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NHTSA — Visibility: Power Window Devices And Controls Problems

2001 Buick LeSabre (Page 1 of 4)

2.9

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
48,280 miles

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2001 Buick LeSabre windows / windshield problems

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2001 Buick LeSabre Owner Comments (Page 1 of 4)

problem #74

May 252007

LeSabre

  • 66,386 miles

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

The contact owns a 2001 Buick Lesabre. The contact stated that the window regulators failed to close or open the side windows in the vehicle. The failure occurred intermittently. The dealer stated that the window regulators needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired, but the failure recurred. The failure mileage was 66,386.

- Chandler, AZ, USA

problem #73

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 #72

Jan 232013

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • 50,000 miles
The windows of this car are undependable. In case of accident defective motors regulators do not work. All four windows are a problem. This is a safety issue as you would not be able to exit by a window if need be. This is a problem with many of the Buick Lesabre 2001. Buick manufacturing will not admit that there is a problem with their windows. Buick states that the cars are past warranty and therefore will not do any thing about it. I include these two sites as evidence to this fact and how wide spread this problem is. googleads.G.doubleclick.net/pagead/ads?client=ca-pub-6617098213423805&output=html&H=90&slotname=7952013016&w=728&lmt=1358582400&flash=11.4.402.265&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.aboutautomobile.com%2fcomplaint%2F2001%2fbuick%2flesabre%2fpower%2bwindow&dt=1358997446843&bpp=16&shv=R20130122&jsv=R20121214&prev_slotnames=6969891371&correlator=1358997446734&frm=20&adk=1032090657&ga_vid=657897228.1358997064&ga_sid=1358997064&ga_hid=919312188&ga_fc=1&U_tz=-360&U_his=6&U_java=1&U_H=768&U_W=1280&U_ah=738&U_aw=1280&U_cd=32&U_nplug=0&U_nmime=0&dff=arial&dfs=12&adx=265&ady=1015&biw=1259&bih=644&oid=3&ref=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com%2furl%3fsa%3dt%26rct%3dj%26Q%3D%26esrc%3ds%26frm%3D1%26source%3dweb%26cd%3D5%26ved%3D0cfgqfjae%26url%3dhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.aboutautomobile.com%252fcomplaint%252F2001%252fbuick%252flesabre%252fpower%252bwindow%26ei%3djqqaubwzhsbh0wgf_iggda%26usg%3dafqjcnep6ywawyzgkeyutplih1jjfuubhg%26sig2%3dvlpverp_xpobzytn06rika&docm=8&fu=0&ifi=2&dtd=94&xpc=dgpdfquzhd&P=http%3A//www.aboutautomobile.com www.carcomplaints.com/Buick/Lesabre/2001/windows_windshield/power_window_stopped_working.shtml.

- West Frankfort, IL, USA

problem #71

Apr 142012

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • 47,850 miles

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

Window regulators fail due to poor design on part of manufactuer. Window is stuck in a down postion. [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Sulphur, IN, USA

problem #70

Jun 172011

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Buick Lesabre. The contact stated that the dashboard had begun separating from the steering wheel. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who stated that the failure was caused by the heat and temperature changes, which deteriorated the material. The vehicle was not repair and the dealer offered no further assistance. The manufacturer was notified who stated that the vehicle was not under warranty and to have the vehicle taken back to the dealer where the vehicle was purchased for a diagnostic. The failure mileage was 50,000 and the current mileage was 61,000. Updated 10/10/12 updated 10/11/2012

- Springfield , MO, USA

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problem #69

Jun 072011

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • 112,000 miles
Passenger window would not go up July 2011. One week later left rear passenger window would not function. February 2012 right rear window failed. April 2012 left rear window would not go down. Fortunately, it was under warranty. So far, the windows have cost me $735 in less than a year. Catalytic converter rattles a lot in morning when car is cold. Only a matter of time before it will need to be replaced. Was told by aamco can be replaced at Buick's expense, but have not been able to confirm this.

- Cumming, GA, USA

problem #68

Oct 012010

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • 110,000 miles

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

Another very common defect with multiple year Buick besides the window regulators that Buick refuses to admit fault and refuses to do anything about them. This is about the dash covering pulling away from the windshield and likely cause air bag to discharge and soon will obstruct vision through the windshield. Both of these items are very costly to repair and gn/Buick has offered nothing as far as I know to anyone. I will not buy another one. I have had to replace power steering hose at 60,000 and an axle at 90,000 and a tie rod at 50,000. And they wonder why sales from Japan are booming??

