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1.6

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
103,200 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.

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2001 Buick LeSabre drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2001 Buick LeSabre Owner Comments

problem #5

Nov 082015

LeSabre

  • 102,000 miles

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

Car has twice shutoff during driving. Last time in middle of turn, son ran off road because steering wheel was locked. It is not included in any GM recall for the ignition switch, but symptoms are identical. Dealer has no idea how to repair except to 'try' things. Problem is, if guess is wrong and problem persists, serious accident could happen.

- Spofford, NH, USA

problem #4

May 142014

LeSabre

  • 200,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Buick Lesabre. The contact stated that transmission fluid was discovered leaking from the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. The technician diagnosed there was a tear in the transmission fluid line caused by the line making contact with the inner frame of the vehicle. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the defect. The failure mileage was 200,000.

- Darien, GA, USA

problem #3

May 132013

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • 214,000 miles
Rear window regulator have malfunctioned for 3rd time in both rear windows. Oil leaking from valve/heads causing smoke under hood. Door controls shorted out, and electrical problems causing doors to lock and unlock without cause and switching from driver1 to driver2 and back while driving.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #2

Feb 162007

(reported on)

LeSabre

  • miles
2001 Buick Lesabre limited that had a solenoid in the transmission fail** the pressure control solenoid in the ransmission failed.

- Montgomery, MN, USA

problem #1

Oct 012004

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • miles
The vehicle's transmission started making noise while driving on the highway. The bearing noise had continually gotten louder eventually progressing to a growling noise in 4th gear and while backing in reverse. The consumer requested reimbursement.

- Superior, WI, USA

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