Battery Problems of Buick Lesabre

Buick Lesabre owners have reported 24 problems related to battery (under the electrical system category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Buick Lesabre based on all problems reported for the Lesabre.

car image   Battery problem of the 2000 Buick Lesabre 1
Failure Date: 08/01/2012

Tl- the contact owns a 2000 Buick lasabre. The contact stated that while driving 30 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The contact pulled the vehicle over and restarted it and it functioned properly. The vehicle was towed to the dealer for inspection and they stated that there was a dead cell in the battery and the battery needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was notified and they stated she needed to take the vehicle to the dealer for inspection. The failure mileage was 139,386. Ap.

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car image   Battery problem of the 2004 Buick Lesabre 2
Failure Date: 10/11/2010

Battery exploded when ignition was turned on. Original battery when the car was bought in 2004. Went back to car dealer and had it repaired. Need to know why this happened. Have not got a straight answer. All electrical systems checked out good when the dealer replaced the battery. Battery is under back seat and I'm concerned when I drive my grandchildren. Do not know the make of the original battery nor the new battery that was installed. Just looking for some answer as to why this has happened.

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car image   Battery problem of the 2005 Buick Lesabre 3
Failure Date: 12/02/2008

The contact owns a 2005 Buick Lesabre. While driving approximately 15 mph, all of the warning indicators illuminated on the instrument control panel. The contact also smelled a burning odor and noticed flames erupting from the trunk of the vehicle. The flames spread to the entire vehicle. All of the locks melted, which nearly prevented her from exiting the vehicle. The vehicle was completely destroyed. An investigator from the fire department stated that the battery underneath the rear passenger seat failed and caused the fire. The contact has a copy of the police report and pictures of the failed incident. She called the manufacturer, but did not receive a response. The failure and current mileages were 20,000. Updated 02/10/09. Updated 02/11/09.

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car image   Battery problem of the 2004 Buick Lesabre 4
Failure Date: 10/15/2008

At 56,980 miles-driving after a stop for lunch. -all instrument panel except airbag and abs lights went off. Showed 11. 7 volts on display. Took to dealer who said they could find no problem, it was ok next morning when they looked at it. Replaced battery with a higher cca rating at 59200 miles traction off, abs and brake lights came on while driving. Ok next morning. At 59,290 miles, occurred at highway speed. Traction off, abs, and brake lights came on while driving. Gong sounded then abs and brake lights went off but traction off stayed lighted. Unable to switch traction on or off. Vehicle was purchased with the primary reason to provide regular transportation to a va hospital two hours away. Cannot now trust the car to make the trip.

car image   Battery problem of the 2002 Buick Lesabre 5
Failure Date: 11/02/2006

: the contact stated there was a battery leak under the back seat where the battery was located. There were no warnings prior to the failure. The vehicle was not taken to the service dealer. An independent mechanic determined that the battery acids had eaten the plate where the battery sat. Updated 12/05/06.

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car image   Battery problem of the 2004 Buick Lesabre 6
Failure Date: 08/28/2006

This car loses all power if it sits in the driveway for more than 24 hours. We have replaced the battery twice in the past year and the dealer states they can find nothing wrong with the electrical system. We have had it towed to the dealership twice because aaa can't start it with their portable chargers. We have purchased our own charger to use on it each time it dies - which it does if you do not drive it within 24 hours of your last start.

car image   Battery problem of the 2004 Buick Lesabre 7
Failure Date: 01/28/2006

: the contact stated the door was left open with the dome light on; this caused the battery to run down. The driver was unaware of the dead battery until after the door was closed and locked. There was not enough power to start the vehicle or open the automatic door locks. The local dealer was contacted and instructed the contact to use the manual override button inside the vehicle to open the locks. The contact was unable to charge the battery until the doors were opened because the battery is located under the passenger side back seat.

car image   Battery problem of the 2000 Buick Lesabre 8
Failure Date: 07/16/2004

The battery connection broke out of the battery where the battery connections were mounted . This battery was located rear right side of the back seat passenger compartment. This was discovered after attempting to restart the vehicle, it would not restart. Consumer pulled rear seat out, and could visibly see the battery connections which were loose from the battery and had evidently broken loose form the battery itself. Consumer believed this happened over a period of time because battery fluid leaked on the floor and pierced through the metal floorboard of the vehicle. There was a visible hole about one and a half inches in diameter. Took car to a Buick dealer to buy another battery , and dealer noted this was a problem with particular battery which was thought to be manufactured in asia, and this was a common failure. Dealer would not offer any cost assistance or free remedy for this problem. Consumer bought another battery and paid out of pocket for it. Has not contacted manufacturer.

