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biggest complaint about your LaCrosse

Voorhees

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2012 Buick lacrosse
I love my 2012 lacrosse! Trunk swich took a crap shortly after owning it but everything works till it doesn't. I was upset about water damage thru cabin filter on a crazy rain that had me in garage for 12hr removing all interior and cleaning and reinstalling but learned on my steep driveway to back car in. I do have to say the V6 has alot of balls and moves very well when u ask of it. My biggest gripe is the cheap puddle lights I put in look like shit after 2yrs. That's on me tho. $20 for 2 or $70 for 2 I went cheap. You get what u pay for and I paid for a Buick and got a sexy comfortable ride that moves quickly when asked. In comparison to my Lincoln is another story that I wont bore anyone with but I have to say I love my Buick along with the rest of my cars. Unfortunately there are alot of lacrosse Buicks in Chicago but I have different rims than the rest so mine gets alot of compliments besides the fact that I tend to try to keep all my rides fresh and clean. Dumb ? But keep in mind I'm new is there a pic area on this forum? I would really like to see other ppls Buicks.
 

Globetrot1

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I have the first gen LaCrosse ... a 2008 to be exact.

I like it a lot but I do have some complaints.

First, almost all of the problems I've had have been with suspension and electrical components, just like the Consumer Reports (colored dots) system shows.

I've had to replace an intermediate steering shaft and finally did the all-in-one struts all the way around. In terms of electrical, I've had the following go out: low beams, door lock actuators, a few lights on the dash, and my recent ABS/Traction Control sensor and another sensor reading. My Series III 3800 V6 hasn't been as tight with oil consumption as was the Series I 3800 V6 in my last car. That one remained full until the next oil change. This one requires adding a little bit of oil, but at least it's staying constant.

In terms of cosmetics and creature comforts, I like most things but don't like the lack of a light under the hood, the lack of a keyed trunk lock (GP had it in 2004, but disappeared in 2005), and I don't like the fabric in the seats. First, it was only available as a pale gray or a pale tan. Then, while the main inserts have a pattern, the rest of the seats look like mouse fur ... a lot of mouse fur. It seems very durable, though. My '92 had nice ribbed upholstery in the seating area with more velour-like sides and they held up just fine for almost 300,000 miles.

What I like most is the seating position and configuration, the fit and finish (compared to more entry-level GM brands W-bodies), and the visibility in the 2005-2009 model. It goes without saying that I really like the power train. That's why I swooped down and bought one before the design was changed and the price went up.
 

Marc P

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Number one for me is poor reliability. As I've chronicled on the forum in the past I've had to be towed twice due to electonic failures in my 2010 CXS. This is unforgiveable to me, I commute 100 miles a day to work in rural central Texas where cell reception is spotty and you are no-kidding stranded if the car fails. This is my main reason for replacing this vehicle next spring which should coincide with the end of the factory warranty.

The glitchy nav system (replace once already), self-opening trunk lid, poor interior storage, mysterious and alarming DIC messages ("Cruise Control Set to 117 MPH" when only going 70 MPH) and so on. You just never know what this car is going to do next... I guess I need more certainty in my daily transportation.
I thought it was just mine sometimes when i go to sit in the car the truck pops open, one question i have, does the car have a truck switch? Besides the remote
 

Rich B.

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Our trunk switch is on lower driver side door, don’t know on prior years. Sounds like with troubles why prior owner traded, flood damage perhaps there? May of bought new; possibly too a bad harness connection, but Texas is a dry no humidity or corrosion area I though? I’d try unplugging, check, replug all harness that can be accessed, spray pins liberally with some WD40. That’s just my idea though.

Many years ago FinL bought a new Subaru. Same difference with unreliability; factory never fully connected one of the firewall harnesses, finally located lol.
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daa10fixer

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I was upset about water damage thru cabin filter on a crazy rain that had me in garage for 12hr removing all interior and cleaning and reinstalling but learned on my steep driveway to back car in.
Could you further explain what happened here? The front passenger floorboard of our 2012 is soaked with water. Recently after a couple of days with more than normal rain found the floorboard with standing water. We have an inclined drive, although I wouldn't characterize as steep, that we have been pulling up into and your's is closest I've found to what my situation is so far.
 

EDSELRANGER

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I so hate the "caution" menu and required acceptance at every start up !!!
My 2015 does not show that 'Caution' advisory at every start up. I won't say that I wish it did, but at least then I'd know to cancel it as part of SOP.

Mine shows up pretty randomly. It ALWAYS shows up after I'm happily tooling down the road. It FORCES you to take your eyes and attention away from the road while you acknowledge the message telling you how dangerous it is to divert your eyes and attention away from the road. And because of the piss-poor touch-screen, in inordinate amount of attention is required.

Got to be one of the most ASS-inine things I think I've ever seen.
 

Voorhees

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Could you further explain what happened here? The front passenger floorboard of our 2012 is soaked with water. Recently after a couple of days with more than normal rain found the floorboard with standing water. We have an inclined drive, although I wouldn't characterize as steep, that we have been pulling up into and your's is closest I've found to what my situation is so far.
Well sounds same to what u said. Steep driveway (i have seen steeper driveways but mine does have decent incline)also i have overhang from garage that covered hood of car so possible thatwater from roof added+ heavy rain had standing water in cabin. After deep cleaning there is no sign that it happened. Saw water marking due to heavy detailer spray on passenger kick panel. Pulled filter to find it damp. Had heavy rains since but now back car up driveway and never had problem again. If u have sent in car due to damage there is a car bomb that works great. Try turning your car around and see if it ever happens again. Hope that helps. If not message me and i can try to answer specific questions.
 
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