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NHTSA — Service Brakes, Hydraulic: Antilock Problems

8.3

pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
4,167 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2002 Buick LeSabre brakes problems

brakes problem

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2002 Buick LeSabre Owner Comments

problem #6

Mar 292006

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 25,000 miles

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

: the contact stated while depressing the brake pedal, it goes to the floor. To get the vehicle to stop, the brake pedal must be pumped. The vehicle was taken to the dealership for brake replacement previously. The vehicle operated normally according to the dealership and the problem could not duplicated with any additional testing.

- West Henrietta, NY, USA

problem #5

Jan 012004

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
2002 Buick Lesabre. The contact complained about an ABS brake problem. Contacted the dealership and the manufacturer, and they said there were no recalls. The contact told them about the problem he was having with the vehicle. Notice the ABS problem when the ABS light came on and went off. Also, felt vibration from the brakes. Could not apply brakes at low speed because the brake pedal was very hard to push. The ABS light ca me on and stayed on until the contact took the vehicle to dealership and had repairs done. The repair seemed to be satisfactory. Ha D no H accidents due to the brakes.

- Orland Park, IL, USA

problem #4

Feb 102003

LeSabre

  • miles
Letter on behalf of james burns (mi) re a previous letter sent to NHTSA requesting brake defect and driving information on 2002 Buick, Lesabre; response to letter/S/by K. weinstein on 03/25/2003- ES03--006321; reply to detroit ofc, dot #003-2279. On February 10, 2003 while driving wife home from hospital ABS light came on. Pulled off highway 28 into a motel, shut off motor, then started vehicle again and ABS light did not appear. While driving in inclement weather, the ABS light came on and the brakes failed. Mr burns attempted to contact Buick and NHTSA, but received no response. Senator levin 's office would like NHTSA to look into the matter, and contact Mr. Burns regarding the brake problem. The consumer was told the brakes failed because there was a thin coat of ice on the brakes, which caused the brakes to fail. *

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #3

Feb 102003

LeSabre

  • miles

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

The anti lock brake light illuminated, and the brakes failed, which caused the consumer to drive into a ditch. The dealer stated the brakes had froze, due to ice build up.

- Curtis, MI, USA

problem #2

Apr 232003

LeSabre

  • miles
Fax from james L. burns (mi) regarding defective anti-lock brakes on his 2002, Buick, Lesabre, reply direcly to constituent & fwd copy to tom baldini of cong. Stupak's ofc. Mr baldini is writer of cong letter.....

- Curtis, MI, USA

problem #1

Mar 142003

(reported on)

LeSabre

  • miles
A thin coat of ice covered the brake pads and rotors which caused the anti-lock brake system (ABS) light to illuminate and the brakes to fail.

- Curtis, MI, USA

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