Recalls for 2013 Buick LaCrosse

There are currently 4 recalls for your car.


What Should You Do?

Bring your car to a dealer immediately. Recalls are issued because the defect might make the car unsafe in some way. Your nearby service center can help verify if the repairs can be performed free of charge.

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NHTSA Vehicle Safety Recalls


Recall Number: 13V173000

Recall Date: 05/06/2013

Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Problem Summary: GENERAL MOTORS (GM) IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2012 AND 2013 BUICK LACROSSE AND REGAL, AND MODEL YEAR 2013 CHEVROLET MALIBU ECO VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH EASSIST. THESE VEHICLES MAY HAVE A CONDITION IN WHICH THE GENERATOR CONTROL MODULE (GCM) MAY NOT FUNCTION PROPERLY. THIS COULD CAUSE A GRADUAL LOSS OF BATTERY CHARGE AND THE ILLUMINