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Power Window Stopped Working

2000 Buick LeSabre (Page 3 of 3)

This problem may be covered under warranty. Ask your Buick dealer.

7.5

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
$346.00
Average Mileage:
75,609 miles
Total Complaints:
53 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace window regulator (29 reports)
  2. not sure (14 reports)
  3. replaced with an aftermarket regulator (4 reports)
  4. disconnected the window lift in up position (1 reports)
  5. remove power track assembly, install 2x4 to hold up window (1 reports)
  6. replace mechanism (1 reports)
2000 Buick LeSabre windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2000 Buick LeSabre Owner Comments (Page 3 of 3)

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problem #13

Jan 152009

LeSabre

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles

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

This is the third buick window regulator/motor that has gone bad in this Lesabre. There should be a recall or reimbursement to all that have had this problem due to their shotty design.

- , Lexington, KY, USA

problem #12

Jun 052008

LeSabre Limited 3.8L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 44,000 miles

I agree with everyone else. Buick definitely should have a recall on these window regulators.

- , Marshall, MI, USA

problem #11

Jun 152008

LeSabre LS V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 62,137 miles

I'm quite happy with this car as I have a bad back and it's comfortable on long highway trips. Both front seats are cloth (hard to find anymore), heated for winter with 8-way movement. I can't understand why the windows are broken and only one on the passenger side goes up and down. Soon none will work. I've taken the car around and no one wants to repair the problem just sell me new motors for each window and so far I've held out. Can't decide to fix or sell. Any recalls on this problem? Help please.

- , London, ON, Canada

problem #10

May 032006

(reported on)

LeSabre Limited

  • 35,000 miles

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

I HAVE REPLACED EACH (4) WINDOW & NOW, FOR A 2ND TIME, THE FT DRIVER WINDOW MOTOR HAS GONE OUT AGAIN. EACH REPLACEMENT HAS BEEN A GM MOTOR.

- , Macon, GA, USA

problem #9

Oct 012002

LeSabre Custom 3.8L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,000 miles

Should I do this 4 times? I bought mine as a Buick certified used car with around 33,000 miles, as I recall. At the end of four years, each window (all four) had failed at a cost totaling about 1800-$2000. After a huge discussion with Buick asking for concession, they got me to have repairs with their shop by stating their willingness to consider my complaint and requiring that I pay before considering my problem, then finally telling me no. When I again protested about the problem, as well as their method of extracting the repair from me before they would decide on my complaint, they gave me a 1 yr. coupon to purchase another Buick within a year. I have otherwise enjoyed the car very much and know others who have had excellent experience with 2000, 2003, and 2004 LeSabres.

- , Waukee, IA, USA

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problem #8

Oct 022007

(reported on)

LeSabre Limited 3.8L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 54,026 miles

3 of 4 windows regulators failed on a 2000 Buick LeSabre (I purchased new) at 54,000, 66,000 & 76,000 miles. Rears failed first then front passenger window. Drivers still OK. Seems to fail more the less you use it. Purchased used 2002 Buick in 2006 now rear window has failed. Cost to repair is about $290 for part plus labor of about $130. Search of web shows many have had this problem.

Seems like GM/Buick should do something about this problem that has continued to exist. I would like to elevate this issue.

- , Fountain Valley, CA, USA

problem #7

Oct 022007

(reported on)

LeSabre Limited 3.8L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 66,749 miles

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

3 of 4 windows regulators failed on a 2000 Buick LeSabre (I purchased new) at 54,000, 66,000 & 76,000 miles. Rears failed first then front passenger window. Drivers still OK. Seems to fail more the less you use it. Purchased used 2002 Buick in 2006 now rear window has failed. Cost to repair is about $290 for part plus labor of about $130. Search of web shows many have had this problem.

Seems like GM/Buick should do something about this problem that has continued to exist. I would like to elevate this issue.

- , Fountain Valley, CA, USA

problem #6

Oct 022007

(reported on)

LeSabre Limited 3.8L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 76,457 miles

3 of 4 windows regulators failed on a 2000 Buick LeSabre (I purchased new) at 54,000, 66,000 & 76,000 miles. Rears failed first then front passenger window. Drivers still OK. Seems to fail more the less you use it. Purchased used 2002 Buick in 2006 now rear window has failed. Cost to repair is about $290 for part plus labor of about $130. Search of web shows many have had this problem.

Seems like GM/Buick should do something about this problem that has continued to exist. I would like to elevate this issue.

- , Fountain Valley, CA, USA

problem #5

Sep 012007

(reported on)

LeSabre 3.8L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles

Third window now. 1st(rear) was fixed under warranty. Next one, rear again other side, I disassembled track assembly and found cheap plastic pulley broken. Installed wooden prop to permanently hold up window. This week a front window. Same #@$%^^& problem, cheap plastic pulley. What a racket dealer has going on fixing these at $600 a crack. Again I installed a wooden prop to permanently hold up window. Maybe someday when its cooler I will try a junkyard.

- , Ponte Vedra, FL, USA

problem #4

Jan 272007

(reported on)

LeSabre LTD 3.8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 78,000 miles

What a pain! At least its not the driver window yet! Why did they go with such cheap junk? Go aftermarket and tell your kids not to open the window anymore.

- , Crystal Lake, IL, USA

problem #3

Nov 282006

(reported on)

LeSabre Custom 3.8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 67,000 miles

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

Passenger window went out... then one of the back windows went out... then the other back window went out...(only the driver's window left)... ALL WITHIN 1 MONTH. Called a mechanic friend: says only thing to do is replace the regulator. Found a windshield repair guy locally that would install for about $35... found an aftermarket regulator online for about $100... Take it to the dealer and you are looking at about $300-400/EA w/ parts & labor. Seems silly that they are so poorly engineered... who wants to inevitably spend $1400 at the dealer replacing all the regulators. NOT SURE GM HAS A PROBLEM? TAKE A LOOK AT THE 2000 BONNEVILLE COMPLAINTS (SAME PLATFORM AS THE LESABRE)! (this forum wanted me to complain 3 times... once for every occurrence... but i'm tired now... goodbye)

- , Laveen, AZ, USA

problem #2

Sep 142006

(reported on)

LeSabre LTD

  • 70,000 miles

After owning my car for only 4 months the window regulator went out on my Lesabre. I called around and talked to several junkyards because the dealor only sells them WITH motor for 390 kinda pricy. EVERY junkyard said oh, a rear window after i only said window regulator for lesabre, it is so common they get a few calls a week on them. OBVIOUSLY it's a problem and it's kinda pricy... but easy to change out once you get the door apart.

- , Fort Wayne, IN, USA

problem #1

Jun 172004

(reported on)

LeSabre

  • 59,000 miles

Three of the motors were replaced under warranty. The fourth, I paid $413.22 and the last was fixed for $100. after I contacted GM. Something is wrong with the power window mechanism. I have never had a power window fail that I can remember. Having five failures on one automobile is unbelievable. Either they are defective, or they don't know how to repair them properly.

- , Plano, TX, USA

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