really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 3
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
267,820 miles

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2002 Buick LeSabre fuel system problems

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2002 Buick LeSabre Owner Comments

problem #5

Oct 132018


  • miles


Was driving and as I pulled to redlight vehicle smelled of gas but burst into flames from the motor

- Hattiesburg, MS, USA

problem #4

Jan 192018


  • 116,098 miles
On startup the intake manifold exploded breaking the fuel supply line and catching the engine on fire

- Douglas, WY, USA

problem #3

Dec 282016


  • 178,000 miles
I have had issues with my vehicle's oil leaking then burning/smoking off my car. This issue is on my engine's manifold & hasn't been recalled even though the same engine is recalled on other GM models. The engine on my Lesabre is the same 3.8 liter V6 3800 engine that was recalled twice by GM in the past 6 years. My engine had minimal fire in the incidents I experienced but quite a bit of smoke from the area the oil leaks. Once I kill the engine the smoke stops. GM wants to charge for a diagnostic check & wouldn't recognize the issue on the very same engine, viewing it as just a vehicle not recalled even if it has the same faulty part. It caused my car's catalytic converter to fail as it burned through. A fix is costly, so I went to my own independent mechanic to save myself money since GM does not want to take care of issues that they recalled. Below are the 2 recalls that should apply to my car & also the Pontiac Bonneville as well since they are both built on the same chassis, premise, & engine as the Oldsmobile intrigue. Both Lesabre & Bonneville have the 3.8 V6 naturally aspirated 3800 engine that runs in the recalled intrigue. Engine oil dripping on manifold may cause fire nthsa recall number: 15V701000 report received date: 10/26/2015 General Motors llc (GM) is recalling certain model year 1998-1999 Chevrolet lumina and Oldsmobile intrigue, 1997-2004 Buick regal and Pontiac Grand Prix, 2000-2004 Chevrolet Impala, and 1998-2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo vehicles. Engine compartment fire nthsa recall number: 09V116000 date owner notified by manufacturer: 04/09/2009 report received date: 04/08/2009 General Motors is recalling 1,497,516 my 1997-2003 Buick regal, my 1998-2003 Chevrolet lumina, Monte Carlo and Impala, my 1998-1999 Oldsmobile intrigue, my 1997-2003 Pontiac Grand Prix vehicles equipped with a 3.8L V6 naturally aspirated engine.

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #2

Jul 232014


  • 980,000 miles
The approximate incident date.would not let me put date in.date was july23'2014.my car has been stalling out on me when I was driving down the highway it stalled put in neutral started right up drove alittle ways samething happend.checkenginelight came on got stuck on highway for 3 hours waiting for towtruck bad experience. It is at sullivan tire check diagnostics and said everything is all right I told him to take it for a spin he did and stalled out on him.sullivantire is boggled.I was on line and was checking what the problem could be and there is about 10 people that own the same car has same problem we tried getting it fixed its starting to cost some money trying to fix it. I just bought the car Jan.2013. And still owe money on it for 1 more year please help us thank you

- Gloucester, MA, USA

problem #1

Feb 012008

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • 65,000 miles
I found out that this gas line leakage issue exist in everyone that I know with this model vehicle. There is a fuel line clip that can be replaced. The clip is inserted at the end of the fuel line that connects to the engine but this clip doesn't last very long once replaced. Eventually the clip won't work anymore as if it is the fuel line itself that is bad. This issues seems to be a defect in this model Buick and is dangerous. I'm just wondering how can such an issue never been on the Buick recall list for this model car. Most people that have this car say that they have smelled the gas fumes and didn't know what it was. The gas actually leaks/ drip from the fuel line's clip onto the hot engine. ( can you say very dangerous) this is a lawsuit waiting to happen!

- Memphis, TN, USA

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