The 2 Most Common LaCrosse Problems

We've pulled together a list of the problems LaCrosse owners.

  1. Sudden Low Beam Headlight Failure

    The 1st generation Lacrosse and Rainier have low beam headlights can suddenly shut off even though the lights themselves are perfectly fine. The issue is a a defective headlamp driver module which is responsible for distributing power to th…

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  2. Which Buick Vehicles Have Takata Airbags?

    Some Buick models are part of the Takata airbag recalls. Takata, a parts supplier for numerous automakers, manufactured defective, shrapnel-hurling airbag inflators that have affected over 34 million+ vehicles.

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What LaCrosse Owners Complain About

Sometimes it helps just to tally up the complaints and see where the biggest stacks are. Use this information to learn about troublespots or to run for the hills.

LaCrosse Generations

The LaCrosse has 3 generations, each with their own issues. Using the same PainRank™ system we've determined that you're better off avoiding the 2nd generation (2010–2016).

  1. 3rd Generation LaCrosse

    Years
    2017–2019
    Reliability
    8th of 22
    PainRank
    1.54
    Complaints
    7
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  2. 2nd Generation LaCrosse

    Years
    2010–2016
    Reliability
    21st of 22
    PainRank
    11.13
    Complaints
    147
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  3. 1st Generation LaCrosse

    Years
    2005–2009
    Reliability
    17th of 22
    PainRank
    7.55
    Complaints
    169
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LaCrosse Key Numbers

  1. 323 complaints

    Running tally of owner grievances filed to CarComplaints.com.

  2. 2,426 service bulletins

    Documenting the process of troubleshooting common problems.

  3. 21 recall campaigns

    Time-sensitive, free repairs for widespread safety problems.

Recent LaCrosse News

There's a lot of news out there, but not all of it matters. We try to boil down it to the most important bits about things that actually help you with your car problem. Interested in getting these stories in an email? Signup for free email alerts over at CarComplaints.com.

  1. GM says it needs to bleed the brake systems of 230,000 cars.

    Some of the recalled vehicles have rear brake caliper pistons that have hydrogen gas trapped inside that could be released into the brake systems. ZF, the manufacturer of the brake pistons, didn't properly temper and chrome-coat the pistons, causing hydrogen gas to remain trapped in the bodies of the pistons.…

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  2. The 2014 Buick LaCrosse is acting a bit possessed these days. Not the "360-degree-head-spinning, better-call-an-exorcist" variety of possessed, but more along the lines of a b-rated horror flick.

    That's because the windows can continue to work long after the car has been turned off ... spooky! In some cases, the windows will even open and close themselves ... SPOOKIER! Then there's the fact that the chime might not sound when the driver’s door is opened with the key still in the ignition ... SPOO ... ok, that's not as spooky.…

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  3. Hey, it's the weekend and you know what that means! Another massive recall from GM for ignition switch problems.

    Cue the sad trombone. Here's a breakdown of what you need to know.

    • GM is recalling 3.2 million vehicles that have ignitions that can be turned off by a heavy key chain
    • GM is advising owners of the recalled cars to remove all unnecessary weight from their key chains
    • There is no word on when the recall will start…

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  4. Pop quiz, everyone! When installing brakes, the rear rotors should be installed on which of the following: 1) The front brake assembly 2) The rear brake assembly.

    Write your answer down and send it to the What Were You Thinking? division of General Motors.…

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