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2000 Buick LeSabre (Page 1 of 11)


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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
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 1 of 11)

problem #203

Jun 132013


  • 76,000 miles


I have replaced all 4 window regulators twice. I have done research, and it appears many have the same issue. Buick claims to sell "luxury" this is far from luxury and is unsafe! driving 65mph and the windows just go down....then won't go back up! my car had to sit outside with both back windows down!

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #202

Feb 012007


  • 90,000 miles
Pressed power window switch to lower window and glass fell into door cavity. Switch became inactive. Glass would not move.

- Summerfield, FL, USA

problem #201

Jan 082013


  • 84,000 miles
The driver's side window was stuck and would not come back up, it was fixed and two years later broke again, and the rear window on the driver's side did the same thing. This happened in the middle of winter, in the midwest, with temperatures in the teens. We had to duct-tape the window closed to be able to drive the car in freezing temperatures. I cannot believe the same car has had 3 issues in 2 years with the window mechanisms! something is terribly wrong, and it has cost over $600 to fix the car! the repairs do not last. Apparently the manufacturer uses cheap plastic parts which break. Are we never supposed to use an atm or a drive-through? it is very dangerous not to have windows go back up, especially in rain, snow, and freezing temperatures.

- Roodhouse, IL, USA

problem #200

Dec 102003

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • 43,000 miles


The dash board buckled. Passenger window regulator broke drivers window regulator broke rear passenger window regulator broke rear drivers side window regulator broke passenger window regulator broke-again light button stuck on.

- Fort Walton Beach, FL, USA

problem #199

Jul 102012


  • 78,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Buick Lesabre. The contact stated that the front passenger side window could not be closed or opened. The other three windows failed in the past and had been repaired. The manufacturer was notified and provided no assistance. The vehicle had not been repaired. The failure and current mileages were 78,000. The VIN was unavailable. Updated 12/5/12 updated 12/12/2012

- Williamstown, NJ, USA

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problem #198

Sep 112006


  • miles
We have had to replace all four power window motors. The first one, we made the mistake of taking it to a dealer and it cost around $400-$500. The others we ordered the part and replaced it ourselves which cost around $100-$150 depending on the window. Now, the one we replaced two years ago is broke again. This needs to be recalled. If a child just happened to be in the car on the side the window broke on, there could be serious injury. GM needs to recall this unless they want a lawsuit on their hands!

- Elizabethton, TN, USA

problem #197

Jan 092009

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • 26,000 miles


The windows fail to work up or down.

- Dayton, OH, USA

problem #196

Nov 102009


  • 61,368 miles
1) first time driving, 2nd time car was parked. Neither time were the windows being used. 2) both times power regulator had to be replaced. There were no consequences, but could have been if children were in the back seat while driving or on a cold night. 3) old part is not available.

- Worthington, OH, USA

problem #195

Aug 152010


  • 144,532 miles
Rear window will not go up. Dangerous for children.

- Burnsville, MN, USA

problem #194

Jan 012010


  • 90,000 miles
Driver's window regulator inoperable. Rear window on same side same thing, but repaired in late 2004 - bought used but rear windows not used by me at all. Driver window used often, but this would be the second $500+ bill to have it repaired. It seems there has been a known problem for quite some time, but I have not found anything that says it has been addressed. Car now has over 100K miles and I'm having a hard time justifying the expenditure. Also entire dashboard cover 'lifting' up more than six inches. Told by a repair shop that the only way to fix it is to take out the front windshield - another $500 to shell out. Also has noise of metal rubbing coming from rear, but cause cannot be pinpointed. Sounds like a large piece of something. Took everything out of the trunk to be sure there was nothing in there causing the sound, even took out the carpet and board covering the onstar machinery. Repair shop can't find the cause either. Shocks were replaced with the best available in early 2007. This car has one user, me, for the last six years. I have spent literally thousands in an effort to keep it in good shape, but one thing after another is happening.

