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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
14,842 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2005 Buick LaCrosse brakes problems

brakes problem

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2005 Buick LaCrosse Owner Comments

problem #4

Oct 012014

LaCrosse 6-cyl

  • miles


2005 Buick Lacrosse. Consumer writes in regards to ignition key and brake pads recall notices. The consumer stated the rotors were made of poor material. Which resulted in premature warping. Just prior to purchasing the vehicle, the dealer claimed they replaced all of the brakes. However, a few weeks later, something cause the consumer to brake hard, and that action caused the steering wheel to break away from the consumers hands and the vehicle went into a wild skid. He almost went into a ditch, but managed to get control of the vehicle.

- Wausau, WI, USA

problem #3

Feb 252009


  • 52,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Buick Lacrosse. While driving between 55-60 mph on normal road conditions, a low power response occurred when the accelerator pedal was depressed. In addition, the brakes were not performing properly and the stopping distance increased. There were no warning indicators illuminated on the instrument panel. The failure occurred each time the vehicle is in use. The vehicle was taken to the authorized dealer for diagnostic testing and the front brake pads were replaced. On a separate occasion, the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for identical failures and the tie rod and wheel hub were replaced, and the brake drums were resurfaced. However, the failures still persist. The failure mileage was 52,000. The VIN and current mileage were unknown.

- Yonkers, NY, USA

problem #2

Apr 012005

LaCrosse 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,500 miles
To all 2005 Buick Lacrosse owners. If you are hearing a grumbling noise like sand between brake pad and rotor, you may have the defective brake pads. There is a service bulletin on these pads. I had mine replaced when the car had 5000 miles on it. GM will not notify their customers on this item. You will have to go to the dealership and complain like everything else related to the Buick problems that I have had.

- Warner Robins, GA, USA

problem #1

Mar 032006

LaCrosse 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,868 miles
The vehicle had a hesitation upon acceleration between 40 and 60 mph. Also noise was coming from the engine. Especially on a cold start. Brakes were pulsating.

- Burnham, IL, USA

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