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1.7

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
99,064 miles

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2006 Buick LaCrosse Owner Comments

problem #7

Oct 012014

LaCrosse

  • 170,000 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 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 #6

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 #5

Jun 022014

LaCrosse

  • 120,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Buick Lacrosse. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the vehicle stalled without warning. The contact was able to restart the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the computer brain needed to be reprogrammed. The vehicle was repaired but the failure recurred. The contact mentioned that the vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V355000 (electrical system). The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 120,000.

- St. Peters, MO, USA

problem #4

Sep 242013

LaCrosse

  • 120,446 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 while turning, there was an abnormal noise coming from the front end of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where the rack and pinion and motor mounts were replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 120,446 and the current mileage was 127,289.

- North Las Vegas , NV, USA

problem #3

Mar 252014

LaCrosse

  • 67,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Buick Lacrosse. The contact stated that the vehicle stalled without warning while driving 35 mph. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where the failure was unable to be diagnosed. The manufacture was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired the approximate failure mileage was 67,000 and the current mileage was 67,500.

- Oceanside, CA, USA

problem #2

Dec 142013

LaCrosse 6-cyl

  • 88,000 miles
Driving at 45mph, smelled smoke from what appeared to be an electrical fire. Approximately 1/2 mile driving time, the engine and all power cut off. Got someone to help push the car off road when another person notice there was a fire coming from underneath the engine. Fire department was dispatched but engine was completely engulfed by the time they got there to put out the fire. Police and fire marshall determined fire came from electrical fuse box initially. Car was totaled by insurance.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #1

Aug 052013

LaCrosse

  • 128,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Buick Lacrosse. The contact stated while driving 35 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The contact was able to restart the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis where it was stated that the crank positioning sensor needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 128,000.

- Waterford , MI, USA

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