BMW 528i Door Handle
Signs of a Broken BMW 528i Door Handle
The door handles of the BMW 528i are well known to have numerous issues and concerns. If you've owned your car for quite some time and have driven it at a considerable distance, you may have had an experience with this in one time or another. However, if your BMW is relatively young and you as an owner are unaware of this type of problem, then read up on the following paragraphs to know what to expect. The following are the progressive signs that you have a set of broken door handles on your 528i. All symptoms can be noticed when using both handles inside and outside the car.
Door clicks and clatters.
If you hear some clicking and clattering every time you open pull the BMW's door handles, this is the first sign of door handles going bad. The noise should be consistent with each pull you make. This is the sound of the latch that keeps the door shut. The internal mechanism of each assembly is beginning to fail. The parts of the latch have become loose and some have started to rub against the handle.
Door is difficult to open.
Any difficulty when opening any door of your BMW indicates a problem. You shouldn't need extra juice and some sweat just to pull the handles and get the door open. It usually only takes a small and unsubstantial amount of force to use these. This type of problem happens because the latch that releases the door is loosely attached to the handle. With this weak link, you need to repetitively try pulling hard just to get your car open.
Door is completely stuck.
The most serious sign that one of your car's door handle is really broken is when the door seems to be completely stuck. No amount of pulling and forcing on the assemblies will open it for you. By this time, you have no other choice but to tear the door panel apart and fix its mechanisms. The problem here is that the latch has completely gone off from the handle's inner face. It should also feel lighter and easier compared to when it was fine in the first place because there is no more resistance from the same latch.