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#138 of 1520 Emissions warranty
May 04, 2000 (9:40 pm)
Have a 1995 Buick LeSabre that has been giving on again off again check engine lights. The mechanic thought that there might be an extended(by GM not purchased) emissions warranty. I called a dealer and they said that there was a 7/70000 warranty on the ECM/PCM but could or would not tell me if anything else is covered-such as the sensors. The car is at a repair shop so I dont have the manual. Does anyone have experience with this problem?
#139 of 1520 Noisy fuel pump
May 04, 2000 (9:42 pm)
Had the noisy fuel pump in our 1995 Buick LeSabre replaced by a local garage for around $280.
May 19, 2000 (3:40 pm)
My 2000 LeSabre Limited went dead with about 1,600
miles. Road service jumped the car(Easter Sunday).
So far it hasn't happened again but it has happened to a friend of mine with a 2000 Limited.
The dealer was baffled. It seems that this is happenning to quite a few LeSabres. If anyone has a solution I'd be happy to know about it.
#141 of 1520 walterbura
May 21, 2000 (2:08 am)
Did it start BECAUSE it was jumped? Was the battery dead? I had a GM product a few years ago that drove me nuts. There was never a shortage of battery power. The engine would falter, sometimes completely die under any and all circumstances. Since that time I have wondered if there is a "safety" switch that perhaps senses that the car is upside down, etc. and disables the ignition. Mine would always start back up again but three GM Service Departments were unable identify the problem. Good luck.
#142 of 1520 Cut-Off-Switch
May 21, 2000 (4:11 pm)
As I recall, there use to be a cut-off switch in the trunk that would cut off the fuel pump in the event of an accident. I believe it was on the Towncar that I once owned. Not being a mechanic, I'm not that familiar with the problem.
What is interesting is the adverse comments made about the LeSabre. I presently own a 2000 Toyota Camry, 4cy, and due to the lack of power and mushy acceleration, was considering trading it on a 2001 LeSabre. I'm now having second thoughts
#143 of 1520 Buick LeSabre 2000-safety
May 21, 2000 (7:10 pm)
I have owned my 2000 Brick LeSabre Limited since May 1999. I have put 13000 miles on it and every mile has been a pleasure. Last Saturday I was stopped at a red light and hit by a jeep wagoner traveling at a high rate of speed. My car has been totaled by the insurance but I was protected by the passenger compartment and was able to walk ways. The insurance adjuster told me he had read the 2000 LeSabre was one of the safest cars on the road and this accident has made him a believer. I have already started thebpapers to purchase an other 2000 LeSabre. The only option I am getting differently is the color.
May 22, 2000 (4:46 pm)
I agree with fwilson3. I have 10,000 miles on my 2000 LeSabre Limited and am still waiting for the first thing to go wrong. The passenger headrest was replaced by the dealer because it would not maintain its adjustment. That's it. I recently read in the newspaper that the Japanese cars finished first, second, and third in terms of owners complaints. Finishing first among all the American cars, and not far back of the Japanese, for having the fewest customer complaints was the Buick. I also own a 1991 4 cylinder Camry so I know all about excellence in design and engineering and, of course, I am on intimate terms with mush acceleration. I am happy with both cars and I would encourage you to take a close look at the 2001 LeSabre.
#145 of 1520 walterbura - Engine Shutdown
May 22, 2000 (7:55 pm)
I'm an Impala owner but since the two cars share the same engine, trans etc, I also read the LeSabre forum.
I copied this post from the Impala forum V.
It may be the aanswer to your problem too.
"#93 of 201: Engine shutdown (wilhannes) Thu 18 May '00 (05:03 PM)
I,ve been following this forum with interest, I
have a 2000 Monte SS Silver, with every option. I
am as crazy about this car as you guys are with Impala. Now have about 4000 miles and love it more than ever. When it had about 150 miles it
started the dreaded "engine shutdown" no warnings
and I could not associate it with any other
functions. Hot, Cold, it would happen any time. It
would always start right up,and not happen for a
week or two. Sometimes it would do it 2 or 3 times
and not happen again for a long time.
