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2016 LaCrosse Dash Lights
Why do my dash lights work intermittently? Sometimes they are on and work perfectly. Other times no lights on and suddenly they will come on. LOVE this car and it only has some 20,000 miles on i...
Car Dont Always Turn Over
My car has new cables and starter... dont Always start when I need it too.. all light and gauges turn on, finger dings... it won't turn over. Most of the time if I have patience and keep trying it ...
2014 Buick Lacrosse Dies When I Hit A Bump Or Turn Corners
My Buick Lacrosse completely dies without warning when I turn a corner or hit a bump. The engine dies, steering wheel locks, brake pedal locks ups, radio infotainment center freeze (can't use Onstar...
ABS, Traction Control, Stabilitrac, Brake And Parking Brake Lights
These faults all come up when you start the car. Car seems to drive fine except the rear wheel bearings are making a little noise. Bearings on order. I scanned the car and got C0035 front left whe...
"Service Brake Assist" & Skid Control
When I start my car, these messages appear and stay as long as the car is engaged. I did a scan with an OBD2 and it showed no problems. I also read online that this is "a known problem" with t...
Buick LaCrosse Overview
With the departure of the Regal and Century mid-size sedans, Buick introduced the LaCrosse in 2005 to fill their shoes and hopefully attract a younger audience to its lineup. Though it uses the same platform and engine choices (a 3.6 and 3.8 V6) as the older models, the exterior and interior have been redesigned, with a focus on comfort and quality.
Three trim offerings vary from base to sporty to luxury and carry a good deal of standard features, such as ABS brakes, OnStar, remote keyless entry and start, and power driver's seat. The LaCrosse is trying to compete with more luxurious, but also more expensive sedans by loading up on features. Buick has reinforced the steel body paneling and added sound insulation for more safety and less road noise.
A retuned and stronger suspension improves handling and turning ratios, and traction control is standard across the line. Long saddled with the stigma of being an old person's car, Buick is hoping its updates and active nameplate will entice a new generation of drivers. But despite the reported styling changes, the LaCrosse looks very similar to older style Buicks and though its improved handling does help add to its sportier aspirations, an outdated 4-speed automatic is not likely to be a big selling point. Inside, the backseat can get cramped, with limited headroom due to a sloping roofline.
It still may be too early to tell how the new Buick LaCrosse will fair in the mid-size sedan market. It certainly has a cheaper price tag than other well-appointed competitors and is generally believed to be one of the best U.S.-produced cars on the market, but it still lags behind in style, performance, and upscale features.