NHTSA — Electrical System: Instrument Panel Problems

2004 Buick LeSabre (Page 2 of 2)


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
56,561 miles

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2004 Buick LeSabre Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #7

Mar 102008

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 59,824 miles


Speedometer failed, dash indicator not working. Dealer, desert Buick in las vegas, refused to cover cost of replacement (est. $600-$800) yet 3 western states have sued GM over this failure, certainly a safety issue. GM has a "campaign" to fix vehicles with less than 70,000 miles but desert Buick will not fix my vehicle.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #6

Mar 122008


  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles
I have several complaints. My car has never been in an accident. I have had to replace the gas tank filler neck as it cracked. My car had 45,000 some miles on it at the time. ($473) Buick said it was the result of freezing/ thawing temperatures in winter. Then my ashtray door broke - it won't stay closed on it's own. Buick wanted $300 - 400 to fix that. I'm using velcro. Then my odometer needle stopped working and just hangs. I have had to replace every light bulb in the car and the lights on the dash heating/air panel area have gone out. I have less than 55,000 miles on the car now and all this happened before it hit 50,000 miles. This is a $35,000 car retail -come on Buick - lets do better.

- Lenxa, KS, USA

problem #5

Jan 052008


  • miles
Driving my car around 45 miles per hour when the speedometer needle began to climb without any more acceleration to the gas. The needle went past the 140 mph mark and then bottomed out hanging completely still. After turning off the car it remained hanging until a couple weeks later then it would begin to climb but never reached the correct speed. (I have the mph image on my windshield that reveals my speed-which still works). The needle on my speedometer continues to fluctuate or remain frozen each time I drive my car-it never matches the mph image on my windshield. Thankfully I have this image, or it could of caused serious braking or panic the first time this happened and the speedometer was telling me I was going over 140 when I actually I was not.

- Canton, SD, USA

problem #4

Dec 212007

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 87,000 miles


No crashes or accidents as of yet. The instrument cluster on my 2004 Buick Lesabre went bad resulting in a not true mph reading causing potential speeding in slower zones.

- Little Rock, AR, USA

problem #3

Jun 152006

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Experienced failure of heat gauge, then failure of gas gauge, now failure of speedometer.

- Cedar Park, TX, USA

problem #2

Mar 272007

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 31,240 miles
The speedometer and tachometer on my 2004 Buick Lesabre failed to register at all on one occasion, and the tachometer registered erroneously high readings on another occasion. The instrument cluster was replaced at the dealer; since the warranty had expired some two months earlier, it cost me $330 for the replacement. The old part was not made available to me at all. Since I saw a television news report just today of other speedometer failures in GM cars and trucks, and since the report suggested submitting a report, I decided to do so even though my make and model of car was not mentioned.

- Pocatello, ID, USA

problem #1

Feb 252007


  • miles
Shimmy in steering column. Recommended tires be rotated and balanced. Did not correct problem. Appox. 6 months after purchase, noticed electrical odor when heat button on seat was turned on. Now seat belt on driver's side sticks when it recoils. Noise under hood. Unable to determine cause. Cluster went out and none of the gauges work except the odometer. This is a 2004 Lesabre with 57,000 miles.

- Millbrook, AL, USA

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