BMW 540i Door Handle
Broken Bmw 540i Door Handle Symptoms
Problems with the door handles of the Bmw 540i lessen the luxurious feel of this executive sedan. When this breaks, opening the car's door becomes a major headache. What makes things even worse is that both the interior and exterior handles are susceptible to this problem. Any issue that concerns the doors that are supposed to keep you safe and secure is a major risk to you and your passenger's safety. Before you end up in an unfavorable situation, it's important that you know when you should replace these door handles. Here are a few symptoms you should look for.
There should be some fight from the door handles whenever you try to pull these. If it feels as if the ones on the 540i are as light as a feather, it means that the mechanisms inside the panel are loose or broken. One common culprit is the Bowden cable that releases the latch holding the door shut and its fallen clips that hold the cable in place. This is usually caused by somebody applying too much force on the handle to open it while the door is locked. With too much pressure in play, something has to give. In this case, the door's mechanisms are the one that fails.
The direct cause of a problematic door that doesn't want to close and stay shut also involves the Bowden cable. This is usually caused by the extreme weather temperatures the cable is subjected to. Make it too hot or too cold and the part has a tendency to snap. The handles of the Bmw 540i also have a role in breaking the cable. When these are pulled strongly when closing it-add to this the factor of extreme temperatures-there is a greater chance the cable will fail.
Scratches and scars
Scratches on the face of the handle are more of a cosmetic issue rather than a mechanical concern. This type of problem on the exterior handles is caused by people's fingernails that damage the paint job. This shouldn't be a big priority, but it's still one thing you might want to look at.