5th Aug 2008, 18:06
Just like to add that I had a problem with an Olds in the power windows. I found a local electric shop that did them for under $300. Dealer wanted much more. Pays to call around.
5th Sep 2008, 15:45
Wow what shock to read all the comments, I should have read up on this car before purchasing one.
I had a rear window regulator go Monday on the right side, then Tuesday the left side went.
After reading this I took long handle fork from the BBQ, put a cloth under it, to protect the paint job, and popped off the door panel, and undid all the plugs, but looking at all the cracked plastic I'm thinking about what to do next, use the screws or get the aftermarket replacement of the whole motor and regulator.
Any suggestions from the people that have been through this? And add me to the lawsuit. I think this should have been a recall also, the dealer didn't agree with me, he wanted 413.00 each side.
5th Dec 2008, 12:47
I own a 2000 LeSabre.
I was so excited to own one, but I feel that feeling is wearing off.
My rear window has slid down after repeated repairs.
The rear lights go off exactly 20 minutes after driving, and people continuously flash me and I get pulled over.
The memory seat doesn't work any more.
The car gets bumpy when I reach 65mph and the remotes have gone haywire.
I try to take good care of my car, and follow the books on maintenance and repairs, even doing extras with the best quality products.
I feel this is a losing fight with my car.
4th Feb 2010, 13:31
I've had the same repeated problem with all my LeSabre windows as the previous owners. What's mind boggling is that problems like this and probably many others are never addressed. There seems to be a total lack of honesty that General Motors would allow this to go on. I wish someone with the legal savvy to correct this kind of stuff would write in. I know that I don't have a clue. People at dealerships are experts at kissing you off. I had one dealer simply say " Time for you to trade for a new Buick"
21st Jun 2010, 11:39
Not a recall unless a safety issue, I was told. The window stuck down won't kill you. I have a 2000 Buick LeSabre also, and was leery about buying it for this reason. It only has 26,000 miles, now I have the same problem.
21st Jun 2010, 16:42
Not true. All domestic makers recall cars for ANY defect, safety related or not. The catch is that there has to be a significant number of complaints about a particular issue before a recall is issued. None of our GM vehicles has ever had any window issues (including a LeSabre that made 270,000+ miles with nary a problem). I have never known anyone who had these window issues, and I strongly suspect they are due to passengers (especially children) slamming the doors. We've had recalls on interior trim pieces that might warp in the Sun on our Ford at 105,000 miles. That's hardly a safety issue.
27th Aug 2010, 16:20
I own a 2000 Buick LeSabre Limited, and bought it new. It has 108,000 on it, and I just got my first window regulator problem. I am not sure why there are so many problems at this site with the window regulator? This car was always garaged and out of the weather. Now I own a 2009 Buick Lucerne, which the wife drives. Now that the 2000 is in the weather and not in the garage, maybe I will get more window regulator problems? GM should have recalled 2000 to 2005 Buicks. I can't believe the number of complaints on this problem.
29th Aug 2010, 18:43
It is to the manufacturer's discretion when the issue is not safety related, if it is safety related then they have to issue a recall. Clearly this is an issue in '00 - '02 LeSabres. The newer models (03 - 05) don't seem to be as prone to the failure.
GM clearly is not in a fiscal state to issue a recall on a model they no longer manufacture when it is not a safety issue unfortunately.
2nd Sep 2010, 14:01
I have replaced three window regulators on a 2000 Buick LeSabre limited. $500 at the dealer and about $400 at Firestone. Now the fourth one went out. I'm going to figure out how to do this one myself. The part is about $60 online.
Bought the car from my dad, and it has always received excellent care.
Same problem with left front window on my 99 Cadillac Seville. The dealer wants an incredible $900 to fix that one.
No more dealer business from me.
10th Oct 2010, 18:02
Will be replacing third window regulator in our 2000 Buick LeSabre Limited.
We purchased this car new to replace our 1979 Regal - big mistake! It has been one repair bill after another, starting with the transmission, wheel bearings, struts, shocks, air conditioning, and the list goes on.
I would advise anyone thinking of purchasing this model to reconsider.