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1997 Buick LeSabre

2 Recalls & Safety Reports

Recall List for the 1997 Buick LeSabre

Official recalls have been issued for the 1997 Buick LeSabre by the NHTSA. The complete details of all recalls are listed below, along with what they cover and the recommended solutions.

Recalls don't cost you anything to get fixed, but most are time-limited, so if your car is affected you should call your local Buick service department immediately!

If you have questions about a recall, write down your VIN & then call Buick customer service.

  1. 1997 Buick LeSabre FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM NHTSA Campaign #96V116000

    • Date Announced: JULY 01, 1996
    • Vehicles Affected: 275,811

    Summary: A backfire during engine starting can cause breakage of the upper intake manifold.

    Consequence: This condition can cause a no-start condition and possibly an engine compartment fire.

    Actions: Dealers will update the powertrain control module programming. Until the campaign repair is made, the vehicle hood should be shut whenever starting the vehicle to reduce the chance of personal injury. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #96V116000 »

  2. 1997 Buick LeSabre SEAT BELTS:FRONT:BUCKLE ASSEMBLY NHTSA Campaign #96V044000

    • Date Announced: MARCH 05, 1996
    • Vehicles Affected: 15,122

    Summary: These vehicles were assembled with one or more incorrect safety belt and/or safety belt buckle ends. This does not conform with the requirements of FMVSS no. 209, "seat belt assemblies."

    Consequence: Consequence of non-compliance: If an incorrect part is used, the belt may not latch properly, increasing the risk of injury to the occupant should a vehicle crash occur.

    Actions: Dealers will inspect all front and rear safety belt latch ends and safety belt buckles for correct parts and replace any incorrect parts. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #96V044000 »

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