Suburban 2500

Inside/Outside Door Handles May Break on GMC Suburban 2500

Problem Description and Possible Solution

The inside and outside door handles are prone to breaking.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 167,666 (95,000–227,000)
8 model years affected: 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, more1996, 1997, 1998, 1999
15 people reported this problem
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Drivers door handle broke on the inside. I have to put down the window down so I can open the door from the outside.
The root of the problem for these GM truck doors seems to be in the hinges. The hinge pin wears, causing the door to sag slightly. The sagging door rests more heavily on the striker and requires increasing force to open. After while - bingo - you will break one or both of the handles jerking the door open! A body shop wanted $300 to put in new door hinge bushings.