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2.6

hardy worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
56,886 miles

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2002 Buick LeSabre Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #29

Nov 042013

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • 29,757 miles

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

When I bought this car on Nov. 1, 2013, the dashboard pad was already buckling. What can be done about this? this car only has 30000 miles on it. I am concerned about the safety of anyone riding in the front seat.

- Krugerville, TX, USA

problem #28

Mar 292012

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • 49,000 miles
The dashboard pulled away from the front windshield approx. 3/4" and now is getting wider to about 2" and is extending from the driver's side into the passenger area. We are afraid that dust will get in there and make gauges malfunction, and the air bags deploy unnecessarily. It also looks aesthetically bad as the rest of the interior is fine.

- Moraga, CA, USA

problem #27

Feb 012008

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • 65,000 miles
I found out that this gas line leakage issue exist in everyone that I know with this model vehicle. There is a fuel line clip that can be replaced. The clip is inserted at the end of the fuel line that connects to the engine but this clip doesn't last very long once replaced. Eventually the clip won't work anymore as if it is the fuel line itself that is bad. This issues seems to be a defect in this model Buick and is dangerous. I'm just wondering how can such an issue never been on the Buick recall list for this model car. Most people that have this car say that they have smelled the gas fumes and didn't know what it was. The gas actually leaks/ drip from the fuel line's clip onto the hot engine. ( can you say very dangerous) this is a lawsuit waiting to happen!

- Memphis, TN, USA

problem #26

Oct 012011

LeSabre

  • 120,000 miles

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

The dash cover has separated from the front near the windshield. Noticed everyone on car lots near this year also have the same problem. This is obviously a flaw in the product, please help. I've been told that if it continues across to right side the air bag will deploy.

- Hanover, IN, USA

problem #25

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 #24

Nov 162006

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • 76,286 miles
The padded dash has peeled up an 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 air bag, 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 #23

Jul 012005

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • 35,000 miles

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

Dash pad began separating from dashboard at base of windshield directly in front of instrument cluster when car was approximately 4 years old. Has progressively spread to currently include about 70% of width of dashboard and is raised approximately 3 inches in front of instrument cluster. Appears to be an issue of shrinkage/improper adhesion due to inferior materials and/or incorrect factory installation. Online search indicates that this problem afflicts a disproportionate number of 2000-2006 Lesabre. Concerned that if passenger side airbag were to deploy dash pad would not tear as intended but would instead be pulled from dashboard and would strike occupants. Firm molded edge could cause serious lacerations or potential fatalities. Many owners have requested repair, some under warranty, with no satisfaction from Buick.

- Hampstead, MD, USA

problem #22

Jun 072003

LeSabre

  • 10,000 miles
I bought 2002 Buick Lesabre brand new and after approximately I year the dash began to buckle almost the entire length of the windshield. It is now approx 3 to 4 inches high. I went to car gurus. Com and realized hundreds of people were having the same problem. I did not realize that this problem could impair air bag deployment. I believe this warrants a recall.

- Candler, NC, USA

problem #21

Jul 232012

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • 71,000 miles
Dash pad cover peeling away from dash pad base. Causing great issues with resale of vehicle reducing the value significantly. Manufacturing defect as I have seen a great many 2000-2005 Lesabre with this issue including my other 2000 model year Lesabre limited. A senior executive needs to deal with this issue and make the decision to replace the defective dash pads. Whoever designed, tested or manufactured these panels made a gross error and it is costing Buick's quality first repetition and customer service/care to be highly tarnished. I will move away from the Buick brand loyalty that I have due to this costly defect.

- Simpsonville, SC, USA

problem #20

Jun 182008

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The dashboard on the vehicle started buckling at least 5 years ago. The buckling is severe and extends across the entire dash. The windows have also broken. I have had three of them repaired and one is still broken.

- Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, USA

problem #19

Dec 052011

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • 91,651 miles

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

2002 Lesabre with a popped dashboard between steering wheel and front glass. The dashboard has bubbled up. Cannot force the dash back into position. I'm afraid it will cause the air bags to deploy. Sounds like a design problem to me or it's made of faulty material and needs to be recalled and replaced.

- Duluth, GA, USA

problem #18

Apr 162011

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • miles
The dash board is buckling up, we are afraid it may cause the air bags to activate causing injury or death if it causes an wreck.

- Richmond, KY, USA

problem #17

Sep 292010

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • 78,000 miles
The dashboard is coming up right behind the steering wheel column. It is starting to go across to the passenger side. A quick internet search reveals this to be a widespread problem with this model vehicle. The situation requires attention due to the fact that it could deploy the passenger side airbag. Looking for GM to take responsibility on a now known defect and safety situation. Also noted that visibility is reduced to the driver with the dash coming up and rising.

- Burlington, NJ, USA

problem #16

May 242011

LeSabre

  • 75,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Buick Lesabre. The contact stated the dashboard exhibited a large fracture toward the passenger side air bag. The contact did not take the vehicle to the manufacturer or dealer. The contact was concerned of the possibility of the air bag deploying because of the dashboard fracture. The failure mileage was 75,000.

- Dayville, NJ, USA

problem #15

Apr 012010

LeSabre

  • 94,000 miles
Dash board separation from left to right towards passenger side airbag. Dealer & auto body shop offer no fix.

- North Branford, CT, USA

problem #14

Jan 012010

LeSabre

  • miles
My 2002 Buick le sabre dashboard is peeling up & out along inside front window, also under radio and air bag, no dealer can fix it or auto repair shop. Afraid air bag is going to open up on passenger side...dash is opening under it.

- Hews, DE, USA

problem #13

Feb 042011

LeSabre

  • 58,000 miles
Dashmat on 2002 Buick lasabre buckling above streering wheel where dashmat meets window.

- Aloha, OR, USA

problem #12

Jan 012010

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • 115,000 miles
Dash pad coming loose, bowing up in front of driver, becoming detached in crucial area at passenger side airbag. To repair will cost around $950 parts and labor. Also window regulators have been replaced in windows that are used the least.

- Big Stone Gap, VA, USA

problem #11

Jan 292010

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
The dash is starting to rise. I have not made any repairs.

- Pasadena, MD, USA

problem #10

Mar 022011

LeSabre

  • miles
I have a 2002 Buick Lesabre. The dashboard has come unglued. The part of the dashboard covering the airbag looks very loose. I'm scared it will deploy.

- Corpus Christi, TX, USA

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