Power Window problems of the 2001 Buick Lesabre
63 problems associated with power window have been reported for the 2001 Buick Lesabre.
Power Window problem #1
The car is a 2001 Buick Lesabre. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of this Buick Lesabre is 1G4HP54K31_. Window regulators fail due to poor design on part of manufactuer. Window is stuck in a down postion. [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u. S. C. 552(b)(6). This problem occurred on April 14, 2012.
Power Window problem #2
The car involved is a 2001 Buick Lesabre. The VIN of this vehicle was 1G4HP54K71_. Another very common defect with multiple year Buicks besides the window regulators that Buick refuses to admit fault and refuses to do anything about them. This is about the dash covering pulling away from the windshield and likely cause air bag to discharge and soon will obstruct vision through the windshield. Both of these items are very costly to repair and gn/Buick has offered nothing as far as I know to anyone. I will not buy another one. I have had to replace power steering hose at 60,000 and an axle at 90,000 and a tie rod at 50,000. And they wonder why sales from japan are booming??. This power window issue occurred Friday, October 1, 2010.
Power Window problem #3
The car was a 2001 Buick Lesabre. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) is 1G4HP54K21_. Passenger window would not go up July 2011. One week later left rear passenger window would not function. February 2012 right rear window failed. April 2012 left rear window would not go down. Fortunately, it was under warranty. So far, the windows have cost me $735. 00 in less than a year. Catalytic converter rattles a lot in morning when car is cold. Only a matter of time before it will need to be replaced. Was told by aamco can be replaced at Buick's expense, but have not been able to confirm this. This problem occurred on 06/07/2011.
Power Window problem #4
2001 Buick Lesabre. Consumer states all four window mechanisms failed in rapid succession the consumer stated the failure was due to a plastic hook. However, the dealer stated it was due to normal wear and tear. It was Sep. 1, 2011 when this power window issue occurred.
Power Window problem #5
The car was a 2001 Buick Lesabre. The VIN of the problem Lesabre is 1G4HP54K01_. 4 window regulators failed in one year on my 2001 Buick lasabre gm denies any problems. The failure date was 11/20/03.
Power Window problem #6
Within a one week period, both of the power windows collapsed on my mother '01 Buick Lesabre. I had to manually pull up the glass and tape it in the "up" position. Even so, the interior became very wet when it rained a couple of days later. Two of my friends also own Buicks, albeit century's, and they have also had the rear windows fall down within the past few months. At a cost of $500 per window to repair!. This issue happened on Nov. 3, 2004.
Power Window problem #7
The VIN of this vehicle was 1G4HP54KX1_. We have had 2 Buick Lesabres and both have had problems with the window regulators. The window gets stuck in the down position and we are unable to raise the window. We have had to purchase a new regulator to repair the problem. It was Nov. 28, 2004 when this power window issue occurred.
Power Window problem #8
The vehicle was a 2001 Buick Lesabre. The VIN of this vehicle was 1G4HP54K41_. The window regulator broke while attempting to roll the rear right window down. The regulator broke because the plastic spool that the steel cable goes around wears after a period of time. This could be avoided if the spool was made of metal. The consumer stated that the power window regulator on his vehicle was improperly designed causing early failure. This problem occurred on Wednesday, December 29, 2004.
Power Window problem #9
The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) was 1G4HR54K41_. 2001 Buick Lesabre experiencing problems with the power windows. Shortly after the 36-month warranty expired the rear power window would go down and not go back up. Buick agreed to fix it free one time. They would not reimburse for the first window failure, which is very unfair as the window elevator mechanism clearly must have a design or manufacture defect. This power window issue occurred 05/01/2005.
Power Window problem #10
The car is a 2001 Buick Lesabre. VIN of the vehicle was 1G4HR54K91_. Caller stated rear passenger window fell out. The cable snapped ,and could not roll the window up. Dealer said they broke all the time. Manufacturer has not been contacted yet. This power window problem happened on Sat., Jul. 30, 2005.
Power Window problem #11
The vehicle having this issue was a 2001 Buick Lesabre. All four window regulators failed, and when the two rear regulators failed the windows dropped into open position and could not be raised. This exposed the passengers to public safety risks and the elements and at speed could distract a driver and cause an accident. It was Wednesday, September 28, 2005 when this power window issue happened.. Read more...
