Outside Door Handles May Break on GMC Safari

The outside door handles are prone to breaking—all doors are affected by this condition.

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Average mileage: 132,831 (11,200–216,000)
16 model years affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, more1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005
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1993 GMC Safari 105,000 mi,
all door handle have problems/are broken
1994 GMC Safari 185,925 mi,
the door handle on my 1994gmc safari broke for the third time, i replaced it every time is there somthing wrong with these handles? they were all made in taiwan
1998 GMC Safari 141,000 mi,
driver handle broke off cold weather.
1999 GMC Safari 216,000 mi,
My door handles are very loose and the driver side door handle broke off
really sucks that they are made so cheap
1998 GMC Safari 110,000 mi,
both door handles, exterior, broke.
2003 GMC Safari 108,000 mi,
Rear gate handle broke, had to be replaced.
Drivers side door handle broke.
2000 GMC Safari 180,000 mi,
Driver side handle broke
All door handles broke around the same time. I ordered new ones through a local gmc dealership and replaced all of them.
1998 GMC Safari 150,000 mi,
Bought this van used, the door handles were in bad shape then. Could not get into the back of the van...the right door handle was broken. Replaced the door handle, doing okay now. The front passenger door the handle is starting to not work.
1999 GMC Safari 135,000 mi,
The lower connection point on handle broke. I believe it's due to the material being pot metal which is cheap and soft is not wear well.Quoted repair hundred dollars
2003 GMC Safari 50,000 mi,
Door handles are horrible. back fdoor handle broke around 50,000 miles driver's door broke.. all are delicate..
I have to replace my driver door handle about every 18 months.
1998 GMC Safari 126,000 mi,
all my door handles are loose no repairs have been done
All of the door handles have been replaced severaL TIMES. Is there ba solution to thjis problem?
1998 GMC Safari 200,000 mi,
Driver side broke 2 times already. Passenger side linkage falls off. Can't unlock or lock with key on passenger side.
2000 GMC Safari 140,000 mi,
both front handles have broken - the metal plate with the bolts cracked half way between the bolts on both the driver and passenger side front doors.
1995 GMC Safari 165,000 mi,
out side door handler is broken and need repair what i need to do to fix it.