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#19 of 98 Re: Buick Lacrosse Transmission [miles9]
Oct 05, 2010 (1:01 am)
Hello, there is a service bullitin out on this and from what I can see the problem is with the 2nd and 4th gear clutch pack in the transmission, do not wait for the mileage specefied for trans oil change as this will make things worse as the oil will turn to mud, my 2006 started early with the hard shifts occasionally and now at 73000 miles and no more warranty the trans is really bad, just a matter of time before the big expense will hit, I am really disapointed other than this this has been one of the better GM cars I have owned but will not buy another.Mine is the Canadian version Allure.
#20 of 98 2010 Buick LaCrosse Transmission Problems
Oct 03, 2010 (3:55 am)
#21 of 98 2010 Buick LaCrosse Transmission Problems
Feb 01, 2010 (1:16 pm)
Well I have a 2010 Buick Lacrosse CXS with 1400 miles on it. I put it in the shop because the transmission is going out on it. I took it in Friday, January 29, to have it checked. It took the technician over 30 minutes to hear the problem I was hearing. There was no computer indication of a problem. The dealership called GM technical center (what ever that is) and they had no ideas. So I had to take it back in today so they can tear down the transmission to determine the problem.
I hear a clicking sound if I am slowing down between 35 to 20 mph. The clicking sound will go away if accelerate when it is clicking.
So I am posting this to see if anyone has had a similar problem with their Lacrosse. Also I am hoping that GM is monitoring these forums, because this is the last GM product I will ever buy. The Lacrosse was suppose to be the new and improved GM model. Well they fell way short of my expectations for this car. I am sorry to you GM workers because this is an indication that you will continue to lose jobs with this type of quality.
#22 of 98 Re: 2010 Buick LaCrosse Transmission Problems [redriver1]
Feb 01, 2010 (4:55 pm)
Fully understand your frustration. However, anything mechanical, electrical, technical, etc., can go wrong regardless of the product. I had a Toyota RAV4 for 8 years. Finally bought 2010 LaCrosse CXS. Gave RAV4 to daughter with 62,000 miles. It was not in the recall of ~4 million cars by Toyota. Like they say in Jamaica 'Pooo-Poooo Happens. Let them fix it and then let us know what happened. Good Luck.
#23 of 98 Re: 2010 Buick LaCrosse Transmission Problems [redriver1]
Feb 02, 2010 (5:40 pm)
".. I hear a clicking sound if I am slowing down between 35 to 20 mph......"
Is that the only problem, or are there drivability problems with the transmission? It seems odd that they would go through the trouble of tearing down a tranny just for a clicking. Good Luck and keep us posted.
#24 of 98 Re: 2010 Buick LaCrosse Transmission Problems [redriver1]
Feb 16, 2010 (8:13 am)
I also have a 2010 Lacrosse with the same issue. Interestingly enough just started searching for someone else with the same issues I have been having with this car and wanted you to know it is not just your car, mine has 1494 miles on it and I have been wondering what that clicking is, but have just been ignoring it thinking I am just hearing things.
It only seems to do it in 2nd gear I believe, and when you accelerate is gone instantly. Doesn't seem to impact performance so I just turn up the radio a bit and ignore, although it sounds like down the road the issue will continue to get worse.
I WANT to love this car so much, it is beautiful inside and out, in a month of ownership I am already having serious concerns with the quality. I want to buy American so badly, but this may be my last GM car.
Unfortunately the clicking is minor in comparison to the other problem that developed for me, I will start a thread on that issue in a few mins but needless to say I was going down the freeway at 80 mph and the whole car went dead on me, just black. No power steering, power brakes, nada... whole electrical system seems to have fried. It was towed to the dealer where so far they can't figure it out either which brought me to these boards to see if anyone else had that issue.
Stinks, was loving this car and was telling everyone how American cars were finally on the right track... And now within a month I may be back in a Lexus, we'll see what they find...
#25 of 98 Re: 2010 Buick LaCrosse Transmission Problems [redriver1]
Feb 22, 2010 (5:38 pm)
Well it is now Feb 22 and the Lacrosse CXS is still in the shop. I am still not sure of the details of the problem. However, the dealership is waiting on a part kit of two bearings and a shaft.
After two weeks I got tired of talking to the dealership and contacted the Buick Customer Service. It took a 30 minute call to get past the first level of Customer Service to get to the second level of Customer Service. This Customer Service representative was very nice to let me know that there are approximately 830 of these part kits on back order. So I am assuming that I am not the only person with a transmission problem with their new Lacrosse. I spoke with this Rep for the first time on Feb 16.
On Feb 19 the Rep called me again to let me know that there has been no change in the parts back order issue. However, he had talked with the dealership and they were asking for a new transmission. The Rep told me that he has passed this request onto the appropriate levels in Buick. He said that he would call me back on Feb 23 to let me know if he had received any answer to this request. It is funny that when I requested a new transmission on Feb 16 the statement was, "That is not possible." So it is interesting that the longer they pay for a rental car the better it is looking at spending a little money on a new transmission.
So I had my car for six weeks and at the end of this week it will be in the shop for four weeks. I really like this car and know that anything can happen to a car. But when parts are not available there is a major problem in the GM system. I was given a Cadillac STS with only 3900 miles on it. The rental agency said that it had just come out of the shop with failed power steering. GM continues to display their quality levels are still very low and Toyota is looking better!
#26 of 98 Re: 2010 Buick LaCrosse Transmission Problems [redriver1]
Feb 22, 2010 (6:45 pm)
sounds a little bit ridiculous for you to be going through this on a brand new car! just shows GM still has not gotten it all together yet! Since your car has been in the shop for over 4 weeks do you not qualify for lemon law in your state? I know in NJ, where I live, it goes by if the same problem has been fix 3 times with no resolution, which you obviously are not at [OR] have the car at the dealership for more than 2 weeks consecutively during the same calendar year, which you might qualify for!
I hope things work out the best for you! Lots of luck!!
#27 of 98 2010 LaCrosse Transmission
Apr 19, 2010 (6:25 am)
I have an AWD, when leaving my driveway in the morning, on what I believe to be the 2-3rd shift. I have had the trans NOT make the shift!! The engine will free rev, If I let off on the "gas pedal" the trans will than go into the next gear (3rd) and life go's on. This will only happen once in the morning, once every other week. Have had the car at dealership, with the car over night, with out the same problem occuring for them.
#28 of 98 Re: 2010 Buick LaCrosse Transmission Problems [redriver1]
Sep 24, 2010 (10:26 am)
Seems like they have a big problem with the tranny! Our 2010 is in the shop with tranny problem and we've only had it a few months. Its been in the shop for thee weeks now awaiting parts that seem to come each time with missing parts in the order claims the service manager. They are paying for my rental but that doesnt cut it for me. Today i called buick customer service and I expect to hear back from my district rep by monday. GM has to know about this problem, and they should issue a recall because something is terribly wrong. Our problem started with the car idling a little high and i let that go but a few days later it didnt want to shift into gear. Finally shifted into gear and heard a loud noise but it drove ok after that. The check egine light came on and onstar reps said it was a transmission code. Took it to the dealer that day and they have been trying to fix it since then. Im pretty fed up but what can you do? Hopefully this District rep tells me something positive. How can you sale cars and know that there will be problems within 2000 miles of leaving the lot. I normally by BMW's but thought i'd give the Buick a chance since it was so nice inside and out, I will not let GM lure me in like that again. UPDATE TO COME!