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5.1

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
19,306 miles

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1998 Buick LeSabre miscellaneous problems

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1998 Buick LeSabre Owner Comments

problem #11

Feb 122016

LeSabre

  • miles

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

My car seems to just die while you are driving it them you have to pull over and wait a few mins before it will start again and no body seems to know what the problem could be to you

- Liberty, KY, USA

problem #10

Sep 162011

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • 150,000 miles
My son was on his way to pick up my daughter on the 16, of September, 2011 and as he was driving the car shut off. Thankfully he was in a residential area where the speed limit was 35 but had it been elsewhere he would have been in a serious accident. The car cut off he was able to turn the car on after a few minutes and made it home after picking up his sister. Ever since then I have not been able to turn my car on. I asked the dealer and they said I should insert the key turn it on wait a minute and then turn key off. Wait 10 minutes and try to start my car. I did just that and my car is not going on at all. I want to know what is it that I should do next? very frustrated I need my car for work.

- Lehigh Acres , FL, USA

problem #9

Nov 052002

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 62,363 miles
In November,2002, our vehicle would not start. We took it to the local licensed mechanic and he discovered the upper manifold and gasket were disintegrated. On further research he obtained a copy of a bulletin from General Motors that stated if you have to replace the upper manifold, also replace the lower. Our mechanical insurance paid for the upper but not the lower. We wrote to GM and after a few E-mails, of course they said no way. I do not understand why there has not been a recall on this problem. It could be a very dangerous situation. I ask you to look on the internet address: www.petitionline.com/mod_per/signed.cgi?gmcnsmrs. You will find 3700 + or - signatures and stories of similar gasket problems. Please see what you can do about this. I believe GM knows they have had a gasket problem.

- Winters, CA, USA

problem #8

May 162003

(reported on)

LeSabre 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

1998 Buick Lesabre description of complaint not given. Mr.

- Adamsville, TN, USA

problem #7

Mar 252002

LeSabre

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Engine check light has come on, and the sensor in engine has malfunctioned. Can possibly cause a fire in engine. Contacted dealer, and the dealer was not willing to do anything.*akit has been indicated to consumer if defect is not fixed, possible fire or stalling may occur.

- Fort Tabacca, MD, USA

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problem #6

Sep 011998

LeSabre

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
After filling fuel tank and driving for approximately 80 to 100 miles, gas gauge will read that fuel tank is empty, and a warning light will come on instrument panel. Dealership cannot determine a reason for this problem. Consumer states this has been a problem for three years and is requesting that someone fix the problem.

- Brookville, WI, USA

problem #5

Jun 092001

LeSabre

  • miles

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

Vehicle at stop light when engine check light came on and remained. Was idling roughly when pulling into parking lot, and then vehicle died. Took vehicle to dealership, and was informed that upper plentium manifold had cracked and was leaking fluid onto engine. This caused plugs to be flooded. Plugs were pulled and cleaned.

- Conway, SC, USA

problem #4

Jun 232000

LeSabre

  • miles
When going down a steep hill and trying to brake vehicle shut off. Also, enginecheck light came on as though vehicle has overheated. A bulletin was given to owner by a park Ranger at mt. Washington. The bulletin was about a problem with the inertia switch.

- Midland, MI, USA

problem #3

May 232000

(reported on)

LeSabre

  • miles
No summary listed for above vehicle.

- South Milwaukee, WI, USA

problem #2

Feb 011999

(reported on)

LeSabre

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The clock runs irregularly.

- Covina, CA, USA

problem #1

Aug 021999

LeSabre

  • miles
Instrument panel glass is concave instead of concurve. Hard to read instruments. Have a blind spot on driver's side window. Cannot see other vehicles when looking outside mirror. Emergency button is not visible to naked eye. Located under steering column out of sight.

- Hickory, NC, USA

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