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NHTSA — Steering: Linkages: Tie Rod Assembly Problems

5.1

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
18,975 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 steering problems

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2001 Buick LeSabre Owner Comments

problem #13

Apr 012004

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,000 miles

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

- the contact owns a 2001 Buick le-sabre with a current odometer reading of 38000 miles. The contact explained that the vehicle had been to the dealer on three separate occasions to replace window regulators of three of the windows. The first repair was of the front passenger side window. The regulator was replaced in April of 2004 at steven smith Buick of rogers Arkansas. This repair was covered under warranty. The second repair was on the driver's side rear window regulator which was replaced on March 6 2006. This repair was not covered under warranty, and cost the contact $407.77. The third repair was of the driver's side front window regulator on February 15, 2007 at coury Buick of mesa Arizona 85206. This repair was not covered under warranty and cost the contact an additional $500. The air condition was blowing hot air. The compressor was replaced. The tie rods were replaced due to excessive play. Updated 03/30/07.

- Mesa, AZ, USA

problem #12

Sep 212006

(reported on)

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • miles
2001 Buick Lesabre tire developed a slow leak. Upon inspection and repair of the leak mechanic noticed a problem with the tie rods. A nail was discovered in the tire.

- Lakeview, AR, USA

problem #11

Sep 102004

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 44,000 miles
Electric window motor has gone out on 3 of my 4 windows within 30 days. Lso, tie rod ends had to be replaced on within same time frame.

- Pond Creek, OK, USA

problem #10

Nov 122004

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 33,675 miles

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

Right outter tie rod end fornd to be loose. Dealer described as "unsafe". vehicle mialeage 33675.

- Vienna, VA, USA

problem #9

Jul 082004

LeSabre

  • 28,000 miles
Consumer stated that she had to replace both left and right tie rods because they were loose. One on the left was replaced at 28,000 miles, and the other was replaced at 49,000 miles. One of the tie rods replaced was on warranty. But, consumer had to pay for the second one. This was not normal for a 2001 vehicle.

- Huntsville, AL, USA

problem #8

Jun 302004

LeSabre 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 18,886 miles
While driving, a loud banging noise was heard coming from the passenger's side tire. The consumer took the vehicle to the dealer for inspection and the mechanic determined the driver and passenger side tie rods needed to be replaced due to worn out parts. The left front window was inoperative due to the regulator shorting out and there was a rattle in the dash on the passenger side due to the right and left outer tie rods being loose.

- Blytheville, AR, USA

problem #7

Oct 012002

LeSabre

  • miles

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

Vehicle's right tie rod ends broke while driving at 15 mph. The consumer discovered that the tie rod ends needed to be replaced when the vehicle was a year old, however in April of 2004 the tie rod busted loose, both inner and outer on the right side. The mechanic stated the tie rods were made out of aluminum and the soft metal was not sufficient enough for the tie rods.

- Mooers, NY, USA

problem #6

Nov 022003

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 39,420 miles
The left and right tie rod wore badly and caused the vehicle to wander while driving. Consumer noticed vehicle was handling right. He took the vehicle to get new tires and learned the tie rods were defective.

- Afton, VA, USA

problem #5

Jul 152003

LeSabre

  • miles
The consumer reported multiple complaints with the vehicle. 1)the tie rod on the right side shimmied when vehicle was driven at a speed of 60 mph or more. 2. wheel bearings were making a humming sound when driven at 30 mph. 3. there was a clicking sound in the brakes when braking at any given speed.

- Spokane, WA, USA

problem #4

Jul 232003

(reported on)

LeSabre

  • 12,200 miles
Ltr fm denis twomey inquiring if Buick (tsb) no. 02-02-008, correct outer tie rod end replacement part usage is in effect. Tsb# 02-02-32-008. During a nyc vehicle inspection, the tie rods were found to be loose.

- Plainview, NY, USA

problem #3

May 242003

LeSabre

  • miles

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

Consumer states that the vehicle tire rod snaped. Dealer notified.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #2

Jun 302003

LeSabre

  • Automatic transmission
  • 38,308 miles
The consumer took the vehicle into a tire shop center for regular maintenance. They indicated the tie rods were not good. The consumer then took the vehicle to the dealer, and they replaced the left and right tie rods.. the front hub assembly was defective.

- Raleigh, NC, USA

problem #1

Jun 202003

(reported on)

LeSabre

  • 12,180 miles
2001 Buick Lesabre has loose tie rod ends. Tsb 02 02 32 008 was issued to correct outer outer tie rod end replacement part. The vehicle had loose tie rod ends during inspection. (the tie rods had worn and was replaced)

- Plainview, NY, USA

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