Inside/Outside Door Handles May Break on GMC Suburban 2500

The inside and outside door handles are prone to breaking.

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Average mileage: 167,666 (95,000–227,000)
8 model years affected: 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, more1996, 1997, 1998, 1999
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Drivers door handle broke on the inside. I have to put down the window down so I can open the door from the outside.
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.
1998 GMC Suburban 2500 145,000 mi,
inside door handle broke as did outside one, both on the drivers side. Had to replace both.
1996 GMC Suburban 2500 189,000 mi,
Door handles broke
1999 GMC Suburban 2500 95,000 mi,
inside driver door handle broke off