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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
60,325 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2005 Buick LeSabre engine problems

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2005 Buick LeSabre Owner Comments

problem #4

Jun 202014


  • 39,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Buick Lesabre. The contact stated that after releasing the accelerator pedal, the vehicle suddenly accelerated without any warning. The contact stated that as a result of the failure she crashed into another vehicle. The dealer and the manufacturer were made aware of the problem. There were no injuries. The approximate failure mileage was 39,900.

- Sliver Sprind , MD, USA

problem #3

Jul 042014


  • 52,300 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Buick Lesabre. The contact stated that the speedometer became inoperable. The vehicle was taken to a private mechanic where it was diagnosed that the stepper motor needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 52,300 and the current mileage was 54,000.

- Mount Laurel, NJ, USA

problem #2

Jul 072010


  • 150,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Buick Lesabre. The contact stated that while exiting a parking space, the accelerator pedal became extremely resistant and the contact experienced difficulty in depressing the accelerator. In addition, the contact stated that the interior lights would sporadically flicker on and off while driving. The contact did not take the vehicle to a dealer or a mechanic for inspection or repairs. The failure mileage was 150,000.

- Ore City, TX, USA

problem #1

Dec 042004


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
A switch labeled "eng/met" located right next to the headlight switch causes the speedometer read approximately double your actual speed. It is very easy to accidentally press this switch when turning on your lights, which is what happened to me the first day I drove this rental car.

- Springfield, PA, USA

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