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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
21,777 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.

2005 Buick LeSabre brakes problems

brakes problem

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2005 Buick LeSabre Owner Comments

problem #3

Oct 122010

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • 42,330 miles


2005 Buick Lesabre with 42,330 miles went into the repair shop to have the brakes replaced. Once the brakes were replaced, the mechanic took the car from the repair bay onto the parking lot to check the integrity of the brakes. The mechanic applied a hard braking when the brake pedal went to the floor. Upon inspection of the brake system, it was found that the brake line which goes across the rear of the car from wheel to wheel had rusted through and caused the brake fluid to leak. This brake line was replaced with a new one from wheel to wheel. The system was then bled and brake fluid replaced. The car was checked again and was found to be drivable.

- Fallston, MD, USA

problem #2

Oct 102006

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 23,000 miles
: the contact stated while driving 50 mph down a steep hill under normal road conditions, the hydraulic brakes failed and the vehicle crashed into a lake. There was no warning prior to the incident. The contact and a passenger sustained minor injuries. The vehicle was towed to the insurance company, who could not find the cause for the brake failures and deemed the vehicle totaled. ODI #10160493 can be used in comparison to this issue.

- Golden Valley, MN, USA

problem #1

May 202006

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • miles
2005 Buick Lesabre's brakes failed. The brake pedal was dangling useless.

- Highland Park, IL, USA

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