NHTSA — Fuel System, Gasoline Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
61,614 miles

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2005 Buick LaCrosse fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2005 Buick LaCrosse Owner Comments

problem #3

Feb 262011


  • 79,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Buick Lacrosse. The contact stated that the driver door would not unlatch and the contact was unable to exit the vehicle. The contact had to exit the vehicle through the passenger door as the failure recurred for approximately six weeks. In addition, the contact stated there was overpowering gasoline fumes in the vehicle. The contact stated that the manufacturer had issued a voluntary recall but the contact did not confirm if the vehicle was included in the recall. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer or mechanic for diagnosis or repairs. The failure mileage was 79,000 and the current mileage was 79,400.

- Bellville, OH, USA

problem #2

Mar 212010


  • 86,355 miles
Traveling on interstate 57 during daytime hours. While cruising at 73 miles per hour in the right hand lane, the vehicle sputtered and lost all power. I coasted to a stop off the side of the road. I restarted the vehicle and everything seemed ok, so I continued on. A little later it sputtered again and started losing power. The power came back before it came to a complete stop. I called on star for a diagnostic check and they told me I had a fuel system problem and that if the car would run to continue that it was not a safety issue. They told me to take it to a dealer for repairs when I got home. I took the car worden-marten service center for repairs on March 23rd. To repair the car they: 1.replaced cat converter and oxygen sensor 125cgmpp- $750.47 a second incident occurred while traveling on interstate 57 during daytime hours. I was passing a semi tractor trailer with three cars following me while cruising at 73 miles per hour when the vehicle sputtered and lost all power putting me in a very dangerous situation. The vehicle coasted down to about 60 miles per hour before it kicked back in. I in the mean time had dropped back behind the semi with the three cars behind me and when I could I pulled back into the right hand lane. This was a very dangerous situation for me and my wife. I called on star for a diagnostic check and they told me that everything was ok. I took the car worden-marten service center for repairs again on April 19th to repair the car they: 1.replaced mass -air flow unit and sensor $ $131.39 who knows if it is fixed right this time? this was a very dangerous situation to be in for the car to fail.

- Rantoul, IL, USA

problem #1

Apr 042007


  • 19,488 miles
I own a 2005 Buick cxl with about 38200 miles. Starting back in February or March 2007, the message from the dash indicated that my oil lever was low. I added 1 quarts of oil and thought that my last oil change wasn?T complete. After driving many more miles, the oil indicator came on again. I brought the car to the dealer for diagnosis on April 4, 2007 with 19,488. Oil dye was added to trace a possible leak. No leak was visible when I returned again on June 13th (21,126 miles) when the oil indicator went on again. The dealer found minor seepage due to the left rear of the oil pan. The bolts were tightened, changed the oil and they sent me on my way. On July 23rd (23,102 miles) the oil light went on again, but this time the dealer suggested a consumption test and that I shouldn?T add any oil. On August 29th (24,275 miles) oil was down again. They added 1 quart of oil and told me to bring the car back again for a valve determination. On September 4th (24,637 miles), the dealer notated that there was oil lost and found bulletin for valve stem seals. They were replaced. Finally, on January 11, 2008 and still loosing oil, the dealer told me that a bulletin says that it is common to loose 1 quart oil every 1000 miles. I told them that answer wasn't acceptable.

- Skokie, IL, USA

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