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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
71,901 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.

1998 Buick LeSabre brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Buick LeSabre Owner Comments

problem #3

Mar 112011

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • 131,790 miles


I had to make a "panic stop" due to a car running a red light.the brake pedal went almost to the floor before I felt the brakes hold. A brake line had ruptured. Inspection revealed all the lines to and from the power brake unit[6 lines] were rusted badly and will have to be replaced.

- Troy, IL, USA

problem #2

Sep 242003

(reported on)


  • 50,000 miles
Vehicle stalls when making turns and parking. Also, vehicle accelerates while driver's foot is on brake, driver has to press brake harder until engine slows down.

- Colonia, NJ, USA

problem #1

Jan 032002


  • Automatic transmission
  • 33,914 miles
Vehicle fire/ vehicle destroyed. On several occasions, prior to fire, vehicle would surge then die out at both stops and when slowing down. Also engine had a whining noise. Dealer replaced generator assembly. Fuel filter also replaced. Cleaned throttle body. Brakes made squealing noise. Rear brakes cleaned and adjusted. There was a loud noise in the right rear after hot at stops. Exhaust system misaligned. The mirror compass and rear window were also inoperative. Vehicle was also involved in an accident prior to fire.

- Memphis, TN, USA

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