NHTSA — Electrical System Problems

2000 Buick LeSabre (Page 2 of 2)


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 4
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
60,743 miles

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2000 Buick LeSabre electrical problems

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2000 Buick LeSabre Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #15

Nov 132009


  • 102,589 miles


I have a 2000 Buick Lesabre that dies at random driving down road, sitting at traffic light, basically when ever it feels like.

- Ladylake, FL, USA

problem #14

Jan 092005

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 37,000 miles
The driver's side window intermittantly stopped working and the motor was replaced while the vehicle was still under warranty. Now the rear right side passenger window stopped working one day after it had been rolled down. It was looked at by the Buick dealer, and I was told it would cost well over $500 to fix the window regulator and motor. I asked them at the time if there was a recall on the window motors, since I had already had to have one motor replaced, I was told no. I have since had to pull the window up manually, and tape it so it does not fall down. (not a pretty site). I feel this is a problem and am afraid it will happen to another window and will be forced also to fix that one at a hefty price. I believe there should be a recall on the window motor mechanisms.

- Valparaiso, IN, USA

problem #13

Jan 212005

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,658 miles
We own a 2000 Buick Lesabre. It was given to us by my father in-law who purchased it brand new in 2000. Both of us have always had the car serviced at Buick dealerships for all maintenance including oil changes. We have had several electrical failures, fuel injector problems and now the transmission went out with only 45,000 miles. My husband was driving to the office and the car all of a sudden slowed down and then came to a stop. He described it as someone shifting the car to first gear from fourth. However, the car is an automatic. Luckily, there was no one immediately behind him so he didn't get hit.

- Middleton, WI, USA

problem #12

Jun 202000

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 974 miles


2000 Buick Lesabre ltd approximately.(1)month after purchase vehicle stalled in traffic while coming to a stop or at low speeds dealer replaced idle air control, replaced fuel pump relay;manufacturer case#4032757. 10/23/01replaced water pump;uses oil;frontend vibrates ai 65mph date reported 10/23/01 dealer dealer balanced tires front end still vibrates to date of this report.I purchased all new tires but still have same problem with front end vibration, coolant at intakemannorfold.replaced gasket, (3)wheel alignments, passenger window inop replaced windwo regulator, water pump replaced again; at 35684mileage dealer states that while changing my oil he found left and right tire rods having excessive play tire rods replaced after I notifide manufacture file#F-244217003.

- Brooklyn N.Y., NY, USA

problem #11

Apr 032004

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
There is water coming into the back floor board behind drivers seat of my 2000 bucik Lesabre. Unable to find where leak is and now I have smell I cannot get rid of. The water is even there when no rainfall present.

- Sparks, GA, USA

problem #10

Sep 302004

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I am on my 6th window assembly replacement. Why would they want to keep putting the same defective parts back into your car? the last one I had to pay for at $400. The other 4 were under warranty, the first at 17,000. Now, I am going to not have this one repaired as I cannot afford it. Guess when it's 125 degrees in my car in the summer I'll just have to open all the doors to cool it off! can't put the windows down!

- Livingston, TX, USA

problem #9

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 #8

Jun 092004

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 74,200 miles
Failures: Replace faulty general tires. Replace fuel pump 26000 miles. Eplace intake mainifold, eplace coil and spark plug wires at 52000 miles. Replace window regulators (4X's), replace transmission 63000 miles. Replace wheel bearing 74000 mi driven gently by a little school teacher - what a hunk of junk

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #7

Jan 122004

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • miles
Two window motors failed. The first one occurred two months after the 36 month warranty and the second three months later.

- Williamston, MI, USA

problem #6

Sep 262003

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • 26,857 miles
When left passenger side power window was let down consumer heard a cracking noise. The plastic window regulator broke. Dealership replaced the part. Also, dealer informed consumer that this was a common problem with this part, but they were still replacing it with the same part. The same defect also occurred on the right passenger's window. The outside temp sensor failed and as a result the indicator read the incorrect temperature.

- Chattanooga, TN, USA

problem #5

Mar 172003

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • miles


The power windows failed 6 times.

- El Paso, TX, USA

problem #4

Jul 132002

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 32,000 miles
Two complaints. One-coolant leaking on hot engine parts from defective intake manifold plenum. Two- car stalls on occasion while driving resulting in no power steering or brakes.

- Springfield, MO, USA

problem #3

Dec 242002


  • 23,500 miles
Consumer feels that vehicle's main computer module is defective. If vehicle is driven over 50 mile distance, all the various warning chimes will sound. The air bag light will illuminate and all doors will lock. Dealer unable to determine exact cause of problem.

- Alpena, MI, USA

problem #2

Nov 152002

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 46,000 miles
Consumer states while the car was running a fire started under the hood. Ts prior to fire vehicle lost electric power and warning lights on dash flashed on. Air temp sensor, air intake duct, inner and outer air cleaner assembly replaced. Washer reservoir replaced. PCM repgorammed.

- Oxford, MA, USA

problem #1

Jul 311999


  • miles
Electrical system isn't working, causing all the components on the dashboard to malfunction. Also, brake light comes on/ horn keeps blowing, and the computer system isn't working.

- Milford, MA, USA

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