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NHTSA — Electrical System: Battery Problems


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
20,250 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.

2002 Buick LeSabre electrical problems

electrical problem

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2002 Buick LeSabre Owner Comments

problem #4

Nov 022006

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 81,000 miles


: the contact stated there was a battery leak under the back seat where the battery was located. There were no warnings prior to the failure. The vehicle was not taken to the service dealer. An independent mechanic determined that the battery acids had eaten the plate where the battery sat. Updated 12/05/06.

- Moorcroft, WY, USA

problem #3

Apr 282003

(reported on)


  • miles
The battery went low. When trying to jump start the vehicle the consumer noticed the battery was not under the hood. A mechanic came to jump start the vehicle. It was discovered the battery was located under the rear seat cushion.

- Ada, OH, USA

problem #2

Jan 092002


  • miles
Consumer had engine problems. Also, every time consumer turns off vehicle at night time, he comes back next morning, and has no battery. Manufacturer and dealer were contacted, and would not acknowledge the problem. Ts......

- Cannonville, UT, USA

problem #1

Nov 112002


  • miles
Consumer states while driving at highway speed the battery died twice in one week, dealer notified said could not find the problem.

- New Palestine, IN, USA

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