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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
57,314 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 #7

Oct 062015


  • 59,290 miles


Trip check showed: Fuel leak under engine cover, front wheel drive shaft oil leaking fluid, power steering leaking fluid. Air bag light came on after the horn was hit hard, after about 20 minutes it went of, technician couldn't find anything wrong with it.

- Pottsville, AR, USA

problem #6

Oct 072015


  • 230,711 miles
Beginning about August of 2015 until now, Oct 2015, the engine of my Buick le sabre has begun to stop running while driving. When that occurs I lose my power steering and power brakes. Tonight (Oct 7, 2015) it happened four times on the way home. I made it home safely fortunately but I will not drive the car again until it is fixed. Last week I had both a mobile mechanic and an auto shop (purcell) look at it and they can not diagnose the problem. They call it an intermittent defect. What I have experienced sounds exactly like the description of the experience of the automobiles that GM has recalled, although my year, make, and model are not on the list that I found on the internet. My experience is so similar that I want my ignition switch replaced by GM before I will drive the car again. Please advise. Thanks.

- Glendale, AZ, USA

problem #5

May 132015


  • miles
Transmission shift sol and pressure sensors are melting on valve body tranny heat is fring the connectors and damaging the tranny. U can smell the plastic burnigburning

- Camden, NJ, USA

problem #4

Mar 152015

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • 7,200 miles


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 #3

Apr 102013


  • 25,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Buick Lesabre. The contact stated that there was an abnormal noise coming from the steering wheel. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The dealer informed the contact that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA recall campaign number: 02V067000 (steering). The failure mileage was 25,000.

- Olympia, WA, USA

problem #2

Nov 072008


  • 79,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Buick Lesabre. While driving 10 mph and making a right turn, the contact heard a loud crunching noise coming from the steering column. He was able to safely drive the vehicle to his destination. The vehicle has not been inspected and no repairs have been made. The manufacturer stated that there were no current recalls and advised him to register his complaint on their website. The failure mileage was 79,000 and current mileage was 86,000.

- Daton , OH, USA

problem #1

Oct 112002


  • miles
Consumer states that while driving and no warning the steering wheel will pull to the left and it will be hard for the consumer to control the vehicle. Dealer notified.

- Sidney, IL, USA

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