car image   Battery problem of the 2000 Buick Lesabre 9
Failure Date: 05/15/2004

Loss of power in 2000 Buick Lesabre. The battery is installed under the rear passenger seat, therefore the consumer was unable to see the corrosion the ultimately led to the vehicle losing power.

car image   Battery problem of the 2000 Buick Lesabre 10
Failure Date: 05/13/2004

Dealership informed the consumer that the hole in the rear floor board was due to battery acid leaking into the vehicle. The problem was not resolved.

car image   Battery problem of the 2000 Buick Lesabre 11
Failure Date: 10/02/2002

The vehicle's battery was installed under the rear seat inside the cabin. The battery was leaking sulfuric acid which caused the consumer to become very sick. The sulfuric acid had burned through the floorboard. The consumer was unsure of what caused the illness, but discovered the leaking battery on 10/02/02. The manufacturer claimed no responsibility, stating that the battery was properly vented. There was a clicking noise when the vehicle was started, the battery vents were flimsy and not securely fastened to the battery vent openings. The vibrations would easily shake the vent tubes from the battery. The consumer requested reimbursement for the monies spent on the repair of the faulty battery venting system.

car image   Battery problem of the 2002 Buick Lesabre 12
Failure Date: 01/09/2002

Consumer had engine problems. Also, every time consumer turns off vehicle at night time ,he comes back next morning , and has no battery. Manufacturer and dealer were contacted, and would not acknowledge the problem. Ts. . . . . .

car image   Battery problem of the 2001 Buick Lesabre 13
Failure Date: 08/14/2001

2001 Buick Lesabre experienced the following problems: cruise control would not set, automatic transmission had no reverse ability, water leaking from the coolant pump, ses light illuminated, left rear brake light. ** answer required*** there was a whistling sound coming from around the window area due to a revealing molding piece, the steering felt funny and was noisy when turning, there was also a clunk in the steering, there was excessive play in the right and left tie rod end, the left rear brake light was out, the right rear center bulb was out, the original battery had leaked acid causing a hole in floor under the back seat, the light switch stuck in the on position, and the right front marker light out. The power steering pump was replaced.

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car image   Battery problem of the 1998 Buick Lesabre 14
Failure Date: 01/28/2001

Details sent via email to webmaster. No safety defect listed.

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car image   Battery problem of the 1996 Buick Lesabre 15
Failure Date: 07/15/2000

On 2 separate incidences, the battery leaked onto the cable & left me stranded. I was told that this never happens & it happened to me twice 2 years apart. The first time my car was towed to a different dealer & they tried to charge me even tho the car was under warranty. It happened again this mid-summer and I had to pay for this repair and the battery company said that the dealer was at fault for the way it was installed. (too tight) I was given a royal run-around.

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car image   Battery problem of the 1997 Buick Lesabre 16
Failure Date: 07/07/2000

Battery sulfates from post damaged electrical cables and caused the vehicle to stall. Scc.

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car image   Battery problem of the 1997 Buick Lesabre 17
Failure Date: 07/07/2000

When slowing down or after coming to a stop the vehicle stalls, the dealer scaned data and checked the battery, the dealer replaced the battery and positive cable to the firewall.

car image   Battery problem of the 2000 Buick Lesabre 18
Failure Date: 06/27/2000

Vehicle experiencing problem with positive connector to the battery causing shortages and loss of power. Dealer notified, and repairs were being made. Feel free to prvide further.

car image   Battery problem of the 1997 Buick Lesabre 19
Failure Date: 08/28/1998

Battery positive post was deformed and narrow at a position within the battery housing causing it to separated and result in an open circuit. Nlm.

car image   Battery problem of the 1997 Buick Lesabre 20
Failure Date: 06/10/1998

Front end misalignment, causing vehicle to pull to the right and premature wear of tires. Also, battery leaked acid, and terminal was worn out to the point of being broken.

car image   Battery problem of the 2002 Buick Lesabre 21

The battery went low. When trying to jump start the vehicle the consumer noticed the battery was not under the hood. A mechanic came to jump start the vehicle. It was discovered the battery was located under the rear seat cushion.

car image   Battery problem of the 2000 Buick Lesabre 22

Battery is mounted under the rear passenger seat without a protective cover to prevent the leakage of gas. In the event of a broken vent tube or cracked battery case, there is no protection for passengers from explosive gases or leaking acid. The battery should be enclosed in a protective box. There is a current recall on other vehicles for leaking batteries.

car image   Battery problem of the 1996 Buick Lesabre 23

Consumer states battery exploded, and requesting assistance from manufacturer.

car image   Battery problem of the 1997 Buick Lesabre 24

Battery leaking.

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