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NHTSA — Exterior Lighting Problems

2008 Buick LaCrosse (Page 2 of 3)

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
46,759 miles

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2008 Buick LaCrosse Owner Comments (Page 2 of 3)

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problem #26

Dec 282011

LaCrosse

  • 20,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2008 Buick Lacrosse. While driving approximately 35 mph, the exterior lighting dimmed without warning. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V755000 (exterior lighting); however, the part needed to complete the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The vehicle had not been repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The approximate failure mileage was 20,000.

- Allison Park, PA, USA

problem #25

Sep 052015

LaCrosse

  • 93,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Buick Lacrosse. While driving approximately 30 mph at night, the low beam headlights seized. The vehicle was driven home utilizing the high beams. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that there was possible module failure. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was invalid. The approximate failure mileage was 93,000.

- Albany, NY, USA

problem #24

May 132015

LaCrosse

  • 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 manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Blakley, PA, USA

problem #23

Dec 012014

LaCrosse

  • 90,000 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 while driving at night, the front headlight became inoperable without warning. The contact mentioned that the front driver side head lamp illuminated intermittently. The vehicle was taken to a dealer but was not diagnosed or repaired. 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 not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 90,000. Updated 09/21/15

- Lancaster, CA, USA

problem #22

May 012015

LaCrosse

  • 55,000 miles
Head lights on car will intermittently go out while driving. Many times it will just be for a few seconds. However can last for several minutes. I now know that the brights continue to work. Although did not know this at the time I was left stranded in the desert with children and no cell phone service. I also don't feel comfortable driving with brights on all the time due to the brights being so bright and fear I might cause an accident for another driver.

- Mesa, AZ, USA

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problem #21

Jul 242015

LaCrosse

  • 64,000 miles
I bought this lovely car and thought I got a great deal-now I wonder what I was thinking!! the car drove home from the dealership beautifully, but after 5 days of owning it I was driving down a major highway at 70mph and the headlights shut off. I now have that problem any time I drive at night. The passenger air bag light goes off and on while the seat is occupied and last night I looked outside, only to discover that my headlights were on. Nothing I did would make them stay off other than disconnecting the battery. The electrical on this car is obviously a nightmare and I will be looking in to trading this car as soon as possible :(

- Greenwood, MO, USA

problem #20

Aug 112014

LaCrosse

  • 110,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2008 Buick Lacrosse. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V755000 (exterior lighting); however, the part needed to do the repair was unavailable. While driving at approximately 45 mph, the headlights failed to illuminate. As a result, the high beams had to be engaged. The vehicle was repaired by an independent mechanic; however, the failure recurred. The failure mileage was 110,000.

- Spring City, TN, USA

problem #19

Jan 132015

LaCrosse

  • 26,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Buick Lacrosse. While driving approximately 45 mph, the head lamp dimmed. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V755000 (exterior lighting); however, the part needed 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 approximate failure mileage was 26,000.

- Nash, TX, USA

problem #18

Jan 152015

LaCrosse

  • 54,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Buick Lacrosse. The contact stated that while driving at an unknown speed, the low beam headlamps failed to illuminate. The vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V755000 (exterior lighting); however, the parts needed were not available. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer, who installed the replacement part until the part becomes available. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and was unable to determine when the part would become available. The approximate failure mileage was 54,000.

- Merrick, NY, USA

problem #17

Jun 022015

LaCrosse

  • 49,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Buick Lacrosse. While driving approximately 5 mph, the low beam headlights suddenly shut off causing the driver to lose control of the vehicle and crash into a ditch. There were no injuries and a police report was not filed. The cause of the failure was not diagnosed. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V755000 (exterior lighting), although the contact experienced the same failure listed in the recall. The failure mileage was 49,000.

- Lansing, MI, USA

problem #16

Oct 082014

LaCrosse

  • 53,289 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 headlamps and daytime running lights failed to illuminate. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the headlamp driver module overheated and needed to be replaced. 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 made aware of the issue. The failure mileage was 53,289. Updated 7/21/15

- Nederland, TX, USA

problem #15

Nov 252014

LaCrosse

  • 64,697 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Buick Lacrosse. While driving at a low speed, the head lamps failed to illuminate. The vehicle was taken to a dealer who diagnosed that the low and high beam head lamp bulbs and multiple parts needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V755000 (exterior lighting); however, the part needed to repair the vehicle was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 64,697.

- Hewitt, TX, USA

problem #14

Apr 282015

LaCrosse

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Buick Lacrosse. The contact received a notice for NHTSA campaign number: 14V755000 (exterior lighting) in January of 2015; however the part to do the repair was not available. The contact felt that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Springville, TN, USA

problem #13

Jan 022015

LaCrosse

  • 61,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Buick Lacrosse. While driving at night at approximately 70 mph, the low beam headlights failed to illuminate. The vehicle was maneuvered to a safe location. The failure recurred intermittently. There was a recall under NHTSA campaign number: 14V755000 (exterior lighting); however, the part needed to perform the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The VIN was unavailable. The approximate failure mileage was 61,000.

- Hackberry, LA, USA

problem #12

Feb 042015

LaCrosse

  • 86,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Buick Lacrosse. The contact stated that the exterior lighting failed to illuminate. The failure recurred several times. The contact received a 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 made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 86,000.

- Waurika, OK, USA

problem #11

Mar 232015

LaCrosse

  • 32,000 miles
Headlights go out.

- Cape Coral, FL, USA

problem #10

Nov 202014

LaCrosse 6-cyl

  • 39,024 miles
2008 Buick Lacrosse. Consumer writes in regards to customer reimbursement request form for ignition recall. The consumer stated the headlights would go out while driving.

- Sun City, AZ, USA

problem #9

Sep 052014

LaCrosse

  • 53,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Buick Lacrosse. The contact stated that the low beams failed to work with no warning. The contact mentioned that as the failure progressed, the contact had to apply the high beams as an interim fix due to the failure. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign id number: 14V755000 (exterior lighting) and stated that the part was not available and was still under development. The dealer did not provide a specific date for when the parts would become available. The manufacturer was contacted and could not provide an estimated date for when the vehicle would receive the recall repairs. The contact continued to experience the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 53,000.

- Minneapolis, MN, USA

problem #8

Oct 012014

LaCrosse 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 92,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Buick Lacrosse. The contact stated that while driving at night, the low-beam lights failed to operate. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign id number: 14V755000 (exterior lighting). However, the part needed to do the repair was not available. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 92,000. Updated 04/07/15

- Erie, PA, USA

problem #7

Jun 102014

LaCrosse 6-cyl Diesel

  • 48,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Buick Lacrosse. While driving 30 mph, the low beam headlights were engaged and became inoperable. The failure distorted the contact's visibility and the high beam headlights were activated in order to continue driving. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V755000 (exterior lighting); however, the remedy was unavailable to perform the repair. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The approximate failure mileage was 48,000. Updated 4/6/15...updated 04/08/15 updated 04/14/15

- New Hope, MN, USA

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