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NHTSA — Electrical System Problems

2007 Buick LaCrosse (Page 3 of 4)

2.6

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 15
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
56,866 miles

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2007 Buick LaCrosse electrical problems

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2007 Buick LaCrosse Owner Comments (Page 3 of 4)

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problem #28

Apr 172009

LaCrosse

  • 57,000 miles

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

Panel lights began to go out one at a time in 2009. The low beam head lights went out one at a time; when replaced, both went out at the same time. After that both high beams went out at the same time and had to be replaced. The driver's door handle has broken twice in 18 months. The transmission began to slip after that. The driver seat belt light often remained on while seat-belt is connected. While traveling on a wet road I attempted to brake prior to a water puddle when the car slid sideways off the road into a soggy-bog and spun 2.5 times in a circle in app. 12" of mud before it stopped, and had to be towed out. Presently, the ABS service lights remain on, the clock and radio lights are out, the cd player does not function at all, the seat belt light may come on in transit unprovoked, going on and off for the duration of the trip. If cruise control is not turned off when parked the gas needle drops as if there is a leak. If there are no other recalls on this car, there should be!

- Selma, AL, USA

problem #27

Aug 202014

LaCrosse

  • miles
The contact owns a 2002 Buick Lacrosse. The contact received a notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V355000 (electrical system). However, the part needed was unavailable to perform the repair. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Weirton, WV, USA

problem #26

Oct 062014

LaCrosse

  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 Buick Lacrosse. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V355000 (electrical system); however, the part needed to repair the vehicle was unavailable. The manufacturer was not notified. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #25

Sep 302014

LaCrosse

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2007 buck Lacrosse. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V355000 (electrical system) however, the part to 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 contact had not experienced a failure.

- Laguna Woods, CA, USA

problem #24

Aug 012014

LaCrosse

  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 Buick Lacrosse. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V355000 (electrical system); however, the parts needed to repair the vehicle were not available. The contact did not feel safe since the manufacturer failed to indicate the remedy on the recall notification. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Dawsonville, GA, USA

problem #23

Sep 012014

LaCrosse 6-cyl

  • miles
2007 Buick Lacrosse. Consumer writes in regards to ignition switch recall issues. The consumer believed the ignition switch problem, was more than just a cheap poorly designed part as explained in the recall letter he received.

- Elizabeth City, NC, USA

problem #22

Aug 182014

LaCrosse 6-cyl

  • miles

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

2007 Buick Lacrosse. Consumer writes in regards to defective fuse box and seeks reimbursement for repairs. The consumer stated the low beam lights stopped working. He took the vehicle to his local mechanic, where he was informed he was very fortunate the vehicle did not catch on fire, because the fuse box had melted and the wires had burned. The damage was not a result of negligence, but was caused by a flaw in the fuse block.

- Allentown, PA, USA

problem #21

Sep 012014

LaCrosse 6-cyl

  • miles
2007 Buick Lacrosse. Consumer writes in regards to dealership unable to order parts to complete recall.

- Robersonville, NC, USA

problem #20

Sep 012014

LaCrosse 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 139,000 miles
The car was driven on the freeway. Smell of something burning coming from the hood area. Take the next exit, smoke start coming out of the hood. Stop the car check the hood and the underhood fuse block was burning. The whole fuse is damaged so is the engine harness. It looked like the headlamp driver module and the fog lamp micro-relays were the ones that melted first and cause the fuse box to burn. I couldn't figure out why the fuse box just burned that's why I started looking online if someone else has the same problem. It seems a few people has the same problem. I guess there are unreported cases as well. Something should be done before someone get hurt because it looks like this is a problem the 2007 Buick Lacrosse has. The car has not been fixed yet. Still trying to find out if it is still worth fixing...updated 10/05/14....updated 01/12/15 the main wiring harness was replaced. Updated 01/15/15 updated 3/26/2015

- Menlo Park, CA, USA

problem #19

Aug 012014

LaCrosse

  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 Buick Lacrosse. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V355000 (electrical system); however, the dealer explained that the part was no longer available and did not know when the part would become available. The vehicle exhibited several electrical failures. The manufacturer was notified. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Fishers , IN, USA

problem #18

Jul 152014

LaCrosse 6-cyl

  • 56,000 miles

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

While driving at night, all of a sudden the headlights will turn off leaving you travelling along the highway at 60 to 75 mph (depending on what type of highway, interstate or limited access roadway you are on). This leaves you moving with no idea where there is a safe place to pull over to get out of the travel lanes. This has occurred numerous times, and I am asking to be reimbursed for the expense of repairing this defect.

