NHTSA — Engine And Engine Cooling: Exhaust System: Manifold/Header/Muffler/Tail Pipe Problems


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
23,275 miles

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2001 Buick LeSabre exhaust system problems

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2001 Buick LeSabre Owner Comments

problem #4

Feb 022014

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • 93,000 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Buick Lesabre. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 45 mph, there was smoke coming from under the hood of the vehicle. The failure recurred numerous times. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the manifold failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 93,000. Updated 04/07/16 the consumer stated the valve cover gasket was replaced. Updated 04/14/16.

- Danville, IL, USA

problem #3

Aug 182004

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle stalled intermittently while driving. Vehicle was towed to an independent shop, and mechanic indicated determined that intake manifold was cracked and caused coolant to leaksinside the engine.

- Chiefland, FL, USA

problem #2

Jan 012001


  • Automatic transmission
  • 100 miles
Technician indicated the original antifreeze which GM used in the Buick Lesabre damaged the intake manifold and the head gasket. Both needed to be replaced. Fumes from the toxic antifreeze caused the consumer to experience nauseousness and dizziness. Dealer notified.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #1

Dec 162003

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Leaks coolant. Dealer said it needed an intake valve rebuild kit, approx. $600.

- Georgetown, KY, USA

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