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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
3,500 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 steering problems

steering problem

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2005 Buick LaCrosse Owner Comments

problem #2

Nov 252006

LaCrosse 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Buick Lacrosse. While driving between 20-30 mph, the vehicle hesitated when the accelerator pedal was depressed. The speed would increase after driving 3-4 miles. When the vehicle was started after being parked for hours, it idled roughly and the "traction control" and "engine power reduced" warning indicator lights illuminated. The dealer reprogrammed the PCM, but the failure continued. The vehicle was taken to another dealer and they were unable to determine the cause of the failure. The failure mileage was 5,000 and current mileage was 15,800. Updated 3/19/08 the consumer stated the vehicle runs rough and would not go over 40mph. The dealer performed brake pedal recall. The consumer stated there was a clunking noise in the steering column. Updated 03/19/08

- Wisconsin Rapids, WI, USA

problem #1

Mar 092005

LaCrosse 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Buick Lacrosse. While driving approximately 50 mph, the vehicle began wobbling excessively and the steering column was difficult to operate. The dealer rotated the tires and adjusted the alignment. Three weeks after the repairs were made, the failures recurred. He took the vehicle back to the dealer, but they were unable to determine the cause of the failures. The powertrain was unknown. The failure mileage was 2,000 and current mileage was 47,470. Updated 01/24/08 updated 01/24/08

- Cambria Heights, NY, USA

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