Power Window problem #12
Earlier today I reported problem with both my 2001 Buick Lesabre rear windows malfunctioning when regulators failed causing windows to drop open and stay that way. This is a very common problem and 21 or 29 owners of 2000-2001 Lesabres in one online survey reported one or more windows dropping open. This is a child safety hazard, as the driver may be unaware that the rear window has dropped and a child may fall out. This power window issue occurred 09/28/2001.
Power Window problem #13
Vehicle identification number (VIN): 1G4HP54K41_. Buick Lesabre 2001. Power control for windows and doors. Defect in the power control for windows. Cannot get windows to go back up on right and left rear windows. Was repaired 1 time in 2002 by dealership weisner Buick. The problem was not corrected because it started doing it again. The car is out of warrenty now and I feel this is a defect that was with the car when purchased. There is something electronically wrong with the power window control and I do not feel that I should have to bear the expense of this. This is definately a defect in the car. This power window problem happened on Aug. 1, 2005.
Power Window problem #14
The vehicle was a 2001 Buick Lesabre. Within a period of one month I had three window failures cause by a plastic part breaking leaving the windows in a down position and unable to raise them. It appears this is a very common problem and requires replacing the entire assembly at approximately $500 a window. The part should not be plastic and/ or should be sold as a separate piece not requiring the entire assembly. This problem occurred on Thursday, November 18, 2004.
Power Window problem #15
The vehicle is a 2001 Buick Lesabre. VIN of the vehicle was 1G4HP54K01_. I found the rear driver's window opened on my 2001 Buick lasabre and I tried to close using the electric controls - it would not close. I originally thought vandalism because I rarely use that window. I could pull the window up with my hands but it would slide down. I had no control of the window with electric controls. Called my dealer noecker Buick-pontiac inc who told me to fix the window the regulator (gm#15231245) needed to be replaced. The regulator cost me $301. 80 plus tax (not including labor). I had it fixed on June 20, 2005. The mileage on my car that day was 50170 miles. Two days ago on March 21, 2006 I found the passenger's rear window opened. The window was inoperable using the electric controls. I can slide the window up using my hands and duct tape it shut until I get the window repaired. The mileage on my car today is 57350 miles. My frustration is both rear windows are rarely used and both needed the regulator repaired. I just call noecher again and they are unaware of any recalls or "special" instruction from Buick to help us owners in this situation. Again, the person on the phone said most likely it would be the regulator but will not know for sure until they inspect the window. I anticipate another $439. 99 bill coming (including parts, labor and taxes). I searched the internet including the NHTSA. Dot. Gov website and notice this window/regulator problem is common. I feel Buick should compensate the owners of 2001 Buick lasabre for the faulty regulators. The failure date was Tue., Mar. 21, 2006.
Power Window problem #16
The vehicle having this issue was a 2001 Buick Lesabre. Vehicle identification number (VIN) of the vehicle is 1G4HP54K91_. : the contact stated both rear power windows would not roll up and failed to properly operate. The vehicle was inspected by the dealer and the power window motors were replaced on each rear window which corrected the problem. Updated 06/16/06. It was Friday, May. 5, 2006 when this power window issue occurred.
Power Window problem #17
The VIN of this Lesabre is 1G4HP54KX1_. 2001 Buick Lesabre, window regulator on front passenger and rear drivers side broke, causing window glass to drop rapidly. On inspection same piece broke on both, the top plastic guide for the regulator motor cable. Installed an aftermarket part after finding out Buick replaces regulator with identical faulty components. Aftermarket has beefed up guide on regulator. Both failures were caused by normal use. Window glass cannot be secured after regulator failure without replacement. Parts were exchanged during purchase of replacement. This power window issue occurred Jun. 14, 2005.
Power Window problem #18
The vehicle identification number (VIN) of this Buick Lesabre is 1G4HR54K52_. 2001 Buick Lesabre (42k miles) the rear driver side window regulator and motor failed with the window in the down position. The dealership wanted to charge $330 for the part. I decided to fix on my own by ordering the part online for $100. I inspected the original and noted the use of plastic to drive the cable in the motor housing. This is obviously a serious design flaw - there is no way this will hold up to time and use. Unless this is reviewed and addressed by this commission I will have to keep replacing with the same problematic parts. Given the large number of complaints I believe this warrants a review. Thanks. It was Sep. 10, 2006 when this power window issue happened.
