Door handle sticking open

Discussion in 'Gen 4 Prius Main Forum' started by liamr, Jan 22, 2018.

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  1. MichaelM44

    MichaelM44 New Member

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    I think that I have found a solution to the problem of the exterior door handles on my Gen 4 Prius not clicking back into place.

    I put some silicone spray on the handle mechanism at the lock end (but NOT the lock itself) and the handles are now closing correctly. I don't know if there is a design or manufacturing fault in the mechanism but I am satisfied with this simple solution.
     
  2. liamr

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    Sorry for the absence. Yes indeed, I brought it back to my dealer. They checked with Toyota who acknowledged there was an issue and they fixed it for free.
     
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    Welcome back Liam. How's the new car working out for you?
     
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    liamr Junior Member

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    Works great. This is my third Prius here in Ireland.

    I just wish idiots would stop hitting their doors off my bodywork in parking lots. I find that the gen 4 is much more prone to scratches and dings than my previous Gen 2s. I think this is because of the more slab sided nature of the side panels and doors. I'm thinking of getting some side mouldings actually.
     
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    Good to know your pleased . Mine got dinked twice by the same white car in a public car park. Two similar vertical marks 1cm apart on front passenger door! :mad: Their car wasn't there when I parked, but of course, they left before I got back and no sign of an apology.
     
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