hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
75,485 miles

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1997 Buick LeSabre fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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1997 Buick LeSabre Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 192017


  • 104,970 miles


Intake manifold failed water leaked internally into combustion chamber causing hydrolocking of engine. Upon researching causative actions I find that General Motors is aware of this defect and has redesigned the faulty parts but disavow any culpability even though a conscientious owner who properly maintains the vehicle cannot know what is transpiring inside a composite materials intake manifold, many have been known to burst into a fire and destroy the vehicles. One would tend to believe this to be a significant safety threat that should be addressed in a recall to replace this recognized failure of significant numbers, I that would warrant manufacturers replacement to provide safe transportation. By the grace of god I noted the vehicle acting up and returned home just as the engine quit and now is hydrolocking due to coolant filling combustion cylinders.

- New Port Richey, FL, USA

problem #1

Nov 222012


  • 46,000 miles
The contact owns a 1997 Buick lasabre. The contact stated that the intake manifold was cracked causing the oil to leak into the radiator. The engine ran rough and backfired. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who stated the upper intake manifold was cracked and needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was notified who stated there was a recall NHTSA campaign number: 96V116000 (fuel system, gasoline) but the VIN was not included. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 46,000 and the current mileage was 49,000.

- Argillite, KY, USA

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