NHTSA — Fuel System, Other: Storage: Fuel Gauge System Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
56,867 miles

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2000 Buick LeSabre fuel system problems

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2000 Buick LeSabre Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 272007

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 85,600 miles


The contact owns a 2000 Buick Lesabre. The contact stated that the vehicle vibrated and made a clunking noise when the gears were shifted. He suspected transmission failure and planned to take the vehicle to a dealer. He also stated that the fuel system gauge displayed the incorrect amount of fuel in the tank and the horn failed to sound when pressed. The vehicle has not been repaired. The speed was unknown. The failure mileage was 85,600 and current mileage was 98,145.

- Columbia, SC, USA

problem #2

Nov 012006

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 51,000 miles
I have a 2000 Buick Lesabre with 52000 miles on it. When the fuel gauge drops below 1/2 tank it starts moving erratically. It will move up to full and then drop down to 1/4 tank, just moves back and forth so below 1/2 tank I don't know how much fuel I have. It also confuses the fuel system computer in the driver information center so that is not reliable either. I just have to keep track of my mileage and based on fuel economy I determine when I need to buy gas. I can't find any recall information for the 2000 model but read some where that a later year model had this same problem and the only fix is to replace the fuel tank where the sensor is located. This is not only faulty engineering it is incompetent engineering.

- Dothan, AL, USA

problem #1

Sep 012004

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 34,000 miles
While driving dash lights illuminated intermittently. The air bag light illuminated more than any other light. Also, the driver's side back of seat laid automatically on its own. This incident happened while the consumer was driving. Upon having a full tank of gas, the meter would read empty. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The consumer was told that there was an electrical problem. There was a noise in the dash, the fuel gauge would jump to empty, the speedometer would go to zero, the headlight would go dim when the weather was rainy, there was a rumble in the left front end, a shimmy when the brakes were applied and when raining, the dash light would go from bright to dim the air bag light was intermittent, the radio would cut out, the driver's seat was inoperative, the transmission would slip into overdrive on slight acceleration, the automatic doors were inoperative, the cruise control was inoperative, there were intermittent loss of heat would start blowing cold air, the oil pressure light would come on while the fuel gauge mileage would not stay on, the electrical remote was inoperative, and there was a leak in the engine.

- Indian Orchard, MA, USA

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