Inside/Outside Door Handles May Break on Chevrolet Tahoe

The inside and outside door handles are prone to breaking.

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Average mileage: 142,178 (37,000–289,540)
13 model years affected: 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, more1999, 2000, 2001, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013
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my inside front driver door handle just broke off! i still havent fixed it.
1999 Chevrolet Tahoe 67,000 mi,
Driver door handle frame is cracked and inside it makes the handle not properly work so I have to make sure I push the inside handle back to shut position before I vet out or it will not unlock
Passenger side door handle broke off
2008 Chevrolet Tahoe 80,000 mi,
Drivers side passenger door handle coming off.
I have had to replace the inner driver handle twice sense owning the truck. Original owner.
1999 Chevrolet Tahoe 179,450 mi,
outside drivers side door handle cracked needs to be replaced
1996 Chevrolet Tahoe 185,000 mi,
Out of 4 doors, I have 1 that will open from the inside and 3 that will open from the outside. I call it my 3 door!
1995 Chevrolet Tahoe 125,000 mi,
Inside door handle broke off -too much exertion. Purchased a new handle assembly on the internet, took off the inside door panel and after some diagnosis removed the old assembly and broken handle,installed the new one in the raverse sequence. There is some inspection and analysis required, but it is not impossible.
1998 Chevrolet Tahoe 173,000 mi,
inside/outside door handles may break. inside or cheap aluminum alloy
3 out of four outside plastic door handles have been pulled out of mounting cutouts in the doors.The plastic h,,andles are not broken per se but the steel tabs used to fasten the different handle to the door are rusted away. If I purchased new handles;there would be no way to hold them in their respective door cut outs.presently 3 out side handle assemblies are hanging outside the doors.Solution? A new door or welding A tap plate over the corroded area so as to provide Asolid stable attachment point. Having worked for GM SOME 15 years,this indifferent attitude toward such a widespread serious problem seems uncharacteristic and unconscionable. I purchased the car used,and on my first trip through the carwash at THE GM dealer the door handles fell off. In addition the rear hatch back must be propped open with A 4x4 ; and we wont even touch on rear brake debacle
2009 Chevrolet Tahoe 100,000 mi,
Had to replace 1 front and 1 rear door handle.
Inside drivers handle broke, replaced, no other issues
2013 Chevrolet Tahoe 37,000 mi,
I was over the miles for the bumper to bumper warranty and had to pay.
I have a two door tahoe and both handles are broken
2008 Chevrolet Tahoe 96,500 mi,
Outside door handle pulled away from door. Two of the four handles have now broken. Cost $180.00 to replace with labor per handle.
1995 Chevrolet Tahoe 191,000 mi,
Inside door handles broke at a weak point. Replaced the assembly.
1997 Chevrolet Tahoe 120,000 mi,
Drivers side
1997 Chevrolet Tahoe 78,000 mi,
Drivers door handle broke, rear passengers door won't open from the inside.
1999 Chevrolet Tahoe 159,214 mi,
right front inside door handle was hanging up and then finally broke.