- Akron, OH, USA

problem #17

Aug 112014

LaCrosse

  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 Buick Lacrosse. The contact did not receive a recall notice for NHTSA campaign number: 14V355000 (electrical system), but stated that the vehicle was included in the recall. The contact felt that the vehicle was unsafe to drive. The vehicle was not repaired and the contact had not experienced a failure.

- Sullivan, IL, USA

problem #16

Jun 102014

LaCrosse 6-cyl

  • 125,488 miles
A improperly shielded wire grounded out and caused the under hood fuseblock to melt, some reports on line state that the car caught on fire from the same problem. Came out of restaurant and car wouldn't start. When the hood was raised we could smell burning rubber. Had I been driving it could have been very serious reported to GM to try to get reimbursed. Said because it wasn't on recall that they could not help us. The purpose of the fuse box as we understand is to prevent this from happening.

- Westminster, MD, USA

problem #15

Apr 012014

LaCrosse 6-cyl

  • 25,600 miles
While driving at night both headlights failed to work without warning headlight relay failed several incidents posted on line. After arriving at work was unable to exit the vehicle because both inside and outside door handles failed to open the door. Car is currently at a body shop attempting to open the door.

- N. Smithfield, RI, USA

problem #14

Feb 132014

LaCrosse

  • 112,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Buick Lacrosse. The contact stated that he entered a driveway and noticed smoke coming from under the hood. The contact exited the vehicle and noticed that the fuse box was on fire. The contact extinguished the fire and removed the fuse box. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection and they stated that they could not determine the cause of failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 112,000. Updated10/08/15

- Bristow, VA, USA

problem #13

Sep 052011

LaCrosse

  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Buick Lacrosse. The contact stated that while driving 75 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 80,000.

- Flatrock, MI, USA

problem #12

Feb 252014

LaCrosse 6-cyl

  • 34,864 miles
Fire in the engine compartment inside of relay/fuse box.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #11

Dec 022013

LaCrosse 6-cyl

  • 56,000 miles
The low beams on this vehicle had been flickering on and off at night for a few days. Then the low beams would not come on at all on the night of December 2, 2012, high beams worked but the smell of burning plastic filled the car and I immediately shut off the engine. Upon inspection I found one of the relays, presumably the low beam relay, burned and melted inside the fuse block causing a small fire inside the fuse compartment which fortunately contained the fire but destroyed the entire fuse panel (block). This appears to be a well documented and common problem on the 2007 Buick Lacrosse and yet there is no recall. This is a top tier safety concern as it is only a matter of time before there is a fatality associated with this safety issue. I had the car repaired at a Buick dealer for a total of $616.15. This type of failure should not happen on a vehicle of this age or mileage, yet I am reading that I am not the only person to experience this same exact issue. I am researching all claims and considering a class action lawsuit to have this problem corrected. I feel as though GM owes me my $616.15 back and should correct this issue via a mass vehicle recall.

- Medina, OH, USA

problem #10

Dec 012013

LaCrosse 6-cyl

  • 86,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Buick Lacrosse. The contact stated that while a stop light, the vehicle stalled and black smoke emitted from the hood area without warning. The contact inspected the vehicle and noticed that the fuse box and wires were severely burned. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer for diagnostic testing. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure and current mileage was 86,000. Updated 1/29/14

- Seagoville, TX, USA

problem #9

Dec 022013

LaCrosse

  • 82,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Buick Lacrosse. The contact stated that while stopped at a traffic light, the low beam head lights failed as the windshield wipers activated independently. The contact mentioned that smoke was also emitting from the engine compartment. The contact discovered that the smoke had originated from the fuse box, which had caught on fire. The fire was extinguished but the fire department was not contacted. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for inspection or repairs. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The VIN was not available. The failure and current mileage was 82,000.

- Seagoville, TX, USA

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