NHTSA — Service Brakes, Hydraulic Problems


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
22,777 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2002 Buick LeSabre brakes problems

brakes problem

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2002 Buick LeSabre Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 012013

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • miles


2002 Buick Lesabre. Consumer writes in regards to vehicle surges forward when brakes are applied. The consumer also stated the vehicle had defective drums, that melted and severed the front brake wiring, exactly at the point when the brake system wires traveled from the engine and entered the brake drums. The consumer also stated the vehicle had poor gas mileage, the three out of the four windows collapsed in the down position, and would not come back up. The consumer believed the engine and the hood were defective, as the paint on the hood melted.

- Reno, NV, USA

problem #2

May 112009


  • 68,330 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Buick Lesabre. While driving 30 mph, the contact heard a chunking noise coming from the front end of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and they stated that the brake pads were hard and caused ridges in the rotors. The rotors and brake pads were repaired at the cost of $620. The contact is in the process of notifying the manufacturer. The failure mileage was 68,330 and current mileage was 68,400.

- Linwood, NJ, USA

problem #1

Jul 112003

(reported on)

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Problem with brake equipment on vehicle. The vehicle experienced extended stopping distance while braking.

- Youngwood, PA, USA

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