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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
6 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
7 / 0
Average Mileage:
16,250 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 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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1996 Buick LeSabre Owner Comments

problem #8

Jan 022010

LeSabre

  • 130,000 miles

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

While waiting in a parking lot lane for a parking space to open, the driver's airbag deployed. I was not leaning forward, but I was looking slightly to the left. The bag just hit me on the right side forehead and covered me in powder. I could not hear out of my right ear, and still cannot today.

- Grand Rapids, MI, USA

problem #7

Apr 142005

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • miles
1996 Buick Lesabre both passenger and driver's side front air bags deployed inadvertently. The driver's air bag deployed at 11 am while driving 30 mph. On the same day at 2 pm the passenger's air bag deployed while driving 30 mph. The vehicle was not involved in any type of collision nor did the air bag light illuminate to indicate a problem.

- Sodus, NY, USA

problem #6

Jul 112001

LeSabre

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Another vehicle cut in front. Consumer applied brakes but hit other vehicle on right front. Upon impact with other vehicle, air bags deployed. Driver was jammed in seat, and unable to get out. Vehicle filled with smoke an powder substance which caused driver's eyes and throat to be irritated.

- Palmetto, FL, USA

problem #5

Nov 052000

LeSabre

  • miles

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

When vehicle hit a deer, the deployment of the frontal air bags injured both driver and passenger, driver received red marks, which looked like burns, on both arms, passenger legs were badly bruised, also the smell and the amount of power release from the air bags made it hard to breathe.

- Larned, KS, USA

problem #4

Jun 281999

LeSabre

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle was involved in a collision at 30 mph, and the airbags did not deploy, resulting in minor injuries. Dealer and manufacturer have been notified.

- Lakewood, NJ, USA

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problem #3

Jun 281999

LeSabre

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle was involved in a collision at 30 mph, and the airbags did not deploy, resulting in minor injuries. Dealer and manufacturer have been notified.

- Lakewood, NJ, USA

problem #2

Dec 311996

LeSabre

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Hit a deer and the driver's side air bag deployed but passenger's side air bag deployed and hit passenger in the leg.

- Estherville, IA, USA

problem #1

Dec 311996

LeSabre

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Hit a deer and the driver's side air bag deployed but passenger's side air bag deployed and hit passenger in the leg.

- Estherville, IA, USA

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