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#185 of 1520 More Buick LeSabre 2000 Wind Noise
Jul 03, 2000 (4:19 pm)
I purchased a Buick LeSabre 2000 Limited August, 1999. From day one I have had excessive wind noise, especially from the front of passenger door. I have been advised it is the wind rushing over the car and air going around side mirrors. The noise sounds as if there is a hole and the air is rushing through it - Very annoying! I thought this car would be quiet - IT IS NOT!
I have had it in to the dealer 7 times. They have readjusted the doors, checked and fixed seals, and per a technical bulletin from GM, "plugged up some areas." Don't ask me where; the noise is worse.
Within the first two months I had a rain leak in the overhead over the driver's side. Again, to the dealer for repair.
Area Rep from GM has suggested replacing the whole rubber seal around front windshield. He states may have to replace the windshield.
This car has been "tweeked" so many times, in my estimation it is no longer new. Should I resign myself to live with the wind noise? What about your wind noise problems? Did you resolve?
Big disappointment in my purchase, although the car does ride nice. I have had Japanese cars for the past 35 years. Never a problem.
Jul 04, 2000 (11:42 pm)
NEW CAR SALES FIGURES: Can anyone out there refer me to a convenient source, preferably on the internet, which lists total unit sales figures, by make and model, for new automobiles produced in the United States?
#187 of 1520 Macarther2
Jul 05, 2000 (4:46 pm)
Ahhh I see. My CV weighs 4125lbs. It is rated at 215hp and 285ft/lbs 3000rpm. It includes self leveling suspension. I use 87octane in the winter but bump it up to 89 for towing my trailer. Just averaged 24mpg on a 80+ mph cruise from Charleston to DC with the AC on all the time. How does the LS level itself out? Does it use air springs or air shocks/struts? Are the 2000LS the only ones with the wind noise problem?
Jul 09, 2000 (5:13 am)
Anyone out there bought a new LeSabre recently? What is the going rate for straight non-trade purchase? Are your dealers willing to take $100 over actual invoice to move the inventory. Out here they are looking for $300-600 since GM dealers out west are few and far between. Also, how about rebates and incentives. Despite what Edmunds says that there are no such things on Buicks, GM says there are
Jul 10, 2000 (2:17 pm)
You can check back with respose #155 and after to read more discussion on the dreaded Kazoo sound. I wrote before that it seemed to be related to the windshield wipers but subsequent experiments tend to make me believe that I was wrong. It does seem to come from the windshield area. The seal around the windshield is very loose and flexible, could that be part of the problem? Allowing wind to get underneath it and cause the problem? I hope that a solution can be found before we leave on a planned road trip in August.
Other than that we really like our 2000 Buick Limited. We bought it in Feb. 2000 and didn't get the On star package. Bummer.
Also, we check our fuel economy by actual mileage and gas pumped at the station and always come out about 2 miles per gallon less than what is stated on the autos Fuel Average read out. Always....
#190 of 1520 LeSabre prices
Jul 14, 2000 (1:19 am)
I just purchased a new 2000 LeSabre Limited, loaded with every option except the moonroof and 12 disc CD-changer, on July 3. The MSRP was $31,015. Cars Direct offered it at $27,422 after the $1000.00 rebate. A Dealer in Atlanta, GA. beat this price by $5.00.
I am realizing it was not such a great deal, as the car I bought has a lot of wind noise, as mentioned by several others. Last Thursday, my local Buick dealer adjusted the doors and stated there was nothing else they can do. After a lot of pestering, the service manager took a ride with me today. He stated there is wind turbulence coming in the rear windows and around the left passenger mirror. I am supposed to take the car back next Tuesday for their "leaks & seals" specialist to fix. In the interim,I wrote to Buick (via their web site). Today I received the 1-800 number of their Customer Assistance Center. They indicate they will follow up with the dealer in Atlanta if I call the number and provide all of the details.
Has anyone tried to get the front license plate mounting package or locking gas cap for the 2000 LeSabre? Although the front license plate mounting package is listed as a free option, the Buick dealers are now telling me there is not one for the 2000 LeSabre. They say the tag is to be mounted directly to the front bumper with self-tapping screws! Who in their right mind would want to break the paint on a brand new $31,000 automobile by screwing screws directly into the bumper?!?
Jul 15, 2000 (2:52 pm)
i just took delivery of my 2000 lesebre limited
may 18, 2000 and just took a road trip of 2500 miles and had the suprise of the kazoo wind noise
it seems to me that it only happens above 50 mph
and only when the outside wind is at a certian
angle to the car. please tell me if anyone has
been able to get this fixed. otherwise i really
like the car.
Jul 16, 2000 (12:39 am)
I have had my LeSabre for six months and 5,500 miles and it has never had any kazzo sound. Now I live in OKC and I know crosswinds and I have never had the problem. I drive 75 on the turnpikes (legal limit) and have never had this problem. Maybe somewhere in production Buick changed the style, or manufacturer, of the wiper blades.
On two longish trips the car has averaged just a squeak over 31 mpg. I test drove this car against some fine competition in the Mercury Gran Marquis. But have never regreted my decision to go with the LeSabre.
One thing I have noticed is that the tire warranty is Firestone but the tires are Generals. I have the 16 inch wheels w/o gran touring suspension.
#193 of 1520 Intermittent noise
Jul 17, 2000 (3:29 am)
I also just purchased a 2000 Lesabre Limited and getting the same noise referenced at 60-65 MPH. Has anyone gotten a competent answer from Buick??
My last two cars were Toyota's and this is not a pleasant welcome back to GM. Let's hope we all do not regret our purchases.
#194 of 1520 Kazoo noise
Jul 18, 2000 (1:51 am)
I must be one of the lucky ones, I have a new 2000 LeSabre Limited and had the dreeded wind noise. I called Buick direct and needless to say they knew nothing about it and I should see my Buick dealer. Well I did, and I was lucky to find their trim man there that day and he exactly what to do. All he did was loosen the windshield and re seal all around it. I just came back from a 2500 mile trip and had no problem with "Kazoo" noise.