NHTSA — Electrical System: Wiring Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
32,000 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.

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2000 Buick LeSabre electrical problems

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2000 Buick LeSabre Owner Comments

problem #4

Dec 102004

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 128,000 miles


The vehicle is experiencing problems with the power windows on the front driver's side and the front passenger's side intermittently shorting out. Consumer is unable to wind the side windows up or down when needed. Also consumer smelled electrical wiring burning when using the window switches. Dealer was notified, and informed consumer that the vehicle was not covered under a recall.

- Mount Calm, TX, USA

problem #3

Feb 022004


  • miles
When starting the vehicle consumer heard a loud backfire coming from the front of the vehicle. Then, consumer noticed white smoke. Driver was able to get out of the vehicle, and called the local fire department. The fire department was able to put out the flames.

- Winnabow, NC, USA

problem #2

May 022002


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving 65 mph engine started to make a loud rapping noise. Dealer notifed and informed consumer that engine needed to be replaced. The transmission failed twice and was replaced by the dealer. The engine skips due to defective wires and all wires were replaced. The head gasket and valve cover gasket were defective and were replaced. The engine was defective and was replaced. The consumer was requesting refund.

- Avon, CT, USA

problem #1

May 222001


  • miles
While traveling at approximately between 25 and 40 mph engine will stall, leaving the vehicle undriveable. Dealership examined vehicle, and replaced wiring harness which did not correct defect. Problem reoccurred, and another dealership examined vehicle and discovered a cracked ignition wire. Consumer reviewed ODI website, and found a tsb 000604023 which described problem. Please provide any additional information/attachments.

- Beaverton, OR, USA

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