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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
4,600 miles

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2009 Buick LaCrosse exhaust system problems

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2009 Buick LaCrosse Owner Comments

problem #1

Jun 072009


  • 4,600 miles


Purchased a 2009 Buick Lacrosse in Feb 09 for my wife - at various times about 6 events have happened all together with a strong alcohol odor coming into the interior. The smell is strong and causes her nose, eye and throat to burn. This past weekend - she drove it to va beach, va with family and it happened twice on Sunday - June 7, 2009. My concern is if the build up of this strong alcohol odor comes into the car - can the odor cause a fire? I have had it back to dealership where purchased and they said until it happens all the time - there is not a thing they can do about it. I am taking it to another GM dealership in the morning to see what they come up with. We like the car, but am afraid it may cause a fire with this strong odor coming into the cabin of the auto, or cause my wife to have an accident because she has lung copd problems and the odor takes her breath away it is so strong. This has happened once in Feb, twice in March, once in April and twice in June that she has noticed. I have also smelled an odd odor on a trip to columbus, Ohio. Can you help find a solution to this problem or let me know if others have had this same problem. Thanks

- Ironton, OH, USA

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