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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
69,839 miles

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2002 Buick LeSabre seat belts / air bags problems

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2002 Buick LeSabre Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #21

Oct 242016

LeSabre

  • 115,000 miles

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

Driving vehicle on road in subdivision when gas pedal became stuck and car accelerated out of control striking a garage door and wall with great impact. Air bags did not deploy. Driver escaped with minor injuries. Car was totaled. No else in car.

- Fort Myers, FL, USA

problem #20

Sep 162016

LeSabre

  • 125,000 miles
My son was involved in a front end collision. The Buick was totaled but the airbags did not deploy. He was going straight and an SUV made a short left turn in front of him and her drivers side collided with his entire front end.

- Quinton, VA, USA

problem #19

Jul 072015

LeSabre

  • 99,000 miles
My 'air-bag' light, for the past year, stays on constantly. Reading other messages on line, other owners have the same problem. Why isn't there a recall on this?

- Orland Park, IL, USA

problem #18

Mar 152015

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • 7,200 miles

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

The engine keeps stalling and shutting off in traffic after lurching forward. Defective engine burned part of engine hood, and severed ABS brake lines burned off by heat, GM manufacturer defects.

- Reno, NV, USA

problem #17

Oct 082014

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • 134,000 miles
Air bag warning light and chimes sound at start up and stay on at all times.I pulled fuse out of concern the air bags may deploy when not needed.

- Hawthorne, WI, USA

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problem #16

Nov 302011

LeSabre

  • 75,368 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Buick Lesabre. The contact stated that while starting the ignition, the air bag warning indicator illuminated continuously. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for diagnosis, who stated that the air bag SDM module would need to be replaced. There was a recall associated with NHTSA campaign id number 02V222000 (air bags) but the contact's VIN was not included. The vehicle had not been repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 75,368.

- Cleveland, TN, USA

problem #15

Nov 182010

LeSabre

  • 75,370 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 air bag and seat belt warning lights illuminated as the vhiecle was started and the seat belt was engaged. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection where they stated that the SDM needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 75,370.

- Cleveland, TN, USA

problem #14

Jan 262013

LeSabre

  • 113,179 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Buick Lesabre. The contact stated that the driver front air bag erroneously deployed. The vehicle was taken to both an independent mechanic and the dealer but the failure could not be replicated. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 113,179.

- Corvallis, OR, USA

problem #13

Oct 012011

LeSabre

  • 120,000 miles
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 #12

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 #11

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 #10

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 #9

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 #8

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 #7

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 #6

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 #5

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 #4

Jan 012009

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 107,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Buick Lesabre. While driving at any speed, the air bag light flashes on and off repeatedly. The vehicle has been diagnosed by the dealer. The current and failure mileages were 107,000. Updated 08/04/09 the dealer was unable to find the cause of the problem. The air bag light would come on and stay on. Updated 08/06/09.

- Random Lake, WI, USA

problem #3

Mar 162002

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 24,500 miles
While driving 30-35 mph consumer's vehicle was involved in a rear end collision. Upon impact, air bags failed to deploy.

- New Brighton, MN, USA

problem #2

Apr 112003

(reported on)

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The horn required excessive pressure to activate. The dealer stated the problem was due to the air bag placement. Mr scc

- Medina, NY, USA

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