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#2006 of 2053 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 2053 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 2053 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 2053 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 2053 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 2053 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 2053 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.
#2013 of 2053 Re: Too Many Problems [e_net_rider]
Oct 14, 2012 (12:32 pm)
YES 30.000 MILES FOR TIRES AND ESPECILLY RUN FLATS IS BETTER THAN NORMAL ESCPECIALLY FOR TIRES TODAY , FOR RUNS FLATS , I WORK FOR A BMW DEALERSHIP AND WE ARE REPLACING TIRES AT 20.000 MILES , MOST PEOPLE DO NOT CHECK TIRE PRESSURE , ALIGNMENT ETC , WHICH ALL HAVE DRASTIC RESULTS TO TIRE LIFE , ITS NOT UNTIL PEOPLE SEE THAT A SINGLE TIRES MAY COST 278.00 AND UP DO THEY ACTUALLY TAKE CARE OF THEIR TIRES OR BE CONCERNED WITH THEM , I SEE MORE TIRES BE REPLACED FOR FEATHERING FOR EXTREMLY NOISEY RIDE AS IF A BAD WHEEL BEARING, I CAN SAY I KNOW WHY I DO IT AND WHEN , PERFECT ROADS ARE A THING OF THE PAST , THATS WHY THERE ARE TIRE WARRANTIES
#2014 of 2053 Re: Too Many Problems [mike189]
Oct 14, 2012 (5:57 pm)
Mike: I agree. The new low profile high speed tires can go for $300 or more and if you get 30,000 you are lucky. I switch to the S & T ratings with Michelin all seasons when possible. I/2 the cost ant 2-3 X the mileage.
Also find that the BMW set really is not concerned with the price. Guy I know was quoted $2400 for run flats at the dealer for a 5 series. UGH!
#2015 of 2053 Re: Too Many Problems [crankeee]
Oct 14, 2012 (10:04 pm)
thank you crankee , i can say that most bmw drivers are into their cars , thats why they drive a bmw , but bmws are so much more critical to road vibrations , and handling issuies than a buick driver would be , it seems some buick drivers just nag about certain issuies for they dont understand the vehicle within itself , the more you know about a vehicle any vehicle , the more you truly appreciate its being what it is , as i work on bmws , i do love my lacorsse