Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

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NHTSA — Vehicle Speed Control: Cruise Control Problems

5.8

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
14,354 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 #4

May 202005

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 27,072 miles

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

Cruise control on/off switch failure.

- Roseville, MI, USA

problem #3

Aug 142001

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 8,276 miles
2001 Buick Lesabre experienced the following problems: Cruise control would not set, automatic transmission had no reverse ability, water leaking from the coolant pump, ses light illuminated, left rear brake light.** answer required*** there was a whistling sound coming from around the window area due to a revealing molding piece, the steering felt funny and was noisy when turning, there was also a clunk in the steering, there was excessive play in the right and left tie rod end, the left rear brake light was out, the right rear center bulb was out, the original battery had leaked acid causing a hole in floor under the back seat, the light switch stuck in the on position, and the right front marker light out. The power steering pump was replaced.

- Venice , FL, USA

problem #2

Jul 112003

LeSabre 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Transmission problems involving 2001 Buick Lesabre. The vehicle experienced sudden acceleration. This occurred while backing out of parking spaces and at traffic lights. The cruise control had become inoperative. The solenoid valve was replaced in the transmission, however it did not resolved the problem.

- Moreno Valley, CA, USA

problem #1

Dec 032002

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 22,069 miles
Buick lost the BBB decision and did not perform within the 40 days allotted to replace the car. The car has multiple safety defects (air bag, transmission, braking) that the BBB said could cause serious bodily injury or death. They want to buy back the car and inspect it so it can be resold.

- Desmoines, IA, USA

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