2002 Buick Lesabre - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

small car iamge Common problems of the 2002 Buick Lesabre

348 problems have been reported for the 2002 Buick Lesabre. The following chart shows the 19 most common problems for 2002 Buick Lesabre. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's visibility with 108 problems. The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's air bags (37 problems).

Table 1. Common problems of the 2002 Buick Lesabre

Problem Category Number of Problems
  Visibility
108
  Air Bag
37
  Structure
36
  Engine And Engine Cooling
31
  Electrical System
23
  Unknown Or Other
18
  Service Brakes
15
  Equipment
14
  Power Train
11
  Steering
11
  Tire
8
  Vehicle Speed Control
7
  Other Fuel System
6
  Suspension
5
  Gasoline Fuel System
4
  Seats
4
  Wheel
4
  Exterior Lighting
4
  Seat Belt
2

small car iamge PPMY Index and Problem Occurrence Trend

In our research we use the PPMY index to compare the reliability of vehicles. The PPMY index of a certain model is defined as the problems reported per thousand vehicles per Year. The total sales of the 2002 Buick Lesabre in the United States are 137,741 units [1]. If the total number of problems reported by Buick Lesabre owners in the last 17 years is 348, and the age of the vehicle is 17, the PPMY index can then be calculated as

      PPMY Index = 348 / 137,741 / 17 * 1000 = 0.15.

For more information, refer to this page: A study of reliability comparison across Buick Lesabre model year vehicles.

The following chart shows the number of problems reported during each of the service years since the debut of the 2002 Buick Lesabre in 2002.

Table 2. PPMY Index and Problem Occurrence Trend

Service Year Number of Problems
  2019
3
  2018
6
  2017
3
  2016
15
  2015
23
  2014
12
  2013
12
  2012
12
  2011
14
  2010
24
  2009
19
  2008
27
  2007
28
  2006
56
  2005
15
  2004
11
  2003
27
  2002
2

small car iamge Compare the 2002 Buick Lesabre with Other Model Years

When making the decision between buying a new or used Buick Lesabre, the following table can be used to compare the 2002 Buick Lesabre with the Buick Lesabre from other model years. Note that the number of problems reported for the 2002 Lesabre is 348 while the average number of problems reported for the 11 model years of the Buick Lesabre is 269.

Table 3. Compare the 2002 Buick Lesabre with other model years

Model Year Number of Problems
  2006 Lesabre
4
  2005 Lesabre
82
  2004 Lesabre
180
  2003 Lesabre
187
  2002 Lesabre
348
  2001 Lesabre
358
  2000 Lesabre
678
  1999 Lesabre
219
  1998 Lesabre
403
  1997 Lesabre
405
  1996 Lesabre
99


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