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2011 Buick LaCrosse Problems and Repair Histories

46 TrueDelta members own a 2011 Buick LaCrosse. 22 of these members (47.8%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 61 repairs to 2011 Buick LaCrosses--an average of 1.3 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2011 Buick LaCrosse problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

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Don't infer 2011 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 2011 Buick LaCrosse repairs by problem area

20% of the 2011 Buick LaCrosse repairs were to the engine, 2% to the transmission, 3% to the brakes, 8% to the suspension, 41% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 20% to the body and trim, and 7% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 61 repairs.
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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
Apr 2011 0    
3000 0 Memory seats for drivers seat worked very erratically. 
23000  
Buick LaCrosse in New York, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2011 0    
1000 0 Car sometimes will not start 
2000 0 defective battery 
 
Buick LaCrosse in Virginia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2011 3000    
5000 0 Drivers seat goes back while going down road for no reason 
8300 0 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 0 door Panels having to be replaced again for loosing color. 
 
Buick LaCrosse in Florida, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2011 6000    
6000 0 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. 
15000  
Buick LaCrosse in Connecticut, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2010 0    
4000 0 Air conditioner stopped working. Compressor and other sensor replaced. Time in shop due to parts orders that took multiple days. Dealer provided loaner car 
4500 0 Fuel pump module of engine computer failed. 
6300 0 Car would hesitate before downshifting when accelerator was pushed down sharply for passing. 
 
Buick LaCrosse in Virginia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2010 1000    
3000 0 left front tire will not hold pressure. Had air replaced with nitrogen; still have problem. Tires were over filled 30 psi. 
5000 0 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 0 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 0 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 0 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 0 Puddle of water in foot well behind driver 
21000 0 Both mirrors wouldn't move Rear windows wouldn't open Adaptive head lights wouldn't move 
 
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 
 
Buick LaCrosse in Michigan, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2011 0    
1000 0 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
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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