There was no check engine light so I figured there
was no trouble codes stored in the computer.
I finally took it to the dealer figuring they
would have it forever,
<<<<<They put thier scanner on and it showed a bad crankshaft sensor.>>>>>
They replaced it (same day) and it has run perfectly since. This was about 4 months ago. The car was built in the end of November, 99. I took delivery just before Christmas 99. I hope this might help some fellow 3.8 owner. It'a terrible thing when the car you love has a mysterious boo-boo. "
#146 of 1520 Buick Le Sabre 2000 Problems
May 24, 2000 (8:56 pm)
Lets start at the beginning, back in June of '99 we ordered a Ltd with the GTS option from Thompsons of Placerville, CA. As everyone knows by now the GTS was on constraint. The car we ordered never arrived however one did sans GTS. The dealer asked us to come in and test drive it anyway. So we did, checkbook NOT in hand since we were not prepared to go without the GTS. After the test drive and hearing that we were willing to wait for what we ordered, the salesman makes the statement that he heard the entire Le Sabre line was being put on constraint. Well, we weren't willing to wait two more months so we believed what he said and took the car. What a mistake that was. After 200 miles the car developed various problems, the primary one being rattles throughout the entire vehicle. Thompsons service department: replaced the drivers visor due to rattle, the rear passenger door seal due to noise, speed control did not work due to faulty connection, replaced front passenger power window motor due to sluggishness, every door panel was removed to correct rattles, trunk pass thru modified due to rattle, constant engine whine coming from speakers which they said was normal, and most noticeably the entire dash rattles which they were unable to resolve. Of the numerous visits to their shop three times the car was returned damaged, once a glob of grease was on the headliner, once the entire interior had dirt/oil marks throughout, and the last time the rear door was scratched. After the door was touched up the car has not been back to Thompsons. A letter to Buick HQ and to Thompsons outlining the above resulted in a phone call from Buick, however Thompsons refused to acknowledge my letter. What is Thompsons lack of response telling me, that they don't care about the customer?
We are now brining the car to Folsom Buick. They are having limited success in resolving the problems. The car now has 12,000 miles on it and the rattles are getting worse. Additional developments: the drivers side mirror is blurry, the replacement is also blurry. The drivers top door seal does not seal, letting water get past. The radio and temperature settings mysteriously change themselves when returning to the car (no memory option, no one else driving the car). The engine sometimes idles smooth, sometimes rough which can be felt through the steering wheel.
Has anyone else experienced these problems? Aside from the problems we really do like this car; the ride is comfortable, and the gas mileage is very good averaging 26 mostly freeway and 31 on trips, engine is powerful and transmission smooth.
#147 of 1520 LeSabre questions and musing
May 25, 2000 (12:11 pm)
What does "on constraint" mean? Curtailed production? If so, why was it constrained?
It sounds like rviscuso has a "lemon" loaded with problems. I've read that it happens in all makes and models. Does CA have a lemon law for cars?
We bought a 2000 Impala in Feb. and it was a step down from my Olds Royale. Although I love the way it drives - same engine and trans as the LeSabre - the radio/CD/cassette is absolutely THE WORST sounding thing I've ever heard. It really spoils a great car. The Chevy dealer has given me no satisfaction with it. And NOW my wife tells me she hates the look of the Impala (but she sure loved those heated leather seats in the cold weather).
Unfortunately, many of the features of the Impala are tied into the special radio, therefore it is not readily replaceable. (One guy actually put in a whole second audio system just to get decent sound!)
Although the Impala runs fine, I'm thinking I should have gone for a Buick of some kind instead which is why I'm reading these Buick boards. I'm actually considering trading it already with just 3000 miles. However, it is very discouraging to read about some of the problems on the LeSabres.
What else should I be aware of and how is the road noise at highway speeds on concrete and asphalt?