really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
91,421 miles

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2000 Buick LeSabre Owner Comments

problem #12

Nov 142014

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • 110,000 miles


The upper dashboard has separated from the car as it is raised from the left corner to the middle of the dashboard, at the front of the dashboard closest to the windshield. In some places it is over 6 inches raised. It continues to worsen, moving over to the right side of the dash closer to the passenger airbag. I am concerned that this might cause the passenger airbag to go off by mistake. It has also reached the height where driver frontal vision is beginning to be slightly impaired because of this defect. I am aware that this is an inherent problem with these dashboards in this model vehicle. I have contacted GM and they have offered no assistance. This vehicle has been garaged and not out in the sun more than usual.

- Rancho Cucamonga, CA, USA

problem #11

Jan 012007


  • 65,000 miles
The dash pad started peeling up, from the windshield side directly in front of the driver, approximately 2007. Every year it curled up more & more, by 2013 it had lifted about 3". I contacted Buick around 2010 about this defect, they did nothing. After researching this defect I have found hundreds of other Buick owner have had this same issue. This curling defect can particularly block one's field of view, especially short drivers who may not even be aware the dash is curling up.

- Seguin, TX, USA

problem #10

Dec 052013

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • 165,000 miles
Dashboard pad separated and buckled up blocking view. The separation is increasing and growing towards the passenger airbag location.

- Richmond, VA, USA

problem #9

Jan 162013

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • 160,936 miles


Dashboard cover lifting at driver side sight-line approximately at 1 O'clock position (straight ahead is 12 O'clock) over about a one foot width, where dashboard meets windshield. Height of rise maybe only an inch now but getting worse. Headliner also falling from overhead blocking driver's rearward view through rear view mirror.

- Annandale, VA, USA

problem #8

Dec 102003

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • 43,000 miles
The dash board buckled. Passenger window regulator broke drivers window regulator broke rear passenger window regulator broke rear drivers side window regulator broke passenger window regulator broke-again light button stuck on.

- Fort Walton Beach, FL, USA

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problem #7

Jul 012010

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • 98,000 miles
Dash pad cover material has separated from the dash pad base. Issue is seen on many 2000-2005 Buick Lesabre automobiles. Manufacturing defect that needs a senior brand manager to step up to the plate for a solution to the high number of dissatisfied owners like me. I also have a 2002 Lesabre custom that is doing the exact same thing. I will file a complaint on that unit as well.

- Simpsonville, SC, USA

problem #6

Jan 112012

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • 63,000 miles


When the car was purchased there were no dashpad flaws. Car was and still is garage kept. The dashpad has been lifting across the entire width of the pad from front to rear and exposing the structure underneath. This includes the passenger side airbag area which the dash pad is completly lifted and not sure if airbag is exposed.

- Oldsmar, FL, USA

problem #5

May 302011


  • Automatic transmission
  • 93,500 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Buick Lesabre limited. The contact stated that the dashboard started to detach from the window. The vehicle was not inspected by a dealer. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not informed of the failure. The failure and current mileages were approximately 93,500. Updated 07/22/11

- Flemming Island, IA, USA

problem #4

Feb 232010

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • 92,000 miles
Dashboard piece buckling up from the driver's side to the passenger's side on my 200 Buick le sabre custom.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #3

May 142011


  • 186,000 miles
Dash cover is peeling. Concern for safety if air bag deploys because of problem.

- Claremont, CA, USA

problem #2

Sep 082002

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,611 miles
While driving the vehicles tread separated from the right rear tire which caused the vehicle to veer into a guard rail. Other problems are as followed: Drivers side and rear windows are inoperative, cruise control switch is inoperative and after it rains there is a water puddle on the driver side floor.

- Bridgeport, WV, USA

problem #1

Aug 011999


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Fuel tank and sending lines need to be replaced due to O-rings improperly fitted on fuel pump. In July 2000, vehicle was making a knocking noise when turning or going over a bump. Front/rear transmission mounts were defective components. Dealership put a sealer on this, but it failed to correct defect. The dealer had replaced motor, transmission mounts, power steering lines, gasket to catalytic convertor and switch for heated seat.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

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