Power Window problems of the 2001 Buick Lesabre - part 1

65 problems related to power window have been reported for the 2001 Buick Lesabre. The most recently reported issues are listed below. Please also check out the statistics and reliability analysis of the 2001 Buick Lesabre based on all problems reported for the 2001 Lesabre.

car   Power Window problem 1
Failure Date: 05/13/2013

Rear window regulator have malfunctioned for 3rd time in both rear windows. Oil leaking from valve/heads causing smoke under hood. Door controls shorted out,and electrical problems causing doors to lock and unlock without cause and switching from driver1 to driver2 and back while driving.

car   Power Window problem 2
Failure Date: 04/14/2012

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).

car   Power Window problem 3
Failure Date: 09/01/2011

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.

car   Power Window problem 4
Failure Date: 06/07/2011

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.

car   Power Window problem 5
Failure Date: 10/15/2010

We are beyond three replacements on window regulators for our 2001 Buick Lesabre in 2010 alone and we've learned some people have replaced 4-6 within a short span of time.

car   Power Window problem 6
Failure Date: 10/01/2010

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??.

car   Power Window problem 7
Failure Date: 08/22/2010

Rear windows failed within 2 days of each other. Rarely used windows.

car   Power Window problem 8
Failure Date: 08/10/2010

Had to replace rr window regulator, window would not operate. This is the second regulator that had to be replaced (lr window). I was told by one of the emoloyees that she had 3 window regulators to go bad. Just about everyone I talked to has had this problem with the 2001 model.

car   Power Window problem 9
Failure Date: 07/03/2010

On Buick Lesabre, I have had defects on my back windows. I have had to replace the parts as the windows fall down and they will not go back up. It has also happened to my mother's Buick Lesabre.

car   Power Window problem 10
Failure Date: 06/22/2010

My 2001 Buick lasabre, all four power window regulators have failed in a 2-3 year time, vehicleehad 55,000 when failures occurred, failure was in the connection of of the cable attachment to the window lift regulator. Plastic retainers had split allowing cable to pull loose. Windows cannot be operated when failure occurs.

car   Power Window problem 11
Failure Date: 03/10/2010

Defective window regulator. Will not power window back up after it is powered down. Gm should be forced to fix this problem with a redesign of cheap plastic part causing the problem and then issue a recall. This is a $400 repair for each window and all four windows are likely to fail weather they are used or not.

car   Power Window problem 12
Failure Date: 12/01/2008

The power windows have all failed, the regulator and motor assembly in its entirety is replaced. I think it's ridiculous that the failed part rather than the whole assembly is replaced.

car   Power Window problem 13
Failure Date: 11/26/2008

2001 Buick Lesabre with the problems of failing power regulators. Have had two die in less then a month. Front and rear drivers side. . . . Rear one hardly ever used, but was the first to fail.

car   Power Window problem 14
Failure Date: 08/15/2008

The passenger side rear power window in my 2001 Buick Lesabre broke. After researching the problem, there seems to be a common problem with all Buick Lesabres from 2000 and 2001. This is the first, but I doubt it will be the last.

car   Power Window problem 15
Failure Date: 08/08/2008

I own a 2001 Buick Lesabre. The window regulator just went out. I had it repaired at the dealership costing 450. I then did research online and found that this was a very common problem. Having to replace the regulator at 50,000 is ridiculous. It is a very expensive repair when I should expect to replace all 4 at 450 each for a total of 1800 dollars.

car   Power Window problem 16
Failure Date: 08/04/2008

2001 Buick Lesabre limited. Left rear power window regulator failed to return window to a closed position. Temperature outside the vehicle was 99 degrees f. Could not secure vehicle. This problem seems to be prevalent among this family of gm vehicles. Repair costs are exorbitant when the fault appears to be a small plastic bracket inside the window regulator. A simple repair kit is needed, rather than replacing the entire regulator. Vehicle has less than 60,000 miles on, and windows are not rolled down that often. Based on complaints I've seen on other web sites, I can expect to replace the other three regulators, with the cost approaching $2000 for all 4 regulator replacements.

