1.7

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
96,410 miles

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problem #7

Dec 012016

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • 93,564 miles
While driving the vehicle on dry pavement at approximately 30 mph I heard a chime and the ABS light illuminated on the dash board. The light went out the next time I drove the car and then returned. This light signifies that I have "lost" the benefit of ABS braking on this vehicle. This condition could jeopardize the safety of the driver and occupants as braking efficiency could be dramatically reduced.

- Rome, NY, USA

problem #6

Aug 082011

LeSabre

  • 134,587 miles
While driving this vehicle the bolts on my rear brake pad broke in half and the car was unable to move forward, had to drive my car backwards home luckily I was only a block away from home. The 2 front windows will not roll up or down, keep having to replace the hose that leads to my radiator, when I make right turns the car vibrates, two front seat belts have stop locking all together and this vehicle has never been in any sort of crash or accident, front dash is starting to lift considerably. I adore my vehicle and I'm not looking forward to getting rid of it, but there are too many problems to deal with on this car.

- Birmingham, AL, USA

problem #5

Aug 122014

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • 44,000 miles
Front suspension noise due to broken sway bar links rusted front right and front left. Front brake lines and fuel line badly rusted but not leaking yet. If front fuel line leaks it will leak onto engine rear to cause fire. If front brake line leaks I will not be able to stop car. I had reported to NHTSA when my rear brake lines leaked preventing me from stopping in 2011 but luckily I was going very slow. My driver side window failed preventing me from opening window, needing replacement in May 2014.

- Brooklyn, NY, USA

problem #4

Jun 022014

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • 160,000 miles
Starting early June my son called me to inform me that the Buick was stalling out on him all the time. He said that he could be driving at any speed and the car would just shut off, causing all electrical, steering, and brakes to not work. He attends school in western Pennsylvania in the mountains and this worried me. I had the vehicle serviced and each time was diagnosed with different things and nothing fixed the problem. I have since switched vehicles with him for his safety and have contacted my local Buick dealership to find that the ignition cylinder is the cause of the failure that the ignition cylinder is periodically loosing connection to the key which has a chip in it (quits talking to), and shuts the vehicle off. Like an alarm feature. The dealership informed me that this has been an on going problem with the Lesabre and other vehicles for quite a while. In order to fix it I will have to purchase a new ignition cylinder, possibly a couple of keys, have them sent to a locksmith, get them keyed to the cylinder, then install the new ignition cylinder. Yet it is not one of the vehicles listed on the GM ignition recall list. How can such a safety issue go overlooked and also unreported. The vehicle is an excellent vehicle while running but I feel that GM should face the fact and take ownership for all of these ignition failures not just a few makes and models but all GM manufactured vehicles. This is an extreme safety issue, my son said he was nearly rearended when the vehicle shut off on him a number of times at different speeds while trying to pull off the road for safety. Or he was stuck holding up the flow of traffic with people beeping at him while he had to wait in the middle of the road till the car would start again. Pretty scary!!! thank you, ! and please look out for the little guy and hold GM responsible.

- Marshfield, MA, USA

problem #3

Dec 062012

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • 39,200 miles
Could not stop, brake fluid lost, rusted rear brake lines. Drivers side window does not go down and then starts working day after. Front brake lines also rusted and am afraid I will have accident if brakes fail again. Only rear brakes were replaced. It looked like brake line had been rubbing on body, making a hole in rusted brake line.

- Brooklyn, NY, USA

problem #2

Aug 022013

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • 132,000 miles
When backing out of my garage, the brake system lost all pressure. Upon inspection, the rear brake crossover line was found to be leaking as a result of corrosion over it's entire length.

- Kinnelon, NJ, USA

problem #1

Sep 242012

LeSabre

  • 71,522 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Buick Lesabre. The contact stated that the vehicle was started and the anti-lock braking system warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who performed an electronic test and advised that they would have to replace the edcm and a modulator for the electronic braking control module for the braking system. The manufacturer was notified who stated there was a recall under NHTSA campaign id number: 00V114000: (service brakes, hydraulic: Foundation components), but the VIN was not included. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 71,522.

- Glen Ellyn, IL, USA