NHTSA — Fuel System, Gasoline Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
85,289 miles

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2005 Buick LeSabre fuel system problems

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2005 Buick LeSabre Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 012013

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • 140,000 miles


Needles on fuel gauge goes all the way around and points vertical. Needle crashes into the thermometer needle that also points vertical. Does not correctly register fuel or temperature. I am depending on my odometer to guess at my fuel levels. This seems to have started after my "loose gas cap" alarm came on. I had cap replaced 2 times, light will not go off. This, of course makes the service vehicle soon light stay on.

- Kettering, OH, USA

problem #2

Jun 152009

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • 40,000 miles
The first incident was around 40,000 miles. The gas gauge would not work, after filling it up the gauge would "stick" or the hand would drop down to the thermostat needle. Very erratic. Carried it to the dealer and naturally, everything appeared to be working. 52,000 miles and the gauge is dead - of course the warranty was out also. It was explained that I would have to replace the entire cluster of gauges and I could not afford that at the time. Car now has 79,000 miles, I have been using the odometer so I will know when I need gas. A few weeks ago, looked at the speedometer and it read my speed as 120 mph. I immediately pulled over and at a dead stop, the speedometer was setting on 60 mph. Now I am concerned about the entire cluster readings. The thermostat will jump up to the red, hot reading which is wrong. Now I am going to be out huge dollars that appears to be something GM should repair.

- Monticello, AR, USA

problem #1

May 012011

LeSabre 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,867 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Buick Lesabre. The contact stated the fuel gauge would inaccurately show that the fuel tank was full at all times. After he would refuel, the fuel gauge would not move. The manufacturer was contacted who referred the contact to a local dealer for repairs. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 75,867. Updated 06/17/11 updated 06/27/11

- Buffalo, NY, USA

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