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NHTSA — Electrical System Problems

2006 Buick LaCrosse (Page 2 of 4)

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
4 / 3
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
53,535 miles

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2006 Buick LaCrosse electrical problems

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2006 Buick LaCrosse Owner Comments (Page 2 of 4)

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problem #45

Mar 052014

LaCrosse

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2006 Buick Lacrosse. The contact stated that the headlights shorted intermittently for the low beams and the contact had to apply the high beams as an interim repair. As the failure progressed, the low beams would illuminate and then shorted with no warning. Months later, the low beams failed to work entirely. The vehicle was taken to the authorized dealer who stated that the part was not available to repair according to NHTSA campaign number: 14V755000 (exterior lighting). The contact was also waiting for the part to become available to perform the repair for NHTSA campaign number: 14V355000 (electrical system). The manufacturer was notified of the failure and was unable to provide a reasonable timeframe to schedule the two recall repairs. The failure mileage was unavailable.

- Lake Charles, LA, USA

problem #44

Jan 072013

LaCrosse 6-cyl

  • 89,600 miles
Low beam headlights go out, sometimes they will not come back on until car ignition is turned off and back on sometimes they don't come back on at all, very dangerous, GM has a recall but they say my VIN number is not covered, I have talked to local dealer as well as General Motors concerning this issue with no positive response. It appears this issue will be just like the key switch issue, people will have to die before anything is done.

- Key West, FL, USA

problem #43

Jun 152014

LaCrosse 6-cyl

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Buick Lacrosse. The contact stated that the headlights failed. As a result, the contact had to activate the high beams. The vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign id number: 14V755000 (exterior lighting) however, the part was available. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where she was informed that additional repairs were required prior to the recall remedy being performed. The dealer mentioned that the wires were burned. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was not available. Updated 04/06/15

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

problem #42

Sep 092014

LaCrosse 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

2006 Buick Lacrosse. Consumer states parts been installed regarding ignition recall.

- Townsville, NC, USA

problem #41

Oct 012014

LaCrosse

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Buick Lacrosse. The contact stated that the power control function for the doors failed to work. The contact was not able to unlock the doors from the inside or the outside of the vehicle. The failure was progressing to the point that all four doors failed to open and the key fob was malfunctioning. In addition, the driver's side seat was not able to adjust and the steering wheel was making a loud clicking noise. The vehicle was not diagnosed. The contact was not notified but was included in NHTSA campaign id number: 14V755000 (exterior lighting) and the dealer stated that the part needed was not available. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failures. The approximate failure mileage was not available.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #40

Nov 062014

LaCrosse 6-cyl

  • miles
2006 Buick Lacrosse safety recall for key ring. The consumer stated after she returned home from having the recall performed, she discovered one of the keys did not work. The consumer stated the headlights went out twice, while driving. She received a recall notice regarding the headlights. However, she was informed the parts were not available. Also, the dash lights were inoperative. Updated 11/16/15.

- Sheridan, MT, USA

problem #39

Dec 012014

LaCrosse 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

2006 Buick Lacrosse regard GM safety recall. The dealer informed the consumer, the parts were not available. Recall 3 14V355000.

- Tyler, TX, USA

problem #38

Dec 012014

LaCrosse 8-cyl

  • miles
2006 Buick Lacrosse. The consumer stated the recall letter was dated August 2014. However, she received the letter on October 7, 2014.

- Ridgecrest, CA, USA

problem #37

Oct 012014

LaCrosse

  • 170,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Buick Lacrosse. The contact stated that while driving 60 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was repaired under NHTSA campaign number: 14V355000 (electrical system) however, the failure recurred. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 170,000. The VIN was not available.

- Decatur, GA, USA

problem #36

Aug 152014

LaCrosse

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Buick Lacrosse. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign id number: 14V355000 (electrical system) and stated that the part was not available. The dealer was unable to provide a specific date for when the part would become available to complete the recall repair. The manufacturer was contacted and also could not provide an estimated date for when the vehicle could receive the recall repairs. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Bells, TN, USA

problem #35

Oct 302014

LaCrosse

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2006 Buick Lacrosse. The contact received a notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V355000 (electrical system). However, the part needed was unavailable to repair the vehicle. The dealer was unable to advise when the part would become available. The manufacturer was not notified of the problem. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Brookfield , CT, USA

problem #34

Oct 092014

LaCrosse

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Buick Lacrosse. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign id number: 14V355000 (electrical) and the part was not available for the recall repair. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer after scheduling an appointment where they did not have an approximate date for the parts to be available. The manufacturer was contacted and was unable to provide an estimated date for when the contact's vehicle would receive the recall repair. The contact did not experience a failure.

