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NHTSA — Visibility: Power Window Devices And Controls Problems

2002 Buick LeSabre (Page 4 of 5)

3.2

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
43,455 miles

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2002 Buick LeSabre windows / windshield problems

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2002 Buick LeSabre Owner Comments (Page 4 of 5)

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problem #22

Nov 292006

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 22,965 miles

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

: the contact stated while driving 30 mph on normal road conditions, both side windows in the rear began to slip down into the door, causing an inability to properly secure the vehicle, as well as damage to the vehicle from rain. There were no warning signals prior to the incident. The vehicle was taken to a dealership, who replaced the power window switch, but the problem persisted.

- Gilbert, AZ, USA

problem #21

Nov 242006

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 57,000 miles
The contact stated the passenger front window controls were inoperable and the dealer replaced the regulator. The problem has occurred in the rear driver side window. The dealer has been alerted.

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #20

Nov 242006

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 83,000 miles
Window regulators on both rear windows have gone out on my Buick Lesabre.. windows never used as no passengers in my vehicle.

- Oswego, KS, USA

problem #19

Nov 262006

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 53,500 miles

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

The power window regulator on my 2002 Buick Lesabre have failed three times. The first was the driver side window which was replaced by the dealer for $550. Several days later the passenger side window failed. This was fixed by me after doing some reseach on how to repair this item. Now the same window has broke again and I will fix it again, but in doing more research I have come across a site on the internet that has numerous complaints about this window regulator assembly in the Buick Lesabre and I feel that I should file my complaint becaue this is obviously a design/manufacturing defect from GMC.

- Warrington, PA, USA

problem #18

Nov 052006

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 62,000 miles
: the contact stated while driving 30 mph under normal road conditions, the window regulator fractured. The service dealer replaced the window regulator. Updated 11/30/2006 -

- Stony Brook, NY, USA

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problem #17

Aug 142006

LeSabre

  • miles
I purchased a 2002 Buick Lesabre on Feb 10, 2006 with 26,000 miles from a Buick dealer. Since then two window motors have failed, costing me around $900. It seems that a $450 repair bill is the only way to fix this, the window cannot stay up otherwise. Two windows in less then a year, no help from Buick. Pathetic.

- Spring Hill, FL, USA

problem #16

Oct 062006

LeSabre

  • miles

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

Power window failure.

- Hopkinsville, KY, USA

problem #15

Oct 032006

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 34,368 miles
I just noticed my rear passenger side window was down. I never use the rear windows. I could not raise it with the power button. My front passenger window will not respond to the controls at all. My cruise control switch went out with less than 30,000 miles. The repair shop has had several of these and internet message boards were amazing. Some people reported as many as 3 separate occurrences of window failure( or window regulator failure).jb

- Tulsa, OK, USA

problem #14

Sep 112006

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 32,500 miles
Window regulator failure three windows.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #13

Jul 152006

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,000 miles
3 power windows have failed on my 2002 Buick Lesabre.

- Atwater, CA, USA

problem #12

Sep 052006

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 43,000 miles

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

: the contact stated the driver's side rear power window would not go up or down. An independent mechanic determined the regulator and motor were bad.

- Hanover Township, PA, USA

problem #11

Sep 012006

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,623 miles
Both rear power windows failed operation in down position. Dealer stated this was common and would cost owner $1000 to fix both windows. Owners are retired on fixed income with no passengers in read seating. Rear windows rarely operated.

- Tucson, AZ, USA

problem #10

Aug 302006

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 63,264 miles
: the contact stated the passenger side power window would not go up. The dealership determined that the regulator was bad and this was a common problem with these vehicles. The dealership replaced the regulator. The contact was provided the old part. There was concern expressed that the other power windows will also fail.

- Altamonte Springs, FL, USA

problem #9

Aug 282006

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Power window dropped or fell into door and broke after failure of regulator or track. This is the third such incident on the same vehicle in approximately 12 months, but involved a different window each time. Each repair cost approximately $500. Both manufacturer and dealer claim it has not received an unusual number of complaints, but manufacturer has released at least one technical service bulletin on this problem (tsb #3483, NHTSA id #10017398).

- Aurora, CO, USA

problem #8

Jul 192006

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • 48,800 miles
I own two Buick Lesabre's, one is from 2000 and the other is from 2002. Both vehicles have or are under 50,000 miles. The windows have stopped working in three of the 2000 model and two of the windows in the 2002 model no longer work. The failures have occurred within 1-7 days of each other on each vehicle. Seems to be timed.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #7

Aug 172006

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,152 miles
Recently, my 2002 Buick Lesabre (purchased new in 2002) had the two rear windows fail within a few months of each other. In both cases, the cable which raises/lowers the window broke. The cable cannot be replaced alone but the motor and regulator must also be replaced. The cost for this at a GM dealer was $479 while the same job cost $290 at a non-GM repair center (gemini/Goodyear). I lodged a complaint with Buick and then researched the problem on the internet. I found a complaint about the same problem on a 1999 Buick Lesabre. This is obviously a defective design and one which is known to Buick for several years prior to the 2002 model. While it is not a safety issue (unless there is adverse weather such as freezing cold or driving rain), it is an economic one. Why no recall by Buick? is it because the problem crops up after the 3 year warranty is no longer in effect. I suspect so.

- Loxahatchee, FL, USA

problem #6

Jul 222006

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Rear window regulator on 02 Buick Lesabre needed to be replaced-over $500. Less than a year later the front passengers window regulator needed to be replaced-$400. The dealer indicated a "bulletin" existed. The mechanic on the 2nd occurrence said it is a common problem. My brother has a Lesabre as well, and guess what" window regulator problems!!! with a bad design like this, why can't someone force GM to recall these parts"

- Dayton, OH, USA

problem #5

Mar 282006

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 68,355 miles
: the contact stated the rear passenger window was opened and would not close. The vehicle was taken to the service dealer who replaced the power window motor regulator. The problem has now occurred on the rear driver side window. The dealer and manufacturer have been alerted of the current problem. Prior to the failure, there was a loud noise before the incident happened. Updated 07/05/06.

- North Augusta, SC, USA

problem #4

Dec 272005

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 120,000 miles
In October of 2005 the passenger rear window slipped down and would not roll up again and I had to have the components replaced at a cost of $400 to me because there are no aftermarket parts and I had to buy the entire unit, half of which I did not need. Now the driver side rear window has done the same and I will have to spend an additonal $400 to fix this. I have to add that these windows were rarely rolled up or down. I feel this is totally planned obselescence by the auto maker and an effort to make more money on the car.

- Battle Ground, WA, USA

problem #3

Sep 072005

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 27,000 miles
The consumer stated that while traveling 20 mph on the 2002 Buick Lesabre the window in the back passenger's door shattered. The consumer had the window repaired. Three weeks later the other side broke. The consumer consulted with his dealership, and they said that the cable loosened from the window motor. The consumer called GM. The first window they fixed for free, and they charged the consumer for the next window repair. Both of the windows were operating correctly now. The consumer stated that there was never anyone riding in the back seat that would have caused this to happen. The first window shattered on 9-7-2005, and the second one was on 10-3-2005. There were no injuries reported. (11/08/05) the left rear power window was inoperative. The regulator was replaced. On the second occasion, the passenger rear window fell down due to a loose regulator cable.

- Mesa, AZ, USA

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