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7.5

pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
6,548 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 wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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1998 Buick LeSabre Owner Comments

problem #5

Mar 032004

LeSabre

  • 32,739 miles

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

Consumer inspected the tires and noticed that the left front tire tread was separating and steel belt was visible. The other 3 tires had cracks along the sides. Dealership was contacted.

- Deltona, FL, USA

problem #4

Oct 112002

(reported on)

LeSabre

  • miles
The safety involved here is the inability to change a tire if it fails on the road. The plastic key and insert are inadequate for the job. The plastic on the key gives and the locking device on the hub cap becomes so tight that the plastic key will not remove it before failing. Each time I have had to have the tires rotated or changed, the mechanics required air tools and 1 inch socket. One occasion of a flat tire on a Texas highway placed my wife and I without the ability to change to the spare. Had not a very husky highway patrolment come to our rescue, we would have been stranded. In this incident we were able to get off the highway onto a private farm entrance.

- College Station, TX, USA

problem #3

Oct 112002

(reported on)

LeSabre

  • miles
The safety involved here is the inability to change a tire if it fails on the road. The plastic key and insert are inadequate for the job. The plastic on the key gives and the locking device on the hub cap becomes so tight that the plastic key will not remove it before failing. Each time I have had to have the tires rotated or changed, the mechanics required air tools and 1 inch socket. One occasion of a flat tire on a Texas highway placed my wife and I without the ability to change to the spare. Had not a very husky highway patrolment come to our rescue, we would have been stranded. In this incident we were able to get off the highway onto a private farm entrance.

- College Station, TX, USA

problem #2

Sep 011998

LeSabre

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Right front tire blew out while driving in the rain, defective tire is possible what caused the right front wheel to vibrate while driving (general ameri-G4S - P205-70R15).

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #1

Jun 141999

LeSabre

  • miles
Spare tire is not a standard tire, and is unsafe to be used. Spare tire and rim are both smaller then the 16' inch tires that are on the vehicle. Could NHTSA give additional information.

- Greenboro, NC, USA

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