GMC Canyon Door Handle: What to Do when Problems Occur
Although the door handle of your GMC Canyon is designed to last for a long time, it will still get damaged especially if it is not taken care of properly. Once this happens, you may encounter various problems that may affect your vehicle's accessibility. So, to make things easier for you, we made a list of some of the most common door handle-related problems and what you can do to solve them. Check them out below:
If the door of your GMC Canyon can't be opened from the inside, then you have to check the door handle for any sign of damage. Although this problem can be triggered by many factors, the most common cause is still a damaged door handle. If this is the case, you should uninstall the inner handle and inspect the rod attached to it. In case this part is missing or broken, replace it immediately.
Damaged chrome finish
Over time, the paint of your vehicle's door handle will peel and fade due to constant use. And so, once this happens, the exterior of your Canyon will look unkempt. As a solution, you must restore your door handle's finish. Fortunately, this can be done at home, and you only need a few simple tools to accomplish the task. For instance, if you have a chrome door handle, all you have to do is prepare an 80-grit aluminum oxide sandpaper, a plastic primer, chrome paint, and clear coat. Just make sure that the paint essentials are in spray form so they can be applied easily. On the other hand, if you have a plastic door handle, then you need an oil-based spray primer and enamel instead.
Detached door handle
Another problem that you may encounter with your GMC Canyon door handle is having detached parts. Usually, this happens because some of the handle's retaining clips and screws are not tightened properly. To reinstall this part, you need a screwdriver and a socket wrench. However, make sure that you will remove the door panel first to access the door handle's components underneath. Also, check if the screws and nuts are not loose to prevent this problem from recurring.