2012 Buick Verano drivetrain NHTSA complaints: Power Train

NHTSA — Power Train Problems


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
15,950 miles

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2012 Buick Verano drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2012 Buick Verano Owner Comments

problem #3

Nov 142015


  • 45,250 miles


Today I was driving my 2012 Buick Verano and without any advanced notice (ie.. lights illuminated on dashboard) my vehicle lost power and just started to creep to a full stop. The dashboard was black nothing to tell me what the problem was. Thank god they have created a large pull off on the highway or I would have been really hurt. I tried several time to restart my vehicle the restarting process was not the problem it was putting the car in gear every time I tried to put the vehicle in gear it would shut off and the engine light is now on.

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #2

Dec 312012

Verano 4-cyl

  • 2,500 miles
It has always down shifted hard at about 28 to 30 mph, we asked the dealer and he said it was normal, I have never had a car do this, and what I am afraid of, is it will go bad after the warranty goes out and I am stuck, I have read other reviews on this and other people have had the same problem?? please help me find out about this, it only has about 6500 miles on it now, and we bought it Dec 28 2012, it was driven by the finance manager at fuson Buick in terre haute Indiana, and they sold it to us as a new car with 4 years warranty, thanks and hope that you can help us. [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Montezuma , IN, USA

problem #1

Jun 202012


  • 100 miles
A constant "percolating" or rattling sound is heard while driving slowly and especially on uneven surfaces. The noise gets worse and more consistent as the car is driven. Since nobody can tell me what it is, I must assume it could be a safety concern. The noise became worse after a strut was replaced at 100 miles. The noise got louder after an attempt to fix it by installing a new coil (F-spring?). I was told that this is a characteristic of the car so they will not make attempts to repair it when I request specific actions. I have heard similar noises in at least 7 other same model cars. Three separate people have driven the car and confirm the noises. If there is a structural weakness it would be a safety concern.

- West Palm Beach, FL, USA

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