GM Door Handle Buyer's Guide

Got a malfunctioning door handle? The good news is that a door handle is a part you can replace yourself without needing to bring your car to a shop. This buyer’s guide has all the information you need.

The Most Common GM Door Handle Problems

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If you’re not quite sure what’s wrong with your door handle or how to fix your door handle, this list of the 3 most common GM door handle problems might help you with that. In a nutshell, the most common problems are:

  1. Interior handle breaking off
  2. Exterior handle sticking open
  3. Peeling interior or exterior handle

OEM Vs. Aftermarket Replacement Door Handles

While looking for a replacement door handle, you might be asking yourself if OEM door handles are better than aftermarket door handles. The answer to this question is a resounding “yes”. This comparison guide explains why OEM door handles are the better option when it comes to quality, fitment, and warranty. In a nutshell:

  • OEM door handles are built with better quality materials
  • OEM door handles are built to OEM specs, meaning they’ll fit better and function without any issues
  • OEM door handles come with a 24-month unlimited mile warranty

How to Replace Your Vehicle’s Door Handle

If you can, we strongly recommend replacing your GM’s door handle as soon as possible. A broken door handle on your car can be quite dangerous in an emergency situation. Luckily, you can replace the part yourself. You just need a few basic tools, a replacement door handle, and this tutorial. You can buy an OEM GM door handle here, if you need a new one.  

If you have any questions that weren’t answered in this guide, you’re welcome to reach out to us via our contact form.