NHTSA — Suspension: Rear Problems


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
40,970 miles

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1998 Buick LeSabre suspension problems

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1998 Buick LeSabre Owner Comments

problem #4

Mar 212011


  • 100,000 miles


I have a 1998 Buick Lesabre and the car has defective subframe bushings which can cause injury or death.

- South Euclid, OH, USA

problem #3

Sep 062005

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 63,878 miles
The consumer's wife was driving on the street and the rear ball joints broke in half. The vehicle was placed on a roll back and taken to the dealer. This happened on September 6, 2005. The dealer replaced the ball joint on the rear left back. There was no fore-warning and no noise before this happened. Also the power steering bolts broke on two separate occasions, causing the power steering to drop off the engine block and fall down onto the frame making it almost impossible to steer the vehicle. (11/10/05) the power steering bolts broke on two occasions allowing the pump to fall down on the frame. The shaft of the ball joint snapped allowing the left rear wheel to shift rearward. The lower control arm dropped down allowing the free end to lock the wheel.

- Florence , SC, USA

problem #2

Jul 072000


  • miles
Car bottoms out over severe bumps with passengers in front and rear. Car was inspected by mfg. Dealer 7/20/2000. No problem was found. It was inferred that the bottoming out was normal this was normal for this model. I believe the engineering safety must be checked. I don"T believe bottoming out is a safety hazard and should not be passed over lightly.

- Lakehurst, NJ, USA

problem #1

Aug 012000


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle has a F1 suspension. When there is about 400 pounds in the back seat (3 people) vehicle will jump when hitting a light bump or a dip in the road, which could cause a loss of vehicle control.

- Byers, TX, USA

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