NHTSA — Power Train: Automatic Transmission Problems

2001 Buick LeSabre (Page 2 of 2)


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
22,497 miles

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2001 Buick LeSabre transmission problems

transmission problem

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2001 Buick LeSabre Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #4

Aug 292002


  • miles


Various Buick dealers have been unsuccessful in correcting the problem.

- Midlothian, VA, USA

problem #3

Sep 102002

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While making a sudden stop, consumer noticed driver's seat moved forward while turning corners. Consumer heard a popping noise, seat moving side to side. Dealer has been contacted. The automatic transmission has a harsh down shift when merging on to a freeway or goind up a hill. Shifts down to lower gear. The solenoid was replaced and the powertrain control module was updated but did not correct the harsh engagement. Once in a while the harsh engagement happens when going from drive to reverse. The transmission fluid was flushed due to sediment. The rear brakes still moan and are squeaky at low speeds. They were hosed off to remove the excess brake dust form the rotors. The brakes pulsate when braking hard on freeways or city streets. The steering labors engine when turning a corner or backing up. The power steering hydraulic hoses were replaced.

- Sun City, AZ, USA

problem #2

Feb 192001


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When accelerating vehicle will have a harsh downshift, causing vehicle not to go into second gear, but go back into first gear.contacted dealer.cannot fix problem.

- Sun City, AZ, USA

problem #1

May 012001


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Since buying the car it has been in the shop more than out, have had problems traveling out of town ruined two trips. The window wipers were disconnected, alternator out, transmission out, dash rattles, motor under drivers seat is loose, and the air conditioner makes a high whine. The seat, and dash and transmission have been looked at three times and still not fixed. The car shifts hard into gear after replacing the transmission which took two times to the shop to fix. The tire light kept coming on during one of the out of town trips even though it was checked repeatedly.

- Yuma, AZ, USA

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