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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
38,914 miles

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1998 Buick LeSabre fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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1998 Buick LeSabre Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 132004

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 77,827 miles


Vehicle returned for inspection with regard to 04V090 12/13/04 complaints poor performance, fuel economy, hard starting, and use of dexcool anti-freeze since recall performed. Decool anti-freeze entering the intake manifold of engine, and engine oiling system from failure or rupture of upper intake plenum near egr passage. Anti-freeze has filled engine lifters causing noise/failure, filling combustion chamber causing hydro-locking of engine, could cause catastrophic failure of engine resulting in possible fire or accident. Dealer refused to repair under 04V090 manifold over pressure condition stated replacement of upper & lower intake, lifter, plugs, oil, anti-freeze at a cost of $1,150 on vehicle that had 77,827 when the recall was done, and now has 80,407 mi. Which is less then 3,000. This could very well have hydro-locked the engine at freeway speed, or caused catastrophic failure resulting in severe damage, injury, and possible fire from engine oil & fuel hitting the hot catalytic converter!

- West Bend, WI, USA

problem #1

Oct 011998


  • miles
While driving at highway speeds for a period of time, the vehicle stalled unepxectedly which almost caused an accident. Dealer indicated the problem was due to the fuel to "leaking out" which caused the valve to burn out and resulted in the vehicle stalling dealer had to reprogram the computer of the vehicle.

- Hemet, CA, USA

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