Does it just feel like it isn't pulling the cable far enough? I had a similar issue in my car this past summer. I sprayed lubricant anywhere i could - in the latch, on the door, and in the handle and lock chamber.
After a number of uses the door handle, the feel and operation came back to normal, and it remains fine to this day.
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