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The Buick LaCrosse was a welcomed replacement for the outdated Century and Regal sedans, but it still fell far below class leaders. It has a comfortable and quiet ride, as well as responsive handling. There's good attention to detail in the front cabin, but the rear seat is very tight. The 3.8-liter V6 in our tested CXL version was coarse and fuel economy was unimpressive.
Alerts
There are 5 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Reliability

Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how used vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system.

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Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey for about 500,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2018 vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system. NA indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.

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Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2005 Buick LaCrosse owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

“Not actually sure if the bushings were the problem, but the sway bars were broken and damaged. Didn't expect that at 78,000 miles”

Anonymous, MA (2005 Buick LaCrosse CX Unsure)
Power steering pumps and hoses

“significant noise related to bubbles produced in power steering fluid”

Ronald W., CO (2005 Buick LaCrosse CXL 3.6-L V6)

“Dealership informed me that the plug where fluid is added was missing/cracked”

Anonymous, CO (2005 Buick LaCrosse CXL 3.6-L V6)

“Leaking Rusted resonator replaced”

Richard E., OH (2005 Buick LaCrosse CXL Unsure)

“Leak in the power steering port. Had the rack and pinion worked on. Sway bar was broken. Tech said it was common to buick/GM”

Anonymous, CO (2005 Buick LaCrosse CXL 3.6-L V6)

“Broken sway bar assembly”

Anonymous, IL (2005 Buick LaCrosse CXS 3.6-L V6)

“rack and pinion replaced 3 times”

William M., NY (2005 Buick LaCrosse CXL 3.8-L V6)

“power steering unit would turn wheels to the right, but not left. cost over $1400 to change the unit”

Anonymous, ON (2005 Buick LaCrosse CXL 3.8-L V6)

“Outside driver door handle broke off Lower control arm bushings & outer tie rod ends worn out”

Anonymous, KS (2005 Buick LaCrosse CXL 3.8-L V6)

“Clunking when turning the car left or right”

Dion J., CA (2005 Buick LaCrosse CXL 3.8-L V6)

“Problem found during annual vehicle inspection prior to annual registration”

Anonymous, MO (2005 Buick LaCrosse CXS Unsure)
Tie rods

“Tie rod on driver side was close to catastrophic failure according to my mechanic”

Stephanie H., CA (2005 Buick LaCrosse CXL 3.8-L V6)

“This is an ongoing issue with '05 LaCrosse. I have had both tie rods replaced and more than once over the cars life. Struts were recently changed due to age”

Anonymous, IN (2005 Buick LaCrosse CXL 3.8-L V6)
Wheel balance

“pot holes and poor road conditions contribute to alignment issues”

Ronald W., CO (2005 Buick LaCrosse CXL 3.6-L V6)
Springs or torsion bars

“FRONT SWAY BAR BROKE OFF AT LEFT SIDE”

Dennis J., WI (2005 Buick LaCrosse CXL 3.8-L V6)
Tire wear is uneven

“frt. tires wear on outside tread”

William M., NY (2005 Buick LaCrosse CXL 3.8-L V6)
Wheel bearings

“LEFT REAR WHEEL BEARING FAILED AT 76000 MILES. ANOTHER IS NOW NOISY”

Dennis J., WI (2005 Buick LaCrosse CXL 3.8-L V6)

“Noisy front wheel hub on the driver's side. Replaced both the left and right side”

Jerry W., ON (2005 Buick LaCrosse CXL 3.8-L V6)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

Headlights

“Low beam headlight would quit working. High beam still worked”

Anonymous, AB (2005 Buick LaCrosse CXL 3.8-L V6)

“One headlight failed and was replaced. One rear signal light failed and was replaced”

Robert B., TX (2005 Buick LaCrosse CXL 3.6-L V6)

“Low beams frequently stopped working at night. Had to replace a relay to fix. This has been an on-going problem with the Buick LaCrosse though several model years. Doesn't affect the high beams”

