Last post on Aug 02, 2011 at 4:53 AM
You are in the Buick LaCrosse
What is this discussion about?
Buick LaCrosse, Sedan
#2249 of 2335 Re: iPod nano in 2008 LaCrosse? [jpstax1]
Jul 29, 2008 (3:52 am)
I can't believe that Buick wouldn't spend the extra money to include the newer platform radios (with auxiliary MP3 audio inputs) in a luxury car like the LaCrosse.
How can they? Every year many new features are introduced on new models. No manufacturer can keep making yearly changes on their carryover models. It would cost them billions to do it. They tool up a vehicle at $XXXXXXX and then they would have to spend money every year to retool it over and over. No one does that unless there is a real issue with quality or a real game changer. LaCrosse came out in '05 and it will be replaced in '09. The audio inputs came out in GM about '07 in large volume. Very hard to think they would spend the money and engineering resources for one or two years.
#2250 of 2335 Re: iPod nano in 2008 LaCrosse? [62vetteefp]
Jul 31, 2008 (7:26 am)
It would cost them billions to do it.
LOL. Billions? Maybe millions. BTW, you don't have to defend GM on my account. I'm a very long time GM buyer, and I see how they skimp to save a few bucks here and there. I'm sure they've even substituted cheaper materials on your 'Vette just to save a few pennies. It makes the pencil pushers and bean counters very happy.
#2251 of 2335 Re: iPod nano in 2008 LaCrosse? [jpstax1]
Jul 31, 2008 (8:31 am)
Billions? Maybe millions.
Sorry, I was referring to the entire industry if they tried to update every vehicle every year to have the latest whatever.
#2252 of 2335 Re: whinning sound from engine bay [kairns]
Aug 19, 2008 (5:01 am)
Mine too, MY2005 CX with 37M or 57K. It would sound like that with the same symptoms, strangely I started to get low oil message from my DIC. The level was below minimum after 3000 miles and oil life was 55%?
Took it to the dealer while the car is still under the warranty, does not look good to me. Service advisor blamed me for following Oil Life System instead 3000 miles schedule!?! So GM got it wrong with OLS, according to their Good Wrench web page oil should be OK for 4000-7000 miles. Mine is below level after 3K.
#2253 of 2335 Re: whinning sound from engine bay [neshapop]
Aug 19, 2008 (6:07 am)
Service advisor blamed me for following Oil Life System instead 3000 miles schedule!?!
Do not listen to him. Changing oil at 3000 miles is a waste of your money and oil. Remember the dealers are independent from the OEM (GM in this case) and want the service dollars.
Now, not sure why you have low oil but oil life system has nothing to do with oil level. The oil that is left is perfectly good for another 3000 miles or so (oil life said 55%). Need to figure out why oil was low. Could have been as simple as there was not enough oil put in at last change to something mechanical.
Bottom line is you got it in under warranty and do not le the dealer blame the not changing of oil as a reason for not fixing it.
#2254 of 2335 Re: whinning sound from engine bay [kairns]
Aug 19, 2008 (8:05 am)
I have a 2005 LaCrosse CXS and I have noticed the same whinning sound. I have been ignoring it. Did you discover the source/problem?
#2255 of 2335 Re: whinning sound from engine bay [62vetteefp]
Aug 19, 2008 (9:16 am)
Thanks for your reply,
That's exactly what I told them (I followed GM recommended oil care with OLS), they topped up oil level and now less than 1000 miles later is 3/8 above minimum level already. There is no signs of oil under the car, not a single drop. It is just burning oil...I used to add a quart between oil changes (6K) until the last one. Now it seems quite serious.
#2256 of 2335 Re: whinning sound from engine bay [neshapop]
Aug 19, 2008 (10:09 am)
Yep, sounds like you need to get it fixed.
#2257 of 2335 Idling Issue
Aug 19, 2008 (7:53 pm)
I have a 2007 LaCrosse which has a standing idle of around 750 RPM. However, after accelerating over 25 mph, when I back off the accelerator, the engine returns to idle at about 1000 rpm. When I complained to the dealer, he said there is nothing wrong and that the idle settings are set at the factory. We test drove a different LaCrosse and after accelerating it returned to idle at 750 rpm so this is an issue peculiar to my car. I was wondering if anyone else had this problem. Also, my guess is that there must be some sort of idle control chip that regulates the idle which Buick should be able to replace. The dealer said that it cannot be done. Does anyone know if it is possible and how difficult it would be to replace whatever computer component regulates idle? I feel as if Buick is discounting my concerns over what to me is a safety issue since the increased idle is unexpected and requires additional braking pressure.
#2258 of 2335 Re: Idling Issue [dcs67]
Aug 20, 2008 (3:43 am)
Not as simple as a chip. It is all computerized and I doubt if you have something wrong with the software. Most likely one of the sensors is inaccurate or something mechanical is hanging up.
To be honest 750 vs. 1000 idle sure is not much. Amazed it was noticable.
Anyway the dealerships are independent from Buick. Go to another dealer.