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#15 of 24 Re: 2011 Buick Lacrosse CXS Radio Problem [postalone1]
Oct 15, 2012 (4:29 pm)
You are partially right. Many of these features are incorporated as blocks of vehicles. That is some other GM vehicle, maybe even a year newer, might have the same radio/NAV head. Or other identical features. GM implementation makes it near impossible to keep track of what model vehicle has which specific features. And like a home computer, necessary to track what updates or feature changes took place and when. Too much for the mind, and if GM employees get some of it wrong you have an expensive boat anchor.
Unfortunately, GM does not even trust the mechanics with some of the information deemed proprietary. And as you said, many GM people don't know. I had called customer service line many times because of things not working'/broken and shocked at how little they new. It was as if quoting from a manual for a different vehicle.
Related, but among numerous other problems, was getting EXT HDD to work through USB port. I presume you have from year and model, I had same plus touring pack. I tried every suggestion known relative to putting music on an external HDD and bleak info in the owner's manual. It scanned files, splashing titles, then gave error message refusing to play them. Dealer was unable to get an answer from GM as to how to troubleshoot, could not even discern if it was the vehicle, my HDD, or a faulty procedure. I attacked GM customer service, which is when I learned dealer had made attempts, and was promised an answer from someone who told me she was going off script to get me an answer. Rid of vehicle 3 months later, repeated calls, but no answer to that simple question or other major problems.
Hopefully, and with effort, GM gets it right.
I too like the features of new vehicles, but they need to work. I miss the HUD, not available on non-GM vehicles.
#16 of 24 Re: 2011 Buick Lacrosse CXS Radio Problem [e_net_rider]
Oct 15, 2012 (5:25 pm)
Thanks for the encouragement. I'm hopeful that what seems an easy fix is just that. I, too have the CXS version with the 19 inch tires and HiPer strut suspension. One of the struts has already been replaced. My puzzlement with this dealership is all they sell are Buicks...nothing else. It's family owned and is very small. Small as in I think they've got 3 or 4 salesman total. I've seen family rooms bigger than their showroom. 90% of the service work is done on Buicks. In the last 3 years Buick has had 5 different models of cars. How hard can it be to keep up with the features that Buick offers on different models? I had to show one of the salesman, on my ipad again, a video that the Lacrosse has a factory installed DVD entertainment option for the back seat. He knew nothing about it. For full disclosure they do cater to an older clientele that are not interested in models with all the bells and whistles. Or if they had them wouldn't use them. But i still can't say that's a legitimate excuse for them not to be familiar with the only "brand" you sell. I'm sort of a tech head and I can understand, and I have patience when some hi-tech stuff doesn't work as advertised but when it stops working altogether that's when I have a problem. Hopefully my situation works out better than yours. I'm hopeful
Oct 16, 2012 (1:42 pm)
HUD is available on BMW and recently Lexus vehicles.
#18 of 24 Re: 2011 Buick Lacrosse CXS Radio Problem [postalone1]
Oct 17, 2012 (4:40 am)
Seconding hopeful. At least my salesmen had some knowledge of features. As to the seat memory issue they had a solution. Turn it off and don't worry if it works or not. Salesmen, time to rethink my understanding.
Oct 17, 2012 (4:41 am)
thanks for the heads up
#20 of 24 Re: 2011 Buick Lacrosse CXS Radio Problem [gmcustsvcsarah]
Oct 18, 2012 (4:59 pm)
Sarah, The dealer installed another radio today and everything is working properly . Thanks again for the offer of support.
#21 of 24 Re: 2011 Buick Lacrosse CXS Radio Problem [postalone1]
Oct 19, 2012 (8:26 am)
Outstanding! Thank you for the update and I hope you have a great weekend.
Sarah, GM Customer Service
#22 of 24 Re: 2011 Buick Lacrosse CXS Radio Problem [gmcustsvcsarah]
Oct 25, 2012 (12:34 pm)
I'm having a problem with my 2011 Buick Lacrosse CSX radio as well. I'm not sure of everything that is wrong with it, but the pause button doesn't work. This radio was just replaced in the beginning of October, after xmradio mysteriously disappeared from the original one. And when the dealer did a reset the other day, it didn't help anything, and still the pause button doesn't work. In investigating what was wrong with it, and calling xmradio, onstar and buick, I found that the radio was associated with a different VIN number --- which means it was either used, removed from another car because it didn't work, or removed from a crashed vehicle.
How can I get the radio replaced with a NEW one which WORKS?
Will the 2012 or 2013 radios fit in this car?
#23 of 24 Re: 2011 Buick Lacrosse CXS Radio Problem [schnitz1231]
Oct 26, 2012 (9:25 am)
We're sorry to hear about the frustrations you're encountering with the radio on your LaCrosse and would be happy to check into this further for you. Can we please have you email us at socialmediagm.com with more information, including: your name and contact information, a summary of the situation, the last 8 digits of your VIN and mileage, and the name of your dealership.
Sarah, GM Customer Service
#24 of 24 Re: 2011 Buick Lacrosse CXS Radio Problem [gmcustsvcsarah]
Jun 07, 2013 (10:00 am)
I have a similar issue with my 2010 Lacrosse. However, it only became a problem when my navigation was replaced for an unrelated issue. Now I have a new navigation system that won't pause anymore. When I took it back to the dealership the response from GM about the issue was that this is a known issue that has no solution and they should not replace the navigation.
I've been without this feature for about 6 months now and I am very disappointed that I have a feature that doesn't work and finding a solution doesn't appear to be a priority for anyone.