19th Sep 2006, 06:03

I’m sure you don’t have the amount off spare time that last reader came up with. Check your service booklet in the owner’s manual, the Radio code should be printed on a card in the front cover. If it’s missing, take the model number of the radio, which is found at the back of the unit. With you car papers as proof of ownership and this code, contact the manufacturer of the Radio, Not Daewoo.

28th Oct 2006, 23:14

Have a 2000 Leganza, have had the check engine light on forever and the service department that works with the dealer cannot figure out why it stays on. Timing belt went at 72,000 miles and now have a $2600 estimate to fix the engine.

Reccomend to all to have the belt replaced in the 60K mile area.

25th Nov 2006, 05:29

I bought my Leganza in August of 2000. At the time, the dealer had a sign in the lobby about the Leganza and the awards it had won for safety, etc. I was looking to buy a Mazda and unfortunately bought the Leganza instead. This car has been nothing, but a headache from day one. It started missing and stalling about 6 months after purchase and even though we took it back to the dealer, they could not fix it. Six years later, we are still dealing with problems, including the fact that the front door no longer opens from the inside. You have to roll down the window and open it from the outside. I feel as though I was a participant on Candid Camera, only the joke has lasted 6 years. At this point, I won't get anything on trade so the car will most likely be donated to charity (like another person said) or abandoned in a car cemetery in some country field. I paid almost 20k for this car (I got the deluxe edition with every available upgrade) and it was, beyond a doubt, the worst investment I've ever made.

12th Jan 2007, 13:43

One way to get the COD for your Daewoo Laganza is to do a "Google" search Daewoo and follow the prompts until you find the customer service number. Then call it. The service Rep. will ask for you VIN # this will get you a primary set of numbers. If this doesn't work call back, you will be asked to remove you radio and told to look for a certain set of numbers from which the "Tech" can find your "COD" write it down, memorize it or tattoo it you will need it anytime the battery is unplugged.

25th Jan 2007, 22:20

I have a 2001 Leganza and for the first month was torture... it had developed a wierd problem where while you were driving all controls went haywire and even the brakes did not work... imagine this when you are driving...the mile and gas indicators acting crazy. I gave it to the Mechanic twice, but he returned it back after 2 days as it worked fine with him, but when I started driving it the problem came back again... i was so afraid to drive and didn't know what the problem was... but at last, one day when it happened again I called the mechanic and he found out that the battery wiring was the problem.. the positive and negatives would join in together when the car would to heat up during driving and then all the controls would fail... so at last he replaced the entire wiring and it has been working good since... thank GOD...heading for 60K servicing...

7th Feb 2007, 11:35

I have a 2000 Leganza CDX bought new. It's one of the BEST cars I've ever owned. The Daewoo is still in production, but is not imported to the US. True GM now owes it. Information for parts and other problems call the Daewoo 800#. I don't have it handy, but you can find it either in your owners manual or on the Internet. You may have to leave a message and they will call you back with the correct info. If you live in the North East, check with Milea GM in Yonkers, NY. They have parts or will get them for you. I also own a Hyundai Santa Fe, the other BEST car I've ever owned. As for the Einstein who made comments about Korean cars, he should look back at all the American cars that were (some still are) pieces of crap. I will NEVER buy a car made by Ford, GM or Chrysler... For those of you who like to read about the automotive industry. It's about the coming of the Japanese cars and what the American automakers did not do when the gas crunch of the '70's hit us. I recommend this book. It's out of print and should be available at the library or found online to purchase.

The Reckoning by DAVID HALBERSTAM--the author is key as there are other books with the same title, but are not the same subject matter.

12th Feb 2007, 16:07

I have a 2000 Daeowoo Leganza and I bought it from an auction. when I brought it home the check engine light was on and I took it to a parts shop. they plugged it in to a computer and it came out transmission control switch malfunction. another place said it was a transmission control module malfunction. I've taken it and called everywhere I can find and everyone I talk to is stumped. i don't know what to do. without getting the engine light out they won't inspect the car. if anyone knows what to do or has had this same problem and knows how to fix it could you please leave a message and tell me. it would be greaty appreciated.thanks.

2nd Jul 2007, 11:17

To comment on the check engine light there has not been a permanent fix for me yet. However, if you disconnect your battery you can ride for approx 10+ miles until it comes back on. Go figure. Try it. Leave a comment to let me know if it works for you.

28th Oct 2007, 11:57

For the radio code on the Daewoo, try 2152...it should work.

9th Jan 2008, 23:34

I inherited my 2000 Nubria when my sister bought it the year before they went out of business... She couldn't trade it in, I no longer drive much and needed a decent looking car, so I reluctantly took over the payments...

Sorry to all of you who think this isn't a bad car, but virtually everything on the car, from the steering to the Air Conditioning, is made to self destruct in 50k. That happens to be the mileage on my odometer too. It will remain there forever, as the engine threw a rod on the highway last night, just cruing along at 55???

In a way it has done me a favor. I'm finally rid of it...

Whoever owns one should simply find the strength to donate it to a charity and rid yourself of this Cancer. Deawoo left the USA, because it had so many retuns under guarantee of cars with destroyed engines, they realized they had to run... That happens to be the truth...

1st Mar 2008, 12:29

I just bought a 2001 Daewoo Leganza SE last week. It has just over 60k on it. I researched it on Kelly Blue-book on line and it had a very favorable 4+ out of 5 rating. So far I'm pleased with it. Kind of a dog off the line, but I also just discovered the "Power" button on the side of the shift lever and it seems to give it quite a boost. One problem, and hopefully not a big one, is that I tried to smog it yesterday and it would not synch (interface) with the computer at the smog place. Gonna try another place today.