2000 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8 from North America
If it can break, it will on this car
7 window regulators.
HVAC dashboard actuator.
Power steering pump.
Coils for distributor-less ignition.
Factory radio no longer plays CDs.
Factory radio not usable when rear defrost on.
Intake manifold cooling connections.
Rear brake caliper.
Master brake cylinder.
Various engine sensors.
Auto wiper speed control forced wipers to always be on highest speed.
Auto-on headlight feature no longer worked.
Power mirrors failed.
Rear defrost failed.
Electronic climate control failed - replaced with junk yard sourced unit.
Oil leaks from engine in multiple locations.
A/C compressor failure.
Basically the whole car for anything mechanical that mattered.
Best advice, stay away from Buick.
We had the same car in 1989 with wonderful reliability.
This car was the opposite of that car.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 17th July, 2013
19th Jul 2013, 18:44
Not all newer Buicks are unreliable, in fact I would venture to say most are not. The 2000 LeSabre was a brand new model, and it does seem to have a lot of issues; some of which GM corrected by the end of the model run.
My last 4 cars have been Buicks, and all have served me very well.
Also to be fair, when Buick introduced the '86 FWD LeSabre, reliability was fair at best. By 1989, Buick was winning awards at Flint for reliability and Buick was the most reliable American brand into the early 90s. It takes time in many cases to work out the bugs in new models. When you buy the first model run of a new design, you always take a risk of experiencing higher problem rates than with a proven design.