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On my 2003 sportage the driver door opening lever will not return fully flush but stays out. Is there a cure if the door panel is removed to expose the opening mechanism? Thanks Peter

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I have the same problem with my sportage and a friend of mine has the same problem with his Rio. I have played with the mechanism on mine multiple occasions. I tried lubing everything, checking for damage, adjustments and so on and nothing seemed to help. in my opinion the only way to fix the problem is to replace the door handle.

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