Buick Lesabre owners have reported 24 problems related to headlights (under the exterior lighting 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.
My headlights would not come on or would go off intermittently while driving . I had to drive with the high beams on. A preliminary recall notice came to me telling me to drive with the high beams on, until they figured out the issue. After about 6 to 9 months they issued a recall. They indicated it was a "module", I took the car in to have the module replaced. It did not fix the problem. I took it back in and talked to the service manager. He investigated the issue and said that the module was not making contact with connections inside the module / fuse box. He said it was a box issue and wanted to charge me $500 for a new box. Please note, no damage or tampering has ever done on said box. This did not make sense to me. He said he was sorry and tried to give me a "break" on the price. I did not design the box, I just own the car with the lights that do not work unless you put on the high beams. Seems like a safety issue to me.
See all problems of the 2005 Buick Lesabre.
Started out as a headlamp that we thought was burned out. Replaced the bulb and it worked for a day or two. Next the gas gauge, speedometer, heat and cooling gauge and now both headlamps do not work. My husband has to drive in the dark with brights on because there are absolutely no headlights . This is a serious safety issue and gm should be issuing a recall. This is extremely dangerous and we cannot drive our vehicle at night unless we use our brights the whole time which then becomes a safety issue to other drivers. This is as serious as seat belts failing or windshield wipers out of whack. Please respond to this with quick and serious measures.
The contact owns a 2004 Buick Lesabre. While driving approximately 55 mph, the contact activated the high beam headlights and noticed that the headlights and the interior lights on the instrument panel suddenly stopped illuminating. The failure occurred intermittently. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for a diagnostic test. The mechanic was unable to duplicate the failure. The headlights also stopped functioning suddenly two different times while depressing the brake pedal. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 115,000.
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While driving at night 2001 Buick Lesabre lights malfunction. (11/16/05) the lights would go dim.
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The consumer owns both a 1993 Buick roadmaster and a 2003 Buick Lesabre. The roadmaster had poor lighting in both high and low beams and the highbeams on the Lesabre were extremely bright.
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The contact took h car to dealer for a recall 04v090000 repairs almost one year ago in August, 2004. He received the recall notice in June, 2004, and the car was repaired on 9-28-04. They damaged the car on the outside and also under the hood. The rear tail light was broken and there was a scratch under the front left headlight. They put red tape over the headlight. The accelerator stuck and the car stalled. This problem immediately followed the recall repairs within one day. The dealer denied anything wrong was done. The recall was in regard to a fuel regulator. As soon as the car returned to the contact it shut off. Recently, the accelerator stuck, and the contact smelled a fuel/exhaust odor that was very strong. The check engine light stayed on n. . He talked to gm on 11-12-04, and they informed him that they had notified the dealer about the damage, and for him to take the car to dealer for repairs. When he took the car to dealer the dealer was mad and refused to fix the car.
See all problems of the 1998 Buick Lesabre.
When driving the vehicle at night it was very difficult to see the road. Consumer contacted dealership, and mechanic determined that the headlights wore out prematurely.
Headlight lenses produce a thick film. The dealer states the lights are melting the plastic.
See all problems of the 2000 Buick Lesabre.
The head lights failed.
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While driving head light would flick off and on. Ph.
At night, raining, on interstate 95 near freeport, me driver fiddling with wiper speed control (he thinks), headlights go out for 2 to 4 seconds (it seemed like an eternity) and then come back on. Was able to repeat while parked, later that night, also raining. Hawe not tried to repeat. Took car to local Buick dealer (not the one purchased from). Mechanic unable to repeat, even by blocking light sensor on dash and squirting water on rain sensor on windshield. Mechanic says he called somewhere in gm and was told that in maine, it is required that headlights come on with wipers. Referring to driver's handbook, noted that setting the "twilight" control to off might cause problem but driver does not recall fiddling with that knob. It is possible that twilight knob had been previously set to zero. This car has every possible option, wanted or not and is presumed to be idiot-proof. It is however a very scary situation and I want it fixed please.
When going from high beam to low beam all headlights go out. Consumer states this does not happen all the time, dealer can not find problem.
I have a 1999 Buick that since I perchaced it a film has been building up on the inside of the headlights. I whent to the dealer and was told to replace the headlights. Then I contacted general motors and was told the same thing. The vehicle has never been in an accident. This is a design flaw. I have noticed other gm products with the same problem. This film has effected the brightness of the headlights.
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While driving at 55 mph heard a noise, and then the right side headlight flipped over onto the hood, and then it broke loose and went in a ditch, consumer took vehicle to dealer, and had headlight repaired. This could be considered unsafe because the wieght of that light could have struck someone or something, causing a fatal accident.
While driving on a county road at night headlights went out and consumer was unable to see. Consumer felt that this was very dangerous, and could have caused a major accident. Tokk to dealer, dealer said it was the headlamp control module.
See all problems of the 1996 Buick Lesabre.
There is shadow in the headlights which causes visibility problems and may result in a crash. Dealer said that the design of the headlights created the shadow.
Headlights appear to be a defective, high and low beams interchange positions and functions. Inner beams are low, and outer beams are high. Dealer contacted and cannot remedy the problem. Problem still exists. Provide further information.
Front headlight lenses take in water. They were replaced in June 1998; however, the new lenses also show signs of taking in water.
See all problems of the 1997 Buick Lesabre.
Unable to turn off headlights using light switch until ignition switch is switched off. Had contacted dealership. Please provide further information.
The owner had difficulty with proper illumination of the headlights. The owner described the difficulty as a " shadow ", which constantly distracted him while driving. The service manager wrote to the company about the erratic operation of the headlights not illuminating properly. The consumer was told the problem cannot be fixed.
Headlights fog up due to moisture leaking in.
Headlights fogged causing poor vsibility.
The vehicles headlights failed.
Blinding white headlights used by some late model foreign cars such as BMW, Audi, Jaguar, Volvo and Volkswagen are blinding in the daytime as well as night, leaving the viewer with an after image blind spot.
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|Exterior Lighting problems||
|Headlight Switch problems||
|Turn Signal problems||
|High/low Beam Switch problems||
|Hazard Flashing Warning Light Switch problems||
|Tail Light problems||
|Tail Light Switch problems||
|Turn Signal Switch problems||
|Headlight Concealment Device problems||