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2011 Buick LaCrosse Repair Histories

54 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2011 Buick LaCrosse. 25 of these members (46.3%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 74 repairs to 2011 Buick LaCrosses--an average of 1.4 per vehicle--have been reported.

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Percentage of 2011 Buick LaCrosse repairs by problem area

Chart based on 74 repairs.
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2011 Buick LaCrosse 4dr Sedan

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

Buick LaCrosse in Michigan, United States
Apr 2011 - Sep 2014
3000 mi   Memory seats for drivers seat worked very erratically. 
Buick LaCrosse in New York, United States
Mar 2011 - Oct 2012
1000 mi   Car sometimes will not start 
2000   defective battery 
Buick LaCrosse in Virginia, United States
Jun 2011 - Mar 2013
5000 mi   Drivers seat goes back while going down road for no reason 
8300   Door panels are loosing their color. White spots are surfacing in the Cocoa color of door panels. Never had any abrasives or cleaning materials put on it. California duster is all. 
12700   door Panels having to be replaced again for loosing color. 
Buick LaCrosse in Florida, United States
Oct 2011 - Dec 2014
6000 mi   Battery leaked, damaged cables and acid damaged paint (and unspecified) other areas. Took 2 trips due to misdiagnosis, took 14 days to repair due to no parts in SE region, over a week for new part. Lousy diagnosis, repair took too long. 
Buick LaCrosse in Connecticut, United States
Dec 2010 - Mar 2013
4000 mi   Air conditioner stopped working. Compressor and other sensor replaced. Time in shop due to parts orders that took multiple days. Dealer provided loaner car 
4800   Fuel pump module of engine computer failed. 
6300   Car would hesitate before downshifting when accelerator was pushed down sharply for passing. 
Buick LaCrosse in Virginia, United States
Dec 2010 - Nov 2013
3000 mi   left front tire will not hold pressure. Had air replaced with nitrogen; still have problem. Tires were over filled 30 psi. 
5000   Bad bushing on left rear wheel; bushing ordered and was called to have it replaced. However, not all parts were sent and had to be reordered. No follow up by dealer. I did it all. Repair appointment scheduled. 
6000   Bushing replaced, noise back after two days. Haven't taken it back to dealer for repair; on my schedule. Resolved the Koon's insurance is going to pay for "key scratches" to my vehicle while left at Koon's for repair. 
8000   2x I had water in the left rear foot well. First time, I thought maybe a bottle of water had spilled. Not so, for the 2nd time there was a 1/4" of water in the well. Repair: Reseal body seam at left roof channel-A post area Knocking noise in right rear when going over bump. Dealer advised that right rear stabilizer link needs to be replaced. Part ordered 
12000   Check engine light on: Reprogram for cold start within 10 seconds Remove and reinstall sway bar links in right rear and added lock tite 
17000   Puddle of water in foot well behind driver 
21000   Both mirrors wouldn't move Rear windows wouldn't open Adaptive head lights wouldn't move 
Buick LaCrosse in Michigan, United States
Jul 2010 - Aug 2013
1000 mi   Rear window defrost did not work. 
36000   Park sensor failed 
Buick LaCrosse in Michigan, United States
Jan 2011 - Aug 2012
1000 mi   Memory seat module malfunction. When "easy exit" set to on, memory seats would not recall memory positions and/or would move to random positions upon activation (i.e. upon unlocking the car). Memory module was replaced, and the problem went away. 

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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
Aug 2010 - Mar 2015
1000 mi   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   "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. 
Buick LaCrosse in Michigan, United States
Sep 2010 - Dec 2014
8500 mi   Steering column adjustment lever very hard to lock - replaced steering column - problem resolved 120V outlet not working - loose wire found -  
33000   Delamination of materials on driver side door 
49000   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   Dealer found Service bulletin to remedy Nav system problems. 
61000   Whine was heard from drivetrain. Dealer determined and replaced the prop shaft bearing under warrenty. 
75000 US $259 Battery leading acid and had to be replaced. 
76000   Positive battery cable was damaged by battery leak 

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