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Car Will Not Start Problems of Buick Lesabre

Buick Lesabre owners have reported 8 problems related to car will not start (under the electrical system category).

car image   Car Will Not Start problem of the 1999 Buick Lesabre 1
Failure Date: 06/25/2014

In approx 2010 my Buick Lesabre had issues starting and would occasionally stop operating during travel. All ignition functions would cease to work. Towed to Buick dealership to resolve and replaced ignition switch. This year a similar action happened where the car would not start. Again at the dealership the ignition switch was replaced. Is this ignition switch issue included in the gm recall?.

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car image   Car Will Not Start problem of the 1998 Buick Lesabre 2
Failure Date: 08/09/2013

I came home after bible study on Wednesday night and got up Thursday then the security light went blinking. My husband had the key ignition replace then brought new key but car still wouldn't start so had the car towed and repaired. 10 months and three weeks the car did the same but I was driving this time and it shut down in the road with me and my children. It was frighten but we made it safely out of the road before anything happen. I don't understand that this problem occurred again . I am upset about the problem. A car has no business shutting off in the road while a person is driving it accident or no accident because it in danger peoples life. A serious problem for many people whom have these cars made by gm.

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car image   Car Will Not Start problem of the 1999 Buick Lesabre 3
Failure Date: 08/17/2012

The contact owns a 1999 Buick Lesabre. The contact stated that while having maintenance performed for an oil leak, the technician noticed that the ignition switch cable was fractured causing the security system and electrical system to malfunction. The technician stated that the ignition switch needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. However, the contact mentioned that after the repairs the vehicle failed to start until after several attempts and in several occasions it stalled while driving. The vehicle was taken back to dealer. The technician stated that the electronic part in the ignition was not communicating with the key. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 140,000.

car image   Car Will Not Start problem of the 2005 Buick Lesabre 4
Failure Date: 05/20/2006

: the contact stated while driving 20 mph the brakes suddenly failed. There were no warning lights prior to the incident. The brake pedal was hanging loose and was inoperable. The vehicle was towed to a dealership. The rod connecting the brake pedal to the master cylinder was misaligned. The dealership determined this happened at the factory and informed the contact they had never seen anything like it. The service dealer repaired the vehicle by replacing several unknown brake components. Updated 6-12-2006. The consumer reported the failure to the manufacturer. The vehicle would not crank due to a dead battery.

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car image   Car Will Not Start problem of the 2000 Buick Lesabre 5
Failure Date: 10/12/2005

The contact stated the battery leaked fumes and fluid inside the car while driving. There was an odd smell that lingered in the vehicle. She took the vehicle to a service shop and reported the odor. The mechanic suggested it may be the catalytic converter. She had no repairs performed at that time. Afterwards, the engine would not start. Further investigation led to the discovery of battery leakage in the back seat area. A new battery was purchased from a dealer and replaced. There have been no further problems at this time. Updated 12/07/05.

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car image   Car Will Not Start problem of the 2001 Buick Lesabre 6
Failure Date: 09/06/2002

Car failed to start and unable to shift out of park. Reversed key and car started. On another occasion, car did not start but was able to shift out of park. Reversed key and car started. I'm concerned as to defect in ignition that might fail at a future date.

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car image   Car Will Not Start problem of the 1998 Buick Lesabre 7
Failure Date: 11/01/2001

I believe I have a problem with the vats . The system has failed preventing me from starting the car. I have checked the fuses and one was blown but that goes to the electronic level control (hence a second problem) itiallally the car failed to start after jiggling the key it started. The security light remained on the whole way home. Came home shut the car down and started back up again. Later that evening my wife took the car to the store, where it failed to start. She called me I promptly responded with 2 of my children in tow. After checking fuses, reading the owners manual and disconnecting the battery, jiggling the key the car started. . . Thank goodness. Then we got home and it died. Yesterday I checked all fuses to verify, its not that. . Finally determining its in the ignition system relating to the lock cylinder. I have an extended warranty and hope the dealer will fix it. Today I have continued to poke around and attempted to start it. . Successfully after jiggling the ignition/key. Do you know if this is a common problem for this vehicle? unfortunately we do not know if it will start again. This is not a pleasant situation. Do you know what might cause the lock cylinder to do this? will this require new passkeys?.

car image   Car Will Not Start problem of the 1999 Buick Lesabre 8

The owner went out to the vehicle to leave and the vehicle would not start. He then contacted the auto club and they came out and attached jumper cables. When the owner turned the ignition as instructed by the mechanic he immediately heard a "bang" followed by a fire. Please provide any additional information.