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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
32,833 miles

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2005 Buick LaCrosse body / paint problems

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2005 Buick LaCrosse Owner Comments

problem #3

Apr 112016


  • 40,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Buick Lacrosse. The contact stated that the vehicle doors locked unexpectedly. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 40,000.

- Marshall, MO, USA

problem #2

Jan 252012

LaCrosse 5-cyl

  • 58,000 miles
Both outside door handles on left driver side and back passenger side have fallen apart when opened. Each occurrences has happened at different times. About a year apart. My concern is what if there was an accident with children in the back seat and I was unable to open the door. Same with the driver side. I have been driving 65 years and never had door handles fall apart. (more cheap quality we pay for). This can't be happening to just me!!

- Pueblo, CO, USA

problem #1

May 052005

LaCrosse 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 500 miles
Purchased the car in March of 05, have had it in a total of 24 days for service, on about 10 different occasions. The front doors leaked badly in the rain. They have since been adjusted, had new seals put in, bondo applied at a body shop. Then Buick replaced both doors with new factory doors. These also leaked. They were adjusted and bondo was applied to the new doors. They required multiple adjustments as well. Now the doors feel like they drop a quarter inch when you open them and there is a lot of wind noise.

- Batavia, IL, USA

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