NHTSA — Service Brakes, Hydraulic Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
52,402 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.

2000 Buick LeSabre brakes problems

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2000 Buick LeSabre Owner Comments

problem #10

Nov 302011

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • 39,000 miles


Brakes failed because brake line corrosion. No warning at first, then the brake warning came on. Almost did not stop and almost hit a car in front.

- Brooklyn, NY, USA

problem #9

Nov 082010


  • 43,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Buick Lesabre. The contact stated that the brakes were constantly engaged to some degree; the vehicle would make a grinding noise and the rotors would get hot. The contact discovered loose nuts on the vacuum booster and exhaust fumes were being emitted into the cabin. The contact called the manufacturer and referenced recall 99V238000 (service brakes, hydraulic:power assist:vacuum) but was informed that the vehicle was not included. The vehicle had not been repaired. The current and failure mileages were approximately 43,000.

- Chagrin Falls, OH, USA

problem #8

Jul 272010

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • 88,071 miles
My wife was driving our 2000 Buick Lesabre ltd home from work and her brakes went to the floor when she tried to stop at a traffic light. She was able to stop, but the brakes were barely there. She was able to get the car home without incident, and I checked it out when she got home. I found that there was almost no brake fluid left in the reservoir. I took my other vehicle to the store and bought some brake fluid and refilled the reservoir and checked under the vehicle for leaks. I found that the brake lines had rotted out in the center of the vehicle between the rear wheels, directly behind the compressor motor for the load leveling shocks that are on this vehicle. I took it to the local Buick dealership the next day, and they confirmed what I had found, that the rear brake lines were rusted and rotted out. I asked about a safety recall or service bulletin on this issue but they said there was none. I found it very odd that there was no signs of corrosion anywhere else on the underside of the vehicle or on the brake lines other than directly behind the compressor motor for the shocks. They replaced both rear brake lines at a cost to me of $568.31.

- Toledo, OH, USA

problem #7

Dec 122009


  • 120,000 miles


On December 12, 2009, I was driving down the road and made a right hand turn. At that time, my car made a loud noise (my husband thought I ran over a trash can) the brakes immediately came on and the car pulled to the right. I moved forward again and immediately the brakes came on again and pulled the right. The stability system activated came on. I had to drive very slow to get my car home and this happened the whole way. I was very close to my home. A computer has been put on the car and the codes don't make sense to the mechanic. The car was then towed to the garage, has been there since 12/17/09 and they can not figure out what is going on. If I would have been out on the highway we would have been killed. What auto co. Would put a system on your vehicle that would throw your brakes on for no reason.

- Marysville, PA, USA

problem #6

Feb 032009


  • 160,000 miles
I was driving and came to a red light. Upon pressing my brakes, it made a loud crunching/grinding noise and the car started skidding as if I was driving on ice, but there was no ice on the ground. My ABS light came on. I assumed it was the brakes that needed changing. Took the car to the mechanic and put new brakes on the car. ABS light still comes on and it is not stopping correctly. I have tried resetting the battery, as suggested on the Buick website. That didn't help the situation. Light still is on, and car is not stopping correctly.

- East Providence, RI, USA

problem #5

Sep 012004

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 34,000 miles
While driving dash lights illuminated intermittently. The air bag light illuminated more than any other light. Also, the driver's side back of seat laid automatically on its own. This incident happened while the consumer was driving. Upon having a full tank of gas, the meter would read empty. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The consumer was told that there was an electrical problem. There was a noise in the dash, the fuel gauge would jump to empty, the speedometer would go to zero, the headlight would go dim when the weather was rainy, there was a rumble in the left front end, a shimmy when the brakes were applied and when raining, the dash light would go from bright to dim the air bag light was intermittent, the radio would cut out, the driver's seat was inoperative, the transmission would slip into overdrive on slight acceleration, the automatic doors were inoperative, the cruise control was inoperative, there were intermittent loss of heat would start blowing cold air, the oil pressure light would come on while the fuel gauge mileage would not stay on, the electrical remote was inoperative, and there was a leak in the engine.

- Indian Orchard, MA, USA

problem #4

May 162003


  • miles


When the driver applied the brake the pedal went all the way down to the floor and the brake light appeared on the dashboard.

- Loveland, CO, USA

problem #3

Apr 252003

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • 39,951 miles
When the brakes were applied, the vehicle experienced extended stopping distance. Dealer found brake pedal rod retainer came loose and was replaced.

- Loveland, CO, USA

problem #2

Jan 132003

(reported on)


  • miles
Consumer stated when the brakes were being applied, the pedal would go down to the floor.

- Merril, WI, USA

problem #1

Nov 132002


  • miles
Consumer states having the same problem as recall#00V114000 brake hydraulic control leaks. Dealer will not repair because VIN is not included.

- West Bloomfield, MI, USA

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