6th Oct 2006, 20:59
I am a third generation G. M. (Buick) man, but after buying my wife a 2000 custom LeSabre in 2002, with only 7,500 miles I'm quite leary of their product. The window regulators 3 of 4 are broke. The car has only 35,000 on it and now the transmission is whining and shifting hard. I am very disappointed to find Buick will not recall a widely known problem, currently looking for a new car different make.
7th Aug 2007, 06:43
I purchased a used 2000 Lesabre three years ago and it has also been a maintenance nightmare.
Two window regulators failed and it is now - at 90,000 - in the shop because of a leaking intake manifold - apparently plastic according to the mechanic. Will cost me well over $1000 to get it repaired.
I have owned Buick's before, but never again. Plan to trade for another Toyota next Spring.
22nd Aug 2007, 22:26
We are the original owner of our 2000 Buick Le Sabre Limited with 108,000 miles.
We have replaced 5 window regulators, as follows: Driver's door 2001 (warranty) and 2007. Left rear 2003. Right front 2007. Right rear 2004. I wrote to Buick; no response. I have talked to the Buick dealer and "it is normal wear and tear." I tried to explain to him that this is my work vehicle and I rarely have passengers.
We would be very interested in initiating a complaint process of some kind. I will take the suggestion of another reviewer and start with NTSB.
18th Nov 2007, 23:26
My 2000 Le Sabre needed power one window repaired at 90,000 miles, which cost $385.00. Another window broke at 100,000 miles. Buick wanted $580.00 to fix it. I had it wired shut.
At 110,000 miles the battery went dead every day. Buick installed a new battery. It went dead the next day. They found a 2 amp draw on the radio circuit and wanted $850.00 to fix it. I pulled the fuse, changed the radio and the battery still went dead. I pulled the fuse permanently.
My friend has a 2001 Century with 25,000 miles. She has had two windows repaired under warranty. One was a rear window which she never uses.
Buick has a serious window design flaw.
4th Apr 2008, 21:59
***Cheap do it yourself repair for window regulators.***
I too had a back window regulator go out, which I bolted up permanently as I only use the drivers side window. Then of course the drivers side went out, which is a real pain. So I looked up regulators on ebay, found one for fifty bucks. It's a really easy repair just 5 bolts and an electric snap in connection. Don't forget to to duck tape the window up when you take the regulator out.