Inside/Outside Door Handles May Break on Cadillac Escalade

The inside and outside door handles are prone to breaking.

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Average mileage: 94,593 (8,000–200,000)
11 model years affected: 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, more2004, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013
131 people reported this problem
79 people shared problem details
upon opening my drivers door I aparantly pulled a little too hard and the handle snapped appears the clip fail inside the door that i need to repair it but i dont know how to remove the door panel. someone on earth please give me the best instructions on how to remove it.
Drivers door handle broken, front right passengers broken and left rear handle broken. You telling me this is not a defect?
the door handles on 3 doors have broken
Left Passenger door handle broke.
Four handles in 4 years...Doors too heavy for a plastic handle
Outside door handle break. Had to replace three of my door handle. The Handle are made of plaste. I reported it to Cadillac official site. Waiting to see what they are going to do!
Rear driver side door is about to come off completely with a few more tugs at it!
All four outside door handles on my 2007 Caddillac escalade are separating from the door. Since this seems to be an issue with this model, why has Caddillac not issue a recall?
i have had to replace each door handle 3 or more times, i have now resorted to getting them off salvage vehicles. two are currently broken now, because its appox $150 to replace just one at a dealership, wish there was a long term solution. cadillac classifies this as normal wear and tear but that is equal to about 14 or more door handles now in 8 years, sounds like a bigger problem at hand to me.
My door handles have probably broke 5 times since I have had my Escalade, they need to be steel or metal door handles not plastic
Door handle broke. Went to dealer for repair. Broke again.
Driver side outside handle flops around. Inside door handle still works fine.
The front passenger door handle does not snap back when pulled. Apparently a part fell off.
Rear outside door handles broken
Outside door Handel snapped off. 4th one on this car.
Drivers door handle just broke.
The handle on the drivers side door has come apart it is there however its loose and dangles like it is off track : ( nonetheless i have to put my Window down in order to get out of the car.
The exterior plate on my rear door is separating from the body.
all four exterior door handles broke within one month of each other. Replacement parts at and excellent "How To Repair" videos at
The chrome on door handles peeling so sharp been cut several times as well as outside door handles on back are falling off
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