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Injuries / Deaths:
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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.

2001 Buick LeSabre accessories - interior problems

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2001 Buick LeSabre Owner Comments

problem #4

Oct 012002


  • miles


Consumer states was hit from the rear by another vehicle. Both driver and passenger front seats shook back and forth excessively causing occupants to hit heads on roof of vehicle. Collision was very minor and seats should not have moved.

- West Chester, PA, USA

problem #3

Sep 102002

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While making a sudden stop, consumer noticed driver's seat moved forward while turning corners. Consumer heard a popping noise, seat moving side to side. Dealer has been contacted. The automatic transmission has a harsh down shift when merging on to a freeway or goind up a hill. Shifts down to lower gear. The solenoid was replaced and the powertrain control module was updated but did not correct the harsh engagement. Once in a while the harsh engagement happens when going from drive to reverse. The transmission fluid was flushed due to sediment. The rear brakes still moan and are squeaky at low speeds. They were hosed off to remove the excess brake dust form the rotors. The brakes pulsate when braking hard on freeways or city streets. The steering labors engine when turning a corner or backing up. The power steering hydraulic hoses were replaced.

- Sun City, AZ, USA

problem #2

Feb 192001


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The driver's seat will lurch forward when the brakes are applied and will lurch backwards when stopping or applying the brakes. The left front seat moves forward on acceleration, is not insulated between the seat and floor/removed left seat insulated and reinstalled. The pivot point on the driver's is loose causing the seat to move forward and back. The adjuster assembly, front seat power split seat-replaced.

- Sun City, AZ, USA

problem #1

Jul 232001


  • miles
Window wiper fluid was empty/ automatic transmission failure/ tire light came on twice, clunk under driver seat.

- Yuma, AZ, USA

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