2011 Buick LaCrosse brakes NHTSA complaints: Service Brakes

NHTSA — Service Brakes Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
4 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
37,961 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 brakes problems

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2011 Buick LaCrosse Owner Comments

problem #7

Dec 302016


  • 105,000 miles


The contact owns a 2011 Buick Lacrosse. While driving 45 mph, the brake pedal was depressed. The vehicle skidded and the contact lost control of the vehicle. The stabilitrac and ABS warning indicators remained illuminated. The contact stated that the reduced power warning indicator also illuminated. It was diagnosed that there was a defective sensor in the rear driver side wheel hub that needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 105,000. The VIN was not available.

- Abilene, KS, USA

problem #6

Jul 232016


  • 33,000 miles
While attempting to stop at stop sign by applying brakes vehicle failed to stop then accelerated. While applying brakes as much as possible brakes still failed with vehicle plying through field and coming to rest only when plowing into an embankment,

- Lacoochee, FL, USA

problem #5

Mar 052015

LaCrosse 6-cyl

  • 96,400 miles
I was making a left turn and the car accelerated towards the right towards a curb on a residential street and steering wheel and car wheels locked up. I could not turn the wheels and the steering lost its power bringing the car to slam into the curb. I had no control of steering or turning the wheel of the car.

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

problem #4

Apr 252014

LaCrosse 6-cyl

  • 5,004 miles


Attempted to stop for red traffic light; applied brakes but they failed to stop vehicle. Car then accelerated -- used both feet on brake pedal unsuccessfully. Steering wheel locked up launching car into vehicles parked in a used car dealership lot.

- West Mifflin, PA, USA

problem #3

Mar 292013

LaCrosse 6-cyl

  • 17,991 miles
Backing into parking space when brakes failed. No prior warning or failure lights ever came on.

- Cleveland, TN, USA

problem #2

Feb 082012

LaCrosse 6-cyl

  • 3,000 miles
Sudden and unexpected acceleration during a low speed (<5 mph) tight left hand turn. First incident resulted in crash against house wall, damage to vehicle. Vehicle repaired below insurance deductible, no damage to structure. Second incident in a parking lot, on or about May 16, 2012, able to stop vehicle with no crash. Third incident occurred at neighbors house June 26, 2012, causing crash. Damage to vehicle and garage door. All incidents occurred when lifting from accelerator prior to stepping on the brake to shift into reverse (vehicle still in drive, no braking). After 3rd incident vehicle was drivable but was towed to the selling/servicing Buick dealer. Vehicle is still being investigated by dealer. Condition does not occur every time in the same tight left hand turn. Type of turn is 90 degrees in driveways to side loading garages and into parking spaces.

- Southport, NC, USA

problem #1

Jan 302012

LaCrosse 6-cyl

  • 5,334 miles
While driving vehicle, vehicle electronics went inopt while cruising down highway at 60 mph. Speedometer, instrument cluster, turn signals, navigation and radio were all inopt.

- Katy, TX, USA

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