NHTSA — Vehicle Speed Control Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
22,250 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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2005 Buick LaCrosse engine problems

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2005 Buick LaCrosse Owner Comments

problem #4

Jun 052009


  • 30,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Buick Lacrosse. The contact stated while driving at various speeds, the vehicle would decelerate or accelerate independently without warning. The contact mentioned that the instrument panel malfunctioned and failed to display the correct readings for the speedometer and fuel gauge. In addition, the sun roof was leaking, the rear passenger door would not open and the air conditioner was continuously on although the control was turned to the off position. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician stated that the instrument panel needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired but the problem recurred. The vehicle was not inspected for the door or the air conditioner unit failure. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and the approximately failure mileage was 30,000.

- Rupert, ID, USA

problem #3

Feb 252009


  • 52,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Buick Lacrosse. While driving between 55-60 mph on normal road conditions, a low power response occurred when the accelerator pedal was depressed. In addition, the brakes were not performing properly and the stopping distance increased. There were no warning indicators illuminated on the instrument panel. The failure occurred each time the vehicle is in use. The vehicle was taken to the authorized dealer for diagnostic testing and the front brake pads were replaced. On a separate occasion, the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for identical failures and the tie rod and wheel hub were replaced, and the brake drums were resurfaced. However, the failures still persist. The failure mileage was 52,000. The VIN and current mileage were unknown.

- Yonkers, NY, USA

problem #2

Mar 082007

LaCrosse 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 7,000 miles
- the contact owns a 2005 Buick Lacrosse cxl. The contact stated that they were entering a hospital parking garage, put a ticket into machine to open the gate and the vehicle lurched backwards, and hit the car behind them. Then, the vehicle lurched forward and hit the gate that went up and down in a parking garage. The contact stated that the door and fender had to be replaced. The security guard on the scene made a report. The contact stated that she would attempt to get a copy. The current and failure mileage were 7,000.

- St. Louis, MO, USA

problem #1

Nov 032004

LaCrosse 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving approximately 35 mph the entire dashboard, speedometer/fuel gauge, and odometer failed to illuminate. Consumer was unable to see how fast he was driving. Vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection. However, mechanic could not duplicate the problem.

- Glen Mills, PA, USA

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