10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
70,667 miles

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1998 Buick LeSabre brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Buick LeSabre Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 162013

LeSabre

  • 93,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 1998 Buick Lesabre. The contact stated that the rear brakes failed twice and the brake line was leaking. The contact replaced the brakes and noticed that the brake line was severely corroded and unprotected in the engine compartment. The vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was not notified. The approximate failure mileage was 93,000.

- Wheeling, WV, USA

problem #2

May 182010

LeSabre

  • 119,000 miles
The contact owns a 1998 Buick Lesabre. The contact stated that the brakes were applied yet they did not respond. The vehicle proceeded to crash into a row of hedges. The contact was not injured. The vehicle was taken to a local repair facility where the contact was informed that the brake line was completely rusted. The mechanic replaced the brake lines. In June 2010, the contact noticed abnormal front end noise. The vehicle was taken to a local repair facility where the contact was informed that the stabilizer bar bushings had fractured from the vehicle and the bushings under the cradle were extremely rusted. The bushings were replaced in both areas. Three months later, the contact noticed fuel leaking from under the vehicle abnormally. The vehicle was taken to a local repair facility where the contact was advised that the fuel sending unit was defective and would need replacing. The manufacturer was not contacted. The failure mileage was approximately 119,000 and the current mileage was approximately 120,000.

- Suffern, NY, USA

problem #1

Jun 242002

(reported on)

LeSabre

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Brake lines on anti-lock braking system rotted inside out. Owner stepped on brakes and vehicle continued forward almost hitting pedestrians. Owner indicated that vehicle has not been exposed to salt.

- Taylorsville, KY, USA

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