Buick Lesabre owners have reported 26 problems related to steering tie rod assembly (under the steering 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.
12-1-10 86587m, both outer tie rod ends needed to be replaced. 1-21-15 119486m, right front outer tie rod replaced.
See all problems of the 2002 Buick Lesabre.
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??.
See all problems of the 2001 Buick Lesabre.
Passenger side outer tie rod premature bushing joint failure. Excessive wear made it difficult to maintain straight line control of vehicle. Vehicle would wonder back and forth badly, and turns were delayed as a result of the premature wear in the tie rod joint. Mileage when diagnosed, 49505 on July 6,2010. Mileage at completion of repair was 49515 on July 7,2010. Fortunately this early failure of outer tie rod was found before a catastrophic failure occurrence on the freeway. Outer tie rod replace with an after market unit.
See all problems of the 2005 Buick Lesabre.
The contact owns a 2000 Buick Lesabre. The contact stated that the two rear windows were inoperative because the regulator failed. The failure has occurred on two occasions. The dealer confirmed the regulator failure. The vehicle was repaired at the contact's expense. In addition, the wheel bearings and tie rods failed and were replaced. The failure mileage was 56,000 and current mileage was 70,000. Updated 07/01/09
See all problems of the 2000 Buick Lesabre.
The contact stated the steering wheel was making a roaring sound when making a turn. This happened at low speeds. The vehicle was taken to a certified dealership for inspection. The dealership determined the tie-rod needed to be replaced.
Vibration: driving at any speed caused vibration with less than 30,000 miles on my 2002 Buick lasabre. Found that tie rods were worn and needed to be replaced. This vehicle was driven only on main roads and had never been in an accident involving the front end.
Right outter tie rod end fornd to be loose. Dealer described as "unsafe". Vehicle mialeage 33675.
Electric window motor has gone out on 3 of my 4 windows within 30 days. Lso, tie rod ends had to be replaced on within same time frame.
Consumer stated tie rod ends wor eout prematurely. The part had been replaced three times, however problem recurred.
While making a right turn stability system light appeared on the dashboard an remained on. Consumer drove the vehicle to dealer for inspection, and mechanic determined that the front passenger's side tie rod needed to be replaced.
Consumer stated that she had to replace both left and right tie rods because they were loose. One on the left was replaced at 28,000 miles, and the other was replaced at 49,000 miles. One of the tie rods replaced was on warranty. But, consumer had to pay for the second one. This was not normal for a 2001 vehicle.
While driving, a loud banging noise was heard coming from the passenger's side tire. The consumer took the vehicle to the dealer for inspection and the mechanic determined the driver and passenger side tie rods needed to be replaced due to worn out parts. The left front window was inoperative due to the regulator shorting out and there was a rattle in the dash on the passenger side due to the right and left outer tie rods being loose.
While driving , the consumer heard a knocking noise coming from the rear of the vehicle. The consumer took the vehicle to the dealer for analysis. The mechanic noticed that both tie rods were rusted and needed to be replaced. Tie rods on vehicle were very loose and completely worn out. Vehicle was taken to dealer and tie rods were replaced.
The left and right tie rod wore badly and caused the vehicle to wander while driving. Consumer noticed vehicle was handling right. He took the vehicle to get new tires and learned the tie rods were defective.
The consumer took the vehicle into a tire shop center for regular maintenance. They indicated the tie rods were not good. The consumer then took the vehicle to the dealer, and they replaced the left and right tie rods. . The front hub assembly was defective.
While traveling on the highway and without prior warning, the left wheel on the driver's side fell off. The tie rods had completely worn out. The front end sounded like it was going to fall. (had already been repaired) gm refused to do anything.
Consumer states that the vehicle tire rod snaped. Dealer notified.
Loud knock noise when turning steering wheel in sharp turn in either direction. Dealer reposition cradle bolts with no help. Found later after factory warranty was out the outer tie rod ends needed to be replaced and were of a different design. This part should not wear this quickly and could cause failure of the steering system.
Vehicle's right tie rod ends broke while driving at 15 mph. The consumer discovered that the tie rod ends needed to be replaced when the vehicle was a year old, however in April of 2004 the tie rod busted loose, both inner and outer on the right side. The mechanic stated the tie rods were made out of aluminum and the soft metal was not sufficient enough for the tie rods.
The dealership replaced the left front tie rod replaced.
Tires,rotors, tie rods, power windows malfunctioned.
Ltr fm denis twomey inquiring if Buick (TSB) no. 02-02-008, correct outer tie rod end replacement part usage is in effect. TSB# 02-02-32-008. During a nyc vehicle inspection, the tie rods were found to be loose.
2001 Buick Lesabre tire developed a slow leak. Upon inspection and repair of the leak mechanic noticed a problem with the tie rods. A nail was discovered in the tire.
While driving the consumer heard a rumbling noise. The noise gradually got worse as time progressed. The noise was caused by the tie rod ends being worn. The cause of the worn tie rod ends is yet to be determined. Consumer heard an unusual noise coming from the front of the vehicle. Consumer took vehicle to conklin cars and they replaced the tie rod ends.
2001 Buick Lesabre has loose tie rod ends. TSB 02 02 32 008 was issued to correct outer outer tie rod end replacement part. The vehicle had loose tie rod ends during inspection. (the tie rods had worn and was replaced).
When turning steering wheel left or right, the steering wheel vibrates intermittently. Vehicle was serviced. Technician noticed that rack and pinion needed to be replaced. Consumer states the failed part was part of recall, consumer is concerned that this part may lock up and cause a wreck.
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|Steering Tie Rod Assembly problems||
|Steering Rack And Pinion problems||
|Power Steering Pump problems||
|Hydraulic Power Assist Steering System problems||
|Steering Wheel problems||
|Steering Noise problems||
|Steering Rack problems||
|Steering Column problems||
|Power Steering Fluid problems||