Buick Power Windows Dropping Into Door

Defective Power Window Assembly is a Headache

Most Buick cars, and in fact most other GM cars, have this defect. The power window mechanism breaks - usually cheap plastic parts break in the power window pulley assembly. GM dealers will only replace the entire assembly, to the tune of $450 per window.


Complaints From Other Buick Owners

Many, many Buick owners have written to say they have had to replace most or all four power windows assemblies, and some even had to replace the same power window assembly multiple times. GM has not changed the design of the replacement parts, so once fixed by the dealer, the problem still exists.

The best way to deal with the power window failures is to get the power window assembly from a salvage yard. A lot of people get sick & tired of replacing these again & again, & tape up the window permanently.

Currently there is no recall for the power windows, because it is not a safety issue (according to the NHTSA). So far, a class action lawsuit has not been filed. At the moment, the Buick Bonneville has the most complaints on file, closely followed by the Buick LeSabre. Just to give you an idea of the wide range of GM models with this defect, we also have the same complaint for the Buick Century & Regal, Chevy Cavalier, Impala, Lumina, Malibu & Silverado, the Oldsmobile Alero, Buick Grand Am & Buick Sunfire.

Year Make Model Complaints
2000 Buick LeSabre Power Window Complaints »
2001 Buick LeSabre Power Window Complaints »
2001 Buick Century Power Window Complaints »

Actions You Can Take

This step is crucial, don't just complain on forums! The sites below will actively manage your complaints and turn them into useful statistics. Both CarComplaints.com and the CAS will report dangerous trends to the authorities and are often called upon by law firms for help with Class Action lawsuits. Make sure to file your complaint on all three sites, we can't stress that enough.

  1. Step 1: File Your Complaint at CarComplaints.com

    CarComplaints.com is a free site dedicated to uncovering problem trends and informing owners about potential issues with their cars. Major class action law firms use this data when researching cases. Add a Complaint

  2. Step 2: Notify the Center for Auto Safety

    The Center for Auto Safety (CAS) is a pro-consumer organization that researches auto safety issues & often compels the US government to do the right thing through lobbying & lawsuits. Notify the CAS

  3. Step 3: Report a Safety Concern to NHTSA

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is the US agency with the authority to conduct vehicle defect investigations & force recalls. Their focus is on safety-related issues. Report to NHTSA

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