- Cary, NC, USA

problem #67

Sep 012011

LeSabre

  • miles
2001 Buick Lesabre. Consumer states all four window mechanisms failed in rapid succession the consumer stated the failure was due to a plastic hook. However, the dealer stated it was due to normal wear and tear.

- Marinette, WI, USA

problem #66

Sep 252009

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • miles
We have had all 4 of our window regulators replaced on our 2001 Buick Lesabre within a month of each other. The windows fall down unexpectedly. It has cost us $200 each to have them replaced. I personally will never own another Buick if this is the way GM handles things. Also, the dashboard skin has peeled away on the driver's side and slowly proceeding to the passenger side.

- New Haven, KY, USA

problem #65

Oct 152010

LeSabre

  • miles
We are beyond three replacements on window regulators for our 2001 Buick Lesabre in 2010 alone and we've learned some people have replaced 4-6 within a short span of time.

- Beverly, WV, USA

problem #64

Aug 222010

LeSabre

  • 50,000 miles

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

Rear windows failed within 2 days of each other. Rarely used windows.

- Plainfield, NJ, USA

problem #63

Jun 222010

LeSabre

  • 55,000 miles
My 2001 Buick lasabre, all four power window regulators have failed in a 2-3 year time, vehicleehad 55,000 when failures occurred, failure was in the connection of of the cable attachment to the window lift regulator. Plastic retainers had split allowing cable to pull loose. Windows cannot be operated when failure occurs.

- Deland, FL, USA

problem #62

Aug 102010

LeSabre

  • 84,745 miles
Had to replace rr window regulator, window would not operate. This is the second regulator that had to be replaced (lr window). I was told by one of the emoloyees that she had 3 window regulators to go bad. Just about everyone I talked to has had this problem with the 2001 model.

- Union City, TN, USA

problem #61

Jul 032010

LeSabre

  • miles
On Buick Lesabre, I have had defects on my back windows. I have had to replace the parts as the windows fall down and they will not go back up. It has also happened to my mother's Buick Lesabre.

- Barnesville, MN, USA

problem #60

Mar 102010

LeSabre

  • 51,230 miles
Defective window regulator. Will not power window back up after it is powered down. GM should be forced to fix this problem with a redesign of cheap plastic part causing the problem and then issue a recall. This is a $400 repair for each window and all four windows are likely to fail weather they are used or not.

- Ben Avon, PA, USA

problem #59

Aug 082006

LeSabre

  • miles
2001 Buick lasabre all four windows had to be replaced. Three windows three months apart. I'm now driving with the fourth window to be replaced. I understand this has been a problem with the cheap plastic used. It could cause a real serious problem, the glass cracks, be happy it doesn't hit you or a grandchild. This is a problem that should have been recalled.

- De Leon Springs, FL, USA

problem #58

Dec 012008

LeSabre

  • miles
The power windows have all failed, the regulator and motor assembly in its entirety is replaced. I think it's ridiculous that the failed part rather than the whole assembly is replaced.

- Henderson, NV, USA

problem #57

Nov 262008

LeSabre

  • 73,000 miles
2001 Buick Lesabre with the problems of failing power regulators. Have had two die in less then a month. Front and rear drivers side....rear one hardly ever used, but was the first to fail.

- Roanoke, IN, USA

problem #56

Aug 082008

LeSabre

  • 50,000 miles
I own a 2001 Buick Lesabre. The window regulator just went out. I had it repaired at the dealership costing 450. I then did research online and found that this was a very common problem. Having to replace the regulator at 50,000 is ridiculous. It is a very expensive repair when I should expect to replace all 4 at 450 each for a total of 1800 dollars.

- Salt Lake City, UT, USA

problem #55

Aug 152008

LeSabre

  • 139,000 miles
The passenger side rear power window in my 2001 Buick Lesabre broke. After researching the problem, there seems to be a common problem with all Buick Lesabre from 2000 and 2001. This is the first, but I doubt it will be the last.

- Boise, ID, USA

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