Yukon Denali

Inside/Outside Door Handles May Break on GMC Yukon Denali

Problem Description and Possible Solution

The inside and outside door handles are prone to breaking.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 107,842 (12,000–220,000)
11 model years affected: 1999, 2000, 2006, 2007, more2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
103 people reported this problem
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outside drivers side handle broken, dealer says this is a common problem and is not covered by GM. The handle is plastic, expected more from the Denali edition.
Both driver's side and passengers side outside door handles broken.
I tried opening the passenger side door and the handle pulled away from the rivets.
This hadn't been replaced as of yet
drivers side door handle just slowly deteriorated and just fell apart and eventually came off. Purchased new one and had the dealer install it.
Interior driver door handle broke off. I replaced it myself with a kit from ebay.
My 2008 GMC Yukon Denali has had 4 outside door handles break so far. GMC and dealer will do nothing for me.
We have had our Yukon Denali now for two and a half years and we're already on our second broken door handle. First one we had to have fixed at the dealership for $250 this next one will cost us about the same if we have it professionally fixed. Pretty obvious that the plastic door seal is very bad quality. The dealer told us that this is a common problem as well but that it was not covered by GM. Sounds like a defect to me!
Exterior door handles breaking off
3 out of 4 handles have brown in last year on Yukon and now my Denali pickup just broke front pass door handle
Not repaired yet broken passenger side outside door handle popped off
Outside driver'side handle broken
Both the driver side and driver side rear have broken.
Drivers side exterior door handle was pulled off by my 5yo when he tried to open the locked door. Waiting for the replacement handle to arrive.
I bought a pleather denali yukon xl. Can't believe how crappy the door handles are.
Three of four outside door handles broken on my Denali. Disappointing
I have already replaced both the driver and passenger front door pull handles. According to my mechanic, it's a VERY common problem with the Tahoe/Yukon model. I want to say it was like $300 each door!!
All my door handles have broken
Rear passenger handle broke off completely in hand. Car was only 5 years old when first handle broke off. 2 years later front passenger handle broke off completely when opening. This is 100% UNEXCEPTABLE. I have had cars far less expensive and a whole lot older than this and NEVER have had an issue like this. GMC should be ashamed of themselves for selling such a piece of junk at such a high value. Something like this should NOT ever happen never mind be a "common problem" with this model!!! FYI... this is just a small problem that I have had to deal with since the purchase of this vehicle (in 2008). GMC is NOT FOR ME!!!!