2003 Buick Lesabre - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Common problems of the 2003 Buick Lesabre

187 problems have been reported for the 2003 Buick Lesabre.
The following chart shows the 17 most common problems for 2003 Buick Lesabre.
The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's structure
with 38 problems.
The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's air bags
(22 problems).

Table 1. Common problems of the 2003 Buick Lesabre

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 2003 Buick Lesabre in the United States are 124,328 units [1]. If the total number of problems reported by Buick Lesabre owners in the last 16 years is 187, and the age of the vehicle is 16, the PPMY index can then be calculated as

The following chart shows the number of problems reported during each of the service
years since the debut of the 2003 Buick Lesabre in 2003.

Table 2. PPMY Index and Problem Occurrence Trend

Service Year

Number of Problems

2019

2

2018

5

2017

1

2016

2

2015

7

2014

23

2013

16

2012

12

2011

15

2010

14

2009

13

2008

8

2007

13

2006

8

2005

10

2004

12

2003

2

Compare the 2003 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 2003 Buick Lesabre
with the Buick Lesabre from other model years.
Note that the number of problems reported for the 2003 Lesabre is 187
while the average number of problems reported for the 11 model years of the Buick Lesabre is 269.

Table 3. Compare the 2003 Buick Lesabre with other model years