Inside and/or Outside Door Handles May Break on Chevrolet 1500 Pickup

The inside and outside door handles a prone to breaking. Commonly broken handles cannot be repaired, they will require replacement.

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Average mileage: 138,429 (45,750–280,000)
10 model years affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, more1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999
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1995 Chevrolet 1500 Pickup 100,000 mi,
door handle will not work from the inside passenger door.
Inside door handle broke. The handle itself due to metal fatigue. 1st time on drivers side I paid mech to fix, by replacing whole handle assembly. 2nd time I fixed with golf tee and paintbrush handle, cost difference was 150$ I also fixed passenger side interior handle the same way. My 10 year old son gets a kick out of this.
First the inside drivers door handle just broke off in my hand @ 150000 miles. Then later both drivers and passenger side door handles have broken @ 400000 miles. Fixing was not easy but was accomplished.Purchased replacement at Autozone.
1996 Chevrolet 1500 Pickup 96,000 mi,
Driver side interior handle breaks inside door. Metal there is too thin and replacements just break again.
1999 Chevrolet 1500 Pickup 120,000 mi,
Drivers door handle literally ripped right off the door while trying to open.
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1993 Chevrolet 1500 Pickup 164,000 mi,
Interior passenger door handle broke (behind the door panel).
1995 Chevrolet 1500 Pickup 75,000 mi,
Passenger side, if pull the handle to hard the plastic brakes.
1996 Chevrolet 1500 Pickup 88,000 mi,
inside door handle broke in half.
inside drivers door handle broke. bought new one at parts store installed myself pretty easy.the pins in the same door are the main problem causing the door to hang putting extra pressure when opening the door
Just a regular thing. Inside seems to only have so many pulls. Doors adjusted so I don't pull hard, I baby it and it's at least a yearly replace. I've begged for the soil steel handles from anyone but they all just carry the same junk. Outside broke too but much less of a problem, just much harder to replace.
1998 Chevrolet 1500 Pickup 120,457 mi,
Door handle broke had to replace
1991 Chevrolet 1500 Pickup 130,000 mi,
wipers quit running, and plugin for wiring must be moved back forth to make contact.
1997 Chevrolet 1500 Pickup 154,000 mi,
outside door handle broken and loose.
1995 Chevrolet 1500 Pickup 207,000 mi,
inside door handle, 2nd time
1998 Chevrolet 1500 Pickup 275,000 mi,
Both inside handles broke within just a week or two of each other.
1998 Chevrolet 1500 Pickup 149,856 mi,
About to replace my driver's side door handle for the second time.
Outside and inside door handles broke within about a week of each other! Go figure... Replaced both interior and exterior door handles with aftermarket units(cheap-inexpensive)
1997 Chevrolet 1500 Pickup 177,000 mi,
first passenger side now driver side have to roll down windows to get out