definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
27,050 miles

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problem #13

Feb 152006

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 56,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Buick Lesabre. The contact stated that the two rear windows were inoperative because the regulator failed. The failure has occurred on two occasions. The dealer confirmed the regulator failure. The vehicle was repaired at the contact's expense. In addition, the wheel bearings and tie rods failed and were replaced. The failure mileage was 56,000 and current mileage was 70,000. Updated 07/01/09 updated 07/06/09.

- Planefield, IL, USA

problem #12

Aug 152005

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 52,000 miles
The contact stated the steering wheel was making a roaring sound when making a turn. This happened at low speeds. The vehicle was taken to a certified dealership for inspection. The dealership determined the tie-rod needed to be replaced.

- Loudon, TN, USA

problem #11

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 #10

Sep 072004


  • Automatic transmission
  • 32,474 miles
Consumer stated tie rod ends wor eout prematurely. The part had been replaced three times, however problem recurred.

- Land O Lakes, WI, USA

problem #9

Aug 272004

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While making a right turn stability system light appeared on the dashboard an remained on. Consumer drove the vehicle to dealer for inspection, and mechanic determined that the front passenger's side tie rod needed to be replaced.

- Fayetteville, GA, USA

problem #8

Dec 162003

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,800 miles
While driving, the consumer heard a knocking noise coming from the rear of the vehicle. The consumer took the vehicle to the dealer for analysis. The mechanic noticed that both tie rods were rusted and needed to be replaced. Tie rods on vehicle were very loose and completely worn out. Vehicle was taken to dealer and tie rods were replaced.

- Somerset, KY, USA

problem #7

May 112001

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Tires, rotors, tie rods, power windows malfunctioned.

- Baker, FL, USA

problem #6

Jul 152002

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 43,561 miles
Numerous problems with front end. Tie rods and connecting rods replaced. No accident involved.

- Fulton, TX, USA

problem #5

Jun 062003

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 37,500 miles
While traveling on the highway and without prior warning, the left wheel on the driver's side fell off. The tie rods had completely worn out. The front end sounded like it was going to fall. (had already been repaired) GM refused to do anything.

- Hickory, NC, USA

problem #4

Mar 072003

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • 34,000 miles
Loud knock noise when turning steering wheel in sharp turn in either direction. Dealer reposition cradle bolts with no help. Found later after factory warranty was out the outer tie rod ends needed to be replaced and were of a different design. This part should not wear this quickly and could cause failure of the steering system.

- Collierville, TN, USA

problem #3

Aug 282002

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • 43,792 miles
The dealership replaced the left front tie rod replaced.

- Flat Rock, NC, USA

problem #2

Apr 302002


  • miles
Consumer states while traveling at 60 mph coming to a stop. Consumer heard a noise like metal against metal when braking. Took to dealer and they stated that the vehicle needed a tie rod end, brake shoes, and rotors.

- Monterey, LA, USA

problem #1

Jan 092002

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When turning steering wheel left or right, the steering wheel vibrates intermittently. Vehicle was serviced. Technician noticed that rack and pinion needed to be replaced. Consumer states the failed part was part of recall, consumer is concerned that this part may lock up and cause a wreck.

- Charleston, WV, USA