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Instrument Panel Problems of Buick Lesabre



Buick Lesabre owners have reported 26 problems related to instrument panel (under the electrical system category).

car image   Instrument Panel problem of the 2004 Buick Lesabre 1
Failure Date: 06/02/2014

2004 silverado & 2004 Buick. Consumer writes in regards to both vehicles need a new cluster and the needle on the mile indicator is at 120. The consumer stated the gas gauge has not worked for two years. Also, he had no idea how fast he was driving. The consumer stated having both vehicles repaired, would cost $1000. 00.

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Failure Date: 03/23/2012

The contact owns a 2004 Buick Lesabre. While driving approximately 30 mph, the contact noticed that the speedometer was functioning erratically. The failure recurred intermittently. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagnostics where the mechanic advised the contact that the instrument cluster would have to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 98,000. Updated 06/05/lj the consumer stated the problem happened again on may 11, 2012. According to the invoice, the transmission cooler lines were leaking. Updated 06/06/12.

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Failure Date: 02/23/2011

2005 Buick Lesabre. Consumer states recently the rps dial went into a round in a circle and fell to the bottom, then the gas gauge did the same thing the consumer also stated the steering column was loose.

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car image   Instrument Panel problem of the 2001 Buick Lesabre 4
Failure Date: 10/28/2010

Tl-the contact owns a 2001 Buick Lesabre. The contact stated that the instrument panel started to detach from the driver side and started to rise up, obstructing the drivers view of the roadway. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer and was not repaired. The manufacturer was not contacted. The failure mileage was 85,000. Kmj.

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Failure Date: 08/18/2010

Vehicle speedometer works on and off. Speedometer reads 20 mph when going 60 on hwy. Took vehicle to dealer and they stated that the entire instrument panel would have to be replaced at a cost of 800 plus labor. . . . . Vehicle has about 60,000 miles and had 55,000 at time.

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Failure Date: 07/04/2010

2004 Buick Lesabre purchased with 1k miles. At about 60k mi the gas gauge malfunctioned. At 110k the engine temp gauge malfunctioned and the dash lights faded on and off. Also, air bag warning light goes on and off randomly. Now with 120k, the tach and odometer have quit. Only remaining functioning dash instrument is the speedometer. Car also at times exhibits unpredictable electrical behavior, such as not starting after a brief interval with car off and radio on. Mechanics advised early on that issue was a defective gas gauge, which now appears to be incorrect. Faulty digital instrument panel appears confirmed. There is also a very strange and irritating noise that originates directly in the center of the dash, like small animals under the dash.


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Failure Date: 05/01/2010

The contact owns a 2005 Buick Lesabre. The contact stated that the speedometer did not always display the proper speed while driving. The failure occurred intermittently. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who stated that he should take the vehicle to an authorized dealer since this was a known failure. The dealer advised the contact that he had to pay for the repair cost. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 52,000 and the current mileage was 56,200.

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Failure Date: 03/07/2010

I own a 2004 Buick Lesabre. The speedometer and gas gauge doesn't work and is dangerous driving since I don't know how fast I am going. Are there any recalls with Buick to get this fixed since it is a safety hazard to me and others. I have had this problem for a while.

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Failure Date: 02/25/2010

The speedometer in my 2005 Buick le sabre intermittently read false speed readings for 2000 miles after 55,000 miles of use. It failed completely at 57,000 miles and does not register speed at all and is flat-lined on 0.

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Failure Date: 02/08/2010

Speedometer suddenly failed.


 
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Failure Date: 03/27/2009

The contact owns a 2005 Buick Lesabre. While driving at speeds of 40 mph, the speedometer abnormally increased to 140 mph. The dealer replaced the speedometer panel. The current mileage was 27,100 and the failure mileage was 26,800. Updated 6/1/10 updated 06/04/10. 8jb.

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Failure Date: 11/21/2008

My 2004 Buick Lesabre limited had about 49,000 miles when all of a sudden the gas gauge stopped working. It is most often pegged in the 6 o'clock position, which also is affecting the heat gauge. I called Buick, after conferring with my mechanic who assured me it was the instrument cluster and not the fuel sensor in the tank. Buick made it sound as if they were going to fix the problem if I jumped through their hoops and take it to a dealer and pay $85. 00 to put it on the computer. The computer confirmed that it was a malfunctioning instrument cluster, after waiting a week, Buick called me back and said they were not going to fix the problem and that it was up to me to pay the over $600 to replace the cluster. I have not done so as of yet. Now the speedometer is totally useless. The car now has 52,000 miles and on a recent road trip, the gauge quit working all together. I consider it luck that I have not gotten a ticket yet. I can live without a fuel gauge since the dash computer tells me how far I can travel before running out of gas. I cannot, however, live without a speedometer. It has now become a safety issue. I know from searching the web, including this web site, that Buick is aware of the problem. I just don't know why they are so totally against fixing it. I only have one more gauge to go before the dash is totally inoperable and that is the tachometer. I have been noticing a pulse in that recently as well so I'm sure its just a matter of time before that goes out as well.

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Failure Date: 09/22/2008

The contact owns a 2005 Buick Lesabre. When the contact starts the vehicle, the instrument panel gauges become hot. The dealer stated that the entire instrument panel needed to be replaced at a cost of over $600. In addition, one of the gauges is not registering the correct information. The failure mileage was 60,000.

