NHTSA — Structure Problems

2001 Buick LeSabre (Page 2 of 2)


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
57,656 miles

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2001 Buick LeSabre Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #12

Jul 032011

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • 49,500 miles


2001 Buick Lesabre limited 'dash mat' has separated and buckled in front of the steering wheel causing a visibility issue and is seems to continue to be separating towards the passenger side airbag - based on my online research it seems that this is a very common issue amongst 2000 - 2005 Lesabre owners. I live in Florida and am not sure if heat is a contributing factor.

- Delray Beach, FL, USA

problem #11

Mar 202010

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • 92,000 miles
Dash panel cover separating and buckling in front of driver's steering wheel GM will not replace and I feel it could cause visibility problems later. Have read online other drivers have had problems with it causing airbag to deploy on passage side if it separates all the way across dash.

- Dawsonville, GA, USA

problem #10

Oct 242003


  • 60,000 miles
2001 Buick lasabre dash is peeling up between steering wheel and windshield. Started peeling up within a few years of car being manufacturer's. per local dealership, Buick will not cover expense to repair. This has become a real safety issue as you can barely see over the dash as it is sticking up so high and I have concerns that the air bag will deploy on the passenger side as the dash continues to peel all the way across the dash. Someone is going to get severely injured or killed if Buick does not fix this factory defect. Buick should issue a national recall to repair a defective dash.

- Trussville, AL, USA

problem #9

Jan 012009

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • 110,000 miles


The dash covering has begun shrinking or pulling away from the windshield for some time now. Don' know if this will ultimately compromise the air bag system or not. It is just plain shoddy workmanship. My 1991 Lesabre interior held up much better than this 2001.

- Cary, NC, USA

problem #8

Apr 152011


  • 121,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Buick Lesabre. The contact stated that a loud noise was exhibited from the vehicle and the leather dashboard fractured on the driver side of the vehicle. The contact spoke to the manufacturer and was told that the failure was not a safety concern but the contact was concerned that the failure would effect the air bag. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 122,000.

- Butler, PA, USA

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problem #7

Jun 152010

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • miles
The dashboard on my 2001 Buick Lesabre is buckling between the windshield and the steering wheel.

- South Lyon, MI, USA

problem #6

Feb 282011


  • 150,000 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Buick Lesabre. The vehicle was parked when the contact noticed the structure to the dashboard was beginning to fracture and seemed to be pulling from its housing. The vehicle was neither diagnosed nor repaired. The failure and current mileage was 150,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Gobles, MI, USA

problem #5

Jan 052011

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • 65,000 miles
The dash pad on my 2001 Buick Lesabre is coming apart from the dash. It causes a decrease in my view and I have done nothing to cause this.

- Evergreen, AL, USA

problem #4

Aug 092009

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • 65,000 miles
On my 2001 Lesabre limited, the dashpad came pulled loose and started bunching up in front of the steering wheel. GM is not doing anything about it. If it causes airbag deploy or a sudden block of the driver's view, a serious accident may follow.

- Sugar Land, TX, USA

problem #3

Sep 152010


  • 75,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Buick Lesabre. The contact stated that the leather interior of the dashboard was fractured and the heater was causing the leather to fracture. The dealer was not informed of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was unavailable. The failure mileage was 75,000 and the current mileage was 125,000.

- Broadlings, VA, USA

problem #2

Jul 012010


  • 91,000 miles
The dashcover has come unglued and buckling up. There is concern that this may interfere with proper operation of the passenger air bag.

- Richmond, VA, USA

problem #1

Jul 202005

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Buick Lesabre. The contact stated that the dashboard was separating from the windshield. The failure began two years ago at the driver side and has now extended to the passenger side. The dashboard is also buckling, crumbling, and warped. The weather may be a factor. The contact can see through the dashboard, but no wires are exposed. The dealer stated that they will replace the dashboard for $600 because it is not covered under warranty. The failure mileage was 40,000 and current mileage was 63,000. * updated 12/12/07 updated 12/12/07

- League City , TX, USA

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