Inside/Outside Door Handles May Break on GMC Yukon Denali

The inside and outside door handles are prone to breaking.

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Average mileage: 111,525 (15,000–220,000)
9 model years affected: 1999, 2000, 2007, 2008, more2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
57 people reported this problem
40 people shared problem details
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.
2008 GMC Yukon Denali126,000
My 2008 GMC Yukon Denali has had 4 outside door handles break so far. GMC and dealer will do nothing for me.
3 out of 4 handles have brown in last year on Yukon and now my Denali pickup just broke front pass door handle
HAD TO REPLACE ALL OF THE DOOR HANDLES OUTSIDE OF TRUCK
2000 GMC Yukon Denali200,000
Interior driver door handle broke off. I replaced it myself with a kit from ebay.
Exterior door handles breaking off
2010 GMC Yukon Denali105,000
drivers side door handle just slowly deteriorated and just fell apart and eventually came off. Purchased new one and had the dealer install it.
Both the driver side and driver side rear have broken.
Both driver's side and passengers side outside door handles broken.
Outside pass door handle just blows in the wind now. Broke and plays freely and isn't attached to anything . not fixed yet
Inside driver door handle broken. Purchased handle and had dealer fix.
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!!
Door Handle on passenger side just came right off in my hand
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!
Very disappointed, in my lifetime I'd never seen or heard of a door handle breaking. What's worse is how the purchasing dealership treated me. I got it fixed, it cost $160.00
Drivers door inside handle broke today 10/19/15 after it started acting up back in July of this year by not opening when pulled from inside.It would take about Two-Three tries before it would work & open the door!
2007 GMC Yukon Denali121,000
I tried opening the passenger side door and the handle pulled away from the rivets. This hadn't been replaced as of yet
1999 GMC Yukon Denali110,000
We have had 2 handles break and we have had this car about 2 years now it is very evident that the quality of this car is in the engine and not the equipment ie the door handles and the buttons as well as the power running boards
2011 GMC Yukon Denali100,000
Drive handle broken
1999 GMC Yukon Denali220,000
I have had to replace my handle on the drivers side and the rear door as well. I have it down now so it is just a pain in the butt. Cost is starting to get expensive.
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