NHTSA — Service Brakes, Hydraulic: Foundation Components: Drum: Wheel Cylinders Problems


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
25,539 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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1998 Buick LeSabre brakes problems

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1998 Buick LeSabre Owner Comments

problem #5

Sep 282002

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • 25,697 miles


1998 Buick Lesabre experiencing repeat problems with brake equipment. The rear brake cylinder failed and the brakes started to leak brake fluid onto the rear brakes. The dealer replaced the rear brake cylinder. Six months later the rear brake cylinder failed again, which required the rear brake cylinder to be replaced again.

- Glendale Heights, IL, USA

problem #4

Apr 042004

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 102,000 miles
1998 Buick lasabre...rear wheel cylinders leaking on drivers side...caused wheel to lock up completely on two different occassions...please contact me with more information.

- Parkersburg, WV, USA

problem #3

Jul 292000


  • miles
The rear wheel on the drivers side locked up causing the car to veer suddently to the left on 2 occasions causing loss of control, on the second occasion the rear drivers side rim bent locking it against the wheel bracket, prior to the incident the garage replaced the brake cylinders of the rear wheel brake because of leakage. Nlm

- Lake Mary, FL, USA

problem #2

Feb 042000

(reported on)


  • miles
Rear wheel cylinders are leaking. Dealer has been notified. Please provide futher details.

- Naples, FL, USA

problem #1

May 101999


  • miles
Brake loss on several occasions causing loss of control and property damage on one incident due to leaking seal in the rear brake wheel cylinder, after repair vehicle accident occured due to brake loss. Mjs

- Linthicum, MD, USA

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