Inside/Outside Door Handles May Break on Cadillac Escalade

Problem Description and Possible Solution

The inside and outside door handles are prone to breaking.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 96,197 (8,000–250,000)
12 model years affected: 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, more2004, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
174 people reported this problem
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upon opening my drivers door I aparantly pulled a little too hard and the handle snapped appears the clip fail inside the door that i need to repair it but i dont know how to remove the door panel. someone on earth please give me the best instructions on how to remove it.
Drivers door handle broken, front right passengers broken and left rear handle broken. You telling me this is not a defect?
All four outside door handles on my 2007 Caddillac escalade are separating from the door. Since this seems to be an issue with this model, why has Caddillac not issue a recall?
Passengers Front Door handle is broken. It appears that the hook/latch broke from with inside of the door. I have not fixed it yet. Researching how to fix on the internet. Don't want to pay the dealer to do it.
Outside door handle break. Had to replace three of my door handle. The Handle are made of plaste. I reported it to Cadillac official site. Waiting to see what they are going to do!
i have had to replace each door handle 3 or more times, i have now resorted to getting them off salvage vehicles. two are currently broken now, because its appox $150 to replace just one at a dealership, wish there was a long term solution. cadillac classifies this as normal wear and tear but that is equal to about 14 or more door handles now in 8 years, sounds like a bigger problem at hand to me.
My door handles have probably broke 5 times since I have had my Escalade, they need to be steel or metal door handles not plastic
Cheap plastic handles. I can not believe caddillac would build something this crappy. Ordered new handle, watched youtube video, replaced in about 30 minutes. It should be made of metal.
outside handle and inside handle are broke at same time. cannot open door to make repair. any suggestions appreciated.
Passenger door handle broke off when passenger attempted to open it. Felt a little wiggly prehand. Did not expect it to come off completely. It just happened, so I'm glad to know I'm not the only one.