Suzuki Grand Vitara 2003

Submitted: Sunday, Jul 07, 2013 at 22:10
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The door handle on the rear door snapped off when I tried to open the door when it was locked. I have since learned this was a common problem with this car. Is it a simple fix with a new part and how much does it cost. Did Susuki fix the problem with the handle.?
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Reply By: The Bantam - Sunday, Jul 07, 2013 at 22:16

Sunday, Jul 07, 2013 at 22:16
Hell the door handles of ford falcons where known to break.
The issue was so common the most taxi managers had a handfull in their bottom draw.

The issue remained for at least 4 models without being rectified...possibly still exists..I don't own or drive a falcon any more.

There was an after market handle that did not break and was half the price of the ford replacement part.

lets hope Suziki can do better.

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Reply By: Dave(NSW) - Sunday, Jul 07, 2013 at 22:39

Sunday, Jul 07, 2013 at 22:39

Cheers Dave.

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Follow Up By: allein m - Monday, Jul 08, 2013 at 12:42

Monday, Jul 08, 2013 at 12:42
our 1994 magna wagons read door handle broke just before rego so off i went to mitshbishie broken hill sorry do not make or supply any more went wrecker and car places all over broken hill normal price $25 new so put car through rego failed rear door hand broken

ended up getting one from adelaide $75 ex bleep ve as the guy said they do not make them now and we are solwly running out of wrecked car s so we can charge what we like

but i see lots of 01 to 96 magnas on the road here in broken hill
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Reply By: ben_gv3 - Monday, Jul 08, 2013 at 15:22

Monday, Jul 08, 2013 at 15:22
I have a 2002 GV and my rear door handle has broken twice. The first replacement was an ebay cheapie which last about 2 years. The second replacement was the "unbreakable" one off ebay. Note that the "unbreakable" handle is only the "handle" part, not the "frame", i.e. the part that is bolted to the door.

So far after a few years the handle has not broken. I think I paid around $50 for it.
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