Charles M., CA (2005 Buick LaCrosse CXL 3.8-L V6)

“Module for low beams failed”

Anonymous, TX (2005 Buick LaCrosse CXL 3.8-L V6)

“Intermittent failure of headlights”

Anonymous, IL (2005 Buick LaCrosse Unsure Unsure)

“Headlight bulb burned out”

Anonymous, CA (2005 Buick LaCrosse CXS 3.8-L V6)
Exterior lights (other than headlights)

“The right rear turn signal went out and was replaced”

Robert B., TX (2005 Buick LaCrosse CXL 3.6-L V6)
Heated or cooled seats

“Driver's power seat motor failed, so that the driver's seat could not be adjusted in any direction (front, back, up, down)”

Edward R., TX (2005 Buick LaCrosse CXL 3.6-L V6)
Wiper motor or washer

“Windshield washer broken, non-functional”

Edward R., TX (2005 Buick LaCrosse CXL 3.6-L V6)

“Actually related to wiper mechanism under cowl. Linkage seizes up and overloads motor. Linkage has seized twice and has burned out 1 motor so far”

Jeff B., ON (2005 Buick LaCrosse CX 3.8-L V6)
Body control module

“crackling noise form the module. The turn signals no longer make a sound when on”

Anonymous, NC (2005 Buick LaCrosse CXL 3.8-L V6)
Interior lights

“problem is the dash lights. some of the time they do not come on. Non use of gauges”

Anonymous, FL (2005 Buick LaCrosse CXL 3.6-L V6)

“Problem w interior lites, then with headlights...dangerous driving home at night. Turned out to be some kind of sensor malfunction with the computer”

Anonymous, OH (2005 Buick LaCrosse CXL 3.8-L V6)

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

What Owners Say

Fuel cap

“The dash warned me to check the fuel cap. It was inconsistent. It was on one day, changed to check engine, and then was gone after i refueled”

Anonymous, NY (2005 Buick LaCrosse Unsure Unsure)

“I forgot to put the fuel cap on after filling the car with gas. It allowed air to mix with the gas and caused the check engine light to go on. I had to take it in to reset the electronics or computer”

Anonymous, NY (2005 Buick LaCrosse Unsure 3.6-L V6)
Emission control devices (includes EGR)

“Vacuum valve needed to be replaced”

Anonymous, TX (2005 Buick LaCrosse Unsure 3.8-L V6)

“Had to replace catalytic converter, but the car IS 10 years old. So maybe that isn't a big deal. Not sure”

Anonymous, OH (2005 Buick LaCrosse CXL 3.8-L V6)

“Check engine light on. scan test ECM P0420 Bad Cat converter P0128. Thermostat stuck open”

Anonymous, IL (2005 Buick LaCrosse CXL 3.6-L V6)

“I replaced 3 components related to smog or air pump. Set off check engine light. but no impact on performance. Needed to replace to pass inspection. Read that it is a common problem with GM vehicles. Pump is located in area prone to collecting mo”

Anonymous, NY (2005 Buick LaCrosse CX 3.8-L V6)

“It is believed that a bad #2 coil is causing my car to misfire”

Anonymous, NV (2005 Buick LaCrosse CXS 3.8-L V6)
Fuel injection system

“I had to replace two fuel injectors”

Anonymous, CA (2005 Buick LaCrosse CXS 3.8-L V6)

“Engine wouldn't start on 2 tries. On 3rd try, there was a loud clattering noise in the engine. On 4th try, I pumped the accelerator a lot and it finally started. Serviced by dealer and an oxygen sensor was replaced”

Anonymous, MO (2005 Buick LaCrosse Unsure Unsure)

“Car began hesitating. Dealer could not find cause. Got worse and worse until the car stalled on the freeway. Non-dealer mechanic troubleshot and replaced mass air flow sensor. Fixed”

Anonymous, CA (2005 Buick LaCrosse CXL 3.8-L V6)

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

Automatic climate control

“not working”

