Outside Door Handles May Break on GMC Safari

The outside door handles are prone to breaking—all doors are affected by this condition.

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Average mileage: 129,157 (11,200–216,000)
16 model years affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, more1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005
55 people reported this problem
25 people shared problem details
1993 GMC Safari105,000
all door handle have problems/are broken
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1999 GMC Safari216,000
My door handles are very loose and the driver side door handle broke off
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really sucks that they are made so cheap
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1998 GMC Safari110,000
both door handles, exterior, broke.
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1998 GMC Safari141,000
driver handle broke off cold weather.
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2003 GMC Safari108,000
Rear gate handle broke, had to be replaced.
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1994 GMC Safari185,925
the door handle on my 1994gmc safari broke for the third time, i replaced it every time is there somthing wrong with these handles? they were all made in taiwan
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Drivers side door handle broke.
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1999 GMC Safari135,000
The lower connection point on handle broke. I believe it's due to the material being pot metal which is cheap and soft is not wear well.Quoted repair hundred dollars
2003 GMC Safari50,000
Door handles are horrible. back fdoor handle broke around 50,000 miles driver's door broke.. all are delicate..
I have to replace my driver door handle about every 18 months.
1998 GMC Safari126,000
all my door handles are loose no repairs have been done
All of the door handles have been replaced severaL TIMES. Is there ba solution to thjis problem?
1998 GMC Safari200,000
Driver side broke 2 times already. Passenger side linkage falls off. Can't unlock or lock with key on passenger side.
2000 GMC Safari140,000
both front handles have broken - the metal plate with the bolts cracked half way between the bolts on both the driver and passenger side front doors.
1995 GMC Safari165,000
out side door handler is broken and need repair what i need to do to fix it.
all door handles broken
2003 GMC Safari39,000
roll pin fell out of handle assembly. replaced handle
2000 GMC Safari160,000
The driver's outside door handle started to pull away from the door but still worked if you were gentle. I bought a replacement, but am still trying to figure out how to get the old one out.
1998 GMC Safari167,000
taking it to a body shop
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