Inside/Outside Door Handles May Break on Cadillac Escalade

Problem Description and Possible Solution

The inside and outside door handles are prone to breaking.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 96,125 (8,000–250,000)
12 model years affected: 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, more2004, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
162 people reported this problem
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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?
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?
Passengers Front Door handle is broken. It appears that the hook/latch broke from with inside of the door. I have not fixed it yet. Researching how to fix on the internet. Don't want to pay the dealer to do it.
Left Passenger door handle broke.
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!
the door handles on 3 doors have broken
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.
Driver side outside handle flops around. Inside door handle still works fine.
Four handles in 4 years...Doors too heavy for a plastic handle
Door handle broke. Went to dealer for repair. Broke again.
Rear driver side door is about to come off completely with a few more tugs at it!
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
Rear outside door handles broken
Cheap plastic handles. I can not believe caddillac would build something this crappy. Ordered new handle, watched youtube video, replaced in about 30 minutes. It should be made of metal.
Door handle came off
The front passenger door handle does not snap back when pulled. Apparently a part fell off.
That's what I want to find out. How to repair the lock.
passenger front door handle lifts but the door doesn't open, feel like there is no assembly attached inside
Broken driver interior door lever