Anonymous, WI (2005 Buick LaCrosse CXL 3.6-L V6)

“Probably 4 leaks that were all located at different places and fixed”

Anonymous, OH (2005 Buick LaCrosse CXS 3.8-L V6)

“I've had 3 blower motors installed. One was a more or less immediate replacement within 6 months of the previous motor”

Anonymous, OH (2005 Buick LaCrosse CXS 3.8-L V6)
Electrical failure

“Fan blower motor control module quit”

Anonymous, KS (2005 Buick LaCrosse CXL 3.8-L V6)

“air conditioning 1,400.00 tofix”

Anonymous, FL (2005 Buick LaCrosse CXS 3.6-L V6)

“leak in hose? repaired”

Robert R., MI (2005 Buick LaCrosse CXL Unsure)

“no heat my be the trmostat”

Anonymous, ON (2005 Buick LaCrosse CXL 3.6-L V6)

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

What Owners Say

“Had to replace normal wear and tear”

Nancy F., NE (2005 Buick LaCrosse Unsure 3.6-L V6)

“warping due to too much downhill braking ,which overheated the rotors and caused the warping. Switched to changing gears to stop freewheeling and the excess need for braking”

John C., PA (2005 Buick LaCrosse CXL 3.8-L V6)
Antilock system (ABS)

“"Check anti lock Braking System" light would come on randomly. Never lost braking”

Anonymous, KS (2005 Buick LaCrosse CX 3.6-L V6)
Normal routine brake wear

“Actually the brakes seemed to need attention more often than " normal" compared to other vehicles I have owned”

Anonymous, MA (2005 Buick LaCrosse CX 3.6-L V6)

“Normal brake wear”

Anonymous, GA (2005 Buick LaCrosse Unsure Unsure)
Premature brake wear

“Warped rotors several times in the last three years, caused by too much downhill braking by my wife. Changed braking procedures, now no problem”

John C., PA (2005 Buick LaCrosse CXL 3.8-L V6)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

“I was disappointed that the transmission failed. I also had another GM product that the transmission also failed. My Ford and Toyota products have been the best. I will not buy another GM product in the future”

Anonymous, NC (2005 Buick LaCrosse CXL 3.8-L V6)

“Experienced rough shifting. Had it checked and it needed a rebuilt transmission”

Anonymous, FL (2005 Buick LaCrosse CXL 3.8-L V6)

“Transmission would not shift gears properly and required a major rebuild”

Anonymous, IL (2005 Buick LaCrosse CXL 3.8-L V6)

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

What Owners Say

“Along with a leaking water pump, the intake manifold gaskets were leaking as well”

Anonymous, MN (2005 Buick LaCrosse CX 3.8-L V6)

“Leak caused overheating, reduced power, engine check light”

Anonymous, TX (2005 Buick LaCrosse CXL 3.8-L V6)
Water pump

“Small coolant leak with the water pump; gaskets were leaking”

Anonymous, MN (2005 Buick LaCrosse CX 3.8-L V6)

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

What Owners Say

Glass defects

“Side window cracked crosswise but stayed intact”

Anonymous, AB (2005 Buick LaCrosse CXL 3.8-L V6)
Locks and latches

“Unable to open driver's door on occasion - the release mechanism inside the door gets stack”

Jerry W., ON (2005 Buick LaCrosse CXL 3.8-L V6)
Windows

“Drive side window locked”

Anonymous, IL (2005 Buick LaCrosse Unsure Unsure)

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

What Owners Say

“Transmission case wrong size this allows first gear to not engage when down shifting causing hard shit to second when start up. Work around down shift manually to first then as car starts moving shift up to D”

Mark S., TX (2005 Buick LaCrosse CXL 3.8-L V6)
Transmission leaks

“the transmission line was leaking”

Leonard D., CA (2005 Buick LaCrosse CX 3.8-L V6)
Slipping transmission

“Torque converter occasional slippage. Won't do it when dealer drives it. Mechanics say that the Check Engine light must come on to pinpoint the exact cause of the problem”

