NHTSA — Suspension: Front Problems


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
18,135 miles

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2005 Buick Terraza suspension problems

suspension problem

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2005 Buick Terraza Owner Comments

problem #3

Mar 282007


  • 18,529 miles


This is the worst vehicle that I have ever owned! also, the first new car I have every had and I'm extremely disappointed!!!! I have always driven GM cars and I can't understand why GM doesn't recall and of the 2005 buck Terraza's and give people a refund or a new car. This car has been in the shop at least 30 times since Feb. 2006-Mar 2008. Problems from tires, front end problems, doors, cd/dvd player, heated seats, electrical, brakes, rotors, you name it, it's been done. Now I am having a same problem that I had in March 2007 and is happening again and because I no longer have a warranty I will end up paying for it! I don't think this is right. I wish I could just give the van back and make them give me something else. I have had Buick's in the past and have never! had problems. I actually bought a Buick because of the higher standard, now I wish I would have bought something else.

- Lakeville, MN, USA

problem #2

Nov 272006

Terraza 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,875 miles
- the contact complained about a variety of vehicle problems. Failures. The heating and cooling system did not consistently provide heat or air conditioning. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer 7 times for the heating and cooling system failure. However, she stated that she has had problems with system working on at least 15 occasions. The last time that the contact took the vehicle to the dealer for heating and cooling failure was December 27, 2006. The contact stated that each time she has taken the vehicle for repair it was reprogrammed. The repair worked for a while and then began failing again. The contact stated that the crank seal was leaking and replaced 01/02/07. The contact stated that the sway bars for the stabilizers were replaced 07/2006. All 4 brake rotors were warped and they were repaired, but not replaced 07/2006. The contact stated that all four tires had to be replaced at 20,000 miles because they were all cupped, and she had to replace all four of them 10/16/2006. The contact also stated that the backup assist didn't work for 3 or 4 weeks. The contact also stated that there is a constant dinging noise such as when you have left a car door open, however, a car door is not open. The contact stated that if she turns the car off and lets it sit for a few minutes the dinging stops, but if she doesn't turn the vehicle off and waits it keeps dinging. The contact stated this has happened four times to date. The contact believed there was something wrong with the electrical system.

- Oneleske, AK, USA

problem #1

Jan 102006

Terraza 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vibration in car at speeds of 45-to-70--steering wheel van has been back to dealer 6 times, has only 5900 miles dealer has replaced 2 tires, forced balanced all four tires several times. The tow has been set at zero and aligned 2 times. Just recently, they put 4 new Michelin tires on van at 5700 miles, problem is still there, and it stills goes to right. I have been told again by GM, this is just the way the van is and they can not find a fix, they offered a 10 year 100000 extended warranty on top of the 3 year 36 mile factory warranty. I told them would you drive this van like this forever, the person at GM said no. So I told her that is my answer to the extended warranty. Also, they have taken a 2006 on their lot for a ride, and it has the same problem as mine. I have also called other Buick service depts. And I have been told that GM has been aware of this problem and still has no fix. My wife and young family no longer feels safe in this 2005 Buick Terraza cxl.

- Mcdonald, OH, USA

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