The inside and outside door handles are prone to breaking.Google+
Car Problem Reports
Chevrolet 3500 Pickup Inside/Outside Door Handles May Break
Chevrolet 3500 Pickup Problem
Average Mileage: 143,640 mi (50,000 mi - 224,345 mi)
Visitor, 1999 Chevrolet 3500 Pickup, 115,000 mi
outside and inside door handles are breaking, replaced driver side inside and outside handle then passenger side started getting loose. Now need to replace driver side door lock and passanger side outside handle
Visitor, 2000 Chevrolet 3500 Pickup, 50,000 mi
Plan on replacing often, and regularly.
Visitor, 1999 Chevrolet 3500 Pickup, 200,135 mi
Mine is a crew-cab. Front inside door handle (drivers side) broke off, causing handle to fall down inside door, along with spring. Have to open window to use outside handle to open door. The rear door same side, will not close and lock at the jam. I Had to tie door closed, so I could use truck. Electric door locks work o.k. Thank you...
door locks dont work,and my trim for door handle is broken
Visitor, 1998 Chevrolet 3500 Pickup, 224,345 mi
Linkage from inside handle to latching mechanism is not working,