Inside Door Handles May Break on GMC Sierra 1500

Problem Description and Possible Solution

The inside door handles are prone to breaking.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 97,368 (41,600–170,000)
11 model years affected: 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, more2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012
28 people reported this problem
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Broke under normal use. Outside handle operates OK. Need to repair it myself but could use some advice.
This is a well known manufacturer flaw. Although GM decided to sweep it under the rug. Have had to replace the drivers side interior handle once a year for 5 consecutive years. Also had to change out the exterior door handle, and lock-set (tumbler) once. The fun really start when both the outside and interior handles decide to break at the same time.. then you can open your door at all without calling a locksmith with a "slim-jim" ( expect to pay $100.00 for that, on top of new handle. Now my drivers side door, which is hardly been used is now malfunctioning, causing me to have to crawl out the though the backseat.. This is just plane laziness on the behalf of GMC engineering "Way to go UAW!!"
Inside door handle for right rear door broke.
metal arm that opens encloses the door mechanism through use of a plastic handle at the end on the driver side interior door
Outside door handle broke 2012 gmc truck plastic
Went to open door and door handle came off in my hand. Trucks are made out of plastic. The Drivers door handle came off at 60200 miles. Do not buy a GMC
The first time was drivers side outdoor handle around 30000 miles, now at 50000 its the passengers inside handle that wont open the door
Never fixed it yet but my6 year old son opened it and just cracked
Inside door handle 3rd door passenger's side rear!