The inside and outside door handles are prone to breaking.
Car Problem Reports
GMC Suburban 2500 Inside/Outside Door Handles May Break
GMC Suburban 2500 Problem
Average Mileage: 161,200 mi (95,000 mi - 227,000 mi)
outside door handle broke
Visitor, 1999 GMC Suburban 2500, 227,000 mi
The root of the problem for these GM truck doors seems to be in the hinges. The hinge pin wears, causing the door to sag slightly. The sagging door rests more heavily on the striker and requires increasing force to open. After while - bingo - you will break one or both of the handles jerking the door open! A body shop wanted $300 to put in new door hinge bushings.
Visitor, 1998 GMC Suburban 2500, 145,000 mi
inside door handle broke as did outside one, both on the drivers side. Had to replace both.
Visitor, 1996 GMC Suburban 2500, 189,000 mi
Door handles broke
Visitor, 1999 GMC Suburban 2500, 95,000 mi
inside driver door handle broke off
inside door handle broke off