NHTSA — Visibility: Glass, Side/Rear Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
54,416 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2001 Buick LeSabre windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2001 Buick LeSabre Owner Comments

problem #7

Sep 012011


  • miles


2001 Buick Lesabre. Consumer states all four window mechanisms failed in rapid succession the consumer stated the failure was due to a plastic hook. However, the dealer stated it was due to normal wear and tear.

- Marinette, WI, USA

problem #6

Aug 202010


  • 101,000 miles
2001 Buick Lesabre rear window assembly failed on both sides, cost $400 each to fix.

- Manlius, NY, USA

problem #5

Jul 102008

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 53,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Buick Lesabre. While driving less than 2 mph, the front passenger side window would not operate. Afterwards, the window went down and would not roll back up. The window was not repaired. The failure and current mileages were 53,000. Updated 10/30/08. Updated 10/30/08.

- Princeton, MN, USA

problem #4

Sep 152007

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 57,415 miles


Back rear window on drivers side of Buick lasabel 2001 just dropped down without any warning or indication of any problems. I was told by mechanics and other individual who have Buick that this is a major problem with Buick and that this is not an odd occurrence. At the time of the incident I had to drive through the remains of a hurricane getting everything wet in the back. I managed to get paper and cardboard push up against both sides of the window while holding it up to keep it up till I was able to get it taped and fixed. This is a serious problem especially with individuals who may have small children. GM should advise owners of the problem and not let owners hear this from their dealers. Additionally some sort of reimbursement should be made especially when GM is aware of this problem.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #3

Aug 012006

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Buick Lesabre. While driving 45 mph in the rain, the contact suddenly heard a sliding sound coming from the vehicle. He looked back and noticed that the passenger side rear window slid down and was unable to roll back up. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and they stated that the steel cable of the window regulator failed. The contact paid for the window to be replaced. Three months later, the failure recurred with the driver side rear window. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and the window regulator was replaced again. Thirteen months after the first incident, the failure recurred with the passenger side rear window. The window was replaced twice. The failure mileage was approximately 55,000 and current mileage was 78,000.

- Russelville, AL, USA

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problem #2

Aug 012007

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 114,500 miles
The back windows in a 2001 Buick Lesabre wont go up and slip down and I have researched hundreds of complaints and I know there must be thousands. The wires get tangled and the plastic parts break and cannot hold the pressure.this is a serious flaw on the power windows and must become a nation wide recall to replace motors, pulleys, and any other parts involved in the window operations.

- Elkhart, IN, USA

problem #1

Jul 262007


  • miles
I own a 2001 Buick Lesabre and both the back windows have fallen down into door.

- Lincoln, NE, USA

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