really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
41,870 miles

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problem #163

Dec 302007

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The contact owns a 2000 Buick Lesabre. While driving at various speeds, the rear driver side window became off track, fell all the way down, and could not be raised. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer and paid for the repairs. Almost three months later, the failure recurred to the rear passenger side window. The window is still not repaired, but she believes it is a manufacturer defect. The current mileage was 78,245 and the failure mileage was unknown. Updated 4/16/08

- Lincoln , ND, USA

problem #162

Jan 182008


  • miles
I own a 2000 Buick Lesabre and within the past year and a half I've had to replace 3 window regulators and 1 window motor. Buick did pay for one regulator part (I paid for the labor) and is offering me $300 towards the others. I have spent out of my own pocket $1,186.24 to have the windows repaired. I'm finding out this is a common problem in Buick Lesabre.

- Enfield, CT, USA

problem #161

Nov 142006

LeSabre 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 90,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Buick Lesabre. Over the past year, all four vehicle windows would not roll back up because the mechanisms failed. The windows failed in the following order: Rear driver side, rear passenger side, front passenger side, and most recently, the front driver side. The contact took the first window to the dealer to be repaired at her expense. She believed the regulators in the windows were causing the failures. The purchase date was unknown. The current mileage was 100,000 and failure mileage was approximately 90,000. Updated 02-14-08. Updated 02/14/08

- Salt Lake City, UT, USA

problem #160

Jan 122008

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 92,000 miles
Power window regulators failed in both rear windows within days of each other on a 2000 Buick Lesabre. In each instance the window glass dropped into the door and could not be raised. Very distracting to the driver when this happens unexpectedly. Apparently a very common problem with GM vehicles and very expensive to repair.

- Newark, OH, USA

problem #159

Dec 252007

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 81,000 miles
Power window regulators when they fail the windowsa slide down and will not stay up.

- Hilton Head Island, SC, USA

problem #158

Jan 032008


  • miles
Right rear window no longer operates. Dealer says that the window regulator has failed. This is the 3rd regulator to fail. Research also indicates that this is a common problem with this car.

- Raleigh, NC, USA

problem #157

Jun 012005

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The contact owns a 2000 Buick Lesabre. The driver and passenger side front windows and passenger side rear window worked intermittently. The windows rolled down halfway and would not go back up. The dealer replaced the window regulators for the passenger side front and rear windows. The dealer was unable to duplicate the failure with the driver side window. The current mileage was 84,000 and the failure mileage was unknown. Updated 01/29/08

- Batesville, IN, USA

problem #156

Dec 202007

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I bought a 200 Lesabre in November of 2004. I rarely use the windows - maybe a few times up and down a week. Doing the math, there have been a few hundred ups and downs for each window. During the last six months I have replaced all four window regulators/motors on this car. Internet sites has clearly shown that there is a defect with Buick's window regulators and they will not do anything about it. See groups.google.com/group/Buick-Lesabre-window-regulator/browse_frm/thread/2A1899cf89253771?hl=en#30bf330dab8abef9. I also purchased a 2002 Lesabre in September of '06. This morning the second window on that car went as well. This is utterly ridiculous and criminal. These window regulators must be recalled and replaced.

- Waterbury, CT, USA

problem #155

Dec 122007

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 62,000 miles
For the 7th time one of my power windows fell down and would not go back up, allowing anyone access to the inside of my car. Took it to the dealer again, and had to pay another $566.89 to have the window regulator fixed.

- Tucson, AZ, USA

problem #154

Dec 092007

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 72,726 miles
The left rear window mechanism failed while attempting to raise the window. This mechanism was replaced a year ago.

- Glenn Dale, MD, USA

problem #153

Nov 102007


  • miles
I drive a GM 2000 Buick lasabre and have had 3 out of the 4 electric windows go down and not go back up again. I have only been able to afford to get 1 fixed so far because it is the entire actuator and motor system that needs to be replaced and it costs $500 for each window. Please recall these windows and replace them with windows that work.

- Columbus, OH, USA

problem #152

Jul 052007

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 23,176 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Buick Lesabre. The mechanisms that allow the windows to go up and down were replaced three times. The first two mechanisms were replaced on July 5, 2007 and the third on September 7, 2007. The mechanic who performed the replacements guaranteed the work for one year. The current and failure mileages were 23,176. The consumer stated Buick only provided free oil changes for 1 year and never remedied the window defect. The dealer stated performed front brake repairs on vehicle. Updated 12/12/07

- Elmwood Park, IL, USA

problem #151

Oct 082007

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,150 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Buick Lesabre. While driving 45 mph, the contact heard a loud popping sound while attempting to roll up the power window. The window stopped approximately one third of the way up. The contact removed the regulator and noticed that it failed. GM informed him to take the regulator in for inspection. The contact obeyed and had to pay a $90 fee. A GM representative called him back and stated that his vehicle was too old and could not be repaired. The current mileage was 45,200 and failure mileage was 45,150. The consumer stated wanted to be reimbursed for the defective part. Updated 10/25/07

- Newton Falls, OH, USA

problem #150

Sep 282007


  • miles
Window regulator on the rear driver window is broken. It keeps the window down. The regulators on the other windows are now starting to see a problem. The window not being able to be up or down causes major issues for driver safety during in inclement weather conditions.

- Springdale, AR, USA

problem #149

Jul 132007


  • miles
Back window inoperable in 2000 Buick Lesabre.

- Marion , IA, USA

problem #148

Oct 052006


  • miles
3 of the 4 windows in my Buick Lesabre (2000) stopped working.I have come to find out this is a normal problem and I believe Buick should fix it.

- Sherman, IL, USA

problem #147

May 072007

LeSabre 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Electric window defect in Buick Lesabre limited 2002 window also dropped with a loud thud while driving on a highway 55 mph.

- Landenberg, PA, USA

problem #146

Sep 172007

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
3 out of 4 car window motors have been replaced on my 2000 Buick Lesabre - the fourth window is going also as it doesn't work sometimes. It cost over $400 a window to replace them. 2

- Lansing, MI, USA

problem #145

Aug 012007

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 42,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Buick Lesabre. On August 1, 2007, the passenger side rear window failed. The window was half way down and would not roll up when the button was pressed. On September 10, 2007, the driver side rear window experienced the same failure. The contact was aware of the failures, repaired them, and stated that others were experiencing the same failures. The contact plans to call the manufacturer and send them the repair receipts. The current and failure mileages were 42,000. Updated 12/12/07 updated 12/12/07

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #144

Apr 112004


  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles
During 2004-2005 three electric window regulators failed. This 2000 Buick le saber custom at that time had 38,000 to 45,000 miles ( currently 79,000). In may, 2007 the rear windshield fell apart. The dealers refused to offer any help so I paid approx 400 to 600 per incident for the regulators. There seems to be a distinct pattern with these units and I believe are defective when you look at the numbers here V, S. some other issues the mfg covers.

- Tracys Landing, MD, USA

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