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2000 Buick LeSabre (Page 6 of 11)


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Average Mileage:
41,870 miles

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2000 Buick LeSabre windows / windshield problems

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2000 Buick LeSabre Owner Comments (Page 6 of 11)

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problem #103

Aug 052006

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 29 miles


Bought 2000 Lesabre new in Oct 1999. Wife's car and only has 69000 mi on it now. No children using the car. No children at home, rarely any passengers in the car. Now..to date all four window regulators have been replaced at a total cost of over $1,600. The driver's side window went first in 2003, in 2006 all three remaining window went out within months of each other, these windows almost never were used! it is hard for me to believe that there aren't more incidents of these regulator failures. I can't be the one that got all the bad regulators.

- Wellborn, FL, USA

problem #102

Aug 252006

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 69,000 miles
Last Friday when I was trying to roll up my rear passenger side window I heard a pop and it stopped working. I tried pulling the window up by hand for safety reasons and it will not stay up. After doing some research on the internet it seems to be a common problem with Buick Lesabre's. it's a very expensive problem...about $600 to replace!! if you do a search on the internet for "Buick Lesabre window problems" you can read how common this is and I think this is definitely a recall issue.

- Albuquerque, NM, USA

problem #101

Aug 242006

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • 75,000 miles
Window fell to inside of door and could not be brought up. Found to be regulator/motors for electric windows on Buick Lesabre failed. Had to be brought to dealer for new regulator/motor. Also, not an uncommon problem.

- Methuen, MA, USA

problem #100

Aug 242006

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 38,254 miles


2000 Buick Lesabre 38000 miles. Window rolled down and heard a pop. Window will not roll up anymore. Looked it up online. I looked up this problem online and it is a very common very known problem. It costs about $400 dollars to repair. For many different people who have had this problem please see this web page. www.carsurvey.org/viewcomments_review_52823.html needs a recall very badly.

- Wilmington , NC, USA

problem #99

Jul 292006

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 59,000 miles
: the contact stated the rear passenger power window motor regulator failed to operate while the window was half open. The window would not close. This was the 3rd time, the power window regulator motor had failed. The service dealer and manufacturer were notified. Updated 9/13/2006 - the driver's side window regulator failed twice and the rear driver's side window regulator failed once.

- Grand Junction, CO, USA

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problem #98

Aug 222006

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 62,000 miles
Have a 2000 Buick Lesabre (custom) both regulators (passenger and driver side) on the rear windows have failed. The first was in November of 2005 and the second was August of 2006. Both regulators were replaced by the dealer under the extended warranty. In both cases, the windows were down and would not go up.

- Springfield, IL, USA

problem #97

Aug 232006

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 83,000 miles


: the contact stated without warning the rear passenger and both driver side windows fall down on their own due to power control failure. The vehicle was taken to an independent repair shop where the window regulators were replaced.

- Howell, MI, USA

problem #96

Jun 182006

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles
The lack of quality outlined in my 2000 Buick Lesabre's window regulators, my vehicle currently has 74K miles and both right side windows have left my family exposed to the outside environments. I have researched this issue on-line and it appears to be a huge problem Buick & GM have overlooked, I will expect a response from the manufacture to insure this is not a problem designed to help improve sales through the dealers. Thanks for your investigation into this issue!

- Paducah, KY, USA

problem #95

Oct 122001

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 18,984 miles
Lf power window failed twice, repaired under warranty. Lr window failed twice, once under warranty and once out of warranty. GM wanted $500 to repair lr window out of warranty. After several weeks of haggling with GM, they repaired it for $100. Rf and rr windows failed later and have never been repaired. GM knows that they have a factory defect but will not acknowledge the fact.

- Arlington, VA, USA

problem #94

Dec 172004

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles
: the contact stated, there have been four failures to the exterior turn signals as well as the brake lights. The vehicle was taken to a dealer for a recall notice where the exterior lights were replaced, but the problem continued. While driving at 35 mph, the left turn signal was engaged before making a left hand turn but the exterior light would not illuminate. The failure of the exterior lights resulted in the contact's vehicle being struck on the drivers side doors causing minor damage. No police report was filed. The consumer stated he was not having any problems with lights and there was no accidents. His problem was with the window regulators which had to be three times. Updated 07/17/06.

