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Buick LaCrosse Problems and Repair Histories

192 TrueDelta members own a 2000 or newer Buick LaCrosse. 62 of these members (32.3%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 145 repairs to Buick LaCrosses--an average of 0.8 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently Buick LaCrosse problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the Buick LaCrosse problem descriptions below.

Don't infer Buick LaCrosse problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of Buick LaCrosse repairs by problem area

13% of the Buick LaCrosse repairs were to the engine, 2% to the transmission, 5% to the brakes, 8% to the suspension, 48% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 17% to the body and trim, and 8% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 145 repairs.

Buick LaCrosse repair cost distribution

Of the Buick LaCrosse repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 40% cost less than $100, 40% between $100 and $499, and 20% between $1000 and $2499.

Chart based on 5 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
Non-members can see only ten Buick LaCrosse problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2011 Buick LaCrosse 4dr Sedan

280-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Buick LaCrosse in Michigan, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2010 0    
1000 0 Rear window defrost did not work. 
36000 0 Park sensor failed 
 

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2011 Buick LaCrosse 4dr Sedan

280-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Buick LaCrosse in Connecticut, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2010 1000    
1000 0 New car was delivered with heated steering wheel function not working. Dealer replaced defective wiring harness. Center console made squeeking/popping noise when accelerating or braking. Dealer determined factory had omitted "special tape" from inside console. Dealer installed tape and problem went away. 
7000 0 "Service AFL Lamp" message was appearing on gauge cluster when starting car. AFL refers to Adaptive Front Lighting system. Dealer updated software on that component and problem went away. Squeaky buttons on center console. Also squeaking when accelerating/decelerating hard. Dealer disassembled unit and applied sound-reducing tape. While somewhat better, the problem persists at an annoying level. 
49000  
Buick LaCrosse in Michigan, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2010 4000    
8500 0 Steering column adjustment lever very hard to lock - replaced steering column - problem resolved 120V outlet not working - loose wire found -  
33000 0 Delamination of materials on driver side door 
49000 0 Nav always starts with caution warning and requires OK to be pushed. In addition, address entries are no longer saved or can be deleted after shutting off engine & power. Easy Exit seat doesn't work for memory position #2 AFL warning display upon engine start. Dealer reprogammed, and changed components 
51000 0 Dealer found Service bulletin to remedy Nav system problems. 
61000 0 Whine was heard from drivetrain. Dealer determined and replaced the prop shaft bearing under warrenty. 
75000 259 Battery leading acid and had to be replaced. 
76000 90 Positive battery cable was damaged by battery leak 
79000  

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2010 Buick LaCrosse 4dr Sedan

280-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Buick LaCrosse in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2010 1860    
3380 0 Various radio malfunctions - fail to remember last audio source, fail to remember song position (USB drive playback), Nav warning screen displays at every engine start. 
6820 0 Driver seat intermittently failed to return to driving position after using the "driver seat auto exit" functionality which slides the seat back when exiting the car. 
20080 0 A previously corrected issue returned. The nav keeps reverting to Washington, DC, entering nav mode always showed disclaimer screen. 
25420 0 One of the rear ultrasonic parking assist sensors failed. Replacement ordered, required painting and had to return a second time to install it. 
26320 90 Car has had a mild vibration in steering wheel/seat since bought. Previous attempts to balance tires did not help. Trying Road Force balance this time. 
39060 0 Horn was partly working. The LaCrosse has a two-tone horn - one of the tones was shorted out. Horn replaced under warranty. Chrome trim around cup holders starting to peel. Trim replaced under warranty Rubber seal at the leading edge of both rear doors would become disconnected if rear doors unused for a period of time. They could be snapped back in place by hand. Trim replaced under warranty. 
43400 0 Repetitive thumping noise from the front end while braking at slow speed. 
Buick LaCrosse in Michigan, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2010 1000    
2000 0 loose weather stripping at passenger door mystery noise immediately upon start 
8000 0 blind side alert sensor malfunctioning 
 
Buick LaCrosse in Rhode Island, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2009 2000    
5700 0 Squeak from rear of car. reflash tranny and nav system and battery drawdown 
22000 0 Injector #5 stuck open dumping raw fuel into engine. Replaced injector and catalytic converter 
41300 0 Radio keeps resetting. Needs replacement 
 
Buick LaCrosse in Alberta, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2010 13020    
19840 0 Replaced broken piece of exterior trim. 
91140 1787 Both front struts replaced. One was leaking oil and causing a thunk in the front while going over bumps. 
101060  

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2010 Buick LaCrosse 4dr Sedan

252-horsepower 3.0L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Buick LaCrosse in Massachusetts, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2009 0    
1700 0 Drivers side seat belt was not retracting properly. Fixed a few paint defects from the factory. Ipod connection not functioning properly Lumbar function on drivers seat didn't work. Service Airbag light came on. 
4000 0 Thumping and whirring noise when turning wheel all the way left or right. Found to have an internal failure in steering rack. Resolved with steering gear replacement. Ipod connectivity issues. Was informed that GM is aware of the issue and is working on a fix. Memory seat button not working. New switch ordered and replaced. Drivers side door molding not lining up correctly. Trim piece replaced and problem resolved. Rattles, could not replicate. Car is not getting anywhere near the EPA MPG numbers. Was advised that the CXL AWD gets in the low teens on average for MPG in city driving. (Unacceptable!!!) No problem to fix to help alleviate the issue. 
4000 0 Rear defroster stopped working. Was told it suffered from "logic lock". Apparently the module that controls the defroster had a malfunction and needed to be reprogrammed to keep it from happening again. Weather stripping on the inside of the passenger door frame was not lining up correctly making the door difficult to open. New one ordered and replaced. Fixed issue. 
4000 0 iPod connection still not working and defroster had stopped working again when traded. 

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