Bulletins


BulletinBulletin dateReplacement BulletinItem no.SummaryAdded
POWER TRAIN
0171501/01/200401715A100062474t65e transmission fluid leak from the reverse servo cover in cold weather. *tt04/26/2004
POWER TRAIN - AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
08073000203/01/2008080730002A10025065Informational on 4t65-e mn7, m15 and m76 front wheel drive automatic transmission valve body reconditioning, dtcs p0741, p0742, p0757, p842, harsh shifts or slips. *pe07/08/2008
5707/01/200310016461Transmission shift conditions. gm tech link. *tt09/13/2005
31023102B10010237Service vme 01-04 vehicle equipped with 4t65e automatic transmission 4t65e transmission valve body inspection procedure. (to include 2004 pontiac aztec) *sc all 2001 - 2006 passenger vehicles with 4t65e transaxle. *tt11/05/2004
0913200209/13/200210009450This service vme concerns 2003 vehicles equipped with 4t65e transmission which exhibits diagnostic trouble code p0742 with no other codes stored and harsh up shift and/or tcc shutter on decel. *tt09/30/2004
0123200401/23/200410009104Transmission fluid leak from reverse servo cover at ambient temperatures. transmission fluid may be detected on the lower pain rail or case side. most leak reports have been found during predelivery inspection. gm voicemail express. *tt09/10/2004
020730039E08/01/2005020730039F10004756Firm transmission shifts, shudder/chuggle, transmission won't downshift on deceleration, service engine soon light illuminated, diagnostic trouble code p0742 set. *tt update. *tt01/06/2004
0143201/01/200310004412Automatic transmission poor acceleration, performance. *tt12/05/2003
00704A11/18/200310004213The 4t65e automatic transmission may exhibit a condition of a harsh garage shift into reverse or drive on a cold start. *tt11/21/2003
020730039C06/01/2003020730039B10002840Firm transmission shifts, shudder/chuggle, transmission won't downshift on deceleration, service engine soon light illuminated, diagnostic trouble code p0742 set. *tt09/26/2003
020730039A12/01/200202073003910000773Firm transmission shifts, shudder/chuggle, transmission won't downshift on deceleration, service engine soon light illuminated, diagnostic trouble code p0742 set. *tt03/31/2003
02073003910/01/200210000185Information to dealers regarding service bulletin 020730039 - firm transmission shifts, shudder / chuggle, transmission won't downshift on deceleration, service engine soon light illuminated, diagnostic trouble code (dtc) p0742 set. *tt02/14/2003
02073003910/01/200210000184Firm transmission shifts, shudder / chuggle, transmission won't downshift on deceleration, service engine soon light illuminated, diagnostic trouble code (dtc) p0742 set. *tt02/14/2003

Consumer Complaints


Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
POWER TRAIN
12/23/2011104122
 Transmission shudder &hard shifts
12/23/2011104122
 Transmission shudder &hard shifts
12/23/2011104122
 Transmission shudder &hard shifts
POWER TRAIN - AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
12/28/20081110001
 While driving on i95 in georgia on the way to florida 12-28-08 my 2003 buick lesabre transmission started bucking and jolting car as it shifted. took to garage and it was determined that the torque converter locked up, this car had the transmission oil replaced at recommended 50,000 miles, besides the 2200 dollars to replace transmission we had to get hotel room, meals and a rental car to continue trip as the replacement transmission could not be delivered right away. *tr
01/09/200847692105/20/2003
 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 manufacturer
05/24/200750200409/01/2004
 Tl*the contact owns a 2003 buick lesabre. the contact stated that the transmission feels as if it is slipping when changing from first to second gear. he feels a shudder when the vehicle accelerates. the dealer recommended a two-clutch assembly. the engine size was unknown. the current mileage is 50,800 and failure mileage was 50,200. updated 02-01-08 *bf updated 02/01/08 *tr
01/14/200611200512/19/2003
 Dt*: the contact stated while pulling out from a stop sign or stop light, going 10-15 mph, the vehicle would not immediately accelerate. the vehicle eventually accelerated; sometimes taking 15-30 seconds and up to five minutes. the vehicle has been to the dealership five times. the dealership ran diagnostic tests and the tests failed to show any codes to indicate a problem. updated 08/28/06. *jb
POWER TRAIN - AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION - COOLING UNIT AND LINES
12/04/200636000110/01/2002
 Dt*: the contact stated the odor of gasoline was noticed around the vehicle. it was driven to the dealer, who determined the fuel line on the engine rubbed together with the transmission cable causing a hole in one of the hoses, which needed to be replaced. the transmission cable rubbed a hole in the fuel line , which caused gas to leak onto the engine. updated 01/10/07. *jb
POWER TRAIN - AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION - LEVER AND LINKAGE - FLOOR SHIFT
04/15/20038001
 When vehicle is put in reverse or driven there is no indication in what gear your in. the letter doesn't light up. please provide any further information.*ak
POWER TRAIN - DRIVELINE
03/16/200480001606/25/2003
 While driving at any speed the consumer felt a vibration in the steering wheel and the seat. after seven visits to the dealers, they replaced the front suspension. the consumer has had the tires balanced 8 times and has bought 7 new tires. *jb the vibrating continued. the vehicle had a driveline shimmy at higher speed that was inherent to the vehicle. the front left tire was out of balance and the front left rear wheel were out of alignment and was corrected, vibrations were still evident during subsequent road test and three tires were found out of balance. the consumer was told that the tires and wheels weren't the problem. *sc the consumer was told the vehicle had a driveline shimmy at a higher speed. *jb
POWER TRAIN - DRIVELINE - CONSTANT VELOCITY JOINT
05/01/200410101/23/2003
 (1) bad cv joint/half shaves upon delivery of vehicle (2) failure will cause loss of power and front wheel lockup while operating vehicle. 3) nothing was done. g m rep. stated vehicle is within corporate specifications.*ak