Suburban 1500

Inside/Outside Door Handles May Break on Chevrolet Suburban 1500

Problem Description and Possible Solution

The inside and outside door handles are prone to breaking.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 148,884 (23,000–314,000)
11 model years affected: 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, more1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2008, 2011, 2012
67 people reported this problem
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Both driver and passanger door do not open from the inside, i have to roll window down to open from the outside.
The outside plastic rear door handles are constanting breaking under normal use on my vehicle.
Rear door won't open
Inside door handle snapped
Interior driver side and front passenger door handles broke about 2 months apart.
Drivers side outside handle housing is broken.
Passenger side door handle is broken and falling off
outside drivers door handle broke. still usable.
Driver and passenger doors don't open from the inside
Must buy new handles and install hinge pins so it won't break again
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.
Inside driver side door handle has plastic parts holding together that cracked, eventually pieces started to fall out as the handle is now totally broken and trying to close the door each time makes it worse as it has caused it to stretch away from the door panel and more and more parts keep falling out... Dealer wsnts $700.00 to replace/repair.
Both driver and passenger door handles have broken completely off from the outside.
I took my 2008 LTZ to the dealership because I thought my 6 year old son was incredibly strong to pull a truck handle loose. The mechanics said the handle snapped inside . The entire handle would need to be repaired. A couple hundred dollars. The handle is still broken.
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
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.
Day time and headlights keep burning out. Looks like heat damage.