1997 Buick LeSabre - Reliability

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Limited Sedan (3.8L V6 4-speed Automatic)

Reliability Rating for 1997 Buick LeSabre by Identifix

Ratings Key Minimal Problems Moderate Problems Significant Problems
  Rating Comments
Engine Occasional problem with this vehicle are the Crankshaft Position Sensor, Camshaft Position Sensor, Fuel Pressure Regulator, Idle Air Control Valve, and the Upper and Lower Intake Manifold, (3.8L vin K only). The Intake Manifolds may allow coolant to leak into the combustion chambers.

The cost to repair the Crankshaft Position Sensor is estimated at $45.00 for parts and $71.50 for labor. Labor will be slightly higher for the supercharged engine. The cost to repair the Camshaft Position Sensor is estimated at $62.00 for parts and $45.50 for labor. The cost to repair the Fuel Pressure Regulator is estimated at $82.17 for parts and $65.00 for labor. The cost to repair the Idle Air Control Valve is estimated at $43.93 for parts and $52.00 for labor. The cost to repair the Upper and Lower Intake Manifold is estimated to be $634.86 for parts and $214.50 for labor. All prices are estimated at $65.00 per flat rate hour and do not include diagnostic time or applicable taxes.
Transmission & Driveline An occasional problem with this vehicle is the Transmission Valve Body. A problem with the Transmission Valve Body could cause the vehicle to feel as though there is an ignition misfire.

The cost to repair the Transmission Valve Body is estimated to be $535.09 for parts and $299.00 for labor. All prices are estimated at $65.00 per flat rate hour and do not include diagnostic time or applicable taxes.
Steering & Suspension
Brake
Heating & Air Conditioning
Starting & Charging An occasional problem on this vehicle is failure of the Ignition Lock Cylinder. Failure of the Ignition Lock Cylinder may prevent the vehicle from starting.

The cost to repair the Ignition Lock Cylinder is estimated at $71.96 for parts and $156.00 for labor. All prices are estimates based on $65.00 per flat rate hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax.
Accessories
Overall 4 out of 5

Reliability Ratings displayed above reflect style specific standard features and may vary from aggregated values displayed for the same year in the historical model overviewed bellow.

Reliability History for Buick LeSabre by Identifix

  1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Engine N/A
Transmission & Driveline N/A
Steering & Suspension N/A
Brake N/A
Heating & Air Conditioning N/A
Starting & Charging N/A
Accessories N/A
Overall N/A

Reliability Ratings by Identifix is based from repair shop-reported issues. Though this data may be for years prior to model you are researching, it exposes how reliable this model platform has been historically.

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