11th Jan 2002, 15:06

I just bought my first Buick La Sabre and I love it. The car in question may have just been a lemon but, I think this person is giving the car a bad rap.

3rd Oct 2002, 14:43

I have also had all 4 power window motors fail. I have also had to replace the air condition controls twice. Currently there is a noise in the front left strut that the dealer cannot seam to figure out to fix. This is my second LeSabre - I won't buy another.

28th Oct 2002, 23:55

This car reminds me of the saying "nickeled and dimed to death" Although it has had only one breakdown that was serious, the dozens of other chinks have cost me a pretty penny. God bless you people who have had good luck with them... wanna buy mine.


13th Nov 2002, 09:57

On my 2000 Buick LeSabre, all FOUR of the power window regulators also went out. I have had to replace them all at a cost of over $1300.00. Also, some of the AC Cluster lights are not working either. After reading that several others have had these problems, I don't think mine is an isolated case.

I feel something is defective in these parts and should have been addressed in a recall.

30th Jun 2003, 20:13


Window regulators should be recalled.

Fuel pump, coils, plug wires... tires went bad at 24,000 mi.

There should be a lemon law on these cars. I've never had so much trouble with a car of this value in my life.

I used to buy Grand Marquis. I will go back after my 100,000 warranty has been used up. It has already paid for itself.


23rd Jul 2003, 08:28

Don't give Lesabres such a bad rap! I own a 93 and it has given me no major problems. All cars require some repairs, and complaining about burnt out lights and other minor things is just a waste of time. Lesabres are good cars. I would recommend them to anyone.

24th Jul 2003, 21:17

July 24, 2003

I do not feel that a $1300 repair on a 2 year old car is Minor!

I have just been notified that it will cost $500 to repair the driver window cable on my 2000 LeSabre because it is integral with the regulator and motor.

I am seeing a trend in these comments with defective power windows.

11th Aug 2003, 12:35

We just had the transmission shell out in our 2001 Buick LeSabre Custom and it had 64,000 miles. Of course, it cost us $3000. out of our own pocket. Dealer said it just shouldn't have done that. Good Luck, Barb.

12th Aug 2003, 18:52

2002 Buick Lesabre with 15,000 miles have had the cruise control go out. Leaking drivers side window and garage door remote wired wrong. Everything under warranty and glad I have extended warranty.

15th Aug 2003, 13:06

Purchased a program 2000 Buick LeSabre this past February, the warranty was effective until 6 Jun 03, Guess what, just two days ago the rear passenger power window was lowered slightly, and now will not go back up. Had an 86 Electra for 17 yrs and never had a problem with the power the old motors and assemblies were just TOO GOOD!

10th Sep 2003, 14:02

Have a 2000 LeSabre Custom with 105,000 miles on it, terrific highway car. Was great until about 60 days ago when it started falling apart. Most notably the power window regulators, temp/fan control lights, water leak on drivers side, coolant leak/manifold gasket failure (subject now to nationwide recall) and fourth set of brakes/2nd set of rotors; all in the past two months. Scared to see what happens in the next two. I'll trade out before then, not that brave.

12th Sep 2003, 19:43

Buick La Saber 2001

Had to replace tie rod ends both side at 44,500 miles. Right side real bad, shimmy in front end thought it was struts, but there are fine. Talked to others at dealership and they commented that they had the same problem with their Buick La Saber of the same year. What kind of product are they using, evidently not good.

3rd Oct 2003, 18:51

2000 Buick LeSabre Custom (29,000 miles)

Driver window was fixed by Dealer Oct. 2002.

In Aug. 2003, did not function again. The other 3 windows stopped working also, within a few minutes.

Cost out of pocket approx. $1,300 to repair driver window and, 'glue in place' other 3 windows.

In Oct. 2003, one of 3 windows glued in place is starting to fall down and water leaks already. Found several other owners with same problems.

Thank you.

13th Oct 2003, 16:35

2000 Buick LeSabre, 63,500 miles. Driven by two seniors currently 69 years old. Rear windows very seldom used.

3 rear window regulator failures.

Left rear window regulator failed at 22,286 miles, was repaired under warranty.

Right rear window regulator failed at 45,418 miles, was told by the Buick parts department that regulator and motor unit was $287.51; labor would be extra. Had window propped in closed position.

Left rear window regulator failed again at 63,251 miles. Had rear window propped in closed position.

Fuel gauge failed at about 52,000 miles. Now rely on trip meter to determine when to refuel.

Cruise control went out at about 61,000 miles.

23rd Dec 2003, 10:50

I have a 2000 Le Sabre Limited. I just had the second window regulator fail. I found out that you can buy a replacement motor for the regulator, but you cannot buy a regulator with out the motor. What a rip off. I have a perfectly good motor from the first regulator that failed. After this second fix, I guess I will have two good motors.

1st Dec 2005, 22:50

All of you got the best deal out of mine. After buying the car from a Korean Consulate, the car was fixed up with almost $5000 when the was valued at $9000. After this I thought I was in for the long haul with my 2000 Lasabre. But it stopped short at just under 100,000 miles when an internal engine rod broke causing me to buy a refurbished engine which I said no to. I stick to my Japanse's cars instead of the GM which has fat men picking their noses while putting the car together.

27th Feb 2007, 18:02

I just submitted the 25th complaint to NHTSA on the 2000-05 Buick LeSabre window regulator defect. Nobody cares. We NEVER used the rear power windows. The first time we did each broke. Dealers charge $375 to $500 to fix one window. Online the parts cost $100-$120 and include a motor regulator and cabling/arm assembly. It is a real pain to replace, but not rocket science. This is the second rear window to fail on my mother's Buick. Otherwise, this is a reliable car. But GM should fess up and redesign this part and replace it at their expense. That's it for me and GM (already left Ford & Chrysler which are far worse). I'm buying only Toyota's from now on.

4th Jun 2010, 23:47

I have a 2000 LeSabre Custom, and now I don't feel so bad about my problems.

The rear window regulators failed at about 65000 miles. I replaced the passenger side first. When the driver side failed, I wired it closed. When passenger side failed again, I wired it closed as well.

Water pump failed at 72000 miles.

The fuel gauge failed and dealer said $600.00 to repair. I am now using mileage meter to guess when to refuel.

Ignition control module failed 2 times, $237 for part each time.

Crankshaft position sensor failed. Had to replace it twice, got a bad one from parts dept. And it's no sense talking about the difficulty and frustration involved in replacing them.

The car has failed again; cranks but won't run. If I am ever able to get another car, new or old, it will be a Toyota. I should never have left them. SLS.

10th Sep 2010, 14:57

I sure wish I had read these comments, as I have replaced the rear window regulators on each side.

The cruise control switch has gone out, but can drive in cruise control with button on steering wheel depressed with a band aid.

Had big time electrical problems, which an independent garage could not solve after keeping car for six weeks and having the same problems.

I did get good mileage out of the brakes (60,000 miles), but they were expensive to replace because of special parts required.

Now I have a problem with the lock in one of the rear doors. It will not lock, and the locking lever on the inside is out of alignment with housing it is mounted in. Can anyone tell me how to get the panel off of the inside of the door, so I can see what the problem is? I think something has just come loose on the inside of the door. I will look for answer on this site. Thanks!