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NHTSA — Exterior Lighting Problems

2008 Buick LaCrosse (Page 1 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 1 of 3)

problem #46

Jul 222016

LaCrosse

  • 78,000 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 tail lights failed. The contact replaced the tail light bulbs, but discovered that the headlights also failed. The dealer stated that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 15V519000 (exterior lighting). The headlights were not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 78,000. Updated 10/04/16

- Oakridge, TN, USA

problem #45

Nov 252014

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 manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Laurelton, NY, USA

problem #44

Oct 252015

LaCrosse

  • 57,351 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Buick Lacrosse. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the head lights failed as the head lights recommended light appeared on the instrument panel. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the headlamp relay failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired using a temporary head light relay however, the failure recurred. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V755000 (exterior lighting). However, the part to do the recall 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 approximately 57,351. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Fort Myers, FL, USA

problem #43

Jan 052015

LaCrosse

  • 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: 15V519000 (exterior lighting); however, the parts to do the recall repair were 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. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Waterloo, IA, USA

problem #42

Jan 062015

LaCrosse 6-cyl

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Buick Lacrosse. The contact received notification of NHTSA camping number: 14V755000 (exterior lighting) and stated that the part needed for the repair was not available. 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. VIN tools confirms part not available. Updated 06/29/16 the consumer stated after 17 months, he finally received a call from the dealer, saying the part was in stock. Updated 07/07/16

- West Bloomfield, MI, USA

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problem #41

Oct 182012

LaCrosse 6-cyl

  • miles
2008 Buick Lacrosse. Consumer writes in regards to headlamp driver module recall notice reimbursement issues. The consumer has since traded the vehicle.

- Rockville Centre, NY, USA

problem #40

Apr 152015

LaCrosse

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2008 Buick Lacrosse. While driving at approximately 50 mph, the headlights and brake lights failed without warning. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 15V519000 (exterior lighting). The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown....updated 03-10-16

- Owensboro, KY, USA

problem #39

Dec 182015

LaCrosse

  • 145,000 miles
On Dec. 18th my wife and I were driving at night going to a christmas party when the low beam headlights went out without warning.I switched to the high beams as they were still functioning. We went the last mile to our destination on the high beams. I turned off the car to see if that would re'set the lights, it did not. We went to the party and came back to the car apx. 3 hours later. I started the car and the low beams came on..after about 1/2 mile they went out again..so I pulled over and shut off the car to see if they would come on upon re-start, they did not, so we continued on with high beams. After about 10 minutes the low beams came on for the rest of our trip home. The next day I researched the issue on-line and discovered a recall had been issued for this problem I contacted the local Buick dealer and was told they were of the problem but had no direction on how to fix it from G.M. my wife called another area Buick dealer and recieved the same reply..she was able to get a hold of G.M. and was told they were aware of the issue and would get back to us.. we never R got any recall notice from G.M. I had to print all the forms from the NHTSA web site.. seems to me that this a multi million dollar law suit waiting to happen after something really bad happens (it is only a matter of time). This problem is not just with te Buick Lacrosse there are other models involved.. so what can be done to get G.M. and their dealers to fix this?

- Greenville, NC, USA

problem #38

Nov 212014

LaCrosse

  • 63,866 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Buick Lacrosse. While driving various speeds, the headlights failed. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the bulb failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was 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 made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 63,866. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- New Hope, MN, USA

problem #37

Jan 022015

LaCrosse

  • 35,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Buick Lacrosse. While driving at various speeds, the headslights would suddenly shut off. The cause of the failure was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The recall notice for NHTSA campaign number: 15V519000 (exterior lighting) was received in January of 2015. After contacting the dealer and the manufacturer on multiple occasions, the contact was informed that the parts needed to repair the failure were not available and no estimated time for receiving the parts could be given. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 35,000.

- Pensicola, FL, USA

problem #36

Oct 012015

LaCrosse

  • 57,337 miles

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

In January of 2015 we received a recall notice from GM concerning the headlight driver module (GM safety recall 14291). We called the dealer several times to be told they were waiting for parts. We began experiencing a "headlights recommended" signal several times in broad daylight, but lived with it. When I was in the hospital in October recovering from cancer surgery my wife experienced a headlight failure when driving home alone at night. A neighbor took the car to the Buick dealer and they installed a relay, part #15016745. We then noticed that the left front headlight and the right rear tailight were not lit. As soon as I was cleared to drive I took it back and they insisted that it could not have been their fault, that it was just a coincidence that it happened at that time. I paid the $68.93 for new bulbs. Today I looked at the website, www.mygm.com/recalls and it said that there were no recalls pending for our vehicle. When I called the telephone number given on that webpage, the representative said that was a mistake, but he could not find any information on when they would have parts available or why the website denied there was a recall. This seems to me to be very similar to the ignition switch issue where GM's strategy was to ignore the problem, hoping it would go away.

- Fort Myers, FL, USA

problem #35

Oct 072014

LaCrosse

  • 54,134 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Buick Lacrosse. While reversing at a low speed, the driver side low beam head lamp failed to illuminate. The vehicle was taken to a dealer who diagnosed that the bulb needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V755000 (exterior lighting). 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 notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 54,134. Updated 02/19/16

- Hartland, MI, USA

problem #34

Jan 082015

LaCrosse 6-cyl

  • 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 notified. The contact had not experienced a failure. Updated 03/16/16 updated 03/17/16.

- Mcmillan, MI, USA

problem #33

Oct 152015

LaCrosse

  • 58,000 miles
Was driving 50 miles hr on oldlandis ave head lights shut off twice went on to shoulder almost crashed in ditch had to drive home with high beams

- Mays Landing, NJ, USA

problem #32

Oct 142015

LaCrosse

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Buick Lacrosse. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V755000 (exterior lighting) however, the parts were unavailable to perform the repairs. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall remedy. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Menlo, GA, USA

problem #31

Jan 152015

LaCrosse

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Buick Lacrosse. The contact received a manufacturer's recall notification for the exterior lighting; however, the part to the do 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.

- Macomb , MI, USA

problem #30

Nov 262014

LaCrosse

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Buick Lacrosse. When the headlights were activated, the front driver side headlight failed to illuminate. 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 failure. The failure mileage was not available.

- Munford, AL, USA

problem #29

May 012015

LaCrosse

  • 32,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Buick Lacrosse. While driving 20 mph, the low beam headlights failed to illuminate. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact was aware of NHTSA campaign number: 14V755000 (exterior lighting); however, the vehicle was not included. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 32,000.

- Venice , FL, USA

problem #28

Jan 082015

LaCrosse

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Buick Lacrosse. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V755000 (exterior lighting); however, the part and remedy to do the repair was not available. The contact stated that while driving at any speed, the front driver side low beam headlight failed. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time to provide the part to do the repair. The failure mileage was not available.

- North Highlands, CA, USA

problem #27

Aug 012015

LaCrosse

  • 99,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Buick Lacrosse. While driving approximately 20 mph, the headlights failed. The failure was recurring. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 99,000. The VIN was not available.

- Cotopaxi, CO, USA

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