Buick Lesabre owners have reported 39 problems related to horn assembly (under the electrical system category).
I have not seen a fire yet but it has been smoking in the front of the car since 2010 when I brought the car used for 2800. 00 at jims towing service in elizabeth new jersey and every time the car broke down whether it was electrical or what he had gotten mad at me for not bringing it to him and then the check engine kept on coming on and come to find out last month and the car cost me 2000. 00 dollars to fix and the month before that the garage I went to navarro's had fixed the horn because that was going on and off again and sometimes the lights flicker and other things and now the security alarm does not work and yesterday while shopping I asked my daughter what that sound was it was my horn again shorting and disconnected it again it has done that too many times and I cannot afford a new car with 6 people living in my house and iam the only one working right now and does any mechanic know what they are doing anymore and I need the car to get back and forth I don't know what to do anymore and when I said that the car cost me 2000. 00 to fix there was a crack in the block of the engine and for awhile now I have manually do the locks on my doors and cannot replace the passenger side electric switch because no one has it anymore help don't need car to catch on fire and it has been smoking alot lately with the horn connected it is not connected now. When the new incident happened it was parked in the parking lot and security officer came.
See all problems of the 1997 Buick Lesabre.
The contact owns a 1997 Buick Lesabre. While driving at speeds of 30 mph, the horn began to sound. The horn continued to sound until the vehicle was stopped and the hood was lifted. Upon closing the hood the horn began to sound again and would not stop until pressure was applied to the center of the steering wheel. The failure continued intermittently. The vehicle was taken to an independent vehicle care center and the horn was disabled. The failure mileage was 173,130 updated 06/25/10 updated 07/16/jb.
This car has horn problems. The horn starts blowing for no reason and the mechanic said that the sensor is defective and that to replace it would cost several hundred dollars.
The contact owns a 2000 Buick Lesabre. The contact stated that the vehicle vibrated and made a clunking noise when the gears were shifted. He suspected transmission failure and planned to take the vehicle to a dealer. He also stated that the fuel system gauge displayed the incorrect amount of fuel in the tank and the horn failed to sound when pressed. The vehicle has not been repaired. The speed was unknown. The failure mileage was 85,600 and current mileage was 98,145.
See all problems of the 2000 Buick Lesabre.
The contact owns a 1996 Buick Lesabre. The horn would not stop blowing for 50 miles after the key was inserted into the door lock. The dealer stated that the failure was electrical and the remote key needed to be replaced. The dealer also stated that the horn was blowing when the contact arrived and they were unable to reprogram the remote key; however, the horn stopped blowing. The contact requested the old remote key since it was unable to be reprogrammed. Approximately one week later, the horn began blowing again intermittently. While driving approximately 40 mph, the instrument panel lights illuminated. The dealer stated that there was no VIN information in their database. The VIN was confirmed with the contact, but appears to be invalid. The engine size and powertrain were unavailable. The failure mileage was 35,000 and current mileage was 83,000.
See all problems of the 1996 Buick Lesabre.
The horn button in the center of steering wheel required excessive effort to activate the horn. The consumer had to bear down with both hands in order to get the horn to work. Noticed this on April 15, 2005.
1998 Buick Lesabre had the intake manifold replaced. The consumer's claim for a refund for repairs was not approved. The consumer had turned left onto a loop and started to accelerate when the engine started to miss and make noises. The consumer pulled over and viewed a lot of water under the engine. The consumer felt that he should be reimbursed for the replacement of the spark plugs that were damaged when the water flooded into the block and or the ruptured plastic intake manifold. Refer to recall campaign#04v090000. The horn would go off when the horn pad was bumped or when the interior of the vehicle became' hot. The manufacturer wrote the consumer a letter which stated the part that was replaced on the vehicle was not covered under the recall.
See all problems of the 1998 Buick Lesabre.
The contact stated on February 1, 2005 the horn was difficult to blow. It took too much pressure in order to get the horn to blow. When making a turn it is very difficult to find the correct spot . Consumer states they have taken the vehicle to the dealer, and there is nothing they can do. However, the dealer's technician stated they had the same complaint from other customers.
See all problems of the 2005 Buick Lesabre.
The horn repeatedly went off and eventually it became inoperable. The cause is undetermined.
The consumer stated the horn was mounted along with the air bag assembly, which made it very difficult to find in an emergency situation.
See all problems of the 2003 Buick Lesabre.
The consumer stated the horn was difficult to activate and the plastic material used to manufacturer the horn made it hard to push down. A gm representative witnessed the same problem. It was difficult for the consumer to blow the horn and in an emergency it may become impossible. The consumers wife had arthritis and was unable to blow the horn under most circumstances.
