Brake Hoses, Lines/piping, And Fittings Problems of Buick Lesabre

Buick Lesabre owners have reported 25 problems related to brake hoses, lines/piping, and fittings (under the service brakes category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Buick Lesabre based on all problems reported for the Lesabre.

car image   Brake Hoses, Lines/piping, And Fittings problem of the 1998 Buick Lesabre 1
Failure Date: 08/23/2018

I recently purchased this vehicle used. Upon inspection, I discovered that the brake lines are severely corroded and require replacement. On further inspection, I discovered that the engine cradle, bushings, and fastening hardware are severely corroded as well. The rest of the vehicle is not corroded in any way, not even rust belt problem areas. From researching online (including other complaints on this website) both of these issues are common in late 90's gm w-body vehicles. How this has not elevated into a safety investigation by now is troubling to me. Ford was required to recall due to rusting brake lines. . . . . . Do people have to die for the nhsta to investigate?.

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car image   Brake Hoses, Lines/piping, And Fittings problem of the 2004 Buick Lesabre 2
Failure Date: 06/15/2016

Brake line failure occured in my driveway. All other lines seem likely to fail as well. This is extremely concerning for me as a consumer because many other cars like this drive around everyday. I feel fortunate I was going slow enough not to get hurt.

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car image   Brake Hoses, Lines/piping, And Fittings problem of the 2000 Buick Lesabre 3
Failure Date: 08/12/2014

Front suspension noise due to broken sway bar links rusted front right and front left. Front brake lines and fuel line badly rusted but not leaking yet. If front fuel line leaks it will leak onto engine rear to cause fire. If front brake line leaks I will not be able to stop car. I had reported to nhsta when my rear brake lines leaked preventing me from stopping in 2011 but luckily I was going very slow. My driver side window failed preventing me from opening window,needing replacement in may 2014.

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car image   Brake Hoses, Lines/piping, And Fittings problem of the 2005 Buick Lesabre 4
Failure Date: 06/08/2014

On 06/08/14 brake pedal of my car went to floor while I was driving it at low speeds to escape collision with car in front of me, which stopped on red light, I directed my car to pole of subway. It damaged frontal right side of my car my car was towed to geico direct shop quentin auto center, inc on 06/10/14 I was present at inspection of my car by geico adjuster ms s tomlinson. Both the adjustor and repair shop owner mr. C. Arlia determined that brake system of my car has serious rupture near abs unit right there I presented geico adjuster with original invoice of repair of the brake system by 86th street Chevrolet SAAB, inc dealer of general motors in July of 2013 though she took copy of invoice, she never added it to my claim I explained to adjustor and shop owner that on 07/04/13 brake pedal of my car failed for first time at that time I did not have accident and my car was under most comprehensive extended warranty of general motors gmpp. 86th street Chevrolet SAAB, inc. Dealer of gm repaired my car under warranty there is warranty that covers the repair eleven months after brake pedal failed for first time, it repeated itself drove it less than two thousand miles since then according to both geico adjustor and shop owner brake system of car, that now has serious rupture near abs unit, was already in dangerous rusty condition during its repair by dealer of gm in July of last year; dealer improperly repaired only one of lines of brake system; the dealer would have to replace all the lines� on 06/11/14 ms tomlinson contacted me and stated that ¿brake system will not be covered and I will have to arrange with gm or its dealer to repair car on 06/12/14 geico provided me with a letter of denial to repair brake lines because inspection of my car found that the damage to brake lines was due to wear and tear, and not loss related now geico puts me liable.

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car image   Brake Hoses, Lines/piping, And Fittings problem of the 1999 Buick Lesabre 5
Failure Date: 12/20/2013

The contact owns a 1999 Buick Lesabre. The contact stated that the brake lines were rusted and leaking. The contact was driving 45 mph when the brakes failed. The contact replaced one brake line. The other three were rusted and seeping through. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 122,000. . . . Updated 01-10-14 updated 01/1.

