10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
38,656 miles

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2000 Buick LeSabre steering problems

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2000 Buick LeSabre Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #22

Sep 032016

LeSabre

  • 79,458 miles

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

The contact owns a 2000 Buick Lesabre. While attempting to make a right turn, the power steering failed. When the contact turned off and restarted the vehicle, it operated normally. The vehicle was taken a dealer, but the failure could not be duplicated. The manufacturer stated that, due to the vehicle being over eight years old, they were unable to assist. The failure mileage was approximately 79,458.

- Caramel, NY, USA

problem #21

Feb 022015

LeSabre

  • 110,600 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Buick Lesabre. After adjusting the steering wheel in an upward position while parking, the steering wheel failed to move and remained locked when attempting to be readjusted. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician diagnosed that the string needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 110,600.

- Ventura, CA, USA

problem #20

Aug 082011

LeSabre

  • 134,587 miles
While driving this vehicle the bolts on my rear brake pad broke in half and the car was unable to move forward, had to drive my car backwards home luckily I was only a block away from home. The 2 front windows will not roll up or down, keep having to replace the hose that leads to my radiator, when I make right turns the car vibrates, two front seat belts have stop locking all together and this vehicle has never been in any sort of crash or accident, front dash is starting to lift considerably. I adore my vehicle and I'm not looking forward to getting rid of it, but there are too many problems to deal with on this car.

- Birmingham, AL, USA

problem #19

Jun 022014

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • 160,000 miles

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

Starting early June my son called me to inform me that the Buick was stalling out on him all the time. He said that he could be driving at any speed and the car would just shut off, causing all electrical, steering, and brakes to not work. He attends school in western Pennsylvania in the mountains and this worried me. I had the vehicle serviced and each time was diagnosed with different things and nothing fixed the problem. I have since switched vehicles with him for his safety and have contacted my local Buick dealership to find that the ignition cylinder is the cause of the failure that the ignition cylinder is periodically loosing connection to the key which has a chip in it (quits talking to), and shuts the vehicle off. Like an alarm feature. The dealership informed me that this has been an on going problem with the Lesabre and other vehicles for quite a while. In order to fix it I will have to purchase a new ignition cylinder, possibly a couple of keys, have them sent to a locksmith, get them keyed to the cylinder, then install the new ignition cylinder. Yet it is not one of the vehicles listed on the GM ignition recall list. How can such a safety issue go overlooked and also unreported. The vehicle is an excellent vehicle while running but I feel that GM should face the fact and take ownership for all of these ignition failures not just a few makes and models but all GM manufactured vehicles. This is an extreme safety issue, my son said he was nearly rearended when the vehicle shut off on him a number of times at different speeds while trying to pull off the road for safety. Or he was stuck holding up the flow of traffic with people beeping at him while he had to wait in the middle of the road till the car would start again. Pretty scary!!! thank you, ! and please look out for the little guy and hold GM responsible.

- Marshfield, MA, USA

problem #18

Nov 042013

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • 74,200 miles
Engine shuts off while driving, so far, only at lower speeds. Sometimes, by putting in neutral and turning key, engine starts again. Other times, it has to set for a while. Put new battery in 11/7/2013. Problem persisted. Three auto repair shops, including a Buick dealership, have checked it out, but it does not die on them in the amount of time its in their possession so I was told there was nothing they could do. Typically, it happens after it is driven at least 20 miles. Came very close to being rear-ended as I was unable to pull off the road enough to be out of the way on a road with hills and blind spots.

- Monument, CO, USA

problem #17

Aug 242012

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 125,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Buick Lesabre. The contact stated that while driving 35 mph, the rack and pinion bracket detached from the frame and the contact lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken for diagnosis where the contact was advised of the rack and pinion failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and the current mileages were 125,000. Updated 11/01/12 the consumer stated he attempted to make a turn, but the vehicle went toward oncoming traffic. Updated 11/01/12

- Palmdale, CA, USA

problem #16

Nov 292001

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • 12,000 miles

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

Steering vibration, shudder when turning.

