Inside/Outside Door Handles May Break on Chevrolet Suburban 1500

The inside and outside door handles are prone to breaking.

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Average mileage: 151,983 (3,500–314,000)
12 model years affected: 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, more1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2008, 2011, 2012, 2013
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1994 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 250,000 mi,
Rear door won't open
Both driver and passanger door do not open from the inside, i have to roll window down to open from the outside.
Inside door handle snapped
The outside plastic rear door handles are constanting breaking under normal use on my vehicle.
Interior driver side and front passenger door handles broke about 2 months apart.
1998 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 130,000 mi,
outside drivers door handle broke. still usable.
1999 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 175,000 mi,
Drivers side outside handle housing is broken.
Passenger side door handle is broken and falling off
1999 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 257,000 mi,
Driver and passenger doors don't open from the inside
I have replaced the left hand side 3 times and the right hand side twice. I get about 2-3 years of use. Luckily they are available on ebay for 12.50 and aren't too hard to replace.
I was opening my front passenger side door when the handle just broke off in my hand. I wasn't using excessive force
1999 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 162,000 mi,
Driver and passenger door handles snapped off from the inside. Doors can only be opened from outside. Also the doors don't close easily: must be slammed forcefully
The inside handles break all the time, I buy them in bulk now. Price has come down over the years.
1997 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 165,000 mi,
Must buy new handles and install hinge pins so it won't break again
1997 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 198,000 mi,
Inside door handle driver's side, broke off and outside handle is getting loose. Not yet repaired but will go to local salvage yard to purchase the necessary parts.
1999 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 180,455 mi,
Day time and headlights keep burning out. Looks like heat damage.
2008 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 128,000 mi,
Inside plastic tailgate handle failed under light to normal use - probably failed below 80,000 miles. I haven't fixed this.
1999 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 150,000 mi,
Door handles break with minimal wear. Lock on driver side is pushed into vehicle from outside. Outside driver door handle has crack. Must replace both. Oreilys has interior handles for fifteen each in gray.