- Shillington, PA, USA

problem #93

Aug 012004

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Driver side window and back passenger side window stopped working. Part can not be bought separate from motor. You have to buy motor and all to fix it. Dealer service department stated that they have multiple complaints with this problem.

- Hornersville, MO, USA

problem #92

Jun 022006

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 33,000 miles
: the contact stated while driving at various speeds and on various occasions all four power windows failed without warning. When the automatic window controls were applied the windows would not move. Upon inspection the dealership determined all four power window regulators needed to be replaced. Updated 6/19/2006 - the consumer had the four broken regulators in his possession.

- Saint Pete Beach, FL, USA

problem #91

Mar 302006

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles
: the contact stated the power windows were held up by a plastic strap and the strap broke. This caused the window to fall down. This occurred on all four windows. The vehicle was taken to the dealership each time, and the entire window mechanism must be replaced. When replaced, the problem does not return.

- Branford, CT, USA

problem #90

Dec 102002


  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,742 miles
2000 Buick Lesabre all four window regulators on my parents car have failed beginning with the first one in 2002 (repaired by the dealer under the warranty). Two others failed in after the warranty expired in February 2004 and October 2004 respectively (repaired by a reputable repair shop but not a Buick dealer). The fourth window failed recently but has not been repaired. My mother complained to Buick several times and after being promised full reimbursement for the two failures in 2004, was sent a check for only half the promised amount and advised nothing else would be covered. Because the car was purchased in New Jersey but had been relocated to Florida - neither state would cover anything under their respective lemon laws. GM insists this is not a wide spread problem although in a quick 15 minute search of the web I found over 175 complaints (all of who said GM stated the same thing).

- Wakefield, MA, USA

problem #89

Mar 192006

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 104,085 miles
Power window assembly on the passenger's side front door have to be replaced for the second time as the cables become entangled and cause the mechanism to bend to the point where it will no longer lift the window. This has happened an all of the doors (4) and now on this door for the second time. It costs a minimum of $300 to $400 to for parts and labor to get the window back in working order. I have now spent over $1200 and am looking at another $300 to $400 for this same problem. I have also been told by the body shops that this is a common problem with the Buick Lesabre's. it is no wonder GM is not selling the vehicles that they used to here in the states. This is totally disgusting and frustrating.

- Gaylord, MI, USA

problem #88

Dec 232005

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 71,068 miles
: the contact stated the electronic control modules for three of the power windows failed. The rear driver's side and passenger's side were replaced twice. The front passenger side has also been replaced once. The dealership claimed if the window is seldom used it will break when used because the wire is thin and jumps off the track, causing it to snap.

- Anderson, SC, USA

problem #87

Aug 252005

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 94,500 miles
The rear driver side power window failed. There was a loud pop and the window slid down and would not go back up. I talked to a mechanic and he said that this has happened quite often recently. He said the cable broke. It just takes a little tension and pop, it happens! I called the dealer and they said a new part costs $315! I called to see if there is an after market on this part and they said that you can get it for the front but not the rear door! it seems to me that Buick knows that this power window part is faulty and cannot let out the rights to other manufacturers to produce this! this should be recalled on all 2000 to 2005 Buick Lesabre.

- Custer, MT, USA

problem #86

Nov 212005

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I purchased my 2000 Buick-Lesabre in 2002. Shortly after I had to replace the back left window motor, then I had to replace the front right window motor, then a short time later I had to replace the right back window motor and just last week I had to replace the front driver side window motor. I feel that with only one person driving this car and not using the windows that much I have had an unusual break down of windows. I was wondering if anyone else has had this problem. I have own three Buick before and never had any problems with the windows. This has happened over a three year period.

- Dallas, NC, USA

problem #85

Nov 162005

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 124,000 miles
2000 Buick Lesabre. Power window regulators have failed on all doors, and now drivers door regulator has failed for the second time. Windows either dropped, or when rolled down would not go back up. Nearly $400/incident to repair. Did not save old parts, will save this one. My research indicates that there have been lots of these failures.

- Dublin, OH, USA

problem #84

Jun 012004

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • miles
I have a 2000 Buick lasabre. 3 of 4 electric window motors broke. I have replaced only one of the motors, due to they are $300 each. I feel these motors have a defect or this many would not have failed.

- Terry, MS, USA

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