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Buick LaCrosse, Sedan
#2023 of 2056 Re: Too Many Problems [rainman5542]
Oct 15, 2012 (5:17 pm)
You have an interesting vehicle since per show room catalog for 2011, the "Touring Package" was new in 2011 model. H-arm was available as option on some models.
Tires were not worn out by tread depth, although showing some wear, they would not balance per GM service. That could be cupping, separation, etc.
Which model of GY?
They were also very problematic on Impala and other vehicles using the LS model. Such a terrible tire that it was quickly replaced with LS2 and per Mechanics I talked to they were no better at the uneven wear, cupping, not possible to RFB.
Hope you are enjoying your vehicle, glaring interior chrome and all.
#2024 of 2056 Re: Tires and trunks [tjc78]
Oct 15, 2012 (6:00 pm)
Some may have known defect, but issue I experienced, and others, is that any accidental press of trunk button on FOB results in open trunk. Carrying keys in pocket or purse is hazardous.
As to tire wear, if I used "worn out" in reference to issue I experienced, it was as in "shot, caput, unuseable". They were "replace" per RFB (road force balance) machine.
When considering treadwear alone, it is typical that "high performance, ultra performance" tires do lose their usuable tread quicker. That is a trade for ultra sticky tires. If you drive like on a race track you might want/need them assuming you can afford tires and loss of vehicle that often.
The Eagle RSA price is dropping like the guy who broke the sound barrier yesterday. They are now half the price of Michelin Pilot 94Y and owner rating has dropped even lower. (tire rack)
#2025 of 2056 Re: Adaptive Forward Lighting System (AFL) [gmcustsvcsarah]
Oct 18, 2012 (1:57 pm)
We're sorry that you're having difficulties getting this AFL concern addressed with your dealership
Thanks Sarah for your offer of help. My complaint was not with my original dealer (the one I bought my CXS from) but rather with this newly established dealer only three miles from my home. Nonetheless, I will make an appointment with my original dealer who's been great and treats me like the valued customer that I am.
Meanwhile, the "Service AFL Lamp" warning light did not return until this afternoon, so this the problem appears to be more than an electronic glitch. But I hope not serious to interfare with my night driving.
#2026 of 2056 2010 lacrosse memory seat
Oct 24, 2012 (2:43 pm)
Drivers seat has "easy exit" but the problem is on ENTRY. Open door and seat will move forward to setting in memory. Moves forward before key is put in ignition. It does NOT courtesy back for easy entry. I see no setting for a delay in car options for this 2010 Buick Lacrosse CXL. I drive in a seat forward position so this creates a problem on entry. Legs hit protruding left side of dash board. Been to dealership 3 times. They say that's how the memory seat system is designed.
Does anyone know of a fix for this problem?
#2027 of 2056 Re: 2010 lacrosse memory seat [doc15]
Oct 24, 2012 (3:34 pm)
They are right, there is no "fix" because this is not a problem. The system is functioning as it was designed. On my CXS which has the passive ignition and locking system when I park, depress the button to cut the car off, then open the door, my seat moves back as soon as I open the door. When I return to the car and open the door my seat moves back into the position I desire while I am getting into the car. I have no problems with the way it works personally but if it is an aggrivation to you I would suggest that you turn off the easy exit function, move the seat back where you want it when you get out of the car and when you re-enter the seat will not move until you sit down and depress the desired memory button.
#2028 of 2056 Re: 2010 lacrosse memory seat [joelippard3]
Oct 25, 2012 (6:24 am)
There is no fix, but it is still a problem, with the design. Designed with any thought and the seat wouldn't move until entry is achieved and the seat position button is pushed. Even the fact that you have to hold the button until the position is achieved is a design flaw. Another option may have been a 5 second delay before the seat moves into position. Focus groups, if used would have shaken their heads in disbelief at the operation of the easy exit, seat return function. Luckily, with my vehicle, even with the easy exit turned on the seat doesn't move back when the door is opened 75% of the time. I'm pleased that joelippard3 is happy with this function. I just think if a car has an easy exit feature, maybe it should have an easy entrance feature too.
#2029 of 2056 Re: 2010 lacrosse memory seat [joelippard3]
Oct 25, 2012 (6:40 am)
Thanks for the information. In my opinion a very poor design.
#2030 of 2056 Re: 2010 lacrosse memory seat [doc15]
Oct 27, 2012 (2:48 am)
Sorry Doc. I too was agravated with the function. 96 Olds I had waited until engine was started for forward movement. 2010 MKS also waits till start button is pushed and retracts upon shutdown.
And quite aggravating is that GM showed that the time delay for forward movement is adjustable, at least on 2011 CXS. Mine was changed from no delay to 3 seconds delay and a loaner they had me in had a full 5 seconds delay, without other stupid actions.
The stupid actions being that if wife opened her door first then mine would not move. Or if you left driver door open with seat retracted, engine off, and opened rear door the driver seat moved ahead.
Someone at GM customer service claimed that some issues were fixed in the NAV update disc, but I would not bet on it. I would have wanted proof before laying out a few hundred dollars for the disc.
#2031 of 2056 Re: 2010 lacrosse memory seat [doc15]
Oct 27, 2012 (2:59 am)
As to courtesy back, if it does not operate as described in manual, as a least, then I'd say you have a valid complaint.
As to whether GM fixes is another issue.
#2032 of 2056 Re: memory seat has me stumped [mike189]
Oct 27, 2012 (10:22 am)
on my 2011 buick lacrosse cxl awd , mirrors do work correctly now and without any proiblems , but i am not satisfied with operation of memory seats , i have seat positions set , for 1 and 2 , that works perfect , i do have my seat set for easy exit where the seat moves back , excellent idea , bmws dont do that ,lol, but as far as unlocking vehicle with remote and seat going to correct position, that is a issuie , but i am not hung up on it , there are other car mfg s out there with big time issuies with their product and they have no clue , no clue what so ever , i work for bmw dealer , the product is awesome , but i drive a buick , and will not drive a ford, never mind lease or but one , insane
i will have this addessed at my next svc next week ,
i will advise on my results