1994 Buick LeSabre from North America
My car has been a good car for the most part; mainly small issues like the windows
I have had issues with the windows not wanting to go up or down.. Has any one tried hitting on the door below the arm rest thing and pushing up/down on the button at the same time? It has so far worked for me in either getting a window up or down. I hope this helps someone.
For those of you that have had trouble with your car losing power. I had this issue, and took it to the mechanic I usually do. At the time it happened to me, I had less than a half a tank of gas; when I took it to the mechanic, I had filled up before going. They said it was the placement of the float in the gas tank that causes the Buick to just lose power. Since then, I have kept my car above half a tank of gas, and have not had that issue again.
Was really considering getting another Buick, however after reading the comments on this forum, and not liking the idea of a battery being under the back seat, I am considering other options. All new cars have new gizmos to go bad, so not sure what to get as of yet.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 13th August, 2010
14th Aug 2010, 14:40
The Park Avenue had the battery located under the hood, I also believe the Century had it located there. The 2000-2005 LeSabre is the only model that I am aware of from Buick that had the battery located under the rear seat. I have owned two Park Avenues ('99 and '05), and have been very pleased with both of them.
13th Dec 2011, 11:12
The corresponding Rivieras (the funny rear end ones) also have the battery under the rear seat, and it's expensive!
It needs a special vent for outboard dumping of hydrogen gas, so a trip to the local auto parts store will show you need a Delco one, unless you are willing to deal with the potential risk of cabin fumes.
15th Dec 2011, 16:49
Wrong. Any auto parts store should have or be able to get a non-Delco externally vented battery. It's not rocket science, just an extra hose attached to the vent cap. Other vehicles with trunk mounted batteries, like some BMW models, require the same kind of battery.