Last post on Dec 11, 2013 at 9:36 AM
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#91 of 100 Re: Buick LaCrosse Transmission Issues [butterfly1123]
Jan 31, 2013 (2:41 pm)
I have a 2005 lacrosse and I am having the same exact problems you are having buick 55 my wife and baby and 10yr old drive in that car, and just this morning we were turning shut off in a turn and going form a dead stop a woman can control it a man can barely control it! I have been in the car business for a while so I know diff people I've had it scanned multiple times, there are six different codes coming up for fuel, but the same exact things that happen to you happen on a regular basis with this car and NO RECALLS it's So dangerous She has broken down on 95 with my infant in the car at night! and has to wait ten to 15 minutes before she can get it started and have to two-foot it just in case especially in stop n go traffic! but no one seems to be able to find the problem, but somethings gotta give at least put out a bulletin telling consumers what might be the cause of the problem.it is absoloutely horrible the way it performs and the check engine light is on n when its off it doesn't happen nearly as much if ever so it might be good for a day or 2 at the most n it scares the life out of me for anyone to be driving it and LIKE TODAY STALL OUT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE TURN AND NOT BEING ABLE TO MUSCLE THE STEERING WHEEL TO CONTROL IT! but I'M IN FOR ANY PETITION AND SUPPORT I CAN!
#92 of 100 Re: Buick LaCrosse Transmission Issues [jq2005]
Feb 04, 2013 (1:19 pm)
Have you gotten this checked out at a dealership? If so, and they weren't able to diagnose the cause of this concern, please let us know! We can be reached at socialmediagm.com (include your name and contact information, the last 8 digits of your VIN and mileage, and a summary of the situation so far).
Sarah, GM Customer Service
#93 of 100 Transmission fluid in radiator
Jul 25, 2013 (7:01 am)
Has anyone seen this problem?
I have a low mileage 2006 LaCrosse CSX. The transmission coolant chamber in the radiator burst causing transmission fluid to contaminate the engine coolant system and antifreeze contaminating the transmission system. It is the shop right now; looks like a $5,000 job!
No warning until the engine started to overheat and finally the indicator light made me stop driving.
#94 of 100 2007 Lacrosse transmission problem
Sep 30, 2013 (1:42 pm)
It looks like we are experiencing the same problem several others have encountered.
We love our Lacrosse. It rides beautifully and runs great.
Yesterday, without warning, the car suddenly would not move forward in drive. It does move in every other gear.
We took it to the dealership and was just told tonight that they think a strap broke and now needs either a complete rebuild or a new transmission. The cost is $3600.
How does a car that moves need a new transmission? And how does a car with less than 100,000 miles just suddenly have a strap break? The dealership said it was a "wear item".
Is gm doing anything about these transmission problems?
#95 of 100 Buick LaCrosse transmission
Nov 10, 2013 (3:55 pm)
The transmission on my 2008 LaCrosse stopped working three days after the dealer had replaced the transmission fluid as a 50,000 mile maintenance routine. The mechanic said the problem had nothing to do with the fluid. Is it possible for a mechanic to miss an obvious problem with
transmission when adding fluids?
#96 of 100 Lacrosse 2008 transmission
Nov 12, 2013 (8:29 pm)
After a year and a half, I trust the problem with your transmission has been solved. I just want to share my similar problem. I bought my 2008 LaCrosse new. I have always gone to the dealership for maintenance service. Two weeks ago, when I scheduled an oil change, I was told that 50000 miles was time for transmission fluid. Three days later, my car stopped moving and needed either a new transmission system or a rebuilt one. The mechanic told me that the breakdown had absolutely nothing to do with the fluid replacement. I am having GM check into this statement. I would think the purpose of refreshing transmission fluid is to keep the transmission in working order.
#97 of 100 Re: Go nowhere [lacrosse2008]
Nov 13, 2013 (4:51 am)
After a year and a half, I trust the problem with your transmission has been solved. I just want to share my similar problem. I bought my 2008 LaCrosse new. I have always gone to the dealership for maintenance service. Two weeks ago, when I scheduled an oil change, I was told that 50000 miles was time for transmission fluid. Three days later, my car stopped moving and needed either a new transmission system or a rebuilt one. The mechanic told me that the breakdown had absolutely nothing to do with the fluid replacement. I am having GM check into this statement. I would think the purpose of refreshing transmission fluid is to keep the transmission in working order. since your original posting indicates at least one 2008 LaCrosse had a similar issue, I am thinking there is some defect in that model.
#98 of 100 Re: 2007 Lacrosse transmission problem [07buickowner]
Nov 15, 2013 (5:26 pm)
It appears that your problems are (or were) very similar to the problems with my 2008 LaCrosse. My problem just occurred in the past couple of weeks and I too was told a strap had broken. The cost was in the same range as yours. To compound the problem, mine happened thee days after I had the transmission fluid replaced as the dealer had recommended doing at 50000 miles and did it at the time of a routine oil change. They insist the breakdown had nothing to do with the fluid. Although the car runs fine now, I contacted GM as I really want to know how this can happen so soon after preventive measures. Though they made a partial price adjustment as a loyal customer whose warranty has expired. I would have preferred answers and assurance that my new transmission is safe.
#99 of 100 2005 Lacrosse CXL Transmission
Dec 10, 2013 (6:29 pm)
2005 Lacrosse CXL...Got on the freeway and the car would not shift out of gear at 35mpg. Just stayed locked at that speed. Got off the freeway and sputtered into a parking lot. Car was leaking trans fluid and would not move when put in "R" and "D". Had the trans service at the dealer right before 100,000. Got to 109,000 and then this happens. Never had problems with a trans. before, especially a Buick, which I bought because of supposed reliability. Thought those days were behind GM, guess not. Waiting to see what shop says.
#100 of 100 Re: 2005 Lacrosse CXL Transmission [buick87]
Dec 11, 2013 (9:36 am)
Turned out to be a blown trans line. $450. Feeling lucky. Always enjoyed this car.