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: 94,100 (8,000–200,000)
11 model years affected: 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, more2004, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013
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upon opening my drivers door I aparantly pulled a little too hard and the handle snapped apart.it 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.
2007 Cadillac Escalade 38,460 mi,
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
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!
2007 Cadillac Escalade 131,501 mi,
Left Passenger door handle broke.
2007 Cadillac Escalade 96,000 mi,
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?
2007 Cadillac Escalade 119,986 mi,
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.
Four handles in 4 years...Doors too heavy for a plastic handle
2007 Cadillac Escalade 105,000 mi,
Rear driver side door is about to come off completely with a few more tugs at it!
2008 Cadillac Escalade 45,000 mi,
Door handle broke. Went to dealer for repair. Broke again.
2007 Cadillac Escalade 100,000 mi,
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
2011 Cadillac Escalade 177,000 mi,
Driver side outside handle flops around. Inside door handle still works fine.
2011 Cadillac Escalade 80,000 mi,
The front passenger door handle does not snap back when pulled. Apparently a part fell off.
2008 Cadillac Escalade 105,000 mi,
Rear outside door handles broken
2002 Cadillac Escalade 75,000 mi,
Right passenger door is hard to pull open but car had 180000 miles now
2009 Cadillac Escalade 85,000 mi,
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.
2007 Cadillac Escalade 65,700 mi,
Driver's door broke last week and back drivers door (handle is the 3rd in the first 5-8 yrs old) handles break d/t quality. They appear to be made of plastic
2007 Cadillac Escalade 55,000 mi,
Outside door Handel snapped off. 4th one on this car.
2011 Cadillac Escalade 49,895 mi,
Drivers door handle just broke.
2000 Cadillac Escalade 89,000 mi,
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.