Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
35,000 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 steering problems

steering problem

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2002 Buick LeSabre Owner Comments

problem #3

Apr 112005

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,000 miles


Vibration: Driving at any speed caused vibration with less than 30,000 miles on my 2002 Buick lasabre. Found that tie rods were worn and needed to be replaced. This vehicle was driven only on main roads and had never been in an accident involving the front end.

- Cookeville, TN, USA

problem #2

Nov 252003

(reported on)

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 26,000 miles
While driving the consumer heard a rumbling noise. The noise gradually got worse as time progressed. The noise was caused by the tie rod ends being worn. The cause of the worn tie rod ends is yet to be determined. Consumer heard an unusual noise coming from the front of the vehicle. Consumer took vehicle to conklin cars and they replaced the tie rod ends.

- Hutchinson, KS, USA

problem #1

May 092003

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 49,000 miles
I have a 2002 Buick lasabre, with 49000 miles on it. The transmission has gone bad on it, the tie rods are wore out and now, the rotors have rusted and are falling apart.

- Tioga, PA, USA

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