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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
47,830 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2010 Buick LaCrosse drivetrain problems

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2010 Buick LaCrosse Owner Comments

problem #10

Mar 102016


  • 60,000 miles


The contact owns a 2010 Buick Lacrosse. While driving at any speed, the vehicle stalled when the accelerator pedal was applied and in the process of acceleration. The issue recurred numerous times. The vehicle was taken to a mechanic, but was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 60,000.

- Plymouth, MI, USA

problem #9

Aug 042016


  • 41,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Buick Lacrosse. While the gear shifter stick was in the reverse position and the accelerator pedal was depressed, the vehicle failed to move. A maintenance warning light illuminated. The vehicle was towed to the dealer where it was diagnosed, but the cause of the failure was not known. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 41,000.

- Flushing, MI, USA

problem #8

Jul 012016


  • 67,500 miles
On Friday, July 1, 2016 I was traveling down a 2 lane road with my cruise control set when my car suffered a loss of power. The engine still was running, but apparently my transmission lost the ability to power the car. I was able to park on the shoulder of the road, and eventually, towed to my mechanics shop. Yesterday I was told the problem was a faulty transmission control and it will cost me $1060 to repair. I was also told that this is a common enough problem that Buick dealers keep the part in stock.. if it is that common of a problem, and cars are losing power on the road, that is a safety issue and should be subject to recall, instead of taking hard earned money out of owners pockets to fix! I might add that this car has less than 68,000 miles on it!

- Merrill, MI, USA

problem #7

Feb 052015

LaCrosse 6-cyl

  • 87,737 miles


This is a reoccurring issue with the car shutting off completly while driving or loss of engine power.

- Marietta, GA, USA

problem #6

Mar 172014

LaCrosse 6-cyl

  • 61,300 miles
The transmission does forceful jerking while going 30-35 mph. Also was told that it was normal as GM designed the transmission this way. I find that hard to believe.

- Saint Louis, MO, USA

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problem #5

Jul 302012

LaCrosse 6-cyl

  • 23,591 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Buick Lacrosse. The contact stated while driving approximately 65 mph the vehicle stalled without warning. The contact maneuvered the vehicle to the side of the road. The vehicle was taken to a dealer; however, the failure occurred three times over a two year period. The mechanic diagnosed that the computer module had to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired three times for the identical failure. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 23,591. Updated 1/29/14 vehicle continues to have a feel of losing power via gas pedal, but so far, hasn't stopped again, but does slow down when this happens. All other info on form is good. Updated 01/29/14

- Vancover, WA, USA

problem #4

Oct 062011

LaCrosse 6-cyl

  • 79,192 miles


While driving on busy freeway 2010 Buick Lacrosse loss all power, wouldn't accelerate, couldn't do anything besides panic and coast off freeway to meridian, very unsafe and scary situation. But I was told it was a module switch that didn't tell the transmission what to do. But a new transmission was replace prior to that incident and still having problem afraid to drive car, it might shut down again while driving just feel unsafe to drive the car, im terrify of what would happen next.

- Adelanto, CA, USA

problem #3

Sep 132011


  • 13,360 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Buick Lacrosse cxl AWD. The contact stated while driving approximately 40 mph the vehicle suddenly stalled. The vehicle was taken to a dealer who advised her that the internal mode switch manual shift and D-dent lever needed to be replaced. The shift and the lever were repaired. The manufacturer was contacted and offered no assistance. The failure mileage was approximately 13,360.

- Erwing, PA, USA

problem #2

Sep 132010


  • 18,199 miles
Today, while driving my 2010 Buick Lacrosse on atl highway 75 South, my car's transmission stopped working. I could not accelerate and had to coast off the freeway. The car stopped moving as I rolled into a driveway. It would not go any further. Also, when I first purchased the vehicle, the dealership repaired wiring from the transmission pump and replaced the defective pump because the steering was loose and sloppy, and everytime I made a left turn, the car made a loud noise. Also, the passenger side lock jammed and would not open.

- Fayetteville, GA, USA

problem #1

Jun 182010


  • 26,420 miles
Driving on expressway @ 60 mph. Car engine, radio, working, suddenly no transmission. Pulled to shoulder, towed to Buick dealer. Although nothing found was told to wait 10 minutes and restart if this happens again. Was also told this happened to one other person locally.

- Clermont, FL, USA

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