definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
45,254 miles

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problem #8

Mar 012010


  • 90,000 miles
The contact owns a 1996 Buick Lesabre. Upon starting the vehicle, the contact could hear the vehicle back fire. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where repairs were made to stop an evaporator leak. The repair did not stop the vehicle from back firing. The manufacturer stated that because the vehicle was older than 10 years of age, they could not provide any assistance. The approximate failure mileage was 90,000 and the current mileage was 98,000.

- Dothan, AL, USA

problem #7

Dec 282006

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 119,000 miles
- the contact has a 1996 Buick Lesabre which has a hole in the upper intake manifold. The General Motors dealer stated that there was no recall on the vehicle. He then called the Buick dealer who concerured. The contact found recall 96V116000 on the NHTSA website.

- Chillicophe, IL, USA

problem #6

Jan 062005

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
A loud clanking noise was coming from the front while driving, vehicle stalled. Consumer was unable to restart vehicle, and had it towed to the dealer. Mechanic determined that the warped intake manifold needed to be replaced.

- Pinellas Park, FL, USA

problem #5

Jan 222004

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Engine stopped unexpectedly and suddenly at 25 mph. Vehicle had to be towed to the dealer. The dealer stated the problem was a cracked manifold.

- Renton, WA, USA

problem #4

Nov 022003


  • 105,000 miles
Consumer took vehicle to dealer for inspection, and mechanic noticed that the plastic intake manifold cracked, causing fluid to leak onto the engine.

- Stone Mountain, GA, USA

problem #3

Aug 112003

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • miles
Consumer states vehicle got overheated and coolant went inside the engine due to plastic intake manifold. Dealer changed twice the intake manifold.

- Madison, MS, USA

problem #2

Jan 012003

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • miles
While traveling on the highway and without prior warning, there was antifreeze leaking from underneath the manifold, the dealer had been notified, please provide additional information.

- Newton, KS, USA

problem #1

Nov 292002


  • 48,035 miles
The upper manifold cracked and leaked antifreeze.ts

- West Milton, NY, USA