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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
4 / 3
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
53,403 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2006 Buick LaCrosse electrical problems

electrical problem

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2006 Buick LaCrosse Owner Comments (Page 4 of 4)

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problem #4

May 292012

LaCrosse 6-cyl

  • 47,454 miles


I am an owner of a 2006 Buick Lacrosse cx, with approx. 47,000 miles. As I entered the underground parking garage, at work, Tuesday morning, I discovered I had no low beams. The high beams and parking lights both worked. I took the car to a very reputable dealer to diagnose. I was told that it was a good thing I got the car there when I did. (I could've had a fire under the hood)...the technician said that the fuse box, against the firewall, under the hood, had melted. This could have been a very dangerous situation, a.E., driving at 65 mph at night, a fire, etc...

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #3

Nov 192010

LaCrosse 6-cyl

  • miles
Dash message lighting blanks out sporadically or goes very dim during day light hours.

- Butler, PA, USA

problem #2

Sep 022008

LaCrosse 6-cyl

  • 24,920 miles
Dash lights will not come on when starting the car. This happens on occasion (about 2 times per month). It is impossible to determine when this happens. The dash lights may come on from five minutes to an hour after the car is started. This mostly happens when the car is first started. On several occasions it has done out while driving. GM has offered a diagnoses of the problem but this would only be beneficial if they were off and stayed off when I would go to a dealer. I have tried this any the lights always come back on before I arrive. My neighbor has a Buick the same year as mine and his does the same thing. The dealer refuses to find the problem and says it is suppose to work that way. They are wrong on this problem. When the lights go out you can not see anything in the dash lighted area.

- Butler, PA, USA

problem #1

Jun 132008

LaCrosse 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 16,400 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Buick Lacrosse. While turning the vehicle at 10 mph, the headlights dimmed when the turn signals were engaged. The contact did not know if the rest of the exterior lights also failed. He waited approximately 15-20 seconds before the headlights illuminated again. He turned the vehicle again and the headlights failed. The contact pulled the vehicle over and waited once more for the lights to illuminate. Once the lights activated again, he drove all the way home without using his turn signals. He took the vehicle to the dealer and they attempted to repair the vehicle, but was unsuccessful. There had been no other occurrences since the recent failure. The current mileage was approximately 16,600 and failure mileage was approximately 16,400. Updated 07/09/08

- Springfield , IL, USA

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