2004 Buick Lesabre - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

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

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

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

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