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car image   Brake Hoses, Lines/piping, And Fittings problem of the 2005 Buick Lesabre 6
Failure Date: 12/10/2013

My 2005 Buick Lesabre had rear brake lines rust through at 8 years old with 84k. All brake lines should be out of material that does not decay.

car image   Brake Hoses, Lines/piping, And Fittings problem of the 1998 Buick Lesabre 7
Failure Date: 07/16/2013

The contact owns a 1998 Buick Lesabre. The contact stated that the rear brakes failed twice and the brake line was leaking. The contact replaced the brakes and noticed that the brake line was severely corroded and unprotected in the engine compartment. The vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was not notified. The approximate failure mileage was 93,000.

car image   Brake Hoses, Lines/piping, And Fittings problem of the 2003 Buick Lesabre 8
Failure Date: 01/16/2013

Brake line was rusted & was replaced.

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car image   Brake Hoses, Lines/piping, And Fittings problem of the 2000 Buick Lesabre 9
Failure Date: 12/06/2012

Could not stop, brake fluid lost, rusted rear brake lines. Drivers side window does not go down and then starts working day after. Front brake lines also rusted and am afraid I will have accident if brakes fail again. Only rear brakes were replaced. It looked like brake line had been rubbing on body ,making a hole in rusted brake line.

car image   Brake Hoses, Lines/piping, And Fittings problem of the 2002 Buick Lesabre 10
Failure Date: 03/20/2012

Two brake lines in back of my car rusted completely thru leaving me with little brake. Also in 2-4-13 two front brake lines rusted, one thru. Also in 8-7 14 I had to replace two parking brake cables frozen up by rust. Also in 3-20-15 I had to to replace the whole parking brake control and foot pedal. The car has almost no rust and the frame underneath is fine. All these cables and lines were hidden when I looked underneath to buy car. I was shocked to see a car with so little rust having huge brake line and cable problems. If I was driving fast when the rear brake line gave out it could have been dangerous. Is it too much to ask for rust proof brake lines?.

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car image   Brake Hoses, Lines/piping, And Fittings problem of the 2000 Buick Lesabre 11
Failure Date: 11/30/2011

Brakes failed because brake line corrosion. No warning at first, then the brake waring came on. Almost did not stop and almost hit a car in front.

car image   Brake Hoses, Lines/piping, And Fittings problem of the 1998 Buick Lesabre 12
Failure Date: 03/11/2011

I had to make a "panic stop" due to a car running a red light. The brake pedal went almost to the floor before I felt the brakes hold. A brake line had ruptured. Inspection revealed all the lines to and from the power brake unit[6 lines] were rusted badly and will have to be replaced.

car image   Brake Hoses, Lines/piping, And Fittings problem of the 1999 Buick Lesabre 13
Failure Date: 05/18/2009

There were no events leading to the failure. The failure was sudden in nature. The failure was the brakes on my car which resulted in a minor (no damage) accident due to lack of stopping power. The brake lines rusted through (pictures available, the lines may still be available) causing nearly complete loss of stopping power. I was able to pull over but did run into shrubbery resulting in minor scratches to the exterior. I had the car brought home and replaced the rusted brakes lines myself with new teflon coated lines to ensure failure would not occur again.

car image   Brake Hoses, Lines/piping, And Fittings problem of the 1996 Buick Lesabre 14
Failure Date: 01/05/2009

The contact owns a 1996 Buick Lesabre. While driving down a hill at an unknown speed, the brake indicator illuminated and made a constant beeping noise. The contact parked the vehicle and had aaa tow it to the dealer. She purchased the vehicle from the dealer in September of 2008 and now she needs new brakes. Within two hours, the vehicle was repaired at the cost of $400. She was very skeptical of the repairs and took the vehicle to a private mechanic. She was informed that the brake lines were clogged. The repair would cost $500. The failure mileage was 114,000. 4/01/09 updated 04/09/09.

