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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
19,239 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.

2001 Buick LeSabre engine problems

engine problem

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2001 Buick LeSabre Owner Comments

problem #6

Feb 022007

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 90,000 miles


- the contact owns a 2001 Buick la sabre. The contact stated that there was a safety recall 03034 on an engine coolant leak on the vehicle. The contact took the vehicle to leachman Buick in bowling green the fist week of February 2007 for safety repair, and was told that the status for the safety repair was closed. The contact stated that he had the original recall information. The vehicle is running sometimes and stalls occasionally. The current and failure mileage were both 90000 miles. Updated 03/19/07.

- Smithsgrove, KY, USA

problem #5

Dec 102005

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,336 miles
The contact stated vehicle stalled and lost power. There were no warning signs prior to the failure. The dealer replaced the engine fuel pressure regulator. Repairs were made at the contact's expense. The manufacturer has been contacted. Updated 01/11/06.

- North Huningdon , PA, USA

problem #4

Mar 302005

LeSabre 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Car in for oil change. Dealer service recommended replacement of upper plenum and gasket. This is a very common problem with Buick engines.

- Rochester, MN, USA

problem #3

Jan 012001


  • Automatic transmission
  • 100 miles


Technician indicated the original antifreeze which GM used in the Buick Lesabre damaged the intake manifold and the head gasket. Both needed to be replaced. Fumes from the toxic antifreeze caused the consumer to experience nauseousness and dizziness. Dealer notified.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #2

Aug 262001

LeSabre 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 15,000 miles
The vehicle used a quart of oil between every oil change. Dealer was notified.

- Salina, UT, USA

problem #1

May 282003

LeSabre 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The vehicle was using more oil than usual. The change engine oil light had come on 300 miles short of the 3K miles to travel, when the consumer tested the oil, it was 1qt low. At the end of the computer test, the mileage was 14650K miles. When the oil was checked at 829 additional miles from the last visit, it was 1/4qt low. The consumer talked to many other Buick owners and did not found another (same make/model) with the same problem.

- Salina, UT, USA

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