NHTSA — Service Brakes Problems


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
36,675 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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2003 Buick LeSabre brakes problems

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2003 Buick LeSabre Owner Comments

problem #4

Jan 162013

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • 31,500 miles


Brake line was rusted & was replaced.

- Wales, ME, USA

problem #3

Mar 132013


  • miles
I noticed the dashboard was coming apart from the windshield towards the driverside..I also started experiencing my car cutting off, ,&a weird noise when I press my brakes..my car also gets hot&smells like somethings burning..I've replaced numerous things, ,but yet to come to a resolution..I really need help because this is scary..I've talked to Buick&you all wanna charge me just to look at my car??that's not help at all...

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #2

Jul 142014


  • 75,200 miles
While driving on a 40mph road, the engine spontaneously lost power - the power steering and brakes also ceased to function as a result. The radio and lights were still on. After guiding the stricken car to a safe area, I turned the engine back on and was able to drive as normal. The issue repeated roughly a week later at lower speed while going over a speed-hump in a shopping center parking lot. Note: The issue occurred following the addition of apartment and mail keys to the keyring. I separated the additional keys from the car's key following the second incident. The issue has not repeated since.

- Littleton, CO, USA

problem #1

Jun 012009

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • 40,000 miles
Front disc brake pads do not wear evenly. The inboard pad (on both wheels) wears faster than the outboard pad. Problem is, only the outboard pads have the wear alerter. So, if you don't inspect your front brakes frequently, the inboard pad lining can wear completely away without your knowledge, cause damage to the front brake rotor and reduce braking to an unsafe level. I have seen this condition on more than one Buick Lesabre.

- Front Royal, VA, USA

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