars - 48.6 aHr
Charging - Maxx-16 3.8kw exclusively
Central Texas

GerryAZ
Gold Member
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Joined: Mon Nov 22, 2010 6:47 pm
Delivery Date: 12 Jun 2011
Location: Phoenix, AZ

Re: Driver Door Handle Problem

Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:48 am

I used the original JB Weld because it is the strongest and allows the most working time. I was careful to put the epoxy between the plastic and metal handle parts only toward the front of the car from the button to avoid risk of jamming the button. The JB Weld is still holding, but the plastic is flexing more which makes it seem like it is starting to come loose. Thanks to Mike's photos I now see how the back of the handle can be glued for additional strength so I will add some more JB Weld soon.
Gerry
Silver LEAF 2011 SL rear ended (totaled) by in-attentive driver 1/4/2015 at 50,422 miles
Silver LEAF 2015 SL purchased 2/7/2015; traded 8/10/2019 at 82,436 miles
White LEAF 2019 SL+ purchased 8/10/2019

alexinvancouver
Posts: 8
Joined: Sun Mar 04, 2018 3:45 pm
Delivery Date: 04 Mar 2018
Location: Vancouver, Canada

Re: Driver Door Handle Problem

Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:12 am

We have two: 2015 and 2016 Leaf's and both of them have the same problem with driver's door handles.
I guess it's time to roll the sleeves and fix manufacturer's flaws!

Calaveras
Posts: 53
Joined: Tue Jun 01, 2010 5:41 pm
Delivery Date: 26 Jun 2015
Location: Gold country California

Re: Driver Door Handle Problem

Sun Aug 04, 2019 12:10 pm

is the 2016 under warranty? have a 2016 with the same issue and I am going to see if the Dealer will fix it for free.
2016 Leaf S bought used in 2017
2017 Soul EV bought in 2019 for spouse.
Daily commute is 55 miles round trip with a 1,900 foot elevation climb on the way home. Gold Country California

GerryAZ
Gold Member
Posts: 2296
Joined: Mon Nov 22, 2010 6:47 pm
Delivery Date: 12 Jun 2011
Location: Phoenix, AZ

Re: Driver Door Handle Problem

Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:22 pm

Door handle should be covered by the 3-year, 36,000-mile warranty. My JB Weld repair is still holding, but there is some movement at the back of the handle where I did not put epoxy.
Gerry
Silver LEAF 2011 SL rear ended (totaled) by in-attentive driver 1/4/2015 at 50,422 miles
Silver LEAF 2015 SL purchased 2/7/2015; traded 8/10/2019 at 82,436 miles
White LEAF 2019 SL+ purchased 8/10/2019

ixnay
Posts: 26
Joined: Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:21 pm
Delivery Date: 26 Mar 2019
Leaf Number: 326087
Location: Beaverton, OR

Re: Driver Door Handle Problem

Tue Aug 27, 2019 4:45 pm

I had my 2015 Leaf in for the battery plate recall (July 2019); dealer quoted me $258 to fix the door handle. I said "no."

RetiredFlorida
Posts: 1
Joined: Sun Sep 15, 2019 1:52 pm
Delivery Date: 15 Sep 2019
Leaf Number: 021795

Re: Driver Door Handle Problem

Sun Sep 15, 2019 2:04 pm

Hello, My first post, I have a 2012 Leaf which runs great - except recently I pulled the drivers door handle apparently too aggressively, and the chrome trim has started to separate from the rest of the handle. Very annoying, a really poor design, and I see I am not the first to have this problem.

A couple of Youtube videos show dismantling the door including trim to replace the whole handle, then maybe reprogramming the lock is necessary - all which I would rather not do. Another video shows tightening the T25 bolt through the access hole in the side of the door to tighten a wobbly lock bezel part of the handle. i see others have had success with super glue or JB weld behind the chrome piece - I fear I would glue the switch also, and make a mess.

My question is has anyone had luck with going in through the side access with a T25 bit, loosen the cylinder part of the lock, then remove the handle enough so it can be carefully glued or replaced ?. Or maybe this is not possible ?, and purchasing from a Nissan dealer a whole new handle assembly (part number 80640-1AA0A if I have it right) and dismantling the door and trim to install the only solution - thanks.

civicwithacord
Posts: 8
Joined: Sat Nov 17, 2012 7:07 am
Delivery Date: 21 Apr 2013
Leaf Number: 406358

Re: Driver Door Handle Problem

Sat Oct 26, 2019 6:04 am

My 2013 is separating too, and not from pulling too often; just normal wear. Agree with your solution, but haven’t tried yet. Stay tuned.
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