Silverado 2500 HD

Inside Door Handles May Break on Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD

Problem Description and Possible Solution

The inside door handles are prone to breaking.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 86,684 (29,000–211,000)
10 model years affected: 2001, 2002, 2005, 2006, more2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013
52 people reported this problem
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My grandson was trying to open the driver side door when the handle made a popping sound and came out farther than normal. The door did not open. I exited on the passenger side, went to the driver side and had to open the door for him. Not sure what happen inside of door. The warranty has expired for this truck.
Pulled handle to exit vehicle, drivers side, and handle broke off in my hand. Has not been fixed yet. Is there a recall on this type part?
Interior door handle broke off right in my hand. Never had this happen before. It is part of the door trim, and the part cost $395.00!! GM needs to replace this under warranty!!
Drivers side interior door just broke off in hand. says entire panel, costs over $400.00, has to be replaced. Cast aluminum part broke. GM should have to replace due to faulty design and material used. Now I find out that this is a common occurrence with GM pickups.
Driver's door handle no longer works. Can open the door from the outside but not the inside. Was told the entire panel needs to be replaced. Cost of the door panel quoted by Lamb Chevrolet is $650. This is our last GM truck.
Cghevy 3500 Silverado HD dually

Interior door handle broke. Cost over $500 for just the part, entire door panel would have to be replaced. It is a known problem that Chevy has. We've seen where several other owners have replaced theirs only to have them break again. So, we have not replaced ours. It is a dangerous flaw. It's difficult to get into the truck as well as shut the door.
the door handles break on the inside and they pull off on the outside what if somebody is an emergency and needs to get out of the damn vehicle? federal government should make every carmaker go back to steel door handles just because of this problem
Center pull part of door handle interior plastic part broke. Now rubber & pad only thing holding.
Crap for a $60k truck
Driver side door handle broke had to buy the whole door panel to replace handle . A very bad design and very costly also Battery was almost dead this morning checked battery postive connection was good negative connection was a acid build up at the bottom side of connector to the post . Put a charge on battery it started up, but the acon driver side was blowing cold air passenger side was blowing hot air . didn't matter what the tempture set was set at on passenger side it is still blowing hot air on passenger side . What should i do clean battery it look like the battery could be leaking around negative post looks wet .
Interior Drivers door handle snapped off in my hand. Local dealership was nice enough to confirm that it is out of Warranty and that most likely i needed a new Door panel, and that there would be a Diagnostic charge to get me a repair price. The service rep i spoke with confirmed that the replacement panel was a $400 retail price piece. Then claimed they don't have a problem, but he was very forthcoming with what needed to be done, and prompt knowledge of the part price. Called Chevrolet Direct, they basically told me the same thing and that there was nothing they could do to help, except maybe get the Stealership to waive the diagnostic fee.
Tried to open Passenger door a few weeks ago and it wouldn't open from the inside, but can still open it from the outside. Just this week I parked and tried to open my driver's door from the inside and I heard a cracking noise and couldn't open the door. Now the driver's door will not open from the inside or outside! I literally have to crawl across the vehicle to the passenger side, roll down the window, stick my hand out and open the door from the outside! I do pray my vehicle never catches fire or is involved in a wreck. Seems with the number of complaints that I'm reading online with similar issues that some kind of recall would have been initiated....
drivers side door handle broke while trying to open door.

call dealer and found out this is a very common problem.
took it to a body shop for repairs
Noticed a slight movement in the interior
Door handle. Having prior experience with a work Truck I felt the inside of the handle with my finger and noted a Crack to the middle of the inside handle. It has since Increused to a full break.
I was trying to exit the vehicle and the handle broke right off in my hand. Vehicle is now out of warranty and the dealer I bought it from new said the parts are about $400.00 alone. This will be my last GM vehicle.
The handle came off with ease in my hand. Cheaply made cast aluminum it looks like. $398 bucks for the part which someone else mentioned its part of the door trim assembly. Thank God still under warranty or I'd be pi$$ed! Still not happy about it,