NHTSA — Steering: Hydraulic Power Assist System Problems


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
14,333 miles

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2000 Buick LeSabre steering problems

steering problem

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2000 Buick LeSabre Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 012002

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 43,000 miles


Power steering leak, dealer replaced unit, but I had to pay a $100 co-pay under the extended warranty plan.

- Pacifica, CA, USA

problem #2

Sep 152001

(reported on)


  • miles
Power steering problem - when you turn the steering wheel, there is an unusual noise and you can feel a viberation while parked and while moving. I took this car to the dealer I purched the car from on Sept. 14, 2001. Mr. Jay wakefield, general manager and Mr. Tom berry, service manager acknowledged my problem. However, both said the manufacturer was aware of the problem because it has happened to other cars. So far they have not found the solution. They also said I would have to live with the problem until the mfg. Notifies them what to do. I do not feel safe driving the car in this condition. The tires have been an on going problem since I purchased this car. Wakefield Buick did put two new tires on several weeks after I purchased. The tires causes the car to viberate when you get up to 60 mph and up. I mentioned this problem to jay wakefield but he was not symphetic with my tire problem. I will have to put new tires on at my expense. I know several people that has bought Buick Lesabre and they had the same problem I am having. After purchasing a diffrent brand of tire the problem went away. (tiresize: P215/70R15)

- Cornelius, NC, USA

problem #1

Nov 261999


  • miles
At the first filling of gas tank, fuel came out of bad gasket and spilled fuel causing wicked bad fuel smell through out interior of car. Heater has never operated properly. The only way that you can be comfortable in cold weather is to operate manually. The alternator has always had a very noticeable and annoying hum at slow speeds. The alternator has been replaced twice, with no improvements in the noises. Power assist failed and as a result I lost all braking and a strong odor developed inside the car. This is ok now and along with the gas tank is the only things that have been repaired.

- Hudson Falls, NY, USA

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