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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
49,712 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2005 Buick LaCrosse brakes problems

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2005 Buick LaCrosse Owner Comments

problem #11

Sep 302015

LaCrosse

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2005 Buick Lacrosse. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V291000 (service brakes, hydraulic). The part needed for the repair was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tools confirms parts not available.

- West Allis, WI, USA

problem #10

Oct 122015

LaCrosse

  • miles
The contact owned a 2005 Buick Lacrosse. While making a left turn at an unknown speed, the vehicle lost power and the brakes failed. The contact crashed into another vehicle. The air bags failed to deploy. No injuries were sustained. A police report was filed. The vehicle was destroyed and towed to the contact's residence. The VIN was unknown. The failure mileage was unavailable.

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #9

Jul 162015

LaCrosse

  • 96,870 miles
My vehicle started flashing, chiming, giving service ABS, service tc, service brakes messages, air bag indicator lit up, and turn signals started having longer and longer pauses between clicks at random times during a two week period. I took the vehicle for a computer diagnostic. I was notified everything indicated the instrument panel is the problem: The computer is not connecting to the various parts of the vehicle.

- Arcadia, FL, USA

problem #8

Aug 242014

LaCrosse

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owned a 2005 Buick Lacrosse. On August 24, 2014, while driving approximately 65 mph, the power steering and brakes failed. As a result, the vehicle crashed into a concrete divider. The air bags failed to deploy. The contact suffered back, knee, and neck pain that required medical attention. A police report was not filed. The vehicle was destroyed and towed to a wreckage yard by a private tow company. The contact received a recall notification after the crash occurred for NHTSA campaign number: 14V355000 (electrical system). The failure mileage was unknown.

- North Highlands, CA, USA

problem #7

Jan 182015

LaCrosse

  • 26,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Buick Lacrosse. While making a right turn at low speeds, the contact heard a grinding noise coming from the front of the vehicle. In addition, the contact stated that the steering wheel seized and the brake pedal was depressed, but the vehicle failed to stop. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the ignition cylinder needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V355000 (electrical system). The approximate failure mileage was 26,000.

- Lutherville, MD, USA

problem #6

Nov 072011

LaCrosse 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Buick Lacrosse. While driving approximately 10 mph, the headlights went out, when the brake pedal was depressed. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. Updated 1/7/15

- Johnstown, PA, USA

problem #5

Jul 232014

LaCrosse

  • 100,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2005 Buick Lacrosse. While driving approximately 45 mph and engaging the brakes, the vehicle pulled to the right and hesitated to stop. The failure recurred several times. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 100,000.

- Denham Springs , LA, USA

problem #4

Oct 222014

LaCrosse 6-cyl

  • 130,000 miles
The ABS activates early when trying to stop at low speeds, there was a significant loss of breaking force when coming to a stop at low speeds. ABS and traction control light comes on intermittently. Problem was corrected after corroded wheel speed sensor was replaced.

- Hazlet, NJ, USA

problem #3

Aug 142014

LaCrosse 6-cyl

  • 80,810 miles
Broken stabilizer bar, sway bar links and bushings were replaced.several days later there was leakage under the drivers side of car. After checking fluids all seemed in order. But leakage continued until I assume fluid was low or out. Now I notice a steering wheel squeal whenever I turn the steering wheel, regardless of low or high speed. I understand power steering is still a problem. When will there be a recall?

- Marlboro, NJ, USA

problem #2

Jul 272014

LaCrosse

  • 49,150 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Buick Lacrosse. The contact stated that the brakes failed. The contact also stated that the driver had to depress the brake pedal to the floorboard in order to stop the vehicle. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 49,150.

- Arlington, TX, USA

problem #1

Oct 092013

LaCrosse 6-cyl

  • 64,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Buick Lacrosse. The contact stated that the ABS warning indicator illuminated and there was an abnormal sound when the brakes were depressed. The contact also stated that she had to pump the brake pedal several times before the vehicle would come to a stop. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, who could not duplicate the failure however, the mechanic replaced the two front wheel bearing sensors on the front and the back for a total of six times. The remedy repair failed and the ABS light was still illuminated. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 64,000. Updated 10/02/14 updated 3/10/2015

- Front Royal, VA, USA

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