Inside Door Handles May Break on Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD

Problem Description and Possible Solution

The inside door handles are prone to breaking.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 83,029 (29,000–211,000)
10 model years affected: 2001, 2002, 2005, 2006, more2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013
48 people reported this problem
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My grandson was trying to open the driver side door when the handle made a popping sound and came out farther than normal. The door did not open. I exited on the passenger side, went to the driver side and had to open the door for him. Not sure what happen inside of door. The warranty has expired for this truck.
Interior door handle broke off right in my hand. Never had this happen before. It is part of the door trim, and the part cost $395.00!! GM needs to replace this under warranty!!
the passenger door will open from the outside but not from inside.... nothing feels broken from the inside,
Drivers side interior door just broke off in hand. says entire panel, costs over $400.00, has to be replaced. Cast aluminum part broke. GM should have to replace due to faulty design and material used. Now I find out that this is a common occurrence with GM pickups.
the door handles break on the inside and they pull off on the outside what if somebody is an emergency and needs to get out of the damn vehicle? federal government should make every carmaker go back to steel door handles just because of this problem
Driver's door handle no longer works. Can open the door from the outside but not the inside. Was told the entire panel needs to be replaced. Cost of the door panel quoted by Lamb Chevrolet is $650. This is our last GM truck.
2500 HD LTZ drivers door grab handle fell apart
Cghevy 3500 Silverado HD dually

Interior door handle broke. Cost over $500 for just the part, entire door panel would have to be replaced. It is a known problem that Chevy has. We've seen where several other owners have replaced theirs only to have them break again. So, we have not replaced ours. It is a dangerous flaw. It's difficult to get into the truck as well as shut the door.
Tried to open Passenger door a few weeks ago and it wouldn't open from the inside, but can still open it from the outside. Just this week I parked and tried to open my driver's door from the inside and I heard a cracking noise and couldn't open the door. Now the driver's door will not open from the inside or outside! I literally have to crawl across the vehicle to the passenger side, roll down the window, stick my hand out and open the door from the outside! I do pray my vehicle never catches fire or is involved in a wreck. Seems with the number of complaints that I'm reading online with similar issues that some kind of recall would have been initiated....
Not the handle but the door trim cracked and the padding will break next
drivers side door handle broke while trying to open door.

call dealer and found out this is a very common problem.
took it to a body shop for repairs
Dash cracked in 3 places
Driver door arm rest broken
Piss off gm owner
replaced interior door handle and cable - good videos on utube
Passenger door can only be opened from the inside. The handle on the outside does not go back to position unless manually placed.
The door handle inside the drivers side broke in half. I'm having it checked in a few days.
Noticed a slight movement in the interior
Door handle. Having prior experience with a work Truck I felt the inside of the handle with my finger and noted a Crack to the middle of the inside handle. It has since Increused to a full break.
Pulled handle to exit vehicle, drivers side, and handle broke off in my hand. Has not been fixed yet. Is there a recall on this type part?
Center pull part of door handle interior plastic part broke. Now rubber & pad only thing holding.
Crap for a $60k truck
New door panel $700
Interior Drivers door handle snapped off in my hand. Local dealership was nice enough to confirm that it is out of Warranty and that most likely i needed a new Door panel, and that there would be a Diagnostic charge to get me a repair price. The service rep i spoke with confirmed that the replacement panel was a $400 retail price piece. Then claimed they don't have a problem, but he was very forthcoming with what needed to be done, and prompt knowledge of the part price. Called Chevrolet Direct, they basically told me the same thing and that there was nothing they could do to help, except maybe get the Stealership to waive the diagnostic fee.