1st Generation (2005—2009) LaCrosse Problems

This generations ranks 16th out of 21 Buick generations in reliability and is generally a good bet. Owners have the most complaints about the lights (29%), interior (12%), and the engine (11%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Air Bag Light On/off While Driving 6 complaints at an average of 62,234 miles in the 2008 Buick LaCrosse.
  2. Transmission Stopped Working 2 complaints at an average of 91,425 miles in the 2008 Buick LaCrosse.
  3. Door Locks Faulty 8 complaints at an average of 72,145 miles in the 2008 Buick LaCrosse.

What LaCrosse Year is Most Reliable?

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Buick model years.

Watch out for the 2008 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2009 17 2 689 2.7
2008 42 2 631 13.51
2007 23 4 569 4.39
2006 40 4 482 5.72
2005 45 5 381 10.98

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