Volkswagen Door Handle Buyer's Guide

No one likes to deal with a broken car door handle. It's a major inconvenience, and it can seriously hinder your safety. If you have a broken door handle on your Volkswagen, you're probably wondering where to start.

It's normal to feel that a broken car door handle is a problem that's too complicated to fix on your own. The good news is that addressing a broken door handle is much easier than it sounds. You'll find all the information you need right here in this guide.

What's Wrong With My Door Handle?

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No one likes to deal with a broken car door handle. It's a major inconvenience, and it can seriously hinder your safety. If you have a broken door handle on your Volkswagen, you're probably wondering where to start.

It's normal to feel that a broken car door handle is a problem that's too complicated to fix on your own. The good news is that addressing a broken door handle is much easier than it sounds. You'll find all the information you need right here in this guide.

What's Wrong With My Door Handle?

There could be so many different things that could go wrong with your door handle. If you're not sure what's causing the issue with your handle, maybe this list of the most common VW door handle problems will help:

  • Door lock cylinder slipping out of the handle
  • Child door locks disengaging
  • A stuck or loose latch

This article has more information on each of the common VW door handle issues: The 3 Most Common VW Door Handle Problems

Still not sure what's wrong with your door handle? When in doubt, replace it. This brings us to the next question.

Should I Repair or Replace My Broken Door Handle?

When you're handling a broken door handle yourself, at one point you will have to decide whether to repair or replace the door handle. To reach an educated decision, you have to consider these four factors: Cost, complexity of the job, availability of the replacement component(s) and the desired end result 

This article addresses each factor in more detail: Broken VW Door Handles: to Repair or to Replace?

How Can I Replace My VW Door Handle?

Replacing your car door handle sounds pretty daunting, but it's actually quite doable if you have the right tools and this step-by-step tutorial: How to Replace a VW Door Handle. We suggest going through the tutorial first to see if it's a task you can do with ease.

If you still have questions about your broken door handle, you're welcome to get in touch with us. We're happy to assist you!