LeSabre was known for its affordability. Indeed, for many years, it was considered as the most affordable full-sized vehicle in the Buick division. At the beginning of its existence in 1959, Buick LeSabre was built to replace the nameplate Buick Special, and will continue to run until 2007, before Lucerne take its place.
Throughout its years in the market, Buick Lesabre possessed reliable Buick LeSabre parts and exciting equipments in uncompromised values. Today, the 2005 LeSabre offers long list of features purposely created and incorporated to provide superior power, comfort and appeal. Custom, Limited and Celebration Edition trims of LeSabre offer standard OnStar assistance, front bench for 6 people, and antilock 4-wheel disc brakes. However, the available powertrain is only the 3.8-liter V6. When coupled by 4-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission with overdrive, the vehicle generates 205 horsepower.
The Buick LeSabre Custom is offering 3800 series II V6 engine, 4-wheel independent suspension with automatic rear-level control, power-assisted rack-and-pinion steering, electronic cruise control, engine block heater, rundown protected battery, and 16-inch aluminum wheels. It also has got daytime running lamps with Twilight Sentinel®, dual fold-away power remote mirrors, and two-speed with variable relay windshield wipers. The interior is filled with an air conditioning system, audio systems, front-seat arm rests that provide storage and dual cup holders, power 8 driver seat, cloth seats, driver-side manual lumbar adjuster, and overhead console. Like the Custom, LeSabre Limited also offer great items, which includes electric rear window defogger, steering wheel that houses cruise and audio controls along with the temperature control. It was also endowed with tilt wheel, trunk cargo net, trunk lock release, universal transmitter, and vanity visor mirrors. Another Buick LeSabre trim is the Celebration Edition. This one's offering StabiliTrak®, heated front seats, head-up windshield display, 16-inch chrome plated wheels special body and interior trim, and outside mirrors with turn signal lights.
The fact cannot be denied that other vehicle brands in this class' built and engineering display much more than Buick LeSabre's. It might be the reason why in the coming 2007 the platform shall be dropped for the scale of Buick Lucerne. In spite of that, this land machine still has more that can be developed and offered to customers than what LeSabre drivers see and feel by now. But basically, the Lucerne will just be the reincarnation of the LeSabre. Thus, even if the name disappeared in the market, the engineering and concept shall continue to exist.
All my power windows stopped working at the same time, while it was raining. They're driving me crazy! What's causing this?
To identify the root of the problem, you have to check some parts in your LeSabre. First, check for a defective relay or a blown fuse, as one of them commonly causes this kind of power window failure. If the relay and fuse are both in good condition, then the driver door master switch may be the one causing the power windows to malfunction. Check for power running through this switch by testing the switch—if power is lost, all windows would definitely stop working.
My Buick LeSabre suddenly stopped in the middle of the road. Why did the engine stall?
Failure of the crankshaft position sensor or mass air flow (MAF) sensor might have caused the engine to stall. For a quick and cheap fix, you may clean the MAF sensor using a spray that is designed for the job. However, this is just a temporary solution. Expect that your engine will stall again soon. To keep that from happening, it is best to install a new MAF sensor. Changing the MAF sensor is fairly easy using simple tools (such as a screwdriver), as long as you know where the engine air box and MAF sensor are located. If you are not sure, check your owner's manual. Once you have found the MAF sensor, remove it and install the new one to the air tube and mount it back to the air box cover.
The Check Engine Light came on, and I have no idea why. What does it mean?
On Buick LeSabres, this might indicate a worn-out or loose gas cap. To fix the issue, you simply have to replace the gas cap with a new one. If you do not change your gas cap immediately, gas will keep on escaping and evaporating, reducing your car's fuel mileage by 0.5 percent.
Can you please tell me where the fuel filter is located on a Buick LeSabre?
The location of your car's fuel filter depends on the year it was made. In earlier models, the filter can be found close to or attached to the frame rail on the driver side, across from the rear passenger or driver door. If you cannot find the fuel filter there, look for it under the hood. It might be attached to the fuel line below the firewall.
My dashboard is broken. It looks like it is split into two parts. It does not bother me much, though. Do I need to replace it?
Yes! What starts as a minor issue will become a full-blown disaster one day. If you ignore this problem, the internal components in your dash will be exposed. Worse, your safety will be compromised because the airbags might fail to work in case of an accident. A temporary fix is to add a few screws that will hold the dash parts together. Or better yet, replace the entire dash panel.
The Classical Sedan: Buick LeSabre and its 46 Years of World-Class Style and Elegance
Only a few cars could actually withstand the tight competition in the automobile market. With all the new models popping out like wild mushrooms, only the best and the trusted will survive. When one talks about longevity, the Buick LeSabre is ALWAYS at the top of the list. It is one of the very few, long-running vehicles that was able to repeatedly dominate the sedan market since it debuted in 1959. The Buick LeSabre’s 46 years of providing unmatched customer satisfaction spawned eight generations of top-notch vehicles, which embodied the superior style, performance, and versatility of Buick and General Motors vehicles.
Continuing the tradition
The Buick LeSabre was made to continue the ruling tradition of the Buick Special model made by the Buick division of General Motors. For many years before 1959, the Buick Special held the record of having the lowest base price in the Buick vehicle line up. When the LeSabre arrived, patrons were instantly captured by its economical value and its mesmerizing, full-size sedan goodness. Because of the unmatched customer satisfaction provided by the LeSabre, it is considered to be Buick’s best-seller in the full-size car category.
The X-Factor (1959-1970)
The first ten years of Buick LeSabre covered three generations of constant style evolution. From its boxier years during the second and first generations, LeSabre adapted a rounder body outline for the first batch of third generation models. It went back, however, to its boxier contour during the last half of the third generation. Regular changes to the rear, fascia, light assembly, and side body were the style highlights during the first decade. The “Delta-Wing” fins, the “Tri-Shield” logo, and the “Mirromatic” speedometer defined the first generation. The second generation boasts of its X-frame chassis, the boxier contour, and the “Custom” trim, which featured the very stylish chrome molding and brush metal insert on the side of the LeSabre. The third generation brought more luxurious interior, concealed wipers, standard headrests, and a concealed radio antenna to the Buick LeSabre.
Safety first (1971-985)
The fourth and fifth generation models fell under the second decade of Buick LeSabre. The major style changes during these generations focused on enhancing the driver and the passengers’ comfort and safety. Apart from the curvier contours and the shift from larger to smaller body frame, the LeSabre received extra roll-over protection through the new double shell roof. The new cockpit-style panel also gave the driver an easier access to the car instruments and controls. The “fasten seatbelts” light reminder and the 5 mph front bumper for added protection during collisions were added as mandated by the Federal traffic rules. But perhaps LeSabre went too far in its safety features with the interlock system, which required the driver and the front passenger to buckle up before they could rev up the engine. Numerous protests were staged against this feature that the Congress eventually permitted the owners to legally disable the interlock system on their vehicles.
Ever the best-seller (1986-2005)
The Buick LeSabre was able to keep its patrons’ trust and interest up until the last twenty years of its existence, which covered the sixth, seventh, and eight generations. This was made possible by the constant improvement and evolution of the car not only in terms of its engine performance but also through its world-class style modifications. Through its yearly facelifts and makeovers, LeSabre managed to maintain top-of-the-line interior, light and bumper assemblies, dash board panel, and safety features. One of the features that highlighted the last two decades of Buick LeSabre was the shift from steel to plastic front fenders, which was made possible by General Motors’ plastic body technologies. The legendary Buick LeSabre finally retired in July 2005 after its 46-year rule as America’s best-selling full-sized car.