Buick Lesabre owners have reported 13 problems related to transmission failure (under the power train category).
This incident is regarding a sudden transmission failure on a 2003 Buick Lesabre, purchased in may of 2003. In January of 2008, with 47,692 miles on the car, the transmission suddenly failed while the vehicle was in use. There was no warning before the incident - the vehicle lurched, bucked, rapidly picked up speed and rapidly lost speed without warning. This situation was incredibly dangerous to both myself, passengers and other motorists. My remedy was to immediately pull over and turn off the engine. The service manager at the vehicle repair center explained that this is a common problem with post-1997 Buicks, in which there is a typically faulty transmission. He cited that he may see close to 100 similar cases per year. In fact, while I was discussing my car with him another post-1997 Buick came in with the same problem. It seems that a chronic manufacturers defect exists that affects the safety of the vehicle, and it has not been addressed by the manufacturer with a product recall or warranty concession for people who have experienced transmission failure.
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2001 Lesabre transmission failed while driving 65 mph. *****.
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When driving at an undetermined speed vehicle stalled. Consumer had the vehicle towed to the dealer for inspection, and mechanic determined that transmission failed.
Power train - transmission. 3. 8 liter engine, transmission gear failure at 40,610 actual miles on the odometer, resulting $2,993. 00 repairs at bud and ray's transmission, 237 west laketon avenue, muskegon, mi 49441. Engine number 1g4hp54k714211306. I noted that there are a few other complaints, on the recall web site, relating to the transmission (power train).
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After owning the car for approximately 3 weeks I was comuting to NY from my residence in nh. The cars transmission was not responding well. I arrived near finchburg massachusettes when I decided to turn back home. Power and response were very inadequate. My wife called the dealership where I dropped off the car in exeter nh (not the selling dealer. . But a Buick/gm dealership that they recommended to have check it out since it was still under the manufacturer warranty. After inspection and a full diagnosis by the certified gm mechanic, he informed me that the "transmission was toast". They made a full repair by replacing the existing transmission. They believed it would have been impossible to rebuild considering the nature of the problem. Further, my wife did a through check prior to making an offer to purchase the vehicle. We knew that this model vehicle has a history of transmission problems. However serveral Buick /gm certified shops indicated that very few of these newer vehicle have transmission failue. It would be like a 1 and 4million chance. . . Well that is our luck. It happened to us.
Transmission failed twice.
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Transmission failed. Yh.
Transmission failed. Yh.
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Transmission failure at 5k. Returned in 30 sec. Started to exper. Harsh shifting. Deal. Could not find cause. At 60k had trans teardown. Found manf. Prolem that caused failure at 5k. Gm would offer no assist. Pre existing did not apply. To old to many miles.
The transmission failed once at 7000 miles and failed again at 23,000 miles. Both repairs were covered under warranty.
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|Automatic Transmission problems||
|Transmission Failure problems||
|Power Train problems||
|Transmission Noise problems||
|Transmission Solenoid problems||
|Vehicle Shudder problems||
|Power Train Driveline problems||
|Automatic Transmission Torque Converter problems||
|Noises During Shifting problems||
|Transmission Gear Slipping problems||