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#2003 of 2054 Re: memory seat has me stumped [e_net_rider]
Oct 10, 2012 (5:38 pm)
thank you e net rider, i finnally now have the mirrors to work properly , and still the seat does not move , my lacrosse is a 2011 early production , march 15,2011, if this was a bmw , i would have had it figured out , but believe it or not , i do believe gm has maybe copied bmw on some of the ways and ways of some features , even a friend stated the same thing , and bmw does not repeat does not follow any body elses way , the set their own way , so at times figuring out something , you can not compare it to anything else, i have a svc appt coming up soon , i will bring up my issuie then , i will not let it drive my crazy , but i do thank you for your help ,
#2004 of 2054 Re: Too Many Problems [crankeee]
Oct 10, 2012 (8:47 pm)
These threads here are filled with his growling, so much so that it had me a little nervous before I bought my LaCrosse.
The only problems I have had on my 2010 CXS is that the battery had to be replaced (it was bad to start with) and fully covered under warranty, and my NAV system had to be reprogrammed (also under warranty). I'm at 30k miles and highly satisfied. I do feel that a car of this cailber could come with better tires. The stock Goodyears are almost gone and have developed some light cupping. I think I'm going to replace with a General G-Max, purchased thru my dealer.
#2005 of 2054 Re: Too Many Problems [joelippard3]
Oct 11, 2012 (12:08 pm)
Joe: It gets a little tiresome to hear anyone gripe constantly when they are fortunate to have a brand new higher end car to drive when others can barely afford gas. Unfortunately, the negative bashing gets more response hits than the positive posts - so some people encourage the bashers - regardless of true motive. A car is only a platform to carry many expendable parts that are designed to be installed by semi-skilled or unskilled workers in many countries. The parts are interchangeable (thank you Eli Whitney and Henry Ford) in most cases, so we don't pay the cost of the space shuttle. most of the time bad parts are intercepted in the process, so we get good dependable cars. This buyer is thankful for well built safe cars at reasonable prices.
Our 2010 Lacrosse CXL has been a truly beautiful performer at a fair price.
#2006 of 2054 Re: Too Many Problems [joelippard3]
Oct 11, 2012 (2:17 pm)
30,000 miles for tires , no matter who makes them is pretty good , dont blame the tires really , were they driven with proper tire pressure ,??? i personally add 3 psi more , it may ride a bit stiffer , but the handling is so much better , plus tires will last a bit more , new car inflation pressures are for people who like that new car plush soft ride , but there is a price to pay for it
#2007 of 2054 Re: memory seat has me stumped [e_net_rider]
Oct 11, 2012 (3:35 pm)
"Glad' to hear someone else with trunk/fob problems...misery loves company I guess. I have to leave my fob on kitchen counter or more annoying at work on my desk because my trunk has popped so often from pocket pressure. I can t believe no one in development picked this up. Thankfully I have great co-workers who will alert me my trunk has opened in parking lot. Nothing says 'happiness' like a trunk full of soaked articles!
#2008 of 2054 Re: memory seat has me stumped [bobbob2]
Oct 12, 2012 (6:53 am)
GM obviously has idiots. Wait till Christmas time and you find someone shopping in your trunk.
#2009 of 2054 Re: Too Many Problems [mike189]
Oct 12, 2012 (7:08 am)
30K for tires, are you kidding me? I had not had any tires that lasted less than 50K since Firestone's 500, rated 50K, 3 separated by 24K, EXCEPT crappy Goodyear with touring package. I did not pay because 2 went bad within 12K miles. The tires when very new were probably living to expectations on perfect asphalt, except very noisy.
GM's autobahn vehicle came with mostly Eagles, few Michelin, V-rated. Forum owner's of that vehicle, ~85% of them believed the Khumo was a far superior tire to OE, Pirelli, Michelin, et all. Something to think about, but I am partial to Michelin since least disappointment.
#2010 of 2054 Tires and trunks
Oct 12, 2012 (7:21 am)
It is a well known issue that the LaCrosse and several other GM vehicles have a defective trunk button/module that can fail and allow spontaneous trunk openings. If you mention the problem to the dealer, they can look up the bulletin and order and r&r the part under warranty.
As for tires , high performance rubber will wear faster as it is a softer compound. 30k for high performance tires is completely normal. I had a set of Bridgestones on an Avalon shot by 27k, and the Dunlop sp sport on my Genesis wouldn't have made it much past 30k either. I rotate and keep at 35 psi religiously.
#2011 of 2054 Adaptive Forward Lighting System (AFL)
Oct 13, 2012 (5:46 pm)
This morning on starting my CXS the following message appeared in the DIC: "Service AFL." Has anyone had this experience, if so how was it resolved? I've had my CXS for a little over two years and this is my first reportable condition.
When the warning light came on I was not too worried as I was on my way to the dealership to have my tire pressure adjusted anyway so I thought I would ask the service manager about the AFL service warning. To my surprise they had never heard of AFL and they asked if I had a copy of my owner's manual in the car. I said no and that's why you have a computer to do the diagnostics.
After about an hour of waiting they came back with a computer printout explaining what AFL was. But they could not duplicate the condition and I would have to make an appointment for the following week. I politely said I would but this is the second time I've been to this dealership and both times I've received poor service.
To be fair this is a new Buick/GMC dealership which is only three miles away from my home and more convenient that the dealership from which I purchased my CXS. New dealership or not they should have trained technicians to work on people's expensive vehicles.
Nevertheless, I did an internet search and they described AFL as the ability to swivel the HID lighting system with the rotation of the steering wheel. Nice technology but I hope it is easy to service and not prone to premature failure. Read more at: http://www.autotalk.com/buick-introduces-adaptive-forward-lighting-3848/#ixzz29E- - - - - - 84J5nL
#2012 of 2054 Re: Adaptive Forward Lighting System (AFL) [bwia]
Oct 13, 2012 (8:37 pm)
I would say if it's just something that happened once and went away I wouldn't worry too much about it. It sounds like though that you probably should stick with your more experienced dealership. I'm fortunate that we have a very high level dealership here with professional, knowledgable technicians and service managers.