NHTSA — Electrical System: Battery Problems


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
23,167 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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2004 Buick LeSabre electrical problems

electrical problem

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2004 Buick LeSabre Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 282006

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 38,000 miles


This car loses all power if it sits in the driveway for more than 24 hours. We have replaced the battery twice in the past year and the dealer states they can find nothing wrong with the electrical system. We have had it towed to the dealership twice because aaa can't start it with their portable chargers. We have purchased our own charger to use on it each time it dies - which it does if you do not drive it within 24 hours of your last start.

- Arcadia, FL, USA

problem #2

Jan 282006

LeSabre 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 23,000 miles
: the contact stated the door was left open with the dome light on; this caused the battery to run down. The driver was unaware of the dead battery until after the door was closed and locked. There was not enough power to start the vehicle or open the automatic door locks. The local dealer was contacted and instructed the contact to use the manual override button inside the vehicle to open the locks. The contact was unable to charge the battery until the doors were opened because the battery is located under the passenger side back seat.

- Shepherdsville, KY, USA

problem #1

Aug 212005

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 8,500 miles
The instrument panel cluster lights began to scatter and illuminated when the engine started, the battery and air bag light continued to stay on while driving for about a mile and a half. When consumer got home shu off aengine and then tried to restart to see if this would happen again. There was no power in the car. The vehicle would not start. Called Buick roadside asssitance because the car was still under warranty. A tow truck was sent. The car was towed to Buick dealership. The dealership did not determine what was wrong because the vehicle was still at dealer. But consumer wisheed to file a complaint at this time.

- Emporium , PA, USA

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