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Engine Oil Leaking problems of the 2001 Buick Lesabre

Two problems related to engine oil leaking have been reported for the 2001 Buick Lesabre.

car   Engine Oil Leaking problem 1
Failure Date: 04/14/2009

Engine: oil leaking somewhere, as smell the hot oil and sometimes smoke comes out from under hood. Local service determined main leak was oil pressure sending unit and additional leak from valve covers. Repair cost for just oil sending unit: $167. The cost estimate for valve covers: ~$300. Decided to forgo that for now.

car   Engine Oil Leaking problem 2
Failure Date: 01/19/2009

Oil leak on 2001 Buick Lesabre. Not only was leaking from sending unit, but from valve covers. Obviously is leaking on engine, as I smell hot oil and at times see smoke coming from under the front hood. A recall: ea07008 NHTSA action number: ea07008 has been issued for various gm models including Buick regal, all with the 3. 8 engine, however the Lesabre is not listed. This aforementioned recall indicated that this could cause a fire in the engine compartment, so considered a safety issue.