2000 Buick LeSabre Limited from North America
This car is a maintenance nightmare!
Back passenger window cable broke.
Starter had to be replaced at 40,000.
Cruise Control went out at 50,000.
CD player stopped working at 50,000.
Rain Sensor broke at 30,000.
Cables to the spark plugs were wore out at 30,000.
Oil Leak at 30,000 - repair cost $1,300.
Drivers seat belt is jammed and will not lock in place.
Windshield wipers came on and will not shut off.
Check engine light came on at 28,000 miles, will not shut off.
Transmission is starting to go out 64,000.
This car has been a constant maintenance problem for me. I loved it for the first 1,000 miles and then the flood gates opened and all these mechanical problems started to happen. I have fixed several of them at a cost of over $2,000 to me, however many of them have not been fixed because I am not ready to pump more money into a failing vehicle. To fix everything it will cost me around $1500 and that estimate was before the seat belt, windshield wiper and transmission problems started. Classy car if only it was more reliable. I trusted the Buick name to produce a reliable car, but was proved wrong. Maybe this one was just a lemon, but by reading the other reviews I think they all have maintenance problems. One more thing, I had to have the battery replaced and it is located in a wierd place, under the backseat. Due to this the battery has to have special things on it so that it can "vent"- the cheapest battery I could find to fit it cost $130-- ouch. I will think twice the next time I see the Buick name, and if I do ever buy another I will get the extended warranty!!!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 22nd March, 2006
22nd Mar 2006, 12:51
I am confused as to why you had to pay for oil leaks when the car was under warranty. You state you bought the 2000 car in 2002 @ 27K miles and the oil problem happened 3,000 miles later. Aren't Buick warranties 3 years/36K miles?
22nd Mar 2006, 19:12
Don't they have the lemon buyback law?