While applying the horn intermittently the horn will stay on until disconnected the fuse. Please fill in additional information. Dealer is aware of problem.
It is very difficult to get the horn to work. An extraordinary amount of pressure has to be applied in the right spot. This is a dangerous situation as I had to honk the horn suddenly and I had difficulty doing so, barely avoiding an accident.
In an emergency it is very hard to located the position of the horn. Consumer has had many close calls, where someone was about to back into him and he was not able to sound the horn in time. The consumer feels that the horn is of poor design. The consumer states that the horn also requires too much pressure to sound.
See all problems of the 2001 Buick Lesabre.
When trying to make horn work it will not work. Had pressed real hard over steering wheel cover, but will hardly work. Had taken vehicle to dealer. Dealer replaced cover twice, but problem still exixts. Please provide more information.
Horn button is not sensitive enough, and horn button is too small. Dealership is aware of problem. . Consumer states this has been a problem since original purchase.
Consumer states horn very diffcult to use. The consumer has to use excessive effort to make it work. Dealer has been contacted. Nlm.
The horn of the Buick Lesabre I drive kept going off in the middle of the night and I took it for repair. They told me that a computer module was bad and if it was not repaired that the airbag could go off while I was driving and possibly cause an accident. They told me the price would be over $900 for the repair and I protested that if it was a safety and computerized module defect it should be repaired free of charge. Marcie ochoa with Buick customer assistance, 1-800-521-7300 file # c02428638, was contacted by gary ruffner uwua sec-treasurer, and said she talked with service manager bob and was not due to a defect on the vehicle. It is something that just went out. She also said because this vehicle was less than a year old it had 42,678 miles on it and would not be covered by warranty and they would not provide any assistance. I feel that this is a safety issue and is a defect that any consumer should not have to pay for and there should be a recall if what they said is true that "the module defect can cause the air bag to deploy while someone is driving and cause an accident. .
When consumer applies her hand on the steering wheel horn it doesn't work. She would have to ball up her fist, and apply heavy pressure in order to hear the horn.
While trying to sound horn driver noticed it was very difficult to operate horn assembly. Problem was repaired by dealer, but problem still exists. The new horn assembly that was installed to ease the horn sounding did not solve the problem. The problem is a vey serious safety problem that requires attention.
Consumer cannot blow horn, it takes too much pressure to make the horn blow. Also, it is not necessary always to look in the same place to make horn blow.
Experiencing ongoing problem with horn; unable to activate horn when needed unless extreme pressure is applied. Dealer notified, and informed consumer that nothing could be found.
Since I bought the vehicle, the car has gotten horrendous gas mileage, the horn intermittently does not work and the transmission has slipped. The car was taken back to the dealer and nothing was done. I was told "we were unable to find a problem. " the horn issue nearly resulted in a car accident lastnight as the horn, again, decided to take the night off. This is not right!!.
Electrical system isn't working, causing all the components on the dashboard to malfunction. Also, brake light comes on/ horn keeps blowing, and the computer system isn't working.
2005 Buick Lesabre horn required excessive effort to activate and it isn't easy to find. The consumer has to push all over the horn padding to find the horn button. The sun visor is poorly positioned and blocks a large part of the front windshield.
Consumer attempted to blow horn in a potentially dangerous situation, but the horn did not blow, consumer states there is one small area which will activate the horn, it is hard enough to blow if the car is stationary and the horn is receiving full attention.
Horn is extremely difficult to apply in an emergency and requires a lot of pressure to activate. Unable to get the horn to blow during emergency is exteremely safety hazard, points out the consumer.
Horn sensor is difficult to locate on steering wheel in an emergency situation. The horn becomes much more difficult to locate during night travel.
It takes to much effort to blow horn,you have to pound on it.
The horn button have to be pushed in the direct center to actuate the horn. If a person is not aware of this they may not activate the horn when desired. Also, all power windows are sluggish/motors sounds rough and noisy during operation.
Horn sounds when vehicle steering wheel is being turned to the right. Vehicle begins to vibrate at 65 mph. When vehicle has been driven at least 5 miles, the transmission seems to lock up or remain in high gear and gives the driver the impression that the vehicle is stalling. Several times the vehicle, failed to locate the correct gear, resulting in a near miss collision with another vehicle that was approaching the intersection.
See all problems of the 1999 Buick Lesabre.
The design of the horn makes it difficult to the driver to use the horn for emergency. Yh.
Driver unable to sound the horn due to location of the horn and hard to depress it. Yh.