24th Jul 2003, 21:02

July 24, 2003

I have just had the drivers side window repaired for $500. The motor is working, but they stated that the motor and cable are sold together so the motor had to be replaced when the cable became tangled.

25th Aug 2003, 11:17

My 2000 LeSabre had its drivers window motor replaced and tracks realigned just after the warranty went off (Sept 2003). I was on vacation when the warranty ended, but my dealer paid for it. My front passenger window started to go up and down slowly one month later. I have not bothered to fix it and won't until it stops.

29th Aug 2003, 20:04

Not a LeSabre, but I just had my 2000 Regal drivers' side power window repaired for $540 with only 38,000 miles. The passengers' rear stopped working at 36,200 miles just like it knew the warranty was up. I couldn't afford to have both done so I only had them repair the drivers' window. I think Buick knows something is wrong... when I called the dealer for an appointment, I mentioned a "window problem" and he immediately said "...oh, your driver's side doesn't work?"

6th Oct 2003, 20:00

The 2000 Buick LeSabre I owned has had four window motors replaced in 60k miles. Is this not a pattern that the manufacturer should address since two of the four were on seldom used windows?

23rd Oct 2003, 20:25

My 2000 Buick Lesabre has had the right back window go out about 1 month ago. I was told the regulator and motor was out and it would cost approx $400 to fix. Just this week the right front window has stopped working (appears to be switch or some type electrical problem.

27th Nov 2003, 10:17

The intake manifold failed on our 1998 Buick Le Saber at less than 48,000 miles. A hole in the plastic near where the throttle body mounts allowed coolant to enter the engine. Repairs amounted to over $1,000.00, none of which was paid by Buick. A web search shows this to be an on-going problem with the 3.8 engine in the GM cars. Apparently, this problem develops over time and usually will not show up until shortly after the vehicle is out of warranty. At least that is what happened in my case.

2nd Dec 2003, 09:13

Purchased 2000 Buick LeSabre with 26,700 in 10/02. Rear passenger power window regulator went out at 38,800 (just outside of warranty). Part $250 + tax and $85 labor.

3rd Feb 2004, 16:40

I bought a 2000 Buick LeSabre in December of 2002. It had about 41,000 miles on it and is around 45,000 miles now. Yesterday I had the same problem it seems a lot of other people are having in regards to their windows malfunctioning. The rear driver side door window is now malfunctioning and I am unable to even pull the window backup so it remains closed. I haven't brought it in for repairs yet, but was quoted $75 for an estimate and at least additional $200-300 for repairs. The service tech I talked to sounded like it was not the first time he had heard about this problem. I think I'll just fix it myself as I believe this will happen again sometime soon from what I have been reading.

21st Feb 2004, 15:33

I have a 2000 Buick LeSabre. The first two passenger side windows went out within one month. Now the driver's side front window is out. Each one cost $380 to $400 to replace. I am waiting now for window #4 to go out. I have also read other comments that once replaced, those regulators also break after a short time. This is extremely costly.

22nd Feb 2004, 15:59

I have a 2000 LeSabre and at three and a half years old, but with only 20,000 miles, the drivers and passenger side window have stopped working. The repair is around $400 each time. Even though it is the cable that is breaking, the repair includes the motor and the support brackets. I am afraid to use the windows anymore. Shouldn't there be a recall on this. Who can we contact to address this problem? GM customer service at 1-800-521-7300 took no interest in the problem as it was out of warranty.

9th Apr 2004, 09:57

I just bought a 2000 Le sabre with 51,000 miles. It had 2 window problems repaired at 50,000 miles - a switch and a regulator. Recently the left rear window regulator went out at 53,000 miles. The repair cost $380.

Is there anything that can be done? Buick has a design problem for sure!

10th Jun 2004, 12:54

I purchased a new 2000 Buick Lesabre. the passenger window went out at about 30,000 and was fixed by the dealer. About a year later, it went out again and was fixed for less than $80. Now with 60,000, it is out again. The dealer says the motor is gone and will cost $400. plus labor. They say they have no record of having worked on this before. I too, believe there is a problem here which should be addressed by General Motors.

14th Jul 2004, 23:41

Amazing. Its like reading a brief of the tales I've had with my 2001 Le Sabre. Good, stable car... except for the windows. Passenger side rear last year (about this time), and now the drivers side rear. Both times were regulators... except the first one also needed a new piece of glass. To the tune of about $1300. For the current one, was quoted $600+ to take care of it. No more GM's for this boy...

17th Jul 2004, 13:39

I have a 2000 Buick LeSabre with about 40,000 miles. All four windows have failed. Three windows had a mechanism failure the fourth stuck closed. The plastic in the mechanism appears to be brittle and shows cracks. It breaks in various places. When the plastic breaks, the cable gets tangled and causes binds. Buick refuses to help.

22nd Jul 2004, 08:46

We love the car except for the window regulator problem. We are on window number four - it just broke yesterday - and to do it yourself costs about 2 hours and $200. This will be failures on all four windows by 50k miles. The kicker is that the new part uses the same plastic piece that causes the failure on the original! Single point of failure on a $200 part is a fairly inexpensive plastic piece.

29th Jul 2004, 14:11

I have had six window regulator failures in my wife's 2000 Buick LeSabre. The first one was replaced under warranty. The others I had to pay for. A new regulator from the Buick dealer costs approximately $280 uninstalled. (You have to install it yourself) Rebuilt regulators are available from the Mirror Guard Company in Brooklyn, New York for $55 plus one way shipping. You pay shipment to them and they pay the return shipping costs. I have used them twice so far with good results. They use a stronger cable and secure it using metal and rivets instead of plastic.

30th Jul 2004, 22:54

My wife owns 2000 LeSabre. Window on the driver side stopped working within months after purchase. Now, the passenger side rear door window doesn't work. Cables got tangled. Cost to repair $400-$500. One would assume that after all those problems GM would announce recall or find a solution for all these problems owners have. Like one of the other owners wrote in this forum, this is it for us, we are done with Buick.

5th Aug 2004, 10:44

Buick dealers do not seem to be aware as yet of the severity of the problems with the power windows on Buick LeSabres, beginning with year 2000. I know, because I talked to one today. I bought a used 2000 Buick LeSabre, and have just replaced the third window mechanism. The problem is that the cable which raises and lowers the window is attached to a plastic part, which and fails. I haven't noticed that Buick has redesigned the part. The mechanism is about $220, plus the only way to remove the door panel is to bust the plastic welds which hold it in the middle. In a couple of years, the windows on every 2000 Buick LeSabre ever made will start failing. Customer satisfaction is going to fall through the floor, which is a shame, since other than the windows, the car is very nice. However, I will never buy another Buick.