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NHTSA — Exterior Lighting Problems

2006 Buick LaCrosse (Page 2 of 6)

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 4
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
85,050 miles

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2006 Buick LaCrosse Owner Comments (Page 2 of 6)

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problem #88

Jan 232015

LaCrosse 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 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 notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V519000 (exterior lighting) 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 issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available. Updated 05/11/16 updated 05/16/16.

- Mckinney, TX, USA

problem #87

Mar 152016

LaCrosse

  • 180,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Buick Lacrosse. The contact stated that the low beam headlights failed to turn on. The contact mentioned that the vehicle was experiencing the same failure listed under NHTSA campaign number: 15V519000 (exterior lighting) however, the VIN was not included in the recall. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 180,000.

- Clio, MN, USA

problem #86

Nov 012014

LaCrosse

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Buick Lacrosse. The contact stated that when the vehicle was started, the headlamps failed to illuminate. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic to be diagnosed. The contact was informed that there was a recall on the vehicle. The vehicle was repaired by the dealer prior to receiving the recall notification. The vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 15V519000 (exterior lighting). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was unavailable. The VIN was not available.

- Seattle, WA, USA

problem #85

Feb 252016

LaCrosse

  • Automatic transmission
  • 74,000 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 the headlights on the vehicle became inoperable without warning. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V519000 (exterior lighting); however, the part to do the recall repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not aware of the issue. The VIN was invalid. The failure mileage was approximately 74,000. VIN tool confirms parts not available. Updated 05/10/16 the consumer stated the power steering failed while driving 70 mph on the freeway. The consumer was informed the mechanical coupling between the power steering pump and high pressure line had disintegrated. There was no flexible fitting utilizing a hose on the line. The poor application left no way to allow the line to absorb the constant vibration created by bolting the pump to the engine and the line to the frame. Updated 07/18/16. The consumer stated the driver module was replaced as a temporary fix. Updated 08/03/16.

- Lehi, UT, USA

problem #84

Feb 242014

LaCrosse

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Buick Lacrosse. While driving at various speeds, the headlights seized without warning. The failure was persistent. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 15V519000 (exterior lighting). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Alburtis, PA, USA

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problem #83

Apr 292014

LaCrosse

  • 58,000 miles
GM Buick la crosse headlight control. NHTSA recall notice in 2015. Failed in April 2008. Out of warranty. Replaced control unit with new unit cost $1048. Sent detqils to North county Buick dealer in March 2015. No answer.

- Vista, CA, USA

problem #82

Feb 062016

LaCrosse

  • 95,000 miles

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

The headlights on my car work intermittently. It has been many occasions when were driving at night and in daytime when all of a sudden the lights go out. There has been several times at night the lights have went out and we weren't aware that they weren't on which is extremely dangerous. When the lights go out we have to utilize the high beams in order to see at night. This first started in the summer of 5/2012 and continues to happen today,

- Hillside, IL, USA

problem #81

Nov 252014

LaCrosse 6-cyl

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Buick Lacrosse. The contact stated that the headlights failed without warning. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the headlamp driver module needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired but the contact stated that it was only a temporary repair. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V755000 (exterior lighting). However, the part to do the recall repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not aware of the failure. The failure mileage was not available. VIN tool confirms parts not available. Updated 03/16/16 updated 04/05/16.

- Havertown, PA, USA

problem #80

Feb 062016

LaCrosse

  • 160,000 miles
I have had quite a few problems with having to replace bulbs in the front headlights of 2006 Buick Lacrosse. But, for the last 4 months when I drive car at night all of a sudden my dim lights go off and I cannot see a thing. Two times that this has happened I was meeting another car. Luckily, I was not involved in a headon collision. The lights go off, I have to switch to bright lights to drive. This is very annoying to me as well as others. If I park it for awhile they will work again. It seems to be just a short while after you crank car and start driving that it happens. I have seen where there are recalls on Buick's lighting but have not received notice of recall. Once I was driving on a farm to market highway; next time, driving on a city street in motion both times.