Anonymous, IN (2005 Buick LaCrosse CXL 3.8-L V6)

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

What Owners Say

“coil went bad, drove car to shop. This caused a large amount of raw gas to enter the catalytic converter - needed to replace 750.00”

Anonymous, PA (2005 Buick LaCrosse Unsure Unsure)
Exhaust leaks

“I am impressed that the 12-year-old muffler is still functioning, though the resolator did develop a rusty leak”

Richard E., OH (2005 Buick LaCrosse CXL Unsure)

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

Air or water leaks

“Coolant pump seized, breaking serpentine belt”

William R., FL (2005 Buick LaCrosse CXL 3.6-L V6)

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

What Owners Say

Timing belt or chain

“Timing chain errors started at only 78,000 miles. I saw on line that some owners were given consideration for the premature failure, but GM blew me off. The dealer is estimating up to $2,800 for repair, which is most of the Black Book trade value. I”

D G., MI (2005 Buick LaCrosse CXS 3.6-L V6)

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

What Owners Say

Accessory belts or pulleys

“The failing main tensioner pulley was making so much noise that the mechanic I asked for a second opinion on the timing chain couldn't hear it. The dealer didn't mention it, so I presume they just gave me the book price from the computer code and did”

D G., MI (2005 Buick LaCrosse CXS 3.6-L V6)

