Poor Ride/Handling Due to Worn Suspension Struts on Buick LeSabre

The front struts may show signs of wear, or be excessively bouncy ride at freeway speeds. This may begin to occur at around 75,000 miles.

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Average mileage: 114,581 (45,000–200,000)
16 model years affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, more1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005
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2000 Buick LeSabre 150,000 mi,
when brakes are applied and then released makes a bumpy response and noise.
2002 Buick LeSabre 100,000 mi,
I am in the process of getting this looked at. Could also be due to air ride system in car for the back of the car. Air ride does not raise car in back anymore.
2003 Buick LeSabre 110,000 mi,
car riding roughly replaced front struts
1994 Buick LeSabre 150,000 mi,
worn out springs and shocks
2001 Buick LeSabre 55,548 mi,
check engine light & tire pressure light always on
I paid 1900 bucks to get the problem fixed and it's still have problems
2000 Buick LeSabre 156,000 mi,
no bounce parked it. Heard funny noise when started MAJORLY bumpy ride -- r strut broke
Struts are loose and bouncy.
1995 Buick LeSabre 60,000 mi,
Excessive bouncing in front end.
I've noticed the jerking when on the freeway the most and hit a pothole. Thought it was front end alignment since minneapolis has the worst pothole problem in the world - and no money to fix them all. After reading all these other reports I can see this is the more likely culprit. I'll have to sell my car to get enough money to replace them.
mine started right around 100,000 miles. but its totally understandable. the car has alot of miles on it.
While driving their the car seems to lose air pressure in its rear shocks it's almost if the compressor does not registering that it's being driven and then it starts to bounce because there's no air in the air shocks periodically
1997 Buick LeSabre 51,000 mi,
It is early 2016, my '97 lesabre has 51k miles and the suspension is like riding on a speed boat, bouncing all over, handling is terrible and the whole car leans to one side very bad when taking turns. And when I have 2+ passengers, the car can't handle the weight.
2005 Buick LeSabre 70,000 mi,
Bouncy, vague steering in cross winds
bouncing and bottom out clunks in front and this car was in a flood so it got water in struts probably. it definitely has a shock or strut issue up front.
1999 Buick LeSabre 190,000 mi,
slight noise and bouncy
1995 Buick LeSabre 200,000 mi,
feels like your out on the open ocean up and down up and down...
Need this one too. The air shocks are about $75 each. But if you have replaced anything else like brakes or wheel bearings make sure to get a full wheel alignment afterwards
Did not change till 147000 miles. Should have done it alot earlier. Restored handling to an incredibly good level.