GMC Safari Problems

Outside Door Handles May Break on GMC Safari

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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

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GMC Safari Vehicles With This Problem

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Average mileage: 220,504 (11,200–2,500,000)
16 model years affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, more1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005
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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
Passenger door handle when pulled from the outside, made a snap sound, felt in the handle give, and then heard the piece fall to the bottom of the door. Driver side door hinge has come out and been replaces with a bolt that has to wiggle back in place, also all doors with lock up and you have to manually flip back the metal greasy piece.
Bought used, the locks on the doors went first, replaced one exterior latch (passenger) now the sliding door lock won't work.
All door handles broke around the same time. I ordered new ones through a local gmc dealership and replaced all of them.
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.
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
Door handles are horrible.
back fdoor handle broke around 50,000 miles
driver's door broke..
all are delicate..
Driver side broke 2 times already. Passenger side linkage falls off. Can't unlock or lock with key on passenger side.