Quote Originally Posted by David T View Post
.....Very unusual for a hinge to break. Something weird must have happened to it. Was the door ever replaced? Maybe the car was in an accident or it was driven into a garage with the door open.
Tangential thread breaking off, so to speak, from a thread about options for front door hinge repair or replacement due to failure.

Good questions about previous damage. Yes, door hinge failure is rare. But unfortunately it happens.

Question: On the topic of door hinge failure does anybody else hold with the theory that driving with the doors up can contribute to door hinge failure?

I mean driving at something more than parade-crawl or driveway/parking speed and on less-than-smooth pavement.

Am not recalling any discussions of that here. Nor any warnings against it other than the clearance problem David T mentions...