really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
28,278 miles

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problem #4

Sep 132005

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • 48,528 miles
Consumer is concerned with the intake manifold gasket has been replaced on two occasions. When doing intake manifold gasket repair for the second time the technician noticed that the right front (and maybe the left) outer tie rod end was loose and needed to be replaced. The tie rod was first replaced when the vehicle only had 18959 miles on it.

- Lynchburg, VA, USA

problem #3

Jun 012004

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • 29,583 miles
Problems with 2000 Buick Lesabre's intake manifold gasket. The consumer was told that he needed a new intake manifold. GM would not do anything about it because the warranty had expired. There were other consumers with the same problem. The dealer suggested that the problem was due to poor design. There was also an oil leak possibly from the oil pan.

- Cleveland, OH, USA

problem #2

Jan 152004


  • miles
When the consumer started the vehicle it smoked from under the hood. Consumer turned the vehicle off, opened the hood, and noticed that intake manifold cracked and leaked fluid onto fuel injection, which caused the engine to catch on fire.

- Hollywood, FL, USA

problem #1

Aug 272003

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,000 miles
Multiple defects with transmission, cruise control, fuel system, engine cooling, etc. Vehicle leaked coolant so the upper and lower intake manifold were replaced. In addition, the vehicle would lose power over 40-50 mph.

- West Hartford, CT, USA