DETROIT, MICHIGAN -- My 2002 Buick LaSable is falling apart... The transmission is going out, both rear windows' electric will not work and I already had one fixed before. I've had both c v joints repaired. Recently I had to fix the brake system for $2000. The dash lights go out and back on intermittently. My airbag light is on. The gas gauge does not work. I had two Buicks before and had a lot of the same problems. I am now 81 years old on Social Security so I have no way to ever buy another auto. Life can be unfair. I hope you are not.
MIDDLEBORO, MASSACHUSETTS -- My 2003 Buick has never let me down, it looks like a brand new car. I paid $14,00.00 dollars for it and thought I would have it for a long time! About a year ago I noticed some rust on the rocker panels both sides, it looked pretty serious to me but I am not an auto body person. I am just a stay at home mom, now grandmother. I spend most of my time on the highway going to see my granddaughters.
On Thursday May 24, 2012 I needed and inspection sticker. My trusted mechanic said "You need tires." I said "Can you put it on the lift and check the rust for me before I buy tires". He came back and said "It is junk because of rust get rid of it. The rocker panels are rusted out and so is the radiator mount, I can move the radiator up and down it is going to fall out!!!" My Buick dealer was concerned took photos and sent a report to BUICK "we will call you on May 29, to talk."
WASHINGTON -- Hello I just happen to read a review about a 1995 Buick how the paint was falling off the car well for what this is worth to you myself and the wife have the same trouble with our 1998 Buick Century I just shut the driver's side door at the gas station and a nice round piece of paint came off from the door so we completely understand what you are saying I can't understand how Buick let alone GM could have approved the paint jobs in the first place there had to be complaints right! I mean it's hard for us to believe that there were no complaints so why are we talking about this?
Well the reasons I can see is if they recall everything else why not the paint hmm they used to take pride in what they used to do as a car company I guess that doesn't apply anymore or has no one shouted loud enough to get their attention on this matter other than that I'm not sure how a person or persons could make them accountable for such a cheap paint job?
Other than a class action lawsuit there is one option, option 2 a recall of bad paint jobs or a petition signed by the 1st or second or even third owners of these GM paint jobs there is no excuse for this type of cheap way of cutting corners and expecting all GM owners to just somehow understand how gullible dose GM think we are! I don't mean to rave to much but I'm really disappointed in Buick and GM for these type of tactics thanks for my 3 cent worth actually I think I passed 3 cents a long time ago I think I better get me a government bailout I own more than 3 cents that on this page lol... Thanks and take care Buick owners!
WISCONSIN -- I have been currently having issues with my speedometer sticking. All the other gauges work fine except the speedometer on my 2004 Buick Rainier. My Rainier only has 38,000 miles on it and I have only had the SUV for 11 months. I've been doing research on this particular problem and have not seen any recall on this item regardless of the countless complaints that I have read. In all the cars I've ever owned I have never had to deal with this issue before and it seems to be a rather costly repair. It doesn't make any sense to me how this is not considered to be a safety issue and how the Buick company hasn't done anything about it.
Liftgate opens when the remote is put in pocket or purse. Should need pushed more than once or recessed. I have written to Buick with no response more than once. Also the o/s temp does not update until you reach 50 mph. Living in the city, this is not satisfactory. These simple complaints and no response are my big problems with Buick. Thank you.
FLUSHING, NEW YORK -- My 2012 Buick LaCrosse came with tires that could not handle NYC potholes at all. In the first 6 months we had to replace 3 tires due to hitting a pothole at about 25 mph. They are supposed to be 'extra special' tires. Special defectives? If you live in NYC or anywhere else where the streets have potholes, avoid the problem by choosing a different car.
I have loved my Buick for all the time we have had it until last year. The first thing to go was the compass but We figured out how to fix that. Now My speedometer gets stuck and I don't know how fast I am really going. We have had the car serviced on a regular basis so it has been kept up. I would think that since this is a safety problem this should be a recall. We checked with a Buick dealer and we have been informed it will cost over a $1000.00 to have this repaired. WOW, the dash isn't even digital.
We have a 2003 Buick Century 4 dr. With 37,000 miles! We never have put the rear windows down. And 1 yr. ago, the right rear window regulator went out, the window was down, but we didn't put it down! No recalls, so it cost us $212.00! This week, the left rear window regulator went out, costing $323.00! Buick said they know the manufacturer was having some issues with these! - SOME! We've owned Chevy, Ford, Toyota's, and NEVER, NEVER, replaced window regulators! I hope someone starts a class action suit against the manufacturer & Buick, for continuing to use them!
GAINESVILLE, GEORGIA -- Last year we had to replace the window regulator behind the driver, this is on 2001 Buick LaSaber. This was in February and colder than you know what. Then in the fall the one on passenger side back went out. I have spoken with several other Buick owners in our church and the same thing has happened to them. This is no easy task to deal with... we have to carry the car in leave it several days (usually 2-3 days) We are without the use of the car.
The cost is usually in range of $500.00 plus dollars we are on fixed income and every dollar we can come by is really needed, and we do not need to be spending it on something totally unnecessary, if had been engineered properly to begin with. Tonight the window regulator on the passenger side went out. This should be a recall item to be fixed at the expense of General Motors.
I just replaced the 4th window regulator in my 2002 Lesabre. To say that the part was poorly made is an understatement. My wife has a 2001, and we have replaced 2 reg, and have one window locked in the up position. I had a 1996 and replaced 1 or 2 reg, on it. I bought Buick because of reliability, but the windows are not.