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

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problem #143

Sep 062007

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 48,681 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Buick Lesabre. The contact stated that three power windows have failed in the past year and have become stuck. The dealer stated that the failure was due to a weak plastic piece that was a part of the single unit window assembly. The passenger side front window is the only window that operates normally. She called the manufacturer, but they were unable to provide assistance. The current and failure mileages were 48,681. Updated 01/11/08. The consumer stated the rear window is now stuck opened and she was unable to close it. Updated

- Fair Oaks, CA, USA

problem #142

Aug 142004

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 52,000 miles
All four of the window regulators in our 2000 Buick Lesabre limited have failed within the last 3 years. The cost is $400+ per window for repair.

- Cherokee, IA, USA

problem #141

Aug 192007

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • 110,000 miles
Window operator failed.

- Kirklin, IN, USA

problem #140

Jun 012006

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 500,000 miles
The major problem with this 2000 Lesabre car has been defective electric windows. Two out of the four windows have failed and required dealer service costing about $400 per window. It is obvious that there is a manufacturing defect in the operating mechanism, as I have owned five previous Buick's and never had a problem with the windows. Buick should initiate a recall and admit that a defect exists and replace these windows, whether in warranty or not.

- Castro Valley, CA, USA

problem #139

Jul 102007

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles
Windows fall down. Regulator breaks at about $200 a piece.

- Pierre, SD, USA

problem #138

Jul 142007

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 125,000 miles
Purchased a used Buick Lesabre limited 2000. Found that the front right power window was failing. The window regulator doesn't work, and the window repeatedly falls down, must be pulled up with both hands. Looked in www.carsurvey.org/viewcomments_review_52823.html, and found there were dozens of repeating window regulators failures reported in this model, Buick Lesabre limited 2000-2005. This was a consistent and persistent problem that cost about $400 per repair, and may be it was about time this be dealt with seriously by the NHTSA.

- Montreal-West, Quebec, Canada, 00, USA

problem #137

Jun 192007

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Replaced rear window regulator. Now the front passenger has broken it which is made of plastic gears. 2000 Buick le sabre custom.

- Mobile, AL, USA

problem #136

Nov 172005

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 16,261 miles
Failure of power windows.

- Keller, TX, USA

problem #135

May 082007

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 28,148 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Buick Lesabre. The contact stated that the window regulators stopped working in February. The windows went down and would not come back up. She placed plastic over them. The regulators were replaced on May 8th by the dealer. The purchase date, # of cylinders, and engine size were unknown. The current mileage is 28,350 and failure mileage was 28,148. Updated 02-01-08 updated 02/01/08

- S. Roxana, IL, USA

problem #134

May 202007

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 56,009 miles
The window regulators on my 2000 Buick Lesabre failed today. Now my window will not go up or down and is down all the way. Normally for child safety it is still partially up. Even though I keep my back windows "locked" causing them to be used infrequently it failed. Today is the second time in the last year+ the same regulator has failed. Buick needs to stand behind this as I see countless complaints online and the fact that the window now goes all the way down is a child safety hazard. The cost to repair is said to be $400+ per window.

- Sartell, MN, USA

problem #133

May 052007

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • miles
Bought 2000 Lesabre in 2000. Have had to replace all four power window components within the past 2 two years (2005/2007 time frame).

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #132

Apr 182007

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 110,330 miles
During normal operation, my electric windows have stopped working due to faulty cords in the window regulator motors. The windows slide down into the car door and will not come back up. I 've had to drive to dealership with the windows down to get the part replaced. I have had to replace all four window regulators in my car at my expense. The latest incident occurring on April 18, approximately one month after the third of four to fail on March 27. The dealer acknowledges that there is a problem with the window design but GM has not recalled the part.

- Lancaster, WI, USA

problem #131

Mar 212007

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 41,900 miles
Power window regulators in 2000 Buick quit working. Window slideed down and will not go back up, creating a dangerous situation with children in automobile. Dealer states common problem with these cars and costs $400 to fix.

- North Canton, OH, USA

problem #130

Mar 222007

(reported on)


  • miles
2000 Buick Lesabre customer is having a problem with the window assembly mechanisms customer wants to be reimbursed for cost of repairs and would like to have a recall opened

- Shorewood, IL, USA

problem #129

Jun 012006

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 41,000 miles
- the contact owns a 2000 Buick lasabre. The contact stated that when depressing the button to roll down the window, it will fall to the bottom of the door and he is unable to roll the window up. This has occurred on the front driver and passenger side windows during clear weather conditions. The mechanic stated that the window regulator assembly was defective and should be repaired. The mechanic made the repair and there have not been any further occurrences. The vehicle currently has 41000 miles.

- Stonybrook , NY, USA

problem #128

Feb 012002

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,000 miles
- the contact stated that the windows on the 2000 Buick Lesabre would not work when he depressed the window switch. The contact stated there was no particular time of the day when this occurred. The vehicle was taken to the dealership, and the contact was informed that the window motor assembly needed to be replaced. The vehicle was taken to a mechanic to have the window motor assembly replaced on the driver's side rear window. The passenger's side front window motor assembly was also replaced approximately a year later. In addition, the driver side front window motor assembly had to be replaced. The contact stated that once the window motor assembly was replaced he never had a problem with that window again. The vehicle currently has 55000 miles. Updated 04/05/07.

- Minneapolis, MN, USA

problem #127

May 092003

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 88,000 miles
All four (4) window regulators in my 2000 Buick Lesabre custom have failed, driver's side first, then front passenger, then left rear, then right rear, and now the front passenger has failed again. I bought the car new in 2000, and have been very satisfied with everything else. All of these have been outside of the warranty period.

- Berkeley Springs, WV, USA

problem #126

Jan 052007

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 11,000 miles
Power window mechanisms will fail causing the window to drop and shatter. Type of car is 2000 Buick Lesabre. This has happened 3 times on different windows in the same vehicle. The car currently has less than 12,000 miles on it. The third occurrence was the most serious and occurred while driving on the highway when the drivers side window dropped on its own and shattered. It seemed like the window was shot out. Buick said it was normal ware and charged $450 to repair.

- Dublin, OH, USA

problem #125

Feb 072007

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles
- the contact stated that while driving her 2000 Buick Lesabre, the power window was opened and could not be closed. The contact has had this problem happen to all four (4) of her windows. First, the front two (2) windows were repaired. Then the two rear windows failed, but had not been repaired. The mechanic had stated that the window actuator was damaged. The failure mileage was 4000 and the current mileage was 98000.

- Howell, MI, USA

problem #124

Dec 312004

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 38,000 miles
Bought 2000 model Buick Lesabre in 2003 with 32000 miles on it. I have had 3 power window regulators fail (two back windows and now the front passenger side window). Both rear failures caused window to drop down into door. Regulator replaced with oem part at $375 each. The front window regulator failed with the window in the up position so I have not had it repaired yet.

- Dothan, AL, USA

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