1998 Buick LeSabre 3.8 gas from North America
It's a very nice car in all other ways
Intake manifold oil leak.
Alternator got noise.
Rear brakes wheel cylinders aking @ 10,000
Rocker panel right side rusting paint off.
Water pump leaking antifreeze.
Two fuel pressure regulators so far.
All was covered under warranty, except rocker panel and brake rotter.
I forgot to mention machined surface rusted off in two years. I have cars that are 30 years old; GM cars, this hasn't happened to them.
It's a nice car, but the quality isn't as good as I would have expected from a nice car as the LeSabre.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 21st July, 2004
13th May 2004, 19:29
I just had same problem with my '99 LeSabre and bought it new. @ 52,000 miles, bad intake manifold gasket, coolant leaking into oil. Because have good mechanic, caught before engine blew. Mechanic pointed out the PLASTIC plenum & showed me the "hole" that had developed so coolant spilled out. Still cost me $600+ and $200+ for a rental car because gasket had to be removed & replaced. My mechanic called GM because mechanic felt it was a manufacturer's defect; but, of course, GM said not so. I'm a neophyte. I've never been in a chat room & have never done this sort of thing (and have no mechanical knowledge). But what can we do to press GM to admit this is a defect & issue a recall? My mechanic told me to be sure to keep my receipts in case there is a recall (so dig yours up for safekeeping).