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#13 of 68 Re: 2010 Buick Lacrosse - noise in steering [dwight9]
Oct 21, 2010 (2:00 pm)
What type of noise are you hearing? My 2011 CXS has a moaning sound in the steering when turning out of a parking spot or driveway every now and then. I did see in the GM tech service bulletins that there is a problem but at that time a fix had not been found. Is it the intire rack assy. or just a part. I haven't complained about the noise as of yet. They are still waiting to here from the engineers about the vibration problem that I have at highway speeds.
#14 of 68 Re: 2010 Buick Lacrosse - noise in steering [djaa]
Oct 22, 2010 (5:24 am)
It sounds like a "moan". The part that the Dealer is installing is the complete steering gear assembly. The Dealer is installing this part next Wednesday, 10/27, I'll advise whether this solves my problem or not.
Oct 24, 2010 (2:37 am)
Well, I found another thing missing that is usually on luxury vehicles, at least the ones I'm familiar with. I had five people in vehicle yesterday, trunk empty, tank near empty, and I could tell the rear was definitely lower. Any vehicle that I know of with load leveling would definitely have raised the rear. I no longer consider this vehicle a luxury sedan. Too many features missing that you'd find on a luxury vehicle.
#16 of 68 Re: Load leveling [e_net_rider]
Oct 24, 2010 (5:03 am)
When did you check the height?
Oct 24, 2010 (5:26 am)
Is laminated glass the same as acoustic glass? On the Malibu the front side windows were labeled acoustic. On this car they are labeled laminated, and the windshield is labeled Acoustic, HUD.
Answering my own question, glass could be laminated without meeting acoustic properties level. Safety glass is laminated glass.
#18 of 68 Re: Load leveling [imidazol97]
Oct 24, 2010 (5:10 am)
I did not measure but was in flat land. Vehicle feels level with just me or me and wife, but with the stated load I could definitely feel that the rear was down. I suspect it will be much worse if tank is full and trunk loaded.
Oct 24, 2010 (8:38 pm)
Have had to take the Lacrosse back for several fixes including whining in steering the dealer has been really good about getting fixing these things. But I have sqeaking on the passanger side rear of the car that is obvious during driving and annoying, When I took it back to the dealer they are saying it is an normal body noises. Is anyone else experiencing the same thing. I can't imagine this type of noise being normal for a brand new car. Help looking for some info
Oct 24, 2010 (8:40 pm)
Have had to take the Lacrosse back for several fixes including whining in steering the dealer has been really good about fixing these things. But I have sqeaking on the passanger side rear of the car that is obvious during driving and annoying, When I took it back to the dealer they are saying it is an normal body noises. Is anyone else experiencing the same thing. I can't imagine this type of noise being normal for a brand new car. Help looking for some info
#21 of 68 Handling on wet, winding road
Oct 24, 2010 (9:45 pm)
With less than 400 miles on my 2011 CXS my wife and I returned from a party last night amid a rain storm. The 11pm path home included a 17 mile stretch of winding 45 mph country roads with mostly 30 - 35 mph advised bends. The road was not only rain-slick but littered with leaves. My CXS handled surely as I took the curves well above the posted speeds (but not speeding, mind you). As I cornered through each one my confidence in this vehicle grew. I don't recall having such a good connection with the road under such trying conditions in other cars I've owned. My CXS has the Touring Pkg with the Goodyear low profiles and if that made any difference last night, it was well worth the added cost.
#22 of 68 Re: Handling on wet, winding road [bobinor]
Oct 25, 2010 (3:47 am)
I have not yet driven on wet road.
Suspension design will impact such, just as quality brakes aid, but the number one item is tires. If the tires are not up to the job, then brakes don't matter, nor suspension design.
Typically, for much of the year we have rain, that is a high annual rainfall. And locally especially it is common for water to accumulate in puddles from the shoulders on to the road. Hydroplaning is a common risk. Therefore, for me tires must excell in wet performance. And because I have family in show country, they must also be rated well for such conditions.
I'm deeply disappointed with the user rating of this tire compared to others in the same grouping.
So far, no tire dealer wants these tires with less than 500 miles. New tires are about $1500.
At one tire shop, they did not want them either and also felt much better tires were available. He pointed out one thing I was not aware of, the softness of the tire tread. It was quite warm, and definitely soft. He stated, that if I kept them, make sure they are frequently rotated because they are prone to cup. The owners manual shows 7500 miles for rotation. It is not tire or size specific. That distance would be near the top end of recommended rotations. I've seen recommendations from 3500 on up. If cupping is a big issue, as it has been with other GY tires put on GM vehicles, it then seems 5000 miles should be the limit, at least for the first and second rotations.
The softer rubber is usually indicative of great dry traction.
Beware that by time half the tread is worn away, any tire, the performance of it can change very significantly. Especially for roads where the condition is other than dry.