5-Series (E12,E28, E34, E39, E60)Chat relating to the BMW 5-Series of all generations. Specific models include: BMW 518, BMW 520, BMW 520i, BMW 530i, BMW 528i, BMW 530i, BMW 518i, BMW 524d, BMW 525i, BMW 525e, BMW 528e, BMW 540i, BMW 535i, BMW 520d, BMW 525td, BMW 525d, BMW 530d, BMW 525i/xi, BMW 530i/xi. (BMW 5-Series Forum)
The problem is that lever should only be used to "unlatch" the door,
NOT to be used conveniently as a door "Handle" to push/pull to swing open/close the door! I think that is the reason why it breaks so often with many owners.
To push open or pull the door closed, there is a sturdy actual handle on the door panel that is made for that purpose.
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