Frozen Door handles? WTF

rafter_01

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Hi,

My Mercedes (C220 AMG Diesel) has been causing me some annoying issues recently. On the usual school drop off, I tried opening both of my back doors but it was pretty difficult with stiff handles but when they did open I struggled to close my doors. Pushed back he doors and I quickly locked the doors with my key. Worried I have screwed up my doors FFS.

Not sure if the closing mechanisms are jammed for both but I'm worried that the doors won't open. I am waiting for a bit to see if its purely because of them being frosted.

Anyone else have a similar issue?
 

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Yes, couldn't open half the cars in the carpark today. Once it warms up, it will be fine. No lasting damage will be caused.
 
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Yes, couldn't open half the cars in the carpark today. Once it warms up, it will be fine. No lasting damage will be caused.

Thank you the response, not opening the doors due to ice/snow is fine but I opened mine. Hopefully I haven't damaged anything.
 

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Only slight risk opening is tearing some rubber trim/seal - have a look round when you can, but you should be OK. You can put some Gummi Pfledge on the seals to prevent it (somewhat)....
 
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Only slight risk opening is tearing some rubber trim/seal - have a look round when you can, but you should be OK. You can put some Gummi Pfledge on the seals to prevent it (somewhat)....

Thanks for the tip. I'll look into it
 

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Silicone lubricant is your friend, you can apply it to the seals (same as Gummi Pfledge) as well as the locking mechanisms and handles
 

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Silicone lubricant is your friend, you can apply it to the seals (same as Gummi Pfledge) as well as the locking mechanisms and handles
good point and easier to get a hold off easily too!
 

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