8th Generation (1999—2005) LeSabre Problems

This generations ranks 19th out of 20 Buick generations in reliability and is generally a good bet. Owners have the most complaints about the windows (48%), interior (14%), and the engine (12%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Window Regulator Broke 66 complaints at an average of 80,726 miles in the 2002 Buick LeSabre.
  2. Power Window Stopped Working 126 complaints at an average of 73,187 miles in the 2001 Buick LeSabre.
  3. Intake Manifold Crack 3 complaints at an average of 68,333 miles in the 1999 Buick LeSabre.

What LeSabre Year is Most Reliable?

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Buick model years.

Watch out for the 2002 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2005 25 0 334 8.1
2004 34 0 316 11.72
2003 51 1 312 10.4
2002 124 2 288 15.34
2001 140 0 274 14.36
2000 101 5 254 12.26
1999 9 2 37 4.16

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