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I was wondering if anyone else had this issue.

When you pull the inside door handle, it will pull back but not unlatch the door. It will open fine from the outside. So, I tear apart the door and find that the cable is unlinked from the inside door handle. I reseat it and everything is working fine. About 1 month later, it's doing it again. The cable again is detached.

I'm not sure what the issue is. Nothing appears broken. The end of the cable is a little bent. It seems strange to suddenly unlink on its own like that. I'm not even sure what the workaround would be other than bringing it in an having them replace the entire cable assembly.
 

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someone else had that issue..
And I think it was on here (not the Acadia or Traverse).


I believe they put some silicone/glue or something- to hold the little ball from sliding out of its socket..
 

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I had the exact same thing happen a week ago to my 2014. It's still under the B2B warranty, so I took it to the dealer. Got a similar explanation - the latch cable had detached from the inside handle. They also said that something (they were a bit unclear) inside the door appeared to be bent. Regardless, they reattached the cable, and all is well for now. I'm disappointed, though, based on your experience, that the repair may not be permanent.
 

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rbarrios said:
someone else had that issue..
And I think it was on here (not the Acadia or Traverse).


I believe they put some silicone/glue or something- to hold the little ball from sliding out of its socket..
This was me! I had this happen to my E and have no idea how or why.... I could not find anything physically wrong on the inside of the door... the wire link has a little ball on the end which seats itself into the handle section. Whenever I re-seated the ball the door handle would pull and work perfectly WHILE the door was still apart, but as soon as I started snapping the door back together, the ball would fall out again!

I set the ball back in, and used a bit of hot glue to hold it in place, and its been working great ever since.
 

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I was wondering if anyone else had this issue.

When you pull the inside door handle, it will pull back but not unlatch the door. It will open fine from the outside. So, I tear apart the door and find that the cable is unlinked from the inside door handle. I reseat it and everything is working fine. About 1 month later, it's doing it again. The cable again is detached.

I'm not sure what the issue is. Nothing appears broken. The end of the cable is a little bent. It seems strange to suddenly unlink on its own like that. I'm not even sure what the workaround would be other than bringing it in an having them replace the entire cable assembly.
At the end of the cable there is a ball. The ball fits into a cup that is connected handle. The problem is after use the mouth of the cup becomes wider allowing the ball to slip out. From all appearances there is no damage. The really bad problem is the assembly where the cup is located is fused into the door panel molding. Which means if you want to fix this right a new door panel needs to be ordered. The inexpensive way to do this, as others have mentioned, is to glue the ball into the cup. I suggest waiting for the glue to dry and testing it before snapping the door panel back in place.
 

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I was able to fix my door with a 3/16” rod from Home Depot. I cut a section off, then drilled a 1/16” hole through it for the cable. I then glued it in with epoxy and it’s been working great. These dorman parts would work well also. The problem is the ball on the cable wears and won’t stay in place. I was able to hear that with a solder iron and it melted away easily.
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I was able to fix my door with a 3/16” rod from Home Depot. I cut a section off, then drilled a 1/16” hole through it for the cable. I then glued it in with epoxy and it’s been working great. These dorman parts would work well also. The problem is the ball on the cable wears and won’t stay in place. I was able to hear that with a solder iron and it melted away easily.
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Good to know ....I went to the dealership the other day thinking they could fix it while I had some other work, and they wanted $1,100 for a new door panel!! Dummy, it isn't a panel issue. Apparently I looked like a dumb female that doesn't know anything about cars. Did you have to remove the whole panel or just the top(I have wood grain, so without trying, it looks like the panel is in 3 parts.
 

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Not sure about the Enclave but on my Outlook, it was one piece. There are one or two screws to remove in the handle and one behind the bezel where the latch handle is, maybe one by the mirror bezel, the rest are spring loaded retainers. Check a parts blowup online. A piece or rope is handy to hold up the panel in order to work on.
 

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Good to know ....I went to the dealership the other day thinking they could fix it while I had some other work, and they wanted $1,100 for a new door panel!! Dummy, it isn't a panel issue. Apparently I looked like a dumb female that doesn't know anything about cars. Did you have to remove the whole panel or just the top(I have wood grain, so without trying, it looks like the panel is in 3 parts.
It actually is the door panel because the door latch mechanism is molded into the door panel, so to replace the part, they have to replace the whole door panel, which at this time are no longer available anywhere. I have been looking for a used one for over a year and there are none anywhere. Good luck
 

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It actually is the door panel because the door latch mechanism is molded into the door panel, so to replace the part, they have to replace the whole door panel, which at this time are no longer available anywhere. I have been looking for a used one for over a year and there are none anywhere. Good luck

They are telling my father the same thing on his edriver door. THe actual handle is busted off of the "rod" i believe of which you speak. However, I can't find anything online to show this, repair it, or even any schematics. Do you have anything, photos, more info, anything? The price the dealer quoted him is ridiculous for a friggin door handle. Any help you can give would be great!
 
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