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Failure Date: 06/10/2008

The contact owns a 2004 Buick Lesabre. The contact stated that the instrument panel lighting and tail lights fail constantly. As a result, visibility is significantly reduced. The dealer stated that he would have to replace the instrument cluster at the cost of $369. As of March 20, 2009, the vehicle has not been repaired. The manufacturer did not assist. The failure mileage was 44,000 and current mileage was 51,000. Updated 12/8/09 updated 12/09/09.

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Failure Date: 03/15/2008

The contact owns a 2004 Buick Lesabre. The contact noticed that the speedometer failed. The vehicle was taken to a local mechanic for an oil change and the contact informed him of the speedometer failure. The mechanic stated that the vehicle may be included in a recall. The contact called the dealer and they advised him to bring them the vehicle. No repairs have been made. The failure mileage was 45,500 and current mileage was 47,833.

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Failure Date: 03/12/2008

I have several complaints. My car has never been in an accident. I have had to replace the gas tank filler neck as it cracked. My car had 45,000 some miles on it at the time. ($473) Buick said it was the result of freezing/ thawing temperatures in winter. Then my ashtray door broke - it won't stay closed on it's own. Buick wanted $300 - 400 to fix that. I'm using velcro. Then my odometer needle stopped working and just hangs. I have had to replace every light bulb in the car and the lights on the dash heating/air panel area have gone out. I have less than 55,000 miles on the car now and all this happened before it hit 50,000 miles. This is a $35,000 car retail -come on Buick - lets do better.

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Failure Date: 03/10/2008

Speedometer failed, dash indicator not working. Dealer, desert Buick in las vegas, refused to cover cost of replacement (est. $600-$800) yet 3 western states have sued gm over this failure, certainly a safety issue. Gm has a "campaign" to fix vehicles with less than 70,000 miles but desert Buick will not fix my vehicle.

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Failure Date: 01/05/2008

Driving my car around 45 miles per hour when the speedometer needle began to climb without any more acceleration to the gas. The needle went past the 140 mph mark and then bottomed out hanging completely still. After turning off the car it remained hanging until a couple weeks later then it would begin to climb but never reached the correct speed. (I have the mph image on my windshield that reveals my speed-which still works). The needle on my speedometer continues to fluctuate or remain frozen each time I drive my car-it never matches the mph image on my windshield. Thankfully I have this image, or it could of caused serious braking or panic the first time this happened and the speedometer was telling me I was going over 140 when I actually I was not.

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Failure Date: 12/21/2007

No crashes or accidents as of yet. The instrument cluster on my 2004 Buick Lesabre went bad resulting in a not true mph reading causing potential speeding in slower zones.

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Failure Date: 07/01/2007

Instrument panel cluster components (speedometer and fuel gage) are inoperative. Speedometer sometimes works, and sometime shows very high speeds. Most of the time it sits all the way to the left (on zero) or all the way on the right (past 120). Most of the time I have no idea how fast I am going. The fuel gage is completely inoperative. I use the digital info display to the left to show how many miles I have before I run out of fuel to tell me if I need gas. So far I have not run out of gas. Tachometer and water temp gauges work fine. This has gone on for about 2 years.

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Failure Date: 03/27/2007

The speedometer and tachometer on my 2004 Buick Lesabre failed to register at all on one occasion, and the tachometer registered erroneously high readings on another occasion. The instrument cluster was replaced at the dealer; since the warranty had expired some two months earlier, it cost me $330 for the replacement. The old part was not made available to me at all. Since I saw a television news report just today of other speedometer failures in gm cars and trucks, and since the report suggested submitting a report, I decided to do so even though my make and model of car was not mentioned.

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Failure Date: 06/15/2006

Experienced failure of heat gauge, then failure of gas gauge, now failure of speedometer.

car image   Instrument Panel problem of the 2002 Buick Lesabre 23
Failure Date: 06/14/2006

: the contact stated a whining noise was heard after the accelerator pedal was released and repressed. The dealership has been alerted. A representative from gm drove the vehicle on two separate occasions. The first time was may 2005 however the problem could not be duplicated. The vehicle was driven again June 14, 2006. The representative heard the noise however stated it was too faint. They will not correct the problem or make any repairs until the noise gets louder. The dealership and representative both believe the noise is coming from the automatic transmission. The contact is concerned a failure could occur as a result of the noise. 08/02/06 contacted requested that the serpentine belt be replaced; at times trac-off light comes on; and the gas cap loose light comes on. No codes found.

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Failure Date: 10/19/2004

While traveling on vacation at different elevations above sea level. The speedometer was either showing a speed faster or slower than the actual speed (checked w/ a gps device). It first appeared when driving downhill on a curvy road. The speedometer was showing 20-25, but we were actually going about 65. We were able to control the speed and slow down. Another day, the speedometer was showing 120 mph and we were driving 70.

car image   Instrument Panel problem of the 2003 Buick Lesabre 25
Failure Date: 03/15/2003

Dashboard lights intermittent on / off. Headlight failures at night on the freeway.

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Failure Date: 01/01/1901

Ltr fwd (IA) re possible defect with the dash light in his 2004 Buick Lesabre. Shortly after purchasing the vehicle, the consumer began having problems with the dash lights. The dealer didn't find a problem until the warranty expired. The consumer went to another dealer and they found a bad relay in the trunk area, which cost of$300. 00. Two years later, the problem returned. When the lights were turned on, the dash lights did not come on. The consumer was unable to read the speedometer and other instruments on the panel.


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