Common Windows Problems

  1. Window Falls Into Door

    Cheap plastic clips inside of Buick's power window assemblies is known to break and allow the window to drop right into the door. GM dealerships insist on replacing the entire pulley assembly to the tune of $450 per window.

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  2. What Are We Missing?

    We know there's more problems than this. Let us know which one you'd like to see us cover next.

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Where Windows Complaints Happen

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.

Recent Windows 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. A while back GM owners were told to park their SUVs outside far away from structures, trees, leaf piles or pretty much anything that could catch on fire.

    The reason? The power window switches were acting like tinderboxes and setting vehicles ablaze.

    The problem was first recalled back in June of 2013 but "the fix" didn't work. So GM turned around and issued a recall of the recall -- a re-recall? This time they vowed to be super-duper sure they got it right. And when you're both super and duper sure, you better be right -- so they asked owners to hold tight (and keep parking outside) while they got the parts together.…

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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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