Quick Fixes for Common Troubles with Your Nissan Maxima Door Handle
If only for the fact that they allow you into the car, Nissan Maxima door handles are very important pieces of equipment. Without them, there really is no accessing your car's interior-at least, not in a way that is entirely comfortable. Normally, unless your car is tipping the scales in terms of age, you can count on your door handles to last a really long time. If you, however, find you're starting to fact the following difficulties with your door handle, there are a few little things you can do to make sure they're back in working order in no time at all!
Loose door handles
A loose door handle is a bit of hassle but still allows access into your vehicle with a little aggressive jiggling on your parts-there is a risk, however, of you managing to break it off its hinges completely. Loose handles are normally caused by a failure of the spring that is installed to keep the door flush with the door of your Maxima. Repairing the damage will require recoiling the spring or replacing it with a newer spring. You can, naturally, opt to do the replacement yourself-which will require you to access your door panel to reach your door handle's interior components. It's much better-if you are inexperienced-to have a qualified mechanic handle the repair.
Non-functional door handles
This is the exact opposite of the previous problem. In this case, the door handle becomes impossible to lift from its resting position. You therefore are left with no way to get into your Maxima at all. This normally happens in older model Maximas, and is due to the fact that the hinges and springs are stuck or rusted over. Depending on the severity of the damage, you can either still salvage the handle by replacing the parts that are broken or completely replacing your door handle. Either way is fine, really. But for a long term fix that isn't likely to need much attention too soon, it's better to go for a full-on complete replacement.