- Laird Hill, TX, USA

problem #79

Jan 212016

LaCrosse

  • 55,884 miles
Low beam headlights stopped working while driving on a city street. This vehicle is not included in the safety recall for this year model. Fuses and bulb were checked and confirmed to be good.. hdm module was replaced but did not rectify problem. While investigating recalls I found several other complaints from other owners that were not included in the recall but had a problem that fits the description of this year and model which were included in the original recall. My vehicle has 55884 miles on it.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #78

Jan 252016

LaCrosse

  • 141,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2006 Buick Lacrosse. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V755000 (exterior lighting); 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. After having the exterior lighting for the front and rear ends illuminated for approximately an hour, all the exterior lighting failed without warning. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was invalid. The approximate failure mileage was 141,000. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Seaford, DE, USA

problem #77

Dec 302015

LaCrosse

  • 142,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Buick Lacrosse. The contact stated that the headlights stop working while driving at an unknown speed. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V755000 (exterior lighting); 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 notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 142,000. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Seaford, DE, USA

problem #76

Dec 262015

LaCrosse

  • 82,000 miles
Both low beam headlights fail to operate at any time. Fuses and bulbs are good. The hdm module is suspected to be defective. GM recall #14291 and NHTSA campaign 15V519000 may be applicable.

- Friendship, OH, USA

problem #75

Jan 012014

LaCrosse 6-cyl

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Buick Lacrosse. The contact received notification of a recall for the exterior lighting; 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 made aware of the issue. The NHTSA campaign number was unknown. The contact had not experienced a failure. Updated 05/06/16

- Stewartstown, PA, USA

problem #74

Dec 012015

LaCrosse 6-cyl

  • miles
2006 Buick Lacrosse. Consumer writes in regards to defective head lamp driver module recall part issues. The consumer stated he received a recall letter regarding the headlamp. The letter stated a permanent fix was currently under development and he would be notified when the parts were available. The consumer stated the driver headlamp module failed. The module was replaced the next day with a similar part with the same defect. The consumer is still waiting for a permanent fix. Updated 12/21/15.

- Plano, TX, USA

problem #73

Dec 102015

LaCrosse

  • 99,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Buick Lacrosse. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 30 mph, the front passenger and drivers side low head beams failed without warning. The contact engaged the high beams to illuminate the road. The failure recurred each time the vehicle was driven at night. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic and was diagnosed that the headlamp driver module needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 15V519000 (exterior lighting). The approximate failure mileage was 99,000....updated 02/04/16

- Blanding, UT, USA

problem #72

Aug 032011

LaCrosse

  • 111,229 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Buick Lacrosse. While driving at various speeds at night, the front low beam headlights illuminated intermittently. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the headlamps needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 15V519000 (exterior lighting). The failure mileage was 111,229.

- Winston Salem, NC, USA

problem #71

Oct 062015

LaCrosse

  • 54,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Buick Lacrosse. The contact stated that they experienced the same failures listed in NHTSA campaign number: 15V519000 (exterior lighting), but the VIN was not included in the recall. The contact stated that the high beam lights failed completely. In addition, the interior lights also failed to illuminate. The manufacturer was notified of the failures and stated that the vehicle would not be included in the recall. The VIN was invalid. The failure mileage was 54,000.

- Hastings-On-Hudson, NY, USA

problem #70

Jun 152015

LaCrosse

  • 150,000 miles
The headlamps on the vehicle began to dim occasionally when I would come to a complete stop then when my vehicle hit 140000 miles the front headlights stopped working even after I changed the bulbs. Now only my high beams work, this is not safe.

- Davie, FL, USA

problem #69

Nov 012013

LaCrosse 6-cyl

  • 63,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Buick Lacrosse. The contact stated that while driving at 50 mph, the low beam headlights failed. The contact was able to use the high beams in order to view the road. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the headlamp modules needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V755000 (lighting, electrical system), however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time to do the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 63,000. Parts distribution disconnect. Updated 02/05/16 updated 02/10/16.

- Bridgewater, NJ, USA

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