hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
62,973 miles

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2002 Buick LeSabre Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #13

Feb 042011


  • 58,000 miles


Dashmat on 2002 Buick lasabre buckling above streering wheel where dashmat meets window.

- Aloha, OR, USA

problem #12

Jan 012010

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • 115,000 miles
Dash pad coming loose, bowing up in front of driver, becoming detached in crucial area at passenger side airbag. To repair will cost around $950 parts and labor. Also window regulators have been replaced in windows that are used the least.

- Big Stone Gap, VA, USA

problem #11

Jan 292010

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
The dash is starting to rise. I have not made any repairs.

- Pasadena, MD, USA

problem #10

Mar 022011


  • miles


I have a 2002 Buick Lesabre. The dashboard has come unglued. The part of the dashboard covering the airbag looks very loose. I'm scared it will deploy.

- Corpus Christi, TX, USA

problem #9

Aug 102008

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • 30,000 miles
The dash-cover has bubbled up in the front, causing a slight visibility problem but what I'm more worried about is that as this spreads the airbags may deploy. It is also a very noticeable appearance issue.

- Hillsborough, NC, USA

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problem #8

Aug 102010

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • 140,000 miles
The dashpad on my 2002 Buick Lesabre has pulled loose at the base and is bunched up in front of the steering wheel. I have tried without success to glue the pad back down myself because of the angle of the windshield. I have read blog posts from several 2000-2005 Lesabre owners who are experiencing the same problem, so I now realize that this is not the isolated problem I had thought it was. I am concerned that if the dashpad continues to pull loose, the airbag sensors could be triggered and cause the airbags to inflate while the car is being driven. My wife drives this car most of the time, and since she is only 5 feet tall, she must move the seat up almost as far as it will go. My teenage daughter rides in the front passenger seat when my wife takes her to school. I am concerned for their safety should the airbags accidentally deploy due to the dashpad coming loose.

- Batesville, AR, USA

problem #7

Aug 152009

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • 124,000 miles


The top dashboard on my 2002 year Buick Lesabre has become dislodged at the driver's side and is slowly becoming dislodged towards the passenger side. This is a critical safety concern because this top dashboard houses the air bag at the passenger side. The passenger airbag can become inadvertently deployed killing the passenger. GM has refused to do a recall and its been 7 weeks since the national safety board said they will send me a complaint form to complete. I am gathering information to expose General Motors lack of customer concern with a troubleshooter at my local tv station.

- Roxboro, NC, USA

problem #6

Sep 152009

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 114,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Buick Lesabre. The contact stated that the eight inch dashboard panel became separated from the windshield. The panel separation originated from the driver side near the air bag window and continued to extend toward the passenger side. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for inspection. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact expressed concern of the potential air bag safety hazard. The failure mileage was approximately 114,000. Updated 8/29/11 upadted 10/11//11

- Roxboro, NC, USA

problem #5

Nov 162009


  • 21,000 miles
I have removed my dashboard cover or so called dash board pad and have re-glued it 3 times and now it is curling up at the forward end again. The front of the headliner is now rotting at the foam area between the fabric and the molded shape, the same as has been ocurring since the early 1980's. the foam is deteriorating from the heat and the sun, (Florida owners are effected more than some), turning to powder so there is nothing that can be done other than replace it with the same garbage from GM or have an upholstery shop like mine. www.markthree.com replace the fabric on the existing ceiling shaping board, after spending hours removing the ceiling headliner from the car and then removing all of the rotted foam and fabric brought to a clean and usable surface. Why are we still dealing with the same sun vs. Glue problems that we have since they stopped doing stretch ceilings in the 70's" as an upholsterer at www.eastcoastautotoys.com I do make a good living off of this abomination but as a 2002 Buick Lesabre owner, I do not appreciate that I have had to remove my dashboard cover also called pad and have reglued and remolded it 3 times. Now it is curling up at the forward ends again as well as by the air bag. The front of the headliner is now falling loose and down at the front windshield area due to rotting foam, {just like like those of the 1980's}. the foam is deteriorating and turning to powder so there is nothing that can be done other than replace it with the same garbage or have an upholstery shop like mine replace the fabric on the existing board. After spending 45 minutes removing the ceiling from the car and then another hour removing all of the rotted foam.....why are we still dealing with the same sun vs. Glue problems that we have since they stopped doing stretch ceilings in the early 70's" as an upholsterer I do make a good living off of this abomination but as a 2002 Buick Lesabre owner, I do not appreciate wasting my time...

- Bohemia, NY, USA

problem #4

Jan 012010


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Ltr addressed to the potus re defective parts on his 2002 Buick Lesabre custom, inquiring what can the government do through GM to properly compensate him; for the administrators signature. All four of the window regulators had to be replaced, the sealant holding the cover to the dashboard came apart, which caused a large gap near the base of the windshield on the drivers side.

- Thomson, GA, USA

problem #3

Sep 012008


  • miles


The dash in my 2002 Buick Lesabre is coming up and I am afraid that one day I will be going somewhere and be in even a little fender bender or maybe not nothing at all and it will come on off.it is like the glue they used to mold it down has come undone or something like that.I bought the car used last June this started like right after I bought it and it just keeps getting worse all the time and now I am getting really worried someone will get hurt if it continues to come a loose.so it could cause serious injury or maybe even death to someone with the extra pieces coming up like that.the corner down next to the glove compartment is also starting to stick some also so it would probable not be a good idea for someone to let their small children or maybe even an adult to sit in the front seat on the passenger side of the vehicle I think that the dash could be harmful to anyone even the driver if anyone elses starts to stick up like mine does.the thought that it could be something that might need to be investigated so hopeful nobody will not lose their life in an accident. Buick Lesabre 2002 model.

- Mooresburg, TN, USA

problem #2

Sep 102008


  • 63,000 miles
The dash of our 2002 lasabre between the steering wheel and the windshield has pulled apart and is becoming an obstruction to our view. The separation is about an inch and is beginning to lift up. Also the drivers side dash where the air bag is located is starting to bulge from the dash and could be presenting a safety hazard if it continues to extend out farther.

- Frederick, MD, USA

problem #1

Sep 172006

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,000 miles
: the contact stated the dash board was loose at the seam where the two parts meet. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who determined the dash needed to be replaced.

- Middleburg, FL, USA

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