- Kinston, NC, USA

problem #193

May 072010


  • 110,400 miles


My 2000 Buick Lesabre custom sedan. The drivers and right rear windows suddenly drop open fully without warning due to failure of electric motor of each window cannot power them back up because of a failure of the lift mechanism. This repair costs $400 per window and is a known common failure of the 2000 to 2005 models. Recently occurred to driver's window on May 7, during a rainstorm and had to pull over and stop; luckily on low traffic street at time. Rear window drop occurs more often and each time, I stop and with both hands raise the window and place paper shims to hold the window up. This presents a dangerous situation if it occurs on a busy highway/street as the driver suddenly loses Focus temporarily. And is placed in a dangerous position as it is known that crashes occur in mere seconds during highway speeds when drivers take their attention away from driving. This is a common failure on the early 2000=2005 Lesabre and Buick should be required to correct this common failure.

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

problem #192

Apr 062010


  • 89,000 miles
I have a 2000 Buick le sabre custom that I have had to replace window regulators 6 times. I bought the car new and the windows are very seldom used. I am afraid to use them because it cost over $400 to repair each one. I think there should be a recall on these parts.

- Trussville, AL, USA

problem #191

Apr 122005

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • 75,000 miles
All four power windows have failed one by one. Won't stay up. Seats are being ruined by rain / snow. No security while driving or parked.

- Detroit, MI, USA

problem #190

Oct 232009


  • 37,000 miles
Why hasn't there been a recall on the way the power window regulators have to be replaced, there is a defect in the mold that allows the cable to slip. It is very costly $450 to repair and they go out often on all 4 windows, I experienced this today in a heavy rain storm, I went to the drive thru at the bank, could not get window up, had to drive in heavy stormy weather, this has to be a money maker for GM the part has defects.

- Springboro, OH, USA

problem #189

Oct 142007

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Buick Lesabre. He stated that three of the power windows have failed and the fourth is also expected to malfunction. The driver side window failed to operate normally and a local mechanic stated that the motor needed to be replaced. The second failure occurred on the drivers side rear window; however, a mechanic stated that they installed a window clamp. The passenger side window has also failed and has not been repaired. The dealer has not been notified. The windows have not been replaced; however, a clamp was installed due to the repair cost. The failure mileage was 70,000 and the current mileage was 93,588. Updated 10/21/09 updated 10/20/09

- Vashon, WA, USA

problem #188

Jun 132004


  • 150,000 miles
2000 Buick lasabre window fail to work. I bought my car in 2004. Within 6 months all 4 windows failed to work. I have been unable to repair them and I have to keep pulling them back up. I cannot drive my car in the rain because the windows slide back down as I drive. I have three children and I cannot afford the cost of repair. My repair shop said they see this with 2000 Buick all the time. Is there going to be a recall?

- Lacrosse, WI, USA

problem #187

Feb 152006

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 56,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Buick Lesabre. The contact stated that the two rear windows were inoperative because the regulator failed. The failure has occurred on two occasions. The dealer confirmed the regulator failure. The vehicle was repaired at the contact's expense. In addition, the wheel bearings and tie rods failed and were replaced. The failure mileage was 56,000 and current mileage was 70,000. Updated 07/01/09 updated 07/06/09.

- Planefield, IL, USA

problem #186

Apr 302007


  • 48,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Buick Lesabre. The contact stated that the power windows began to fail in 2007. He is unable to roll the windows down or up. He took the vehicle to the dealer and they stated that the estimated cost for repair would be $2,960.96. The manufacturer stated that there were no recalls for the failure and advised the contact to call NHTSA to have a recall issued. The vehicle was out of warranty. The failure mileage was 48,000 and current mileage was 87,000.

- Northlake , IL, USA

problem #185

Apr 242008


  • 65,000 miles
Failure of 3 windows on 2000 Buick Lesabre within 3 months.

- Lexington, NC, USA

problem #184

Mar 072009


  • miles
My driver's side rear window refused to roll up after rolling down. Upon examination by our mechanic, it was discovered that the window motor had ceased to function. The window itself had on another occasion failed but this time the motor needed replacing.

- Gahanna, OH, USA

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