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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
4 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
48,972 miles

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2005 Buick LaCrosse seat belts / air bags problems

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2005 Buick LaCrosse Owner Comments

problem #18

Mar 262016

LaCrosse

  • 70,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2005 Buick Lacrosse. The contact stated that the air bag warning indicator illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing, but a fault code could not be retrieved. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 70,000.

- Pennsville, NJ, USA

problem #17

Apr 112016

LaCrosse

  • 69,016 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Buick Lacrosse. While driving 65 mph, the front passenger side air bag light remained illuminated whether the seat is occupied or not. The failure occurred numerous times. The dealer and manufacturer were not notified of the failure. The VIN was unknown. The approximate failure mileage was 69,016.

- Oakland, CA, USA

problem #16

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 #15

Nov 262014

LaCrosse 6-cyl

  • miles

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

S10- direct reply- letter to the secretary from constituent regarding assistance with a safety recall of a 2005 Buick Lacrosse. The consumer stated the air bag light would come on and then go off. The dealer stated it would cost $150 to replace the air bag module for the driver and passenger side. Also, the vehicle stalled slightly when driving up a short hill. There was a noise coming from the front of the vehicle. The dealer concluded the fender was rubbing on the tire when turning left and they simply re-positioned the right front fender. On one occasion, when the consumer started the vehicle, he heard a strange noise and the steering wheel would not turn. The vehicle was towed to the dealer. It was determined, the power steering pump, transmission, water pump and engine were all leaking fluids. Also, the wheel bearing needed to be replaced. Updated 12/17/15

- Mountain View, CA, USA

problem #14

Jul 302015

LaCrosse

  • 135,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Buick Lacrosse. While driving at 25 mph, the air bag warning light illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 135,000. The VIN was not available.

- Fardo, ND, USA

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problem #13

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 #12

May 152014

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 stated that the air bag warning light illuminated on multiple occasions. The VIN was excluded from NHTSA campaign number: 06V417000 (air bags). The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the air bag sensor and air bags needed to be replaced. The contact believed this was a serious safety issue; however, the vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified. The failure mileage was unavailable.

- Mooresville, NC, USA

problem #11

Aug 242014

LaCrosse

  • miles
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 #10

Dec 152014

LaCrosse

  • 57,513 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Buick Lacrosse. The contact stated that the passenger side presence system module failed causing the air bag warning light to illuminate. The failure occurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the module needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 57,513. Updated 03/10/15

- Largo, FL, USA

problem #9

Apr 282014

LaCrosse

  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Buick Lacrosse. The contact stated that while going through an intersection, another vehicle crashed into the rear passenger's side of her vehicle and the air bags failed to deploy. A police report was filed. The contact sustained a neck injury and was knocked unconscious, which required medical attention. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 100,000.

- Jonesboro , AR, USA

problem #8

Sep 062013

LaCrosse

  • miles

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

I brought my car to my mechanic for regular inspection. I have a strange noise in the steering base when I turn the wheel or apply the brakes. He told me it was in the steering column and my airbag light comes on and will not go off. I found that there was a recall for the brake pedal pushrod retainer and I went to the Buick dealership and they told me there was no problem, yet I have a vehicle history summary for it. How can I get it fixed if they deny it?

- Lutz, FL, USA

problem #7

Aug 022011

LaCrosse 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Buick Lacrosse. The contact stated that the front passenger side air bag sensor illuminated and continued to flash off and on intermittently when the vehicle was driven over a bump in the road. The dealer stated that a sensor located inside the front passenger seat had malfunctioned. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 75,000. Updated 09/21/15 the consumer received an estimate of $2,000 to fix the air bag system. Updated 10/14/15. The consumer stated the air bag light illuminated on an intermittent basis, regardless of the seat was occupied. Updated 04/20/16.

- Marion, KY, USA

problem #6

Jul 022014

LaCrosse 6-cyl

  • 75,000 miles
I was crossing hwy 90 in lake city, fl. I checked both ways and no traffic was coming. As I was going into the mall a car came out of no where and hit me on the passenger side I did not see her hit me. It totaled my car and they blamed me for the accident. The air bag did not deploy...updated 08-26-14 updated 8/29/2014

- Lake City, FL, USA

problem #5

Aug 152012

LaCrosse

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Buick Lacrosse. The contact stated that the air bag light intermittently illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Covington, VA, USA

problem #4

Aug 182008

LaCrosse 6-cyl

  • 40,000 miles
The air bag module in my Lacrosse is being replaced for the fourth time. It failed the first time around 40,000 miles and was replaced under the warranty. It failed again around 80,000 and I paid to have it replaced around $900. I now have 117,647 miles on the car and it is being replaced again. GM said they would pay $500 of the repair cost. I don't know what is causing these module break but it would seems that this would be a part that rarely breaks. I believe the source of the problem has never been established and that it will go out again in 30,000 miles. The unit is located under the drivers seat and believe that he wiring is shorting out on the seat track. If the red indicator is on an I move my seat it goes out in less than a minute. I have advised GM of this but no action on their part.

- Bensalem, PA, USA

problem #3

May 282014

LaCrosse 6-cyl

  • 110,000 miles
I was driving with my wife in the passenger seat with her seat belt on and as I slowed down to a stop sign the passenger air bag activation light disengaged, only after proceeding through the intersection heading down us-26 in newberry, fl and reaching about 45 mph the light reactivated. I looked up this recall with the NHTSA and was told by [xxx] from Buick that my car was not listed as a suspect vehicle for recall. I was also told by Buick/ [xxx] that she did not possess the ability to list my VIN# as a problem vehicle. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Newberry, FL, USA

problem #2

Jun 012011

LaCrosse

  • 53,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Buick Lacrosse. The contact stated that the front passenger side air bag light illuminated upon starting the vehicle with a passenger seated in the front seat. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer and the contact was informed that a mechanism within the front passenger seat needed to be repaired. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer offered no assistance. The failure mileage was 53,000.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #1

Dec 012005

LaCrosse 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 94 miles
: the contact stated the horn on the right side of the steering wheel will not sound. The vehicle has been inspected by the dealership on four separate occasions. The dealer replaced the air bag twice and was unable to correct the problem. The manufacturer was alerted and offered to extend the warranty concerning the air bag and the horn. The contact expressed this is a safety issue and the offer is unsatisfactory.

- Oil City, PA, USA

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