2004 Buick Lesabre - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

small car iamge Common problems of the 2004 Buick Lesabre

180 problems have been reported for the 2004 Buick Lesabre. The following chart shows the 21 most common problems for 2004 Buick Lesabre. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's electrical system with 58 problems. The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's equipment (14 problems).

Table 1. Common problems of the 2004 Buick Lesabre

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 2004 Buick Lesabre in the United States are 119,742 units [1]. If the total number of problems reported by Buick Lesabre owners in the last 15 years is 180, and the age of the vehicle is 15, the PPMY index can then be calculated as

      PPMY Index = 180 / 119,742 / 15 * 1000 = 0.10.

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 2004 Buick Lesabre in 2004.

Table 2. PPMY Index and Problem Occurrence Trend

Service Year Number of Problems
  2019
1
  2018
5
  2017
4
  2016
8
  2015
19
  2014
15
  2013
10
  2012
16
  2011
16
  2010
21
  2009
12
  2008
15
  2007
7
  2006
4
  2005
4
  2004
1

small car iamge Compare the 2004 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 2004 Buick Lesabre with the Buick Lesabre from other model years. Note that the number of problems reported for the 2004 Lesabre is 180 while the average number of problems reported for the 11 model years of the Buick Lesabre is 268.

Table 3. Compare the 2004 Buick Lesabre with other model years

Model Year Number of Problems
  2006 Lesabre
4
  2005 Lesabre
82
  2004 Lesabre
180
  2003 Lesabre
183
  2002 Lesabre
346
  2001 Lesabre
358
  2000 Lesabre
677
  1999 Lesabre
217
  1998 Lesabre
403
  1997 Lesabre
405
  1996 Lesabre
98


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