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9.4

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
1,333 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2011 Buick LaCrosse engine problems

engine problem

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2011 Buick LaCrosse Owner Comments

problem #3

Jan 272013

LaCrosse

  • miles

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

2011 Buick Lacrosse. Consumer writes in regards to engine malfunction. The consumer stated she was driving down the road, when the vehicle shut down, the dashboard read, engine is losing pressure. The vehicles speed dropped to 10 mph and began shaking out of control. The consumer stated the incident happened a total of 4 times between January and February. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, where the dealer stated the water pump and balance shaft chain needed to be replaced. On February 2, 2013, the dealer only found a half quart of oil in the vehicle. The consumer took the vehicle to where it was purchased from and the only thing they found was moisture in certain areas. The most recent incident happened on January 6, 2014, where the check engine light illuminated. Updated 03/13/14

- Hamer, SC, USA

problem #2

Aug 112010

LaCrosse

  • miles
The contact owns a 2011 Buick Lacrosse. The contact stated that the transmission was slipping. The failure had progressively gotten worse and the vehicle would violently jerk into gear on an intermittent basis. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the contact was informed that the transmission was not the cause of the failure, but rather the programming of the computer. The dealer stated that the computer was sending incorrect signals to the transmission, causing the failure. The manufacturer was aware of the failure, but there was no remedy for the computer system available. The failure mileage was unknown and the current mileage was 21,000. Sm.

- Rosemont, MN, USA

problem #1

Jun 012011

LaCrosse

  • 4,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Buick Lacrosse. The contact stated that the vehicle would stall while driving at various speeds. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where they were unable to diagnose the failure. The manufacturer was not notified. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 4,000 and the current mileage was 4,300.

- Center Line, MI, USA

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