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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
131,707 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.

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1998 Buick LeSabre brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Buick LeSabre Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 232018


  • 130,000 miles


I recently purchased this vehicle used. Upon inspection, I discovered that the brake lines are severely corroded and require replacement. On further inspection, I discovered that the engine cradle, bushings, and fastening hardware are severely corroded as well. The rest of the vehicle is not corroded in any way, not even rust belt problem areas. From researching online (including other complaints on this website) both of these issues are common in late 90's GM w-body vehicles. How this has not elevated into a safety investigation by now is troubling to me. Ford was required to recall due to rusting brake lines...... do people have to die for the nhsta to investigate?

- Croswell, MI, USA

problem #1

Jul 262013

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • 133,414 miles
Brakes went out, had no pedal at all. Managed to get home. Fluid full. Master cylinder ok. Brake shoes new. Brake fluid not leaking. Oil is leaking, but no brake fluid at all. Cannot find what the problem. Cannot get any pedal on the brakes.

- Independence, MO, USA

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