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car image   Brake Hoses, Lines/piping, And Fittings problem of the 1996 Buick Lesabre 15
Failure Date: 02/15/2008

The contact owns a 1996 Buick Lesabre. One year ago, the brakes failed to respond on the vehicle while leaving the driveway. The vehicle did not stop and struck another one of the contact's vehicles. There were no injuries. He inspected the vehicle and noticed that the brake line was split in half due to corrosion. The contact removed the lines and installed new ones. Recently, the brakes failed to function again. The driver struck the curb at 10 mph in order to stop the vehicle. It was discovered that the front brake line was severely corroded. The vehicle was not taken to a mechanic and the contact made the repairs himself. He has not yet notified the manufacturer. The current mileage was 65,000 and failure mileage was approximately 60,000.

car image   Brake Hoses, Lines/piping, And Fittings problem of the 2000 Buick Lesabre 16
Failure Date: 10/11/2007

Brake failure. . Avoided crash by quick maneuver. . Ended up in field. Brake line rusted out old part is available brake lines should be rust proof.

car image   Brake Hoses, Lines/piping, And Fittings problem of the 1996 Buick Lesabre 17
Failure Date: 11/06/2005

Vehicle failed to stop due to a loss of brake fluid. Inspection revealed steel brake tubes severely rusted only in the area of the leak. Leak location is directly below abs hydraulic control unit in the left front of the engine compartment. All four output lines from the abs system to the wheel were affected. The balance of the brake lines on this vehicle exhibit a normal level of corrosion.

car image   Brake Hoses, Lines/piping, And Fittings problem of the 1999 Buick Lesabre 18
Failure Date: 08/31/2005

Consumer owns a 1999 Buick Lesabre and while driving the brake lines suddenly cracked. The brake warning light came on afterwards. When trying to apply brake pressure the brake pedal went to the floor, and the brakes were barely responding just enough to slow down. The consumer had to use the emergency brake and low gear to stop. Consumer would try to pump brakes and they would continue to go to the floor. Consumer stopped, inspected underneath the hood, and discovered the brake fluid was very low. There were no obvious leaks from underneath the vehicle at this time. The leak from the brake lines was later discovered at home upon further inspection. Consumer inspected the brake lines and noted there was rust at the area of the abs unit and along the middle of the car as well. The consumer has not taken vehicle to a dealer or made any repairs at this time.

car image   Brake Hoses, Lines/piping, And Fittings problem of the 1999 Buick Lesabre 19
Failure Date: 12/01/2004

Brake line on the 1999 Buick Lesabre rusted. The consumer was aware of others that have experienced the same problem.

car image   Brake Hoses, Lines/piping, And Fittings problem of the 1999 Buick Lesabre 20
Failure Date: 09/02/2004

The brake line erupted while driving 65 mph. Consumer was able to drive the vehicle to the dealer by using the vehicle emergency parking brake. Dealer informed consumer that the brake line erupted due to rust/corrosion. All the brake lines were replaced from pmv to the wheels.

car image   Brake Hoses, Lines/piping, And Fittings problem of the 1997 Buick Lesabre 21
Failure Date: 12/23/2002

While driving lost function of brakes. Dealer diagnosed that the brake lines rusted through and bursted. Ph.

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car image   Brake Hoses, Lines/piping, And Fittings problem of the 1996 Buick Lesabre 22
Failure Date: 03/13/2001

Brake line rubbing against transfer case, causing a hole in steel line.

car image   Brake Hoses, Lines/piping, And Fittings problem of the 1996 Buick Lesabre 23
Failure Date: 09/15/2000

Brake lines were corroded. This caused loss of braking power. Abrake line running from the master cylinder to the abs unit failed causing loss of brake fluid. All six steel brake lines were also found corroded.

car image   Brake Hoses, Lines/piping, And Fittings problem of the 1997 Buick Lesabre 24
Failure Date: 06/28/2000

One of the two lines between the abs system and master cylinder ruptured leaving the consumer with only 10%-20% of normal braking ability. Nlm.

car image   Brake Hoses, Lines/piping, And Fittings problem of the 1998 Buick Lesabre 25

Brake lines on anti-lock braking system rotted inside out. Owner stepped on brakes and vehicle continued forward almost hitting pedestrians. Owner indicated that vehicle has not been exposed to salt. Please describe details.


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