2013 Buick LaCrosse drivetrain NHTSA complaints: Power Train

NHTSA — Power Train Problems


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
11,476 miles

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2013 Buick LaCrosse drivetrain problems

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2013 Buick LaCrosse Owner Comments

problem #4

Jul 232016


  • 20,700 miles


At 55 mph the transmission suddenly shifted into neutral and the engine RPM increases. Light breaking applied without operator. Gearshift lever and gas pedal both unresponsive. Continue at 10 mph to get off four lane, turn off engine and restart for normal operation. No warning lights, dealer could not duplicate malfunction, stated no codes were set.

- Panama City, FL, USA

problem #3

Jul 012014

LaCrosse 6-cyl

  • miles
2013 Buick Lacrosse. Consumer writes in regards to partial/complete blackout of monitor (nav screen) including rear view camera when backing up. The consumer stated when he backed out of the garage, the navigation screen and dashboard lights would go dark, for 25 seconds. Which included the rear view camera which became totally useless for the initial 25 seconds of backing down the driveway. The same blackout of the monitor/dashboard happened when he drove forward out of a covered parking garage. The dealer everything was performing as designed. Jb according to the invoice, when the consumer shifted from reverse to drive, the vehicle shut off and would not go into gear as though the transmission was disconnected. All the gear lights illuminated. After the vehicle shut off, the vehicle rolled backwards while in drive. The key was stuck in the ignition for about 15 minutes, before the consumer was able to remove it. Updated 12/14/16.

- New Port Richey, FL, USA

problem #2

May 092014


  • 24,000 miles
The oil filter will not stay tight. We have it serviced at a G M service center.but every time they change the oil in about 1000 miles the filter comes lose and leaks.

- King, NC, USA

problem #1

Apr 162013

LaCrosse 6-cyl

  • 1,206 miles
The problem has occurred three times. While driving on the highway at 45 to 50 mph the car suddenly downshifts causing the motor to accelerate while the vehicle slows down and when the accelerator is completely released the speed is quickly reduced like the brake is being applied...to maintain a speed of 25 to 30 mph the motor RPM has to be in the 3500 range. This condition remains until the vehicle is stopped and then it returns back to normal operations. This vehicle was returned to the dealer for correction but they spent two days and never did find the problem. That's why I'm sending this to you.

- Little Rock, AR, USA

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