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So my son went to open the door and the whole assembly came right off. Aynone else had any issues like this? Less than 2 yrs old, nice quality.
 

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Your son broke off a piece plastic, if thats the only problem you have, you are doing GREAT!! Take your car to Kia and have them order you a new handle under warranty. That is IF your under 60,000 miles.
 

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Wow that's some sensitive plastic. ;) Ya, I've already put a call in. There have a been a couple other minor quality issues but nothing substantial so far (22K miles).
 

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So my son went to open the door and the whole assembly came right off. Aynone else had any issues like this? Less than 2 yrs old, nice quality.
That brings back memories, I can remember doing the same, I pulled off the handle on my friends brand new mercedes benz, he was nice about it, but I could see he was pissed, well I was literally pissed.

It can happen if ones a little too eager.
 

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On my 2011, I had a problem where I suddenly could not open the passenger side rear door from the outside. Happened last summer. No snap, no resistance, nothing. Worked fine one time, wouldn't open the next. Fortunately, it was repalced under warranty, but for the two weeks that it took for the part to come in, it was a real pain. Inside handle continued to function throughout this time.
 

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Would need a tough tug to pull that out eh? Glad it's covered by warranty.
 

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I have replaced plenty on door handles on Sorentos. It is a common problem but I havent seen one in a while. It is a an easy fix. just have to get it ordered so they can get the handle color matched.
 

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Hey, kia 'tec', how many handles? Do you work at a dealer?
 

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This just happened to my wife's 2012 Sorento. Right rear door handle completely popped off. All she did was try to open the door. There is a small plastic (cheap) piece to the left of the handle that broke off, allowing the entire handle to come off. The piece is very cheap plastic - disappointed at the build quality to say the least. Have an appointment later in the week to have it looked at.
 

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My right rear doorhandle has been sticking and they lubed it once a few months ago, but it's back to sticking again - I wonder if it's a sign of things to come (i.e. fall off)?
 
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