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I recently cut my finger very badly on my Honda Accord Coupe 2004 door handle. Apparently the aluminum had pealed back and is razor sharp. Visually it's hard to tell--which is why it was so easy to slice my finger open. It took one month to heal and I can still feel pain when I press on my finger. I was told this problem comes up a lot with these handles. Have you heard from anyone on this site who has experienced the same thing?

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  • shadikh Feb 04, 2010

    I guess my point is,-- that aluminum covering should not be used on car door handles if it peels back upon "wear and tear", because handles are meant to be "worn" and used frequently. Also, the passenger handle has the same problem and no one ever uses it, since I rarely have passengers in my car. My problem with this is that Honda does not want to pay for it. It will cost me $300 to fix. I just think calling this problem "wear and tear" is unreasonable. I think to cover the door handles with thin aluminum for appearance sake (which is what they told me) was a mistake and they won't own up to it. I would prefer that the door handles did not look as great but did not slice my finger almost in half.

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No but does happen on alot of worn out handles

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  • tim mcgrath Feb 04, 2010

    check on some aftermarket handles they run about 30 ea and 150 labor to install both

  • fixitup924 Oct 19, 2010

    I just cut my finger pretty badly on my '04 Honda Accord Door handle. Because I read your comment about the same problem, he offered to repair it at Fleet rates, saying that he too believes it is premature aging though Honda disagrees. Still, it'll come to $205 to fix as both handles are splitting. He told me to notify Honda headquarters which it sounds like you already did without good results. Anyway, I'm glad you posted your question. It'll save me a few sheckles if I decide to get it fixed. Might opt for duct tape! Somebody told me that a product called plastidip might also work to cover the sharp part.

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