- Huntersville, NC, USA

problem #33

Oct 092014

LaCrosse

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Buick Lacrosse. The contact received a recall notification of NHTSA campaign id number: 14V355000 (electrical system). However, the part needed was unavailable to perform the repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Chicago , IL, USA

problem #32

Oct 072014

LaCrosse 6-cyl

  • miles
I received a notice at the beginning of August 2114 regarding GM recall 14299. At that time replacement parts were not available. It has been 2 months since I received the notice and am not real happy to be put in harms way when driving on the roads. Please contact me a.S.a.P. and let me know when I can take the car into gold rush Chevrolet in auburn, California. [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Meadow Vista, CA, USA

problem #31

Feb 022013

LaCrosse

  • 210,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Buick Lacrosse. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 35 mph, the brakes were depressed and failed to respond as the traction control and the ABS warning lights illuminated. In addition, the vehicle stalled and was able to be restarted. The vehicle was taken to a private mechanic where it was diagnosed that the ABS and traction control failed. The vehicle was repaired and the failure persisted. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number:14V355000 (electrical system) however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 210,000.

- Staten Island, NY, USA

problem #30

Sep 232014

LaCrosse

  • 108,900 miles
Check engine light comes on and off. Was at a stop and started to accelerate but car hesitated and dash starting chiming. T/C warning light and loss of engine power warning light came on. Took to dealer where it was diagnosed with P2138, P1125, P2120 codes.

- Seattle, WA, USA

problem #29

Jun 012009

LaCrosse 6-cyl

  • miles
For years, the car has had "electrical gremlins". there might be times we drive it and nothing happens out of the ordinary except the ses light is on because of the top listed problem, but then there are times (more times than not) that just the car moving, sometimes when hitting a bump, sometimes worse when raining/wet roads that the dinger will go off and the dash will reset and will say "service brake system? along with a few of the dash lights lighting up for a few seconds with the message. Sometimes when it happens then it will also say ?traction control off? which might say it for just a few seconds and there have been times it said it until I shut the car off and restarted it. There have also been times that the red ABS light has stayed illuminated on the dash after this happens. Sometimes this might happen ?service brake system" only like once on an outing, but then there's times that it can occur 5 times in 20 seconds. It has no set schedule. The problem with it also, is that if you have the brakes applied when it does this, then the brake pedal starts pulsing and goes further to the floor and the braking capability of the car is lessened. My wife and I have had a few close accidents because of this! and like usual, the dealership has told us everytime we've called them that if we bring it in, they can diagnose it on our dime because of no warranty even though it was doing it while under the warranty period, we just didn't get them called in time because I thought the warranty was already over but it wasn't yet.

- Weldon, IA, USA

problem #28

Jun 012009

LaCrosse 6-cyl

  • miles
Steering knuckle- was replaced once years ago under warranty but is now starting to make noise again consistently worse for the last 1-2 years.for months now, we've noticed that occasionally the car will act weird. The throttle will be less responsive and it will almost act like it's missing on a couple cylinders or so, but it has never set a code for it. The shift points are raised and you have to drastically give it more throttle to get the car to accelerate, but when it does, it kinda like surges and then it shifts harder. Once it is in road gear and cruising, the car surges while at a constant speed, it can be felt that the car surges and doesn't remain totally smooth and consistent like it should. An engine restart usually stops it for that time. We have the same sporadic problem and have had for years on our '98 olds Eighty-Eight with a 3800 engine also. Both cars are now doing the exact same thing occasionally, are 8 model years apart, both have the 3800 engine but one is a series II engine and the other is a series III. We just noticed the past few months that the car is starting to make front end noises like the front stabilizer bar is broke, so I looked at it recently and noticed that the left side of it where it connects to the lower control arm is stress fractured in half.

- Weldon, IA, USA

problem #27

Jun 012009

LaCrosse 6-cyl

  • miles
For years, going back to when it had a warranty and the dealership even worked on it for this problem and has had one or two calls in the years since for same problem, ses light comes on, it used to go off and on occasionally, but now has been on for a year or so constantly. It is for diagnostic code P2440 (secondary air injection valve stuck open). Dealership replaced valve and/or air pump years ago and said it would fix it, but it didn't. within a few weeks, ses light came on again for same thing. I called them and they said I could bring it back, but it would be on my dime because they barely got it covered the first time under warranty. We put up with it for a bit, then I purchased a new valve and installed it myself, light did not go out and it still to this day says the valve (new one even) is stuck open. Problem is, when the ses light is on, the remote starter won't work, which is very upsetting for me and my wife. For years, just like the first problem listed, it was initially "fixed" while under warranty, which only worked for a short time. The passenger front seat air bag sensor has a mind of it's own! sometimes it registers a person, sometimes not. It doesn't even matter what time of year it is, or the temperature in the car. Sometimes it thinks that my wife (160 lbs) is a child and doesn't turn the air bag on and then if we hit a bump (sometimes works) then it might turn it on. It also has times that it also turns on the red air bag light on the dash while it says off for the passenger seat air bag. Years ago when we took it to the dealership for this problem, they said they "fixed it" initially, but it was just a short time later it did it again. When I called the dealership to let them know, they said just like the problem listed above, that it was out of warranty now and that I'd have to pay out of pocket, so I didn't take it in.

- Weldon, IA, USA

problem #26

Aug 062013

LaCrosse

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Buick Lacrosse. The contact received a notification for recall NHTSA campaign number: 14V355000 (electrical system). However, the parts needed to perform the repair were unavailable. The manufacturer was not notified of the problem. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Duvlin, PA, USA

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