2003 Buick Lesabre - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

small car iamge 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

Problem Category Number of Problems
  Structure
38
  Air Bag
22
  Equipment
21
  Power Train
14
  Engine And Engine Cooling
14
  Electrical System
14
  Visibility
13
  Service Brakes
13
  Unknown Or Other
11
  Suspension
6
  Tire
4
  Exterior Lighting
4
  Seats
3
  Vehicle Speed Control
3
  Gasoline Fuel System
3
  Steering
2
  Other Fuel System
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 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

      PPMY Index = 187 / 124,328 / 16 * 1000 = 0.09.

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 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

small car iamge 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

Model Year Number of Problems
  2006 Lesabre
4
  2005 Lesabre
82
  2004 Lesabre
180
  2003 Lesabre
187
  2002 Lesabre
347
  2001 Lesabre
358
  2000 Lesabre
678
  1999 Lesabre
219
  1998 Lesabre
403
  1997 Lesabre
405
  1996 Lesabre
99


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