Inside/Outside Door Handles May Break on GMC Suburban 1500

The inside and outside door handles are prone to breaking.

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Average mileage: 170,632 (80,000–306,000)
8 model years affected: 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, more1996, 1997, 1998, 1999
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1999 GMC Suburban 1500 155,200 mi,
Door handle broke- replaced handle
inside door handle will not open the door unless it is pulled at least twice. needs replacement
1999 GMC Suburban 1500 180,000 mi,
driver door broke in my hand. they sell the parts at most parts houses for alot less then the dealer.
Both the inside door handles snapped off! You have to open the doors from the outside!
1999 GMC Suburban 1500 160,000 mi,
First front drivers inside door handle broke off, then the outside handle cracked and is coming loose on same door. A couple months later the front passenger interior door handle broke and back door is getting harder to open. Today front drivers window will not roll down! This is getting ridiculous and dangerous. Guess I have no choice but to pay for repairs. I know of at least 5 other people who either currently own the same vehicle or the pickup version or owned one in the past that have experienced the same problem. Considering this is a very common problem it seems like they should have a recall on this issue.
The arm rest for the drivers side door and the passenger door both broke
1996 GMC Suburban 1500 90,000 mi,
Inside passenger door handle broke off. We got a new one from the junk yard and put it on. Now the door won't open from the inside.
I have always had this problem
1998 GMC Suburban 1500 100,000 mi,
all the doors have to be opened from the outside of the vehicle.
Both driver and passenger door handles broke.
1999 GMC Suburban 1500 180,000 mi,
1998 GMC Suburban 1500 135,000 mi,
The drivers side door handle broke. I purchased a new one on line and had my local mechanic replace it.
1995 GMC Suburban 1500 249,299 mi,
6.5 diesel engine driver's side door handle will not open door - you must roll window down and open from OUTSIDE the car.
1994 GMC Suburban 1500 207,000 mi,
The driver's door inside handle is broken and cannot be repaired. It must be replaced.
1997 GMC Suburban 1500 306,000 mi,
Inside door handles on three door handles don't work.
1997 GMC Suburban 1500 160,000 mi,
Inside driver's side door handle broken - have to roll down window or have someone let me out using outside handle.
1996 GMC Suburban 1500 217,950 mi,
I've had both inside door handles shear off close to the door.
driver side inside handle broken,,rool down window to open
replace both front door handles...twice now.
1997 GMC Suburban 1500 196,000 mi,
The driver's outside door handle broke. The inside front door handles have broken twice each.