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2.2

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
71,000 miles

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2002 Buick LeSabre Owner Comments

problem #9

Sep 012016

LeSabre

  • 72,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2002 Buick Lesabre. The contact stated that the dashboard separated from the steering wheel, which caused the panel to raise and obscure the driver's visibility. The cause of the failure was not diagnosed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 72,000.

- Fortworth, TX, USA

problem #8

Aug 012013

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • 76,000 miles
The padded dash cover started pulling away from the dash behind the steering wheel. The gap is increasing in size as it moves toward the passenger side.

- Ponca City, OK, USA

problem #7

Sep 032012

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • 86,000 miles
The padded dash peeled up away from the dash frame in front of steering wheel. It is peeling across from left to right. I am concerned about air bag deploying without warning. G.M. says this part is discontinued and you can not find this part anywhere. There should be a recall on this padded dash before some one gets hurt.

- Stockton, CA, USA

problem #6

Nov 162006

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • 75,000 miles

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

The padded dash has peeled up and away from dash frame in front of the steering wheel. It is continuing to spread (peel up and away from the frame) across the padded dash from left to right, towards the passenger area. It continues to grow in severity, and I am concerned about the passenger airbag, with respects to it deploying without warning, due to the peeling/warping of the dash around it. I have put a dash mat (cover) over the problem for appearance purposes, but even that doesn't hide the growing magnitude of the problem anymore. I have been told that it will cost me anywhere from $350 - $1,200 to correct this problem from independent repair shops in the area, to the GM Buick dealer. This is a design flaw, & "safety" issue direct from the manufacturer. Other than this ever increasing problem, the car is in immaculate condition, & I would like to keep it due to its mechanical reliability, fuel economy, & comfort. I believe an oem padded dash replacement, should be made a recall on the part of GM as this has not happened due to negligence, age of the vehicle (it began when the car was relatively new), or accident. I respectfully look forward to receiving a response from you.

- Abilene, TX, USA

problem #5

Nov 162006

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • 75,000 miles
The padded dash has peeled up and away from dash frame in front of the steering wheel. It is continuing to spread (peel up and away from the frame) across the padded dash from left to right, towards the passenger area. It continues to grow in severity, and I am concerned about the passenger airbag, with respects to it deploying without warning, due to the peeling/warping of the dash around it. I have put a dash mat (cover) over the problem for appearance purposes, but even that doesn't hide the growing magnitude of the problem anymore. I have been told that it will cost me anywhere from $350 - $1,200 to correct this problem from independent repair shops in the area, to the GM Buick dealer. This is a design flaw, & "safety" issue direct from the manufacturer. Other than this ever increasing problem, the car is in immaculate condition, & I would like to keep it due to its mechanical reliability, fuel economy, & comfort. I believe an oem padded dash replacement, should be made a recall on the part of GM as this has not happened due to negligence, age of the vehicle (it began when the car was relatively new), or accident. I respectfully look forward to receiving a response from you.

- Abilene, TX, USA

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problem #4

Nov 162006

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • 75,000 miles
The padded dash has peeled up and away from dash frame in front of the steering wheel. It is continuing to spread (peel up and away from the frame) across the padded dash from left to right, towards the passenger area. It continues to grow in severity, and I am concerned about the passenger airbag, with respects to it deploying without warning, due to the peeling/warping of the dash around it. I have put a dash mat (cover) over the problem for appearance purposes, but even that doesn't hide the growing magnitude of the problem anymore. I have been told that it will cost me anywhere from $350 - $1,200 to correct this problem from independent repair shops in the area, to the GM Buick dealer. This is a design flaw, & "safety" issue direct from the manufacturer. Other than this ever increasing problem, the car is in immaculate condition, & I would like to keep it due to its mechanical reliability, fuel economy, & comfort. I believe an oem padded dash replacement, should be made a recall on the part of GM as this has not happened due to negligence, age of the vehicle (it began when the car was relatively new), or accident. I respectfully look forward to receiving a response from you.

- Abilene, TX, USA

problem #3

Sep 192005

LeSabre

  • 30,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2002 Buick Lesabre. The contact stated that the padded dashboard began to peel behind the steering wheel. The failure spread to the passenger's side of the dashboard. The contact was concerned that the air bag would erroneously deploy as a result. The dealer was notified of the issue and advised the contact that they were aware of the failure but offered no assistance. The failure mileage was 30,000 and the current mileage was 100,000.

- Abilene, TX, USA

problem #2

Nov 162006

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • 75,000 miles
The padded dash has peeled up and away from dash frame in front of the steering wheel. It is continuing to spread (peel up and away from the frame) across the padded dash from left to right, towards the passenger area. It continues to grow in severity, and I am concerned about the passenger airbag, with respects to it deploying without warning, due to the peeling/warping of the dash around it. I have put a dash mat (cover) over the problem for appearance purposes, but even that doesn't hide the growing magnitude of the problem anymore. I have been told that it will cost me anywhere from $350 - $1,200 to correct this problem from independent repair shops in the area, to the GM Buick dealer. This is a design flaw, & "safety" issue direct from the manufacturer. Other than this ever increasing problem, the car is in immaculate condition, & I would like to keep it due to its mechanical reliability, fuel economy, & comfort. I believe an oem padded dash replacement, should be made a recall on the part of GM as this has not happened due to negligence, age of the vehicle (it began when the car was relatively new), or accident. I respectfully look forward to receiving a response from you.

- Abilene, TX, USA

problem #1

Nov 162006

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • 75,000 miles
The padded dash has peeled up and away from dash frame in front of the steering wheel. It is continuing to spread (peel up and away from the frame) across the padded dash from left to right, towards the passenger area. It continues to grow in severity, and I am concerned about the passenger airbag, with respects to it deploying without warning, due to the peeling/warping of the dash around it. I have put a dash mat (cover) over the problem for appearance purposes, but even that doesn't hide the growing magnitude of the problem anymore. I have been told that it will cost me anywhere from $350 - $1,200 to correct this problem from independent repair shops in the area, to the GM Buick dealer. This is a design flaw, & "safety" issue direct from the manufacturer. Other than this ever increasing problem, the car is in immaculate condition, & I would like to keep it due to its mechanical reliability, fuel economy, & comfort. I believe an oem padded dash replacement, should be made a recall on the part of GM as this has not happened due to negligence, age of the vehicle (it began when the car was relatively new), or accident. I respectfully look forward to receiving a response from you.

- Abilene, TX, USA

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