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#1948 of 2056 Re: 2011 buick lacrosse AWD [fedupwithgm3]
Feb 10, 2012 (4:55 am)
After you get it fixed, bring the GM of the dealer over to your car and request a full detail "on the house"
A long time ago on my 2003 Avalon, they had to replace the sunroof tracks. The car had light ivory interior. When I got it back that night the car had dirt, grease and fingerprints all over.
I went in calmly and asked to speak with one of the sales managers. I showed him the car, and immediately paged a detail man and had the entire interior cleaned/detailed.
Feb 20, 2012 (7:48 am)
Looking back you will see where the dealer, then I, tried to get info from GM as to which portable HDD actually worked via the USB port. The dealer could not get an answer so he could determine if it was a problem with my vehicle. GM never gave me an answer either.
That same drive without any changes plugged into my 2010 MKS happily started playing and indexing the music files.
Albeit, it only plays the MP3's and gives me a message concerning other formats. But it at least works where it did not with Buick. Shame on you Buick. Almost six months have passed and you have obviously chosen to ignore.
#1950 of 2056 Re: USB Portable HDD [e_net_rider]
Feb 20, 2012 (8:49 am)
E_Net. You obviously had serious issues with your LaCrosse. GM bought it back and you are still on here to bash them. Frankly, to judge a car because a HDD doesn't interface properly isn't going to matter to anyone. I bought a 16GB thumb stick for mine. It works fine, if it didn't I would return it and try another or do a search for one that DOES work. There are compatibility issues with hardware ALL THE TIME. I'm sure the engineers tried to make the system work with as many devices as possible.
Please, enjoy your MKS I hope it plays all your MP3s and provides you with many miles of driving enjoyment. The LaCrosse forum isn't very active here, but doesn't need the whining... "OOOOOHHH my MKS plays my HDD better than my (bought back) LaCrosse.
#1951 of 2056 Re: USB Portable HDD [tjc78]
Feb 26, 2012 (6:47 am)
tjc: Agree 100% with your comments regarding constant bashing. Seems that once a person returned TWO cars they would move on and bash their new replacement victim.
Our 2010 Lacrosse CXL with 3.0L V-6 has been a great car after ~14,000 miles. We felt fortunate to be able to afford such a nice feature packed car that gets fantastic MPG fora 4000 pound large comfortable safe car. We expect minor problems with any product designed and assembled by mere humans. Buick gets 28-29 on highway at speed limit- pretty good.
We recently bought a 2012 Sonata to replace another older GM model that gave us 14 years and 114,000 miles of service, with some problems of course. The sonata is awell made car also. It is not a mid $30's buick with leather heated seats and many options, but it is a good car so far and addresses the higher gas cost with 24/35 EPA ratings and actual better on the highway.
Conclusion: We have many choices to buy good reliable value added cars and should be thankful we can afford them- so enjoy - don't gripe!
#1952 of 2056 Re: USB Portable HDD [tjc78]
Feb 27, 2012 (7:35 am)
"OOOOOHHH my MKS plays my HDD better than my (bought back) LaCrosse. That is your interpretation, not mine.
Do you know anyone who can actually say it works as said? Yes this is relatively low for some people and apparently so for GM, as are the seats/memory and a lot of other things.
My point is, "is GM going to fix the problems?" or are they just going to add a bit of enticing glitz such as Pandora.
The MKS is not perfect, but at least the seat memory works like for real. Seat does not move until I hit the start button. At that time the steering wheel, mirrors, etc. all move to my preset position.
While I was out shopping, I ran across a lot of used Lacrosse, 2010 & up. Way too many for a car that is supposed to be so fantastic in an economy like this.
I also won every (small) bet I made on them. For those who got their rear upper shock mounts replaced because of the fallen boots, you were lucky. By time I got in they refused, did not see it as a problem. That is GM did not see it as a problem, nor any of the other many things that were bad/not working.
My opinion, now that you have prompted me in that direction, is that GM has major problems. To get anything fixed, attention has to be called. GM, taking the position of not fixing anyting, or very little, seems to be that you bought it, you own it, take it somewhere else to get it fixed.
So for those of you who lucked up with getting a perfect one, I'd say heads up. When things go wrong you might find that warranty is not worth much.
Good Luck to all.
I'll be around.
I have yet to learn how FLM is doing in the warranty area this time around.
#1953 of 2056 Re: USB Portable HDD [e_net_rider]
Feb 27, 2012 (7:52 am)
I'm a pretty critical car owner. I've had a disaster of a GM vehicle that would make your LaCrosse experience seem pale in comparison. That was well over ten years ago. I hope I continue to be "lucky" with my LaCrosse. Every single feature (I have everything except the "Touring" suspension and rear entertainment) works as designed. The NAV, USB port, seat memory etc. The only MINOR complaint is the fact you have to hold down the memory button for the seat/mirrors to return to the preset. It's not a deal breaker either way.
I ran across a lot of used Lacrosse, 2010 & up. Way too many for a car that is supposed to be so fantastic in an economy like this.
That means nothing. It could be short term leases, fleet sales, repos, etc. There is nothing to suggest that LaCrosse is a problem child or a car that isn't recommended due to reliability.
is that GM has major problems
Every car manufacurer has "problems" GM has had their share and don't think for one minute that Ford/Lincoln doesn't either.
#1954 of 2056 Re: USB Portable HDD [e_net_rider]
Feb 27, 2012 (1:45 pm)
My 2010 is flawless. Would I change anything? Only the crippled BlueTooth implementation. My address book needs to download so I can select from my car's larger display screen.
Mine is a loaded [$39k] CXS REPLACED A 2009 Mercedes E350. Never looked back.
Enough whinning already.
#1955 of 2056 Re: USB Portable HDD [rainman5542]
Feb 27, 2012 (3:50 pm)
Was the address book thing something they changed with the 2012s. Mine downloads the address book and I can select it right on the screen.
#1956 of 2056 Re: USB Portable HDD [rainman5542]
Feb 28, 2012 (2:51 pm)
My 2011 Lacrosse, purchased new last summer, is perfect in every respect. I have had zero problems with anything.
I highly recommend the Lacrosse to anyone. It is a solidly built, roomy, attractive car that should deliver many years of problem-free ownership.
This is my 3rd Buick and I speak from experience.
#1957 of 2056 Re: USB Portable HDD [rainman5542]
Feb 29, 2012 (6:31 am)
Sorry to hear you have what seemed to be a common problem on some of the 2010, address book download.
It would seem that could have been fixed with an update.
That was not a problem with the early 2011 I had. Does yours have the USB port or was that a 2011 change with full navigation system only.
You say loaded, does that mean it includes H-arm suspension? There were big changes as to its availability/inclusion with time. By the time I bought, it was a package with full time electronic suspension and 19" BadYear. I can not help but wonder what it might have been like with Michelin. And a fine tuning of the suspension, maybe more user selectable modes besides normal or sport.
If someone does such a change with tires, I'd appreciate your reply.