NHTSA — Service Brakes, Hydraulic: Antilock Problems

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
2,575 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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2000 Buick LeSabre brakes problems

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2000 Buick LeSabre Owner Comments

problem #9

Oct 042011

LeSabre

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2000 Buick Lesabre. The contact stated the traction control and ABS light illuminated on the instrument panel. The vehicle continued to function normally although the warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a mechanic, but the source of the failure could not be found. The current mileage on the vehicle was 87,000.

- Dedhan, MA, USA

problem #8

Jul 052007

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 23,176 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Buick Lesabre. The mechanisms that allow the windows to go up and down were replaced three times. The first two mechanisms were replaced on July 5, 2007 and the third on September 7, 2007. The mechanic who performed the replacements guaranteed the work for one year. The current and failure mileages were 23,176. The consumer stated Buick only provided free oil changes for 1 year and never remedied the window defect. The dealer stated performed front brake repairs on vehicle. Updated 12/12/07

- Elmwood Park, IL, USA

problem #7

Oct 072004

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving consumer applied the brakes and pedal went to the floor. Consumer was unable to maintain control of the vehicle, and hit a tree and mailbox. Upon impact, both frontal air bags did not deploy. The driver sustained head and back injuries, and was transported by ambulance to a hospital. Vehicle was towed to the dealer.

- Earlville, NY, USA

problem #6

Sep 142001

LeSabre

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Brakes locked up and vehicle skidded in damp weather. No warning indication light. This was 3rd incident that nothing was showing up on diagnostic test. Problem has to be duplicated for dealer to find a remedy. Consumer stated brakes locked up twice in one day.

- Boynton Beach, FL, USA

problem #5

Jul 152001

LeSabre

  • miles
On May 22 police report number [xxx] wife lost control and reported vehicle would not stop and the brakes needed to be checked..repairs were made and today on July 15 vehicle was driven home and engine was racing and would not slow down. Vehicle was turning 4100 RPM and would not idle.the car normally runs at 65 at 2000 rpms so 4100 RPM would be in excess of 100 mph. Cruise was taken off however vehicle continued to speed out of control.all attempts to get vehicle to slow down failed. The vehicle is in driveway I have not reported this to the dealer yet.dealer unaware of accident.accident occurred on wet roads and the accelerator may have stuck then. I know something is wrong...help me it may save a life. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #4

Oct 052000

LeSabre

  • miles
While driving 45mph on freeway brake light on instrument panel came on & started to chime before going off. Had started to brake to slow down & brakes locked up. Vehicle went into a spin, and hit a freeway barrier. Later in day, contacted manufacturer & was given the run around & no help.

- Detroit, MI, USA

problem #3

Jun 142000

LeSabre

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Intermittently on wet pavements when the brakes are applied there is a loss of brake power, resulting in extended stopping distance. The dealer has been notified.

- Owensboro, KY, USA

problem #2

Oct 011999

LeSabre

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When applying brakes pedal becomes very hard and extended stopping distance occurs. Cause unknown. Problem reoccurred several times, even after repairs. Buick has since repurchased vehicle.

- Caro, MI, USA

problem #1

Feb 142000

(reported on)

LeSabre

  • miles
Consumer was driving on highway, at approx. 65-70 mph on dry surface when accelerator cable popped out of its bracket, causing vehicle to go to full throttle and exceed speeds of 90 mph. Driver started to apply brakes, it took about1 1/2 to 2 miles before vehicle could slow down, and then shifted to neutral. Due to the excessive braking, flames started coming out of front brakes.

- Lindale, TX, USA

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