Power Window problem #19
The vehicle involved was a 2001 Buick Lesabre. Back seat window regulator broke while taking child to pediatrician during hailstorm. Window would not roll up and I couldn't pull it up. It was Saturday, Sep. 16, 2006 when this power window issue happened.
Power Window problem #20
My back right power window on my 2001 Buick Lesabre custom does not roll up. I have already replaced the back left window at a cost of $600-what a rip off by Buick-this should be a recall-I have read 100's of comments regarding this same problem and Buick takes no responsibility--this should be a recall on the cheap plastic parts used in these expensive priced cars! I never use the back windows-this is probably only the 8th time since 2001 that I have even rolled the window down. How can the dealer charge such an outrageous amount to repair when the part only costs $99. 00? gm should be ashamed. I won't buy another Buick. This power window issue occurred Sep. 27, 2006.
Power Window problem #21
Rear left hand side window regulator has failed on our 2001 Buick Lesabre--we have researched and found that many other Lesabre owners have had to repeatedly replace same window regulator (on all 4 and often more than once) and the cost is very high to do so. It is the opinion of all these owners and myself that a recall should be made by Buick and that they are unfairly charging the consumer upwards of $400-$500 for the repair of something that is understood to be a defective (at the least poorly made) part!!. This issue happened on Sun., Oct. 1, 2006.
Power Window problem #22
The vehicle involved was a 2001 Buick Lesabre. The vehicle identification number (VIN) is 1G4HR54K52_. This is the second posting that I have made in as little as 4 weeks regarding rear passenger side window regulator. I replaced the rear driver side window regulator approximately 4 weeks ago and now the rear passenger side rear regulator has fallen victim to the exact same problem. The part is without question defective in its design and use of plastic componentry. The dealership wants $450 to correct. I decided to fix myself, but would have spent close to $1,000 to correct to date. Now I'm waiting on the fronts to break if not the replacements, because as far as I know the replacements are built the same way. Of all the problems I have referred to the internet this is a problem that is very common among Buick owners. Something should be done to protect consumer in regards to this very poorly designed part. This power window issue occurred 10/06/06.
Power Window problem #23
The car involved was a 2001 Buick Lesabre. All four of my window regulators failed over a period of 3 years. Most of the windows were rarely used. These window regulator failures seem to be common in certain years and models of Buick. The parts and labor to repair the regulators are very ridiculous. This should have been a recall item or at the very least parts should have been sold for much less. I repaired one of my regulators myself, but the part cost over $300. I learned from this site I can order the regulators on line for 20% of the part cost from Buick. They are not hard to replace, but it is an aggravation that shouldn't be. This power window problem happened on 10/04/2006.
Power Window problem #24
The car is a 2001 Buick Lesabre. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) is 1G4HR54K31_. The windows keep falling down. They have been repaired seven times and the same piece keeps breaking. Now I only have one window that works. It was Thursday, Nov. 10, 2005 when this power window issue occurred.
Power Window problem #25
I own a 2001 Buick Lesabre that has 72000 miles on it. In the last 3 months both rear windows have fallen down while driving the car. We have no small children and the windows are used extremely infrequently. Have researched this equipment failure on the internet and it is an ongoing problem that Buick is aware of but fails to address. I did some research on edmunds. Com and found that a bulletin (bulletin #3483 on Jan 2001, item #85 on list) was sent out from general motors to??, I'm guessing dealerships, so they knew this was a problem even then. . . It states (as typed by them) "visibility: power window devices and controls vehicle:2000 Buick Lesabre summary: power window inoperative, noisy or glass drops. (NHTSA item number- 100117398) " adding insult to injury the cost to have this repaired is outrageous. $400. 00 to $600. 00 per window . The design of using a steel cable that is spooled around a thin plastic spool to raise and lower the window only guarantees 1 thing. . . Certain failure of the part and a nice juicy profit on the repair. I do not know and have not heard of an accident being caused by this problem but the potential is high. I know I would definitely be distracted if my window suddenly fell while driving in the middle of a rain storm or any inclement weather. I would like to see Buick/gm held accountable and see some financial recompense for knowingly releasing a subpar and defective part. This problem occurred on 11/08/06.
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