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2.6

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
57,891 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2003 Buick LeSabre drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2003 Buick LeSabre Owner Comments

problem #6

Jan 072015

LeSabre

  • 102,225 miles

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

We bought the car December 29,2015, the car had 102,0215, and drove it to the doctor on our way back, the would make a "clunking" sound from trans-axles, and we notice that the dash board came up and it has hardware screws across the dash as if to hold it down.

- North Port, FL, USA

problem #5

Aug 062009

LeSabre

  • 65,000 miles
Autoatice transmission slips

- Floyds Knobs, IN, USA

problem #4

Oct 152012

LeSabre

  • miles
When the Lesabre was reliable; it was reliable. However, when issues started to occur, they were massive. At approx 90K miles the transmission went with no warming and was instantly. After that the car still had issues with the drive, transmission and gears. The fuel pump and intake manifolds have been replaced. As of 2014 I continue to have issues with this vehicle. It currently runs very hard and when idle and in traffic (very scary) will randomly cut off with zero warning or even begin to smoke. There is the correct amount of oil and antifreeze. The car will randomly smoke as well. I have been to the mechanic several times trying to figure out the main issue so that it can be repaired. This is extremely frustrating. Anyone have any solutions? I keep reading plenty of owners with the same issue(s) so I find it hard to believe that GM/Buick has not done a recall on parts for the engine, transmission, etc.

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

problem #3

Jan 062014

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • 76,000 miles

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

Intake manifold gaskets (both lower and upper) have failed resulting in coolant loss. Poorly designed plastic gaskets are no longer used but this should be a recall as it results in safety issue if coolant is completely depleted on the highway resulting in failure of vehicle to drive due to engine failure.

- Sprinfgield, VA, USA

problem #2

Jul 262013

LeSabre

  • miles
Gas pedal sticks when going forward after using reverse.

- Mt. Airy, NC, USA

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problem #1

Dec 232011

LeSabre

  • 104,122 miles
Transmission shudder &hard shifts.

- Buffalo, NY, USA

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