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

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This score shows whether the model had more or fewer problems overall than the average model of that year, calculated from the total number of problems reported by subscribers in all 17 trouble spots.
Recalls
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EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS
Aug 14 2015
Headlamps that do not illuminate reduce the driver's ability to see the roadway and reduce the vehicle's visibility to oncoming vehicles, both of which increase the risk of a vehicle crash.
Summary:
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2007 Pontiac Grand Prix, 2006-2009 Buick LaCrosse, 2006-2007 Buick Rainier, Chevrolet Trailblazer, GMC Envoy, 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer EXT, GMC Envoy XL, 2006-2008 Isuzu Ascender, and Saab 9-7x vehicles. In the affected vehicles, the headlamp driver module (HDM) may overheat and fail, causing the headlamps and daytime running lights to not illuminate.
What should you do:
GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the HDM, free of charge. The recall began on May 17, 2016. Owners may contact Buick customer service at 1-800-521-7300 or Pontiac customer service at 1-800-762-2737. GM's number for this recall is 14291.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 15V519000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 429170
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION
Jun 23 2014
If the key is not in the run position, the air bags may not deploy if the vehicle is involved in a crash, increasing the risk of injury. Additionally, a key knocked out of the run position will cause loss of engine power, power steering, and power braking, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.
Summary:
This defect can affect the safe operation of the airbag system. Until this recall is performed, customers should remove all items from their key rings, leaving only the ignition key. The key fob (if applicable), should also be removed from the key ring. General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2005-2009 Buick LaCrosse, 2006-2011 Buick Lucerne, 2000-2005 Cadillac DeVille, 2006-2011 Cadillac DTS, 2006-2014 Chevrolet Impala, and 2006-2007 Chevrolet Monte Carlo vehicles. In the affected vehicles, the weight on the key ring and road conditions or some other jarring event may cause the ignition switch to move out of the run position, turning off the engine.
What should you do:
GM will notify owners, and dealers will install two key rings and an insert in the key slot or a cover over the key head on all ignition keys, free of charge. The recall began on September 23, 2014. Owners may contact General Motors customer service at 1-800-521-7300 (Buick), 1-800-458-8006 (Cadillac), and 1-800-222-1020 (Chevrolet). GM's number for this recall is 14299.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 14V355000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 3141731
STEERING
Feb 17 2009
A BROKEN STEERING KNUCKLE COULD RESULT IN LOSS OF STEERING CONTROL AND A POSSIBLE CRASH WITHOUT WARNING.
Summary:
DORMAN IS RECALLING 979 STEERING KNUCKLES, DORMAN P/NOS. 697-902 AND 697-903, SOLD UNDER DORMAN'S "OE SOLUTIONS<SUP>TM</SUP>" BRAND NAME, AND NAPA P/NOS. 7-8502 AND 7-8503 WHICH WERE SOLD FOR REPLACEMENT USE ON THE VARIOUS VEHICLES LISTED ABOVE. A POTENTIAL MATERIAL OR DESIGN DEFECT COULD RESULT IN THE STEERING KNUCKLE BREAKING IN THE HUB AREA.
What should you do:
DORMAN WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND REPLACE THE DEFECTIVE STEERING KNUCKLES FREE OF CHARGE AND REIMBURSE THE REPAIR FACILITY OR OWNER FOR LABOR. THE RECALL BEGAN ON FEBRUARY 23, 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT DORMAN'S TOLL-FREE HOTLINE AT 1-800-523-2492 AND PRESS 5.
For more information:
THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO AFTERMARKET DORMAN STEERING KNUCKLES AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON VEHICLES MANUFACTURED BY GENERAL MOTORS CORPORATION.OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO <A HREF=HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV>HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV</A> .
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 09E005000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 979
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
Oct 31 2006
IF THE PASSENGER SENSING SYSTEM MALFUNCTIONS, THE FRONT AIR BAG ON THE PASSENGER SIDE MAY BE DISABLED WHEN IT SHOULD BE ENABLED, OR ENABLED WHEN IT SHOULD BE DISABLED. IN EITHER CASE, IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH THAT REQUIRES AIR BAG DEPLOYMENT, A FRONT PASSENGER'S LEVEL OF INJURY MAY BE INCREASED.
Summary:
CERTAIN VEHICLES ORIGINALLY BUILT WITH CLOTH SEATS THAT WERE EQUIPPED WITH AN AUTOMATIC AIR BAG PASSENGER SENSING SYSTEM AND LATER REUPHOLSTERED WITH AFTERMARKET LEATHER SEAT COVER KITS ARE INVOLVED. TESTING HAS INDICATED THAT THE AFTERMARKET LEATHER SEAT COVERS CAN CAUSE THE PASSENGER SENSING SYSTEM TO MALFUNCTION.
What should you do:
BECAUSE A REPLACEMENT LEATHER SEAT COVER THAT IS COMPATIBLE WITH THE PASSENGER SENSING SYSTEM IS NOT AVAILABLE, GENERAL MOTORS (GM) WILL REPURCHASE THESE VEHICLES IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE TERMS STATED IN GM'S LETTER TO OWNERS. THE RECALL BEGAN ON NOVEMBER 6, 2006. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT GM AT 1-877-477-1022 TO BEGIN THE PROCESS OF REPURCHASING THEIR VEHICLE.
For more information:
GM RECALL NO. 06102.CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 06V417000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 794
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:PEDALS AND LINKAGES
Apr 20 2005
PUSHING ON THE PEDAL WILL NOT APPLY THE BRAKES AND A VEHICLE CRASH COULD OCCUR WITHOUT PRIOR WARNING.
Summary:
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE CLIP THAT SECURES THE BRAKE PUSHROD TO THE BRAKE PEDAL ARM PIN COULD HAVE BEEN BENT WHEN IT WAS INSTALLED. A BENT CLIP MAY COME OFF, ALLOWING THE BRAKE BOOSTER PUSHROD TO SEPARATE FROM THE BRAKE PEDAL.
What should you do:
DEALERS WILL INSTALL A NEW BRAKE PEDAL PUSH ROD BUSHING AND RETAINING CLIP AND, IF THE CLIP WAS MISSING, A NEW BRAKE PEDAL ARM ASSEMBLY FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON APRIL 26, 2005. OWNERS MAY CONTACT BUICK AT 1-866-608-8080.
For more information:
GM RECALL NO. 05038. CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 05V156000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 61594
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