- Glenburn, ME, USA

problem #15

Jul 012011

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 88,594 miles
This car began to show signs of front end wobble a few months ago. This means it feels like the wheels shake from side to side mostly when accelerating from 30 to 45 mph. I took it to the dealer about a month ago but he said he only felt it one time while driving it several blocks around the dealership neighborhood. I took it to Firestone immediately after I left the dealership and they balanced the Bridgestone tires and the wobble seemed to be lessened. I then took it home and replaced the rear rotors and brake pads as they seems to vibrate when we put the parking brake on while driving. This seemed to help smooth it out at the time. This is my wife's car so she drives it and in less than a month she said it is wobbling again. I drove it again tonight and it is much worse than before so I believe there is something seriously wrong with this suspension. This car has been under a warranty from warranty warehouse for the past seven years and we have had some repairs made at the dealer and each time we ask them to check the front end as it made grinding noises and never seemed to handle as it should. Each time the dealer said it was ok. This appears to be a problem with many reports on the internet regarding front end issues with Buick Lesabre. We also had the drivers side seat repaired under warranty and it has not worked properly since it was repaired. We have had it back for this issue at least three times. Updated 10/4/11 updated 10/31/11

- Knoxville, TN, USA

problem #14

Jan 072008

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Steering makes a loud clunking noise that can be felt in the steering wheel while turning the steering wheel during parking. This problem occurs frequently.

- Brooklyn, NY, USA

problem #13

Feb 012005

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • 50,000 miles
The cruise control in the consumer's 2000 Buick Lesabre failed at 50000 miles. There was a stability system problem due to a corroded sensor which was caused by the inability of the insulating material protecting the sensor. A new left front bearing hub was replaced due to corrosion in the plug. The steering wheel sensor on the lower steering column had to be replaced. The vehicle would abruptly come to a stop three times in 75 feet just as if the brakes were applied but the driver had no control of the situation. The consumer requested reimbursement for the parts that had been updated and the labor.

- Medina, OH, USA

problem #12

Oct 152003

LeSabre

  • miles

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

Steering assembly failed a year after it was repaired. (nar) the consumer had to hold the steering wheel 20 degrees to the left in order to keep the vehicle in it's lane. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who determined that the steering assemble broke.

- Lakewood, CO, USA

problem #11

Feb 012002

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • 16,000 miles
Vehicle's right fender inside fiber splash protector shield had been cut away. Also there was a problem with the steering, the power steering pump and steering assembly had to be replaced.

- North Dartmouth, MA, USA

problem #10

Aug 222001

(reported on)

LeSabre

  • miles
Consumer is concerned about a growling shudder when making low speed turns. Dealer worked on the car two or three times replacing power steering hose each time.

- Sun City, AZ, USA

problem #9

Jul 252000

LeSabre

  • miles
The steering wheel emits a whining noise when turning left or right at low speeds, the dealer replaced the power steering hose but that did not correct the problem. Nlm

- Baldwin, NY, USA

problem #8

Jul 252000

LeSabre

  • miles
The steering wheel emits a whining noise when turning left or right at low speeds, the dealer replaced the power steering hose but that did not correct the problem. Nlm

- Baldwin, NY, USA

problem #7

Aug 222001

(reported on)

LeSabre

  • miles
Consumer is concerned about a growling shudder when making low speed turns. Dealer worked on the car two or three times replacing power steering hose each time.

- Sun City, AZ, USA

problem #6

Aug 162001

(reported on)

LeSabre

  • miles
Vehicle makes noise when turning steering wheel. Dealer is aware of this problem. Stated on invoice factory is currently looking for a correction for steering making noise when turning.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #5

Jan 092001

(reported on)

LeSabre

  • miles
Steering is uncontrolled and causes the vehicle to float from right to left, dealer replaced the rack and pinion which improved the problem a little bit, however the problem still persists, possibly a suspension or steering problem.

- Concordia, KS, USA

problem #4

Jun 302000

LeSabre

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
On highway at speed of 70 mph the steering fails and the vehicle floats from right to left. The steering becomes so uncontrolable that passing other vehicles safely was difficult. The consumer believes all of the 2000 models of this vehicle could have steering problem.

- Concordia, KS, USA

problem #3

Jun 162000

(reported on)

LeSabre

  • miles
Upon delivery of the vehicle it has continually experienced grinding sounds from the steering mechanism.

- Wells, MN, USA

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