NHTSA — Fuel System, Gasoline: Delivery: Hoses, Lines/Piping, And Fittings Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
121,078 miles

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1997 Buick LeSabre fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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1997 Buick LeSabre Owner Comments

problem #3

May 162007

LeSabre 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 162,000 miles


The contact owns a 1997 Buick Lesabre. While driving 60 mph, the contact heard a rattling noise coming from the engine compartment. As time progressed, the rattling noise gradually intensified. The oil pressure began to decrease and increase randomly and fluctuate from low to no pressure. The mechanic stated that the oil pump failed and is a common occurrence. The current and failure mileages were 162,000.

- Luling, LA, USA

problem #2

Dec 112006

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,435 miles
: the contact stated after filling the fuel tank, there was a very strong smell of fuel in and around the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to a private repair shop, where it was determined that there was a fuel leak coming from the the piping above the fuel tank. The pipes were also observed to be rusted. A service dealer was notified, and both the dealer and the private repair shop stated that manufacturer did not use the correct quality parts.

- Whitmore Lake, MI, USA

problem #1

Oct 152004

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,800 miles
I have a gasoline leak at the joint where the fuel line from the fuel tank sending unit join the fuel line that connects the fuel filtering front of the right side rear wheel. After discovering the odor of gasolione coming from the rear of the car, the only action I have taken is to take my vehicle to a Buick dealer for diagnosis. Even though the fuel line shows significate corrosion, Buick has denied responsibility because of the mileage on this car. I have requested relief from Buick thru general Buick customer assistance only to be denied again, today, 10/19/2004. I have been told by Buick that I am responsible for the cost of this repair (value between $400-$750). In my opinion, fuel leaks of any nature should not present an issue to the consumer for life of automobile. I am reqesting that the above information be added to your database in the event that this is not an isolated complaint.

- Grosse Pointe Woods, MI, USA

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