Power Window Stopped Working

2001 Buick LeSabre (Page 4 of 4)

This problem may be covered under warranty. Ask your Buick dealer.


pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
70,338 miles
Total Complaints:
72 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. OEM replacement of regulator (26 reports)
  2. replace entire unit (19 reports)
  3. produce a product that works, this is ridiculous (10 reports)
  4. not sure (8 reports)
  5. replace regulator and motor in unit (6 reports)
  6. permanently closed the windows (2 reports)
2001 Buick LeSabre windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2001 Buick LeSabre Owner Comments (Page 4 of 4)

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problem #12

Feb 132007

(reported on)

LeSabre Limited 3.2L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,068 miles


All 4 of the window regulators on this $34,000 car went out. The left front went out twice. (passenger side). Also, the power door locks went out on the driver side rear. I drove my last car for 10 years, 237,000 miles and had a problem with one window regulator. I will not purchase another American car.

- , Cumming, GA, USA

problem #11

Jan 302007

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • 59,000 miles

Had to tape driver's rear window shut in a snow storm in order to finish an emergency trip. Understand Consumer's Report has listed this problem. Don't businesses take responsibility for faulty merchandise? We should be reimbursed for this. How do we contact someone to pay for the repairs?

- , Ione, CA, USA

problem #10

Dec 262006

(reported on)

LeSabre 3.2L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 56,000 miles

From reading on this website this has been an ongoing problem for Buick on this car... Very disappointing given GM's pride in the quality of this car... Our driver's side broke about 6 mos. ago and now the passenger rear side is broken too... That will be a total of over $1300 in repairs for a problem that Buick will say doesn't exist... We are going to make the calls and complaints to GM, but don't expect satisfaction... I agree with other complaints I have read this is a little used window and should not break so easily...

- , Batavia, IL, USA

problem #9

Dec 042006

(reported on)

LeSabre Limited 3.2L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,000 miles


Ditto to all of the complaints listed here. This is a racket that I wish I new about before buying the car. This Car has all the bells and whistles and is a nice drive unless your rear window regulator dies on the coldest day of the year in December! The drivers side broke last year, but at that time I was covered under warranty. It almost appears to be a contrived replacement part to pad GM's profits.

- , Elk Grove Village, IL, USA

problem #8

Sep 062006

(reported on)

LeSabre Custom

  • 60,000 miles

Drivers side rear window. Hardly used. Should not have broken with such little use. Poorly designed pulley wheel (plastic). Never buy GM again

- , Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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problem #7

Jun 232006

(reported on)

LeSabre LTD

  • 55,000 miles

This is the second regulator that has broken in less than 6 months. The belts are plastic and you have to buy the entire unit which costs $289 plus installation. This is a continuing problem for Buick I was told by the dealership.

- , Louisville, KY, USA

problem #6

Jun 232006

(reported on)

LeSabre LTD

  • 52,500 miles


I have continuous problems with the turn signal and rear tail lights burning out and then this plastic belt broke on the rear window governor. They have recently changed the unit and I was told by the Buick dealer that this is a big problem for Buick. Now the belt on the other rear window has broken and I have contacted Buick both by phone and by letter and they will not do anything about this or even admit they have a problem.

- , Louisville, KY, USA

problem #5

Jul 302006

(reported on)

LeSabre Limited

  • 62,000 miles

Rear window regulator broke on both the right and left side. I estimate that I have lowered and raised the two rear windows about 5 times. There is no excuse for this problem. I had to drive about four hours with the right window down, wind/noise blowing into the car was extremely annoying. I asked the local Buick dealer if any warranty coverage on this and was told NO. This will be my last GM product.

- , Myrtle Beach, SC, USA

problem #4

Jul 182006

(reported on)

LeSabre Limited

  • 32,500 miles

This 2nd Malfunction of a window regulator on this car. . The rear passenger side regulator has been replaced at the cost of $550.00 The Driver side rear window regulator broke today. My mechanic tells me this is a common problem on this vehicle

- , Indianapols, IN, USA

problem #3

Apr 142006

(reported on)


  • 25,000 miles

I had 2 of my regulator fixed and now I need to get the other back window fixed because the regulator is gone in that one. I believe there is a problem and Buick should look into this because it happens without any type of warning. I think we should all be reimbursed because it happens after the warranty is over. I sure we are not the only ones with this problem. The window just drops. I consider this a defect in this vehicle.

- , Hyattsville, MD, USA

problem #2

Jan 292006

(reported on)

LeSabre LE

  • 74,200 miles

Both left and right rear window regulator cables broken within 3 months of the other. cost of replacement $980.00 part not stocked at local dealer and had to order

- , Crystal Springs, MS, USA

problem #1

Oct 112005

(reported on)


  • 82,500 miles

Window regulator broke and dropped window. This is a problem with all Buicks and it could happen to any door. Dealer only item on the rear doors and you have to buy a new motor with the regulator from the dealer.

- , Afton, NY, USA

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