car   Power Window problem 17
Failure Date: 07/17/2008

Power windows on 2001 Buick Lesabre keep failing. I go to roll a window down, I hear a "crunching" noise, and the window will not either go back up, or it goes halfway up and stops. I have replaced 3 windows to date on a car that only has 28,000 miles on it. It costs 400-600 to replace each window. I searched the internet and there have been a lot of complaints about the windows in the Lesabres. Gm needs to have a recall on this issue.

car   Power Window problem 18
Failure Date: 05/20/2008

I have a 2001 Buick lasabre that I have had to replace the window regulator in two windows and now the third window is broken. In July 2006 the passenger side front window quit working, and in April 2007 the right rear passenger window quit working. Each of these windows cost over $500 to repair. Now the rear driver side window is broken and I am assuming the driver side front window will break if I do not get rid of the car soon. I am going to get a new car, but you can bet it will not be a gm.

car   Power Window problem 19
Failure Date: 04/01/2008

Driver side window will not go down. I am assuming the motor is defective.

car   Power Window problem 20
Failure Date: 03/28/2008

Like dozens of others reporting on carsurvey. Org my 2001 (2000-2005) Buick le sabre power windows are defective. A plastic part breaks requiring replacement of the entire window regulator assembly including motor. Dealers charge $500 plus labor for each unit. I had a dealer replace the right rear window unit after the first time I used it. A loud crack upon activation and the window fell to the bottom of the door. Six months later I had to replace the left rear window unit. It took hours to remove and replace it with detailed instructions I found online (so many others had this problem one person documented what you need to know including diagrams). After market parts are available online also. So far they are holding up (2 years). Now my drivers door window has snapped but it did so while raising it the few inches it was open so it is closed and staying up for now. That makes three of the four windows. I'm sure the front passenger side will fail as well. Gm should have recalled 2999-2005 Buicks for these defective windows. You can easily find dozens of similar reported cases online. Otherwise this is a fine, economical, reliable car. Too bad the windows ruin the experience.

car   Power Window problem 21
Failure Date: 12/31/2007

3rd incident of electronic window failure -- both back seat windows motors have had to be replaced, the front seat passenger window broke 12/31/07. The car has 36,304 miles on it. This is in addition to the cruise control breaking at less than 18,000 miles.

car   Power Window problem 22
Failure Date: 11/28/2007

The passenger side rear window regulator malfunctioned. My daughter was in her child seat and it was pouring rain. I had to pull over, manually pull the window up and from there I had to get a new window regulator online and install it myself. I've read about numerous complaints with the Buick Lesabre (mine is 2001) window regulators and apparently there's never been a recall. I have the records from the previous owner and sure enough she had at least one fixed also.

car   Power Window problem 23
Failure Date: 11/11/2007

The contact owns a 2001 Buick Lesabre. On three different occasions, beginning on December 6, 2006, the window suddenly dropped when it was being rolled up. On each occasion, the dealer stated that the contact was responsible for replacing the rear passenger side window regulator. The first repair totaled $318 and the subsequent repairs were $270 each. It has currently been eleven months and this will be the third time that the window regulator has been replaced. The VIN and purchase date were unknown. The current mileage was 67,000 and failure mileage was 55,000. Updated 12/11/07.

car   Power Window problem 24
Failure Date: 11/01/2007

My left rear window in my 2001 Buick Lesabre made a loud noise and then slid down and will no longer raise up. Because I cannot keep the window up, this has become distracting and has led to water getting in the car in bad weather, which could lead to mold and health problems.

car   Power Window problem 25
Failure Date: 11/01/2007

Noticed driver side rear window was down on Thursday 11/1/07. Tried to close it, but control didn't work and window kept sliding down into the door. Was able to pull up and tape shut until repair. On Sunday 11/4/07 the rear passenger window was down and wouldn't go up. The rear windows are never lowered. Local mechanic was able to repair at a cost of $443 for both windows. Dealer was going to charge around $500 a window. After seeing hundreds of complaints of these plastic regulators failing, gm should be forced to recall or reimburse owners for this repeated failure that seems to have existed for several years.

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