Buick Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Buick

Buick Problems

HVAC Display May Become Dim or Go Out Completely

The display on the heater and AC control panel may become dim or go completely blank. Our technicians tell us the control panel must be replaced to correct this fault.

Power Window Switch May Fail

One or more power window switch may fail. The affected window may work intermittently before failing completely.

Hydro-Lock Due to Internal Coolant Leak From Intake Manifold

The upper intake manifold may develop an internal coolant leak causing one or more cylinders to fill with coolant. This can cause the engine to "hydro-lock" and not turn over. Removing the spark plugs will allow the engine to turn over pushing the coolant out of the spark plug holes. Replacing the upper intake plenum and gasket is commonly required to correct this condition.

The engine can be very difficult to start after this problem has been repaired, it can be helpful to clear as much of the coolant from the intake manifold and cylinders as possible before reassembling the intake manifold.

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Buick Questions

my air won't work how do I fix it???? (2 answers)

the air in my car has gone out completely as of today. as of 2 days ago it would work 70% of the time but occasionally (like 30% of the time) when I would start it the air wouldn't come on until I hit a hard bump or braked really hard. I think it may be an electrical issue because there are o...

how to move engine forward to replace number 6 spark plug (1 answer)

The engine is not firing (1 answer)

Car was running but needed a water pump and intake gaskets UT after it was put back together it is not getting any fire to spark plugs

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Buick Recalls

Power Steering Assist Fails

The power steering system may fail, resulting in extra effort being required to steer the vehicle. Dealers will replace the electric belt drive rack and pinion steering gear assembly free of charge to resolve the concern.

Third Row Left Lower Seat Frame Fractures

Defective welds in the left lower seat frame of the vehicle's third row can result in a lack of structural integrity of the seat. This can result in occupant injury in a crash. Dealers will inspect and replace as necessary the left lower third row seat frame free of charge to resolve the concern.

Engine Oil Leaks Onto Exhaust Manifold

Engine oil can leak onto the exhaust manifold, causing a fire hazard. This concern was addressed in previous recall notifications, but improvements to the repair have been made. Dealers will make improved repairs free of charge to resolve the concern.

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Buick Reviews

I purchased my 2005 Buick Le Sabre Custom with 22873 miles. She is like new and has been kept in the garage since new. The previous owner just turned 90 and now lives in an assisted living facility. I replaced both Low Beams lamps with new ones since one was burnt out. I've read that you should replace both bulbs for the same brightness. I am having the transmission flushed and replaced wi...
I have had 3 buick regal gs white All have lost their paint Anyone have a suggestion or the same problem
I bought the 2004 rainier 4.2 cxl new off the showroom floor. This has been the best suv I have ever owned. It has 173,000 miles. Repairs have been normal. 1 water pump and thermostat. 1 set of sparkplugs. Replaced air filter, fuel filter and had tranny fluid changed every year. Replaced coolant every 2 years. Replaced belt at 100k miles. Recently the speedometer started sticking. Dealer wanted...

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