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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
8,927 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

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2008 Buick LaCrosse Owner Comments

problem #7

Jan 052016


  • miles


The contact owns a 2008 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. The contact stated that the instrument panel lighting malfunctioned. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The VIN was invalid. The failure mileage was unknown. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Manvel, TX, USA

problem #6

Mar 032015


  • 27,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Buick Lacrosse. The contact stated that while driving at 35 mph, the instrument panel remained dim. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, where it was diagnosed that the instrument panel was working fine. The next day, the failure recurred. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 27,000.

- Avon Lake , OH, USA

problem #5

Jul 012008

LaCrosse 6-cyl

  • 5 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Buick Lacrosse. During the daytime, the instrument panel lighting was very dim, which made it difficult to view the gauges. The dealer stated that the vehicle was working up to standard and that the design of the vehicle could not be altered. The manufacturer was not notified. The approximate failure mileage was 5. updated 10/03/14 updated 3/10/2015

- Pennsauken, NJ, USA

problem #4

May 022011

LaCrosse 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,000 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Buick Lacrosse. While driving approximately 65 mph, the contact noticed that the fuel gauge displayed an incorrect fuel level even though fuel was in the fuel tank. Then, the engine stalled without warning. The vehicle failed to restart and was towed to an authorized dealer where they advised that the fuel tank was empty. The technician dispensed one gallon of fuel into the fuel tank and was unable to detect a problem. The failure had not yet recurred. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 35,000. Updated 07/08/11 updated 07/18/11

- Mountain Lakes, NJ, USA

problem #3

Nov 012007


  • miles
2008 Buick Lacrosse. Dash light problems the consumer stated he has driven as far as 125 miles in the early morning with no dash lights. The only thing that could be seen, was the odometer and trip mileage. The consumer stated the dash lights worked sometimes.

- Williamsburg, KY, USA

problem #2

Nov 062008

(reported on)


  • miles
2008 Buick Lacrosse dashboard is malfunctioning. Consumer states that the dealership can not do anything to fix the problem. The consumer stated he was unable to read the instrument panel while driving during daylight hours.

- Northbrook, IL, USA

problem #1

Mar 062008

LaCrosse 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 487 miles
Instrument panel will not light up when turned on. Cannot read speed and other gauges during daytime. This is the third Buick of mine so afflicted.

- Katy, TX, USA

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