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External door handle

Anyone else breaking these, or is it me?
The first one 'came off in my hand' - the door was frozen up at the time . If I remember rightly, I got in through the boot and pushed the door open from the inside!
This morning I came to open the car and only the front one of the two clips was securing the handle - it wouldn't open the door, so I got in the passenger side and opened it from inside. I think someone had been trying to force it as it was OK yesterday, and the alarm had been triggered, but no other damage.
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Re: External door handle

Further to my original posting, for anyone who might be interested ..

The handle has not broken, it is the bit bolted to the door that the handle pushes onto that has broken. There are 2 'lugs' that push into rectangular sockets in the handle; on the previous handle, one of the plastic sockets cracked.
I have superglued it together and it works OK for now, but I'm sure it won't stand up to a frozen door seal.
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Re: External door handle

When my doors freeze shut, I lift the handle with one hand and pull it open with my other on the top edge of the door. A bit uncomfy, but saves any damage.
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