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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
48,370 miles

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2005 Buick LaCrosse body / paint problems

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2005 Buick LaCrosse Owner Comments

problem #4

Jun 222014

LaCrosse 6-cyl

  • 97,978 miles


I was on my way back home which is rochester, NY. I was coming from porsmouth, va. From burying my mother which she pass on June 3, 2014. I had a car accident on June 22, 2014. A car was coming over into my lane from the left lane cut me short, I tried not to hit the car turn my car to the right but the car hit my car and made my car go out of control went to the left and hit the center concrete barrier with the left front portion of my car, then I veered across both lanes and struck the East rock embankment before my car coming to rest in the left lane of travel facing North. The crash occurred northbound on L-476 pa turnpike at 0850 hours. My daughter and I was hurt in that crash. We went to the hospital we had to do therapy and as of September 25 2014 I am still going to therapy. The car that I was in the crash with was my Buick Lacrosse 2005. The car key jump out of the ignition on top of the dashboard and the key was bent into the shape of a horse shoe and my car was total in that crash.

- Rochester, NY, USA

problem #3

Jun 052009


  • 30,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Buick Lacrosse. The contact stated while driving at various speeds, the vehicle would decelerate or accelerate independently without warning. The contact mentioned that the instrument panel malfunctioned and failed to display the correct readings for the speedometer and fuel gauge. In addition, the sun roof was leaking, the rear passenger door would not open and the air conditioner was continuously on although the control was turned to the off position. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician stated that the instrument panel needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired but the problem recurred. The vehicle was not inspected for the door or the air conditioner unit failure. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and the approximately failure mileage was 30,000.

- Rupert, ID, USA

problem #2

May 182008

LaCrosse 6-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
From approx. 60,000 miles drivers door would stick in the locked position regardless of lock solenoid actuation. Cycling door lock solenoid several to "many" times usually loosened it up, however, at 80,000 miles it stuck for 3 days. Dealer that replaced the mechanism advised that when the door unlocks, there is a metal gear in the door lock mechanism that engages a plastic gear that moves to engage the door handles (in & out) so when you pull on either handle the door opens. So, when the plastic gear wears out, your done. Dealer had to break into the car because the door will not open with this malfunction. Drivers door, passenger door and now, last week at 180,000 miles the rear driver side door have all malfunctioned and needed replacement. Approx. $250 - $300 each time depending on need to break in. Safety issue if you get locked in when it malfunctions.

- Webster, NY, USA

problem #1

Jan 012006

LaCrosse 6-cyl

  • 5,500 miles
Water leak; front and back passenger foot wells soaked after heavy rainfalls.

- Redmond, WA, USA

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