GMC Suburban 1500 Problems

Inside/Outside Door Handles May Break on GMC Suburban 1500

Problem Description and Possible Solution

The inside and outside door handles are prone to breaking.

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GMC Suburban 1500 Vehicles With This Problem

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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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driver door broke in my hand. they sell the parts at most parts houses for alot less then the dealer.
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.
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.
The drivers side door handle broke. I purchased a new one on line and had my local mechanic replace it.
6.5 diesel engine driver's side door handle will not open door - you must roll window down and open from OUTSIDE the car.
Inside driver's side door handle broken - have to roll down window or have someone let me out using outside handle.
The driver's outside door handle broke. The inside front door handles have broken twice each.