Exterior Front Door Handle Hard to Open - Deflection Of Link Rod - Replace Link Rod
Some 2002 MY-ON X-TYPE vehicles may exhibit a condition where the exterior front door handle may become stiff and eventually become inoperative.
Link rod between the exterior door latch and door handle deflects.
In case of a customer complaint of the above condition, install a new link rod as outlined below.
Exterior Front Door Handle Removal
To install, reverse the removal procedure.