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NHTSA — Engine And Engine Cooling Problems

1.8

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
91,768 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.

1996 Buick LeSabre engine problems

engine problem

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1996 Buick LeSabre Owner Comments

problem #3

Oct 152008

LeSabre

  • 227,000 miles

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

1996 Buick Lesabre custom suddenly started smoking, overheated and shut off on interstate at 60 mph. Owner had car towed and checked by mechanic. Cracked manifold leaking coolant was the cause, engine blown is diagnosis.

- Hampton, VA, USA

problem #2

Jan 182004

LeSabre

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The upper manifold had deteriorated or cracked allowing coolant fluid to enter the combustion chamber. Vehicle's engine seized.

- Renton, WA, USA

problem #1

Nov 282002

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 48,305 miles
Consumer noticed anitfreeze on the driveway under their vehicle. The consumer took vehicle to the dealership to have it serviced. The dealership indicated that there was a crack in the upper manifold, which was the cause of the leak. There's a service bulletin for this part, the egr valve was replaced because of excessive heat. The consumer requested reimbursement for repairs.

- West Milton, OH, USA

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