Inside/Outside Door Handles May Break on GMC 1500 Pickup

The inside and outside door handles are prone to breaking.

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Average mileage: 122,443 (33,000–245,000)
10 model years affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, more1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999
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inside door handle broke twice
1997 GMC 1500 Pickup 78,000 mi,
I've replace the inside driver's door handle twice; the passenger once. The outside door handles are loose & wiggle yet still lock/open.
1998 GMC 1500 Pickup 180,000 mi,
There is no handle left just snapped off driver and passanger inside handles
1995 GMC 1500 Pickup 225,000 mi,
Inside door handle broke, have to lower window to get out of the truck.
1990 GMC 1500 Pickup 33,000 mi,
2011 GMC 1500 Sierra. Cast aluminum broke inside door and handle came off in my hand
I have a 2011 GMC Pickup Texas Edition My drivers side door handle came off in my hands at 60,200 miles Yesterday the passenger side door came off at 63,185 miles
1998 GMC 1500 Pickup 37,000 mi,
I roll down the window to use outside door handle to get out of vehicle. The outside handle is broken too, but still works.
had toreplace on both my trucks serria 1997 and suburban 1500 1997
1996 GMC 1500 Pickup 185,000 mi,
door handle on outside get loose and break
I think the problem here is the weight of the doors, and they begin to sag over time, requiring excessive opening closing force. My first inside door handle broke around 100,000 miles, bought a brand new one from the dealer and it lasted maybe 6 months. Like I said, my doors need to have the hinge pin bushings replaced to correctly align my door, hopefully after that it will stop eating up the handles!
1998 GMC 1500 Pickup 96,000 mi,
Inside door handle broke. Replaced. Outside door handle broke at 139,000. Not replaced.
We have replaced the handle on passengers side 3 times. Even when we are cautious it happens every time! !!
1999 GMC 1500 Pickup 50,000 mi,
2011 Sierra Crew Cab Texas Edition, plastic chrome plated exterior door handles come loose when opening doors. All except drivers door are broken this way. Also I have to lower drivers side window just to open my door. I'm so sick of it. Also anti theft light is on and will not shut off. Too many issues. I will never purchase a GMC Sierra aging. I can not believe my 2003 ford expedition is in superior shape compared to a 2011? I have contacted GMC about these issues but they said there's not any recalls for any of these issues. Meaning not enough people have complained !!!! If you experience the same issues please, please speak up and help me get these issues brought to light !!!
1998 GMC 1500 Pickup 245,000 mi,
driver door wont open, inside handle broke
problem in opening door from the inside and auto door locks dont work
1996 GMC 1500 Pickup 100,000 mi,
Replacing both inside handles
1998 GMC 1500 Pickup 198,000 mi,
Door handle exterior broke
Driver's door handle cracked around outside of handle, replaced with new one.
1996 GMC 1500 Pickup 80,000 mi,
Outside drivers door handle cracked.Just left it.
1997 GMC 1500 Pickup 160,000 mi,
I bought the pick up with 160,000 miles on it and the drivers side sorr handle was broken at that time.