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Cadillac Escalade Inside/Outside Door Handles May Break

Cadillac Escalade Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1999, 2000, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013

Average Mileage: 93,969 mi (8,000 mi - 200,000 mi)


The inside and outside door handles are prone to breaking.

  • 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.

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  • the door handles on 3 doors have broken

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  • Visitor, , 38,460 mi

    Drivers door handle broken, front right passengers broken and left rear handle broken. You telling me this is not a defect?

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  • Visitor, , 131,501 mi

    Left Passenger door handle broke.

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  • Visitor, , 105,000 mi

    Rear driver side door is about to come off completely with a few more tugs at it!

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  • Visitor, , 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

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  •  Rookie

    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!

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  • Visitor, , 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.

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  • Four handles in 4 years...Doors too heavy for a plastic handle

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  • Visitor, , 45,000 mi

    Door handle broke. Went to dealer for repair. Broke again.

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