10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 4
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
84,400 miles

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2006 Buick LaCrosse lights problems

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2006 Buick LaCrosse Owner Comments (Page 5 of 6)

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problem #33

Feb 182015

LaCrosse 6-cyl

  • 103,000 miles

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

I was driving early in the morning to work and had my light switch on auto and my headlights just randomly shut off then 10 mins later came back on. It does this intermittently since and it's a major problem I have children in my vehicle and it's very dangerous. When the lights go out my brights still work and all interior lights work how ever the headlights do not work then come back on after a short while I also smell a burning smell by the headlights.

- Lakeville, MN, USA

problem #32

Oct 052011

LaCrosse

  • 77,615 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Buick Lacrosse. The contact stated that the low beam headlights failed on several occasions. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic more than once where the relay switch was replaced four times but the failure recurred. In addition, the mechanic diagnosed that the headlamp driver module failed and the daytime running lights failed to illuminate. The contact later received notification of NHTSA campaign id number: 14V755000 (exterior lighting) but the contact was concerned that the recall remedy would fail to repair the vehicle. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 77,615.

- Vacouver, WA, USA

problem #31

Sep 022014

LaCrosse 6-cyl

  • 67,728 miles
2006 Buick Lacrosse. Consumer writes in regards to vehicle head lamp control module replacement.

- Ruckersville, VA, USA

problem #30

Feb 012014

LaCrosse

  • 85,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2006 Buick Lacrosse. After shutting off and exiting the vehicle, the contact noticed that smoke was emitting near the front passenger side. After inspecting the vehicle, the contact noticed that the head lamp driver module was smoking and the rubbers were melting. On another occasion, when the vehicle was shut off, the head lamps failed to shut off which drained the battery. As a result, the vehicle failed to start and required a jump. The failures recurred and the head lamps were replaced multiple times. The contact received a notice for NHTSA campaign number: 14V755000 (exterior lighting) and stated that the parts needed were unavailable. The dealer was notified of the failure and they were uncertain when the parts would become available to service the vehicle. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and they stated that they were also uncertain when the parts would become available. The approximate failure mileage was 85,000.

- Plainville, KS, USA

problem #29

Mar 222015

LaCrosse 4WD 6-cyl

  • 54,400 miles
I had to be to work by 6:00 am on the date of the incident. I entered my vehicle at 5:30 to leave and discovered upon ignition that the low beam headlamps were out of service. After checking the fuses under the hood and finding no issues, I was forced to make my 20 minute/9 mile drive using the high beams for visibility (with no daylight). The low beam headlamps remain out of service. (note: Low beam bulbs were replaced approximately two months ago).

- Mansfield, OH, USA

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problem #28

Jan 012014

LaCrosse

  • 110,000 miles
Our headlights/daytime running lights just quit working as we were driving. We were able to safely pull over and use the high beams. This has been an issue for over a year now. Sometimes the regular headlights work and sometimes they don't. all other lights work fine so we have been intermittently driving with just high beams only. We were excited to find out that this issue has been recalled on our make and model and year until we later found out that our VIN number was not affected. I find his is very strange!!! it sure seems like it was affected to me!!! I called GM recall help line and there is apparently nothing I can do about this. I would think safety would be a concern for your customers. I would also think you would like to know if other vehicles were affected. I would like further research on additional vehicles as it is obvious that other vehicles have been affected. Please follow up with me regarding this issue.

- Collinsville, IL, USA

problem #27

Jan 202015

LaCrosse

  • 72,000 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 low beam and daytime running lights failed. The contact mentioned that NHTSA campaign number: 14V755000 (exterior lighting) exceeded a reasonable amount of time for repair. The dealer was contacted and stated that a remedy has yet to be determined to prevent the defect. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. As a courtesy, the dealer replaced the daytime running lights with the same defective part however, two weeks later the lights failed. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 72,000.

- Wellington, FL, USA

problem #26

Mar 022015

LaCrosse 8-cyl

  • miles
2006 Buick Lacrosse. Consumer writes in regards to instrument panel warning airbag light malfunction. The consumer also stated the headlamp driver module was not operating properly and needed to be replaced. The consumer received a recall notice after she paid for the repairs. Updated 09/23/15.

- San Juan, PR, USA

problem #25

Nov 012013

LaCrosse

  • 89,000 miles
My lights go out and don't come back on. I have to drive with my high beams at night.

- Benson, AZ, USA

problem #24

Mar 052014

LaCrosse

  • miles
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 #23

Jan 012015

LaCrosse

  • 89,000 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 while driving 72 mph, the low beam headlamps loss power without warning. The contact stated the vehicle restarted and the headlamps illuminated. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was not diagnosed neither repaired. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign number: 14V755000 (exterior lighting). The VIN was not listed under the recall. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 89,000.

- Key West, FL, USA

problem #22

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 #21

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 #20

Jan 142015

LaCrosse

  • 116,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Buick Lacrosse. The contact stated that while starting the vehicle, the low beams headlights failed to function. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V755000 ( exterior lighting). The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 116,000.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #19

Jan 262015

LaCrosse

  • 184,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Buick Lacrosse. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 10 mph, the headlights completely shut off and failed to turn back on. The failure recurred on multiple occasions. The contact was made aware of NHTSA campaign number: 14V755000 (exterior lighting) which she believed it was directly related to the failure. The vehicle was taken to a dealer. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 184,000.

- Mitchellville, IA, USA

problem #18

Aug 052014

LaCrosse

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Buick Lacrosse. The contact stated that the low beams shorted intermittently and the failure was progressing. The contact was included in NHTSA campaign id number: 14V755000 (exterior lighting) but was unable to determine when the part and remedy would become available. The contact was waiting for a recall notice, the parts and the remedy to repair the vehicle for several months. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage and VIN was not available.

- Marietta, GA, USA

problem #17

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 #16

Dec 182014

LaCrosse 6-cyl

  • 70,000 miles
Vehicles headed lights turned off while driving. Bulb was just replaced that day. Several bulbs have been changed.

- Port St Lucie, FL, USA

problem #15

Dec 132014

LaCrosse

  • 68,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Buick Lacrosse. The contact stated that the low beam headlights failed on several occasions. As a result, the high beams or the fog lights were activated when the failure occurred. The contact mentioned that the failure was progressing. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The VIN was not available. The approximate failure mileage was 68,000.

- Fort Myers, FL, USA

problem #14

Nov 282014

LaCrosse 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Buick Lacrosse. The contact stated that while reversing out of a driveway, the running lights and headlights failed to illuminate. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the technician diagnosed that the headlight module failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 75,000. Updated 01/28/15 updated 10/7/2015

- Angola, IN, USA

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