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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
35,300 miles

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2001 Buick LeSabre seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2001 Buick LeSabre Owner Comments

problem #20

Feb 042015

LeSabre

  • miles

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

The dash board is melting away an it has lifted up the passenger side air bad an I think thats a safey hazard cause if I was to get into a finder bender or a bad car wreck the passenger air will not come out. An I have seen this problem on other make an models just like mines

- Green Cove Springs, FL, USA

problem #19

May 012006

LeSabre

  • 70,000 miles
I have had to replace all four power window motors, the dash is coming apart and is raised blocking some visibility and potentially affecting the air bag deployment in an accident. In addition, it seems to me that braking vibration / pulsation has been a problem on all five of my Buick Lesabre

- Mount Dora, FL, USA

problem #18

Dec 012006

LeSabre

  • 75,000 miles
Front / top of dashboard separating and delaminating from the interior cabin of vehicle and expending to a point were the one piece exposing open void space and setting off sensors on air bags by pinching and sending a message that the air bags are defective. I have seen no of same model Buick with similar defects and problems from 2000 to 2004 and newer models on the road. When requested for evaluation from two Buick / GM dealers they had no solution to the issue or offer a solution to the safety issue. Request for investigation to GM for solution and notice to the owners of similar cars to report same or sim. Problems.

- Jacksonville , FL, USA

problem #17

Jun 012012

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • 75,000 miles

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

Dashboard top is separating and buckling in area between steering wheel and windshield. It started slowly when I first purchased the car and has progressively gotten worse with time. While researching the problem, I found this to be a common issue. I'm worried that as the dashboard separation gets worse, it will affect the passenger air bag and/or vehicle electronics in the dashboard area leading to an accident.

- Wirtz, VA, USA

problem #16

Jun 012002

LeSabre

  • 13,000 miles
The dash pad on my 2001 Buick le sabre has separated and buckled up approximately six inches in height and mostly in front of my steering wheel, however it is lifted 3/4 of the way across the entire dash. It is now open in the front along where it meets the windshield. It has lifted almost all the way to the passenger side air bag. Upon reading on line, I see that this is a very common problem for 2001 through 2005 Buick and I am just another complaint to add to the list. The rise in the dash certainly effects my view while driving. I have placed a thick pad on top of my drivers seat to raise my body. This assists me, so I am able to peer over the raised dash while driving. I am greatly concerned that the separation, is going to suddenly deploy my passenger side air bag.

- Hudgins, VA, USA

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problem #15

Nov 272013

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • 71,000 miles
The dash board is seperating at the seams all the way to the air bags. It may lead to possible air bag deployement on passenger side. Please fix this could lead to a very serious accident I communte on a daily basis with my two son 6 and 10. Please do a recall on this vehicle someone could be serious injured please help!

- North Little Rock , AR, USA

problem #14

Jun 042002

LeSabre

  • 30,000 miles

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

The dash board is seperating at the seams all the way to the air bags. It may lead to possible air bag deployement on passenger side.

- Wyoming, MI, USA

problem #13

Apr 242013

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • 104,000 miles
Vehicle was in a front end accident with an SUV and the airbag did not deploy. Vehicle was a total loss.

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #12

Nov 182012

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • 107,000 miles
I was driving home from work at 45 miles per hour when my Buick air bag deployed for no good reason and caused me to rear end a fellow employee at a light. I was dumbfounded by the accident and was wondering what happened because I recalled no red light or seeing brake lights. I am so happy that my fellow employee are not detrimentally injured by this. The bag apparently shocked me and the dashboard blinded me so I had no way to react.. I sure hope that this problem is address to the fullest extent. I thankful that I was not driving on the interstate at the time. I am also expecting Buick to replace my car at the same value atleast.

- Clarksville, TN, USA

problem #11

Mar 012006

LeSabre

  • 15,000 miles
My parents purchased a 2001 Buick Lesabre from the dealership new. Both parents (father now deceased) retired and moved to Florida in 2001, and very rarely drove the vehicle. My father passed away in February of this year (2012) and my mother asked me if I wanted the car. I drove to Florida to pick up the car and noticed the dash panel was all buckled and looked horrible. I asked my mother what had happened and thought perhaps it was due to the South Florida heat, but my mother said it started in 2006 and they had brought it back to dealer multiple times and was told it was not a warranty issue and would cost over $1000 to repair. After searching online for replacement dash panels I discovered this is a problem with the vehicle and has been for sometime, Florida heat had nothing to do with it, I believe this is a manufacturing defect and will cause the airbag to deploy causing injury.

- Aberdeen, NC, USA

problem #10

Mar 012012

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • 108,000 miles

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

The dash pad under the windshield is starting to buckle and separate from the metal clamps. This separation is continually growing and moving from the drivers side of the dash panel to the passenger side where the front passenger air bag is located. With this movement and change I am concerned that the passenger air bag will not deploy in an accident or the air bag may inadvertently deploy causing injury to the passenger, not to mention how the driver may react should the airbag deploy unexpectedly. General Motors needs to fix this to insure nobody is injured if that hasn't already happened.

- Sarasota, FL, USA

problem #9

Feb 272012

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • miles
The dash pad on my 2001 Lesabre, which my elderly mother previously owned and maintained well, has buckled and pulled up from the dash board right above the steering wheel. It has pulled out of the defrost panel on the driver's side and curls up and is becoming an obstruction to my view. I am unable to reattach it and worried that as it continues to pull out to the passenger's side, it will possibly activate the airbag. I have researched and found this to be a problem for multiple years of the Lesabre model and GM has not addressed it. I've never seen this happen with other older car models and understand that it has been a problem for the Lesabre for some in the early years of ownership.

- Vestavia Hills, AL, USA

problem #8

May 182011

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • miles
Dash mat separation bulge in front of steering wheel moving toward pass airbag.

- Eau Claire, WI, USA

problem #7

Apr 222010

LeSabre

  • miles
TL-the contact owns a 2001 Buick Lesabre. While driving 20 mph under normal road conditions the air bags deployed. The manufacturer was contacted and stated that an investigator would examine the vehicle. The failure and current mileages were unknown.

- Cleveland, OH, USA

problem #6

Jan 202009

LeSabre

  • miles
Air bag lights come on for weeks at a time, then go back off. My mechanic said it would cost a lot of money just to get it checked.

- Patterson, LA, USA

problem #5

Jun 012004

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 38,000 miles
The air bag warning light came on and stayed on while driving. This rendered the air bags inoperative. A diagnostic test was performed, but no failure code was found. After two tries, the dealer found no problem in the system.

- Madison, IN, USA

problem #4

Nov 182002

LeSabre

  • miles
The horn doesn't sound for me and dealer says it can not be adjusted because of air bag in steering wheel. I have arthritic hands and can not push the horn hard enough or in the correct spot to use it in case of an emergency. Dealer said they have had other complaints from owners about this problem.

- Troy, MI, USA

problem #3

Apr 012002

LeSabre

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Airbag light appears on dashboad and alarm system came on. While traveling on highway consumer hit horn and center piece popped up. Dealership was aware of problem.

- Altoona, IA, USA

problem #2

May 022002

LeSabre

  • miles
Air bag broke plastic but did not inflate; neck injury resulted from whiplash.

- Louisville, KY, USA

problem #1

Nov 202000

(reported on)

LeSabre

  • miles
Air bag failed to deploy during accident. Nlm

- Oak Creek, WI, USA

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