hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
70,384 miles

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problem #18

Feb 242008


  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Buick Lesabre. The contact stated that when driving approximately 15 mph and using the headlights, the headlights would not operate unless the contact held down the lever constantly. After releasing the lever, all of the lights would go out on an intermittent basis. The vehicle had not been inspected by a dealer nor repaired. The manufacturer was contacted and they offered no assistance. The failure mileage was approximately 100,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Taylor, SC, USA

problem #17

Dec 092009


  • miles
The driver owns a 2000 Buick Lesabre. The contact stated that all four windows dropped down into their door panels. The vehicle was taken to an independent repair shop and the windows were repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown. The VIN was unavailable.

- Valparaiso, IN, USA

problem #16

Oct 012010


  • 28,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Buick Lesabre. The contact stated that the passenger window was opened but would not close. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where the contact was informed that a plastic mechanism for the window fractured and caused the failure. The vehicle was repaired. The contact also stated that the failure occurred once prior on the front driver side window. The failure mileage was 28,000 and the current mileage was unknown.

- Texas City, TX, USA

problem #15

Sep 282010


  • 68,430 miles
Three of the power window regulators have failed on my 2000 Buick Lesabre limited. The windows may all of a sudden just drop down and the electric motor will not close them although you can hear the motors running. I've read this is an extremely common problem and a equipment defect on Buick cars with power windows which has not been corrected. I have replaced one window regulator and the others I have just blocked the windows closed. This could be a very dangerous situation if one of the windows was to suddenly just drop down while drive in a heavy rain or over bad weather which could cause a distraction and accident.

- Montgomery, AL, USA

problem #14

Jul 242009


  • 95,000 miles
My husband has had to have the window opening mechanisms replaced on 3 of the windows on his 2000 Buick Lesabre.

- Gahanna, OH, USA

problem #13

Mar 152010


  • 106,760 miles
Driver-side front window fell suddenly while driving.

- Fort Thomas, KY, USA

problem #12

Dec 152009


  • 118,725 miles
I went to roll down my rear driver window on my 2000 Buick lasabre and now it want go back up, I took it to the dealer they said it will cost me about $600 to get it fixed. I just brought the car only had it for a week and now this happens, so I had to cover my window with plastic.

- Clinton Township, MI, USA

problem #11

Sep 012008


  • 87,500 miles
Window regulator failure. Rear passenger side window just randomly fell down one day while I was driving. I almost never used that window. Mechanic says I need to replace the window regulator/motor assembly. This is a very common problem due to defective design of the window regulator.

- Johnstown, PA, USA

problem #10

Feb 142009


  • 64,000 miles
Own a 2000 Buick Lesabre. Rear drivers side window regulator failed. Dealership indicates that this is common problem, approx. 400-500 to replace. Internet search shows many many complaints (Buick Lesabre window search on google brings up 331,000 websites that feature predominately window problems related to regulator failure). NHTSA needs to force a recall.

- Greeley, CO, USA

problem #9

Jun 182007


  • 80,000 miles
2000 Buick lasbre rear windows break requiring repeated repairs. Evident from collected post on internet. Cost to repair in thousands even though part cost $75.

- Duluth, GA, USA

problem #8

Aug 152008


  • 71,000 miles
I have a 2000 Buick Lesabre with 71,000 miles. The drivers side rear window was partially down and I attempted to roll it up when a loud pop sounded from the door and the window started to slowly creep further open. The plastic tab that holds the cable in place broke. The GM dealer wanted over $400 for the regulator, minus installation. I found a replacement for $125 and installed it myself. After looking at the regulator, I know the other three window regulators will also break. It is time for GM to admit they have a problem and fix these defective window regulators.

- St. James, MO, USA

problem #7

Oct 312008


  • 60,000 miles
Buick Lesabre 2000 window regulator failure on the rear driverside passenger window. Car has 60,000 miles on it. Driving car and went to put up rear window and it made a strange grinding noise. Window would not roll up. Luckily the failure did not occur at high speed or adverse weather conditions. Upon research of problem it is apparent that this model vehicle has constant failures due to poorly made plastic parts. Consumers have reported multiple failures, some during inclement weather. NHTSA and GM refuse to do anything about the issue. Buick refused to even acknowledge the issue. A search on google for 2000 Lesabre window comes up with over 97,000 results, most of them coming from automotive forums with people having repeated issues with this feature. The dealerships charge customers $300 to $500 each time a failure occurs. This issue needs to be addressed through a recall. Living in Colorado if my window fails during a blizzard or adverse weather event it could cause an accident or worse death.

- Evans, CO, USA

problem #6

Apr 022006


  • 36,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Buick Lesabre. While driving at an unknown speed, the front passenger side window fell down into the door. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and they stated that the window regulator failed and needed to be replaced. The current mileage was 43,000 and failure mileage was 36,000.

- Powell, TN, USA

problem #5

Sep 142008


  • 90,000 miles
Rear power window failure while driving. Rear window mechanism made load popping sound and window fell into door. Dealer advises is a common occurrence with this model but will not be covered by Buick $400 plus repair. Based on research this seems top be a known defect that the manufacturer refuses to address.

- Dalton, GA, USA

problem #4

Oct 022008


  • 84,000 miles
Driver and passenger front windows will not come up after being lowered. They are binding in channels and the regulator is making a grinding noise. Have to be raised by hand to close window.

- Summerfield , FL, USA

problem #3

Aug 132008


  • 34,500 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Buick Lesabre. The contact stated that the rear passenger side window falls down and remains in the door. The dealer stated that the regulator was faulty. The window has not been repaired. The contact is dissatisfied with GM. The current mileage was 34,700 and failure mileage was 34,500.

- Pacific Palisades, CA, USA

problem #2

Sep 182008


  • 28,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Buick Lesabre. The front passenger side window was down and would not go back up. Two years prior to the failure, both of the rear window regulators were replaced. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and they stated that the window regulators needed to be replaced. The current mileage was 56,000 and failure mileage was 28,000.

- Fort Collins, CO, USA

problem #1

Sep 042008


  • 115,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Buick Lesabre. While driving approximately 40 mph, the contact heard a loud noise and the driver's side rear window unexpectedly released in the downward position. The window mechanism was inoperative. The vehicle has not been repaired. The VIN was unknown. The failure mileage was 115,000 and current mileage was 115,020.

- Tinley Park, IL, USA