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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
26,493 miles

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2009 Buick LaCrosse drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2009 Buick LaCrosse Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 142016


  • 55,012 miles


While entering interstate off ramp I started slowing down and vehicle accelerated to a very high speed. With extreme brake pedal pressure was not able to slow vehicle down for approximately 100 yards. I had to change 3 lanes to avoid collions with vehicles in front.

- Hayden, ID, USA

problem #2

Nov 012015


  • 24,466 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Buick Lacrosse. While the vehicle was parked and powered on, the gear shift inadvertently shifted to reverse and rolled backwards. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 26,466.

- Melrose Park, IL, USA

problem #1

Aug 082011


  • miles
The contact owns a 2009 Buick Lacrosse. The contact stated that it was difficult to shift the vehicle from park into reverse. The gear shifter responded as if it would break when attempting to shift gears. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unavailable.

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

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