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2.9

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
49,266 miles

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2008 Buick LaCrosse Owner Comments

problem #13

Oct 052016

LaCrosse

  • 49,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2008 Buick Lacrosse. The contact stated that the vehicle's doors were not locking correctly. The contact would have to manually lock the doors and then activate the locks with the key in order to secure the door locks. The dealer diagnosed that the failure was common and the actuator failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 49,000.

- Abbottstown, PA, USA

problem #12

Apr 192015

LaCrosse 6-cyl

  • miles
2008 Buick Lacrosse. Consumer writes in regards to vehicle faulty door locks and remote key malfunction. The consumer stated three out of the four doors, did not open or close when using the remote or the key. Updated 02/01/16.8jb

- Galloway, NJ, USA

problem #11

Sep 062012

LaCrosse

  • 10,078 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Buick Lacrosse. The contact stated the front driver side lock failed to lock and unlock intermittently. The contact also mentioned when activating the key fob to check if the door was locked, the rear door alarm sounded. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the driver door lock actuator and the door handle needed to be repaired. The vehicle was repaired however shortly after the repair, the passenger and both rear door locks failed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 10,078.

- Mustang , OK, USA

problem #10

Jul 152013

LaCrosse

  • 117,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2008 Buick Lacrosse. The contact stated that the key fob failed to operate the door locks. The vehicle was taken to a dealer, where it was diagnosed that all door locks and the keyless entry module needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 117,000. The VIN was not available.

- Lithia Springs, GA, USA

problem #9

Jul 242014

LaCrosse

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Buick Lacrosse. The contact stated that the rear passenger automatic door lock failed to activate. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the door lock needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired but the failure persisted. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Corinth, MS, USA

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problem #8

Jul 212014

LaCrosse 6-cyl

  • 36,500 miles
Door locks will not operate with fob remote passenger rear door will not lock/ unlock at all, other doors may or may not lock/unlock when put in drive or park. Fob will sound horn flash lights.

- Hernando, FL, USA

problem #7

Mar 172014

LaCrosse 6-cyl

  • 27,000 miles

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

The passenger power door lock fails to un-lock or lock when accessed with the key fob. The malfunction recurred sporadically. When putting vehicle into drive (or when vehicle is turned off) the door doesn't lock or unlock on the passenger side. Other door locks are starting to have same problem. The mileage of vehicle was 27,000 and door lock problems began March 17, 2014. Have read other reports on internet websites stating this is a common problem on 2005 to 2012 Buick Lacrosse vehicles and possibly other GM vehicles. This is a potential safety hazard if doors fail to unlock in the event of a wreck, etc.

- Spring Valley, AZ, USA

problem #6

May 032012

LaCrosse

  • 36,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Buick Lacrosse. The contact stated that the four power door locks failed to unlatch or latch when accessed them with the key fob. The malfunction recurred sporadically. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where both rear door locks were replaced at the manufacturer's expense. The manufacturer was notified of the defect. The approximate failure mileage was 36,000.

- Boynton Beach , FL, USA

problem #5

May 072013

LaCrosse

  • 58,000 miles
The power door locks do not work either with door switches or the remote fab. Only way to lock or unlock doors is to manually lock or unlock doors, except one door which will lock and unlock with key. Remote start doesn't work because door can't be locked with fab. Took to dealer and was told that 3 doors needed to have the actuators replaced. Priced over $750. Dealer, emerson Chevy-Buick offered no assistance. It seems to me that there are problems with the control unit that sends signals to actuators, both by door switches and the fab. Based on the complaints filed I am not alone. This very expensive problem, but a severe safety issue as driver's door does not unlock when key removed after stopping.-[xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Auburn, ME, USA

problem #4

May 052012

LaCrosse

  • 88,882 miles
The power door locks do not work either with door switches or the remote fab. Only way to lock or unlock doors is to manually lock or unlock doors, except drivers door which will lock and unlock with key. Remote start doesn't work because door can't be locked with fab. Took to dealer and was told that all 4 doors needed to have the actuators replaced. Priced over $1000. They offered to pay $350. It seems to me that there are problems with the control unit that sends signals to actuators, both by door switches and the fab. Based on the complaints filed I am not alone with, not only, this very expensive problem, but a severe safety issue.

- Mentor, OH, USA

problem #3

Jun 152012

LaCrosse 6-cyl

  • 91,000 miles

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

We have a problem with our automatic power door locks and the remote start feature. They don't work, either by key fob or the power door lock buttons in the car. The only way we can lock our doors is manually. We took to the dealer believing it to be just the drivers door but they told us all our door lock actuators needed to be replaced, close to $1000 repair with no guarantee that the actuators are the true problem. After going on the NHTSA site I see that we are not alone with these problem. I can understand a actuator going bad, but not all of them at one time. I am a former dealership gsm and very aware of "normal wear and tear" and "defects". I've never in my 35 years in the business seen this with door locks. I was insulted by their offer to repair them.

- Mentor, OH, USA

problem #2

Jul 012011

LaCrosse 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 52,000 miles
The contact owns 2008 Buick Lacrosse. The contact stated that all the doors had become inoperable and as a result, the door locks failed to unlock or lock. The contact mentioned that in one occasion the doors failed to unlock which prevented her from exiting the vehicle. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 52,000. Updated 10/3/12 the consumer stated the vehicle was taken to Buick house. The consumer's son repaired the vehicle. The consumer could not afford the cost for the dealer to repair the locks. Updated 10/09/2012

- Brownwood, TX, USA

problem #1

Aug 252008

LaCrosse

  • 75,000 miles
Remote, remote starter (rke) fob for car stopped working properly. Replaced batteries even though dic did not show batteries needed changing. This maybe a problem also. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. worked perfectly fine, then problems started. 99% of the time it will not start the car. 50% of the time it will or will not, lock or unlock car. I have tried resetting and/or personalizing keys & fob through dic center. Car will sound horn to show it has been reset properly, but isn't. still does not work properly also when using rke, the door lock knob will not come up all the way and the door is not unlocked. Also, the door lick know will not go down all the way if I use the rke fob. If I use the key to unlock the door, the door knob will come up all the way and the door will unlock. If I use the rke fob to lock the door, the door knob will not go down all the way and the door will not be locked. I have tried using the fob away from all possible interference which I do not think is the problems, it still only works sometimes.

- Austinburg, OH, USA

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