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NHTSA — Engine And Engine Cooling: Exhaust System: Emission Control: Gas Recirculation Valve (Egr Valve) Problems

5.8

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
14,486 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

1998 Buick LeSabre exhaust system problems

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1998 Buick LeSabre Owner Comments

problem #7

Aug 192003

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • 23,400 miles

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

Vehicle had been losing coolant since 1998. Vehicle had been to dealer for repairs at least seven times. The gas recirculation valve (egr) port was made of plastic, and when it melted, coolant seeped into the engine. Consumer received reimbursement of $479.99 from mc clellon Buick after contacting the original owner.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #6

Oct 212003

(reported on)

LeSabre

  • miles
Vehicle had been losing coolant since 1998. Vehicle had been to dealer for repairs at least seven times. The gas recirculation valve (egr) port was made of plastic, and when it melted, coolant seeped into the engine.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #5

Jan 012003

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 78,000 miles
Car backfired and engine caught on fire

- Mt.Vernon, GA, USA

problem #4

Aug 182003

(reported on)

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • miles

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

Fax fm andrew hunt (NJ) request assistance in getting reimbursed for $561.24 worth of repairs to fix the upper intake manifold on his 1998 GM Buick Lesabre & recall all cars listed in GM tech. Service bulletin # 01-06-01-007A. The consumer stated the concern was the vehicle did not give warning of a problem as the coolant emitted from the tail pipe unnoticed. If there was too much coolant in the engine the vehicle would stop. The defective plastic intake manifold and the broken starter from the vehicle which clearly showed that the egr stove pipe allowed water to get into the engine.

- Jackson, NJ, USA

problem #3

Jul 282002

LeSabre

  • miles
GM made their intake manifolds out of a plastic resin on the Buick 3800 V6 engine. They routed the egr valve through it which causes a heat build up that wraps the intake manifold allowing coolant to go into the engine. My repair bill was $803.76 plus one starter $189 that broke when the engine siezed. From reading on the internet this is a common problem with the engines with the plastic manifold. The dealer that fixed my car aid yes it was a design problem and that he had another car of the same make and model as mine in the same morning as mine. Same problem and that he had one the week before. In my case the engine did not lock up as I as going down the highway but this could be a dangerous problem for someone going down the highway and thier engine locks up.

- Foley, AL, USA

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problem #2

Jun 102002

(reported on)

LeSabre

  • miles
After having T egr valve serviced, miles later without warning, intake manifold began to leak coolant onto engine, causing engine to shutdown and lock up. Mechanic stated intake manifold needed to be replaced when valve was serviced.

- Durham, NC, USA

problem #1

Jun 102002

(reported on)

LeSabre

  • miles
While driving egr valve light illuminated on dashboard, causing vehicle to stall. Dealer was notified, mechanic stated sensors were not functioning correctly.

- Durham, NC, USA

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