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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
31,939 miles

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1998 Buick LeSabre steering problems

steering problem

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1998 Buick LeSabre Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 172010


  • miles


I was driving down the street on 6/17/10 when I heard a loud pop. I slowed down to see what happen. I seen nothing but some bolts in the street. I pick them up and got back in the car. There was no way to steer the car just had gas no steering. I looked up under the car and it looked like the engine was falling out of the car. I lifted up the hood and it was along with the steering column. I was two min. Away from getting on the expressway. God was with me if that would have happened on the expressway I might not have been able to write this letter tonight. Rusted bolts with no warning falling off a car a little over ten years old. If they cant get some way to warn people that their bolts could fall off and their steering go out drifting from lane to lane with no control of the automobile, than don't make them. That was my mothers car if I wouldn't have driven it she would have been riding in that car with six children today. She is from atlanta we are in pittsburgh, pa the only roads she takes are the main ones and expressways. I couldn't believe it. We took the car to the shop ill write back when the mechanic tells me what went wrong.

- Monroeville, PA, USA

problem #1

Sep 062005

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 63,878 miles
The consumer's wife was driving on the street and the rear ball joints broke in half. The vehicle was placed on a roll back and taken to the dealer. This happened on September 6, 2005. The dealer replaced the ball joint on the rear left back. There was no fore-warning and no noise before this happened. Also the power steering bolts broke on two separate occasions, causing the power steering to drop off the engine block and fall down onto the frame making it almost impossible to steer the vehicle. (11/10/05) the power steering bolts broke on two occasions allowing the pump to fall down on the frame. The shaft of the ball joint snapped allowing the left rear wheel to shift rearward. The lower control arm dropped down allowing the free end to lock the wheel.

- Florence , SC, USA

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