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#1529 of 2335 Re: LaCrosse Recall [fredvh]
Apr 25, 2005 (1:24 pm)
Found a copy of the recall here it is:
Make : BUICK Model : LACROSSE Year : 2005
Manufacturer : GENERAL MOTORS CORP.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 05V156000 Recall Date : APR 19, 2005
Component: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:PEDALS AND LINKAGES
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 61594
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE CLIP THAT SECURES THE BRAKE PUSHROD TO THE BRAKE PEDAL ARM PIN COULD HAVE BEEN BENT WHEN IT WAS INSTALLED. A BENT CLIP MAY COME OFF, ALLOWING THE BRAKE BOOSTER PUSHROD TO SEPARATE FROM THE BRAKE PEDAL.
PUSHING ON THE PEDAL WILL NOT APPLY THE BRAKES AND A VEHICLE CRASH COULD OCCUR WITHOUT PRIOR WARNING.
DEALERS WILL INSTALL A NEW BRAKE PEDAL PUSH ROD BUSHING AND RETAINING CLIP AND, IF THE CLIP WAS MISSING, A NEW BRAKE PEDAL ARM ASSEMBLY. THE RECALL BEGAN ON APRIL 26, 2005. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT BUICK AT 1-866-608-8080.
GM RECALL NO. 05038. CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATIONS AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236.
Apr 25, 2005 (1:58 pm)
That sounds a little scary, might want to keep the parking/emergency brake in mind until the recall is performed.
Apr 26, 2005 (6:21 am)
I read it's only happened to 2 people and the recall is totally voluntary.
#1532 of 2335 Re: brakes [vanman1]
Apr 26, 2005 (8:38 am)
True, but it still makes you think. My Suburban falls within the model years being recalled for the faulty fuel pump wiring. It puts in the in the back of my head, that I might not make it to where I'm going, even though the odds of a problem are fairly slim.
#1533 of 2335 Re: brakes [vanman1]
Apr 26, 2005 (9:02 am)
vanman, what do you mean by voluntary? I believe in this case it means that GM asked for a recall w/o the government forcing them to. If so every car needs to get checked out.
#1534 of 2335 Lacrosse tranny
Apr 27, 2005 (7:58 am)
I wonder why GM hasn't stepped up and started offering at least a five speed automatic transmission. Toyota has a 5-speed in the Camry, Ford is offering a 6-speed in the 500/Montego.
I've also noted how decontented the Lacrosse is - ABS with Traction Control optional?? Wasn't GM the one crowing in the 90s thet ALL their vehicles came with ABS? If GM wants to keep in business - without having to drop either Pontiac or Buick - they need to get more competitive. If I was shopping for a new car now, my comparison points me to either a Camry LE V6 or a Ford 500 (though I'd really like a Crown Vic LX Sport!).
When I stopped in the local Buick dealer for the Hot Button contest, they fell all over my 98 Olds Intrigue because of the low miles (44K) and the good condition (constant claying, polishing and waxing keeps it looking better than the day I bought it). With a CX on the lot with ABS/Trac, and side airbags marked down to $20459, I'm tempted to see what they'd offer me.....
#1535 of 2335 Re: Lacrosse tranny [dekester]
Apr 27, 2005 (8:44 am)
1.) Gm will will be sharing that same Ford 500 6 spd tranny in future new vehicles. I believe the 500 is the first to get it.
2)Yes, GM had and advertised that they had ABS standard all the way down to the cavalier. About 4 years ago Lutz came in and said no one cares. We were over contented and therefore overpriced. Few in the lower price ranges (Camry, Accord on down was optional) had it as standard and if they really want it they can order it. It is always available. Please remember that your opinion on features is probably not the same as everyone elses in this country. Many people do not want ABS and many cannot afford it. Now saying all that, some are making ABS standard now. In time all GM will have it standard (by 2010 and earlier for most) due to its comittment to have Stabilitrak standard on all vehicles (Stabilitrak requires ABS and adds much more safety to the vehicle)
3) The LaCrosse is a great replacement for the Intrigue.
Apr 27, 2005 (9:00 am)
Voluntary recall vs government forced recall.
#1537 of 2335 Re: Lacrosse tranny [62vetteefp]
Apr 27, 2005 (11:28 am)
Good points, thanks for the info. I can't believe that people don't want ABS....it makes the cars safer and manuverable in a panic situation. Anyone who's had their brakes lock up and sweated out a panic stop - hopefully without hitting anything - would like to avoid that experience again. I know I would. Can't say how many times without ABS I'd've gone through a red light, or hit that idiot cutting across three lanes to get to their exit.
Of course this is only MY opinon.....
GM adding StabiliTrak is a good thing, and I wish it was available in 1998 when I was shopping. Toyota's system doesn't seem to be too common, though. When we bought our 03 Camry, I wanted the traction control and stability options, but there were none on the lot or in any regional dealer's lots. Toyota also does not make it easy to order a car, either, rather relying on someone, somewhere having what you want, and getting your dealer to swap it.
Trying to talk my father into looking at the Lacrosse next time he takes his 97 Century in for an oil change, but it's like talking to a brick wall!
#1538 of 2335 Re: Lacrosse tranny [dekester]
Apr 27, 2005 (11:53 am)
The ABS is available on all cars. They are just doing what Honda, Toyota and others do. They are leaving some items as options and that allows a lower base price for advertising and leaders to get people in the door. It was okay when Accord and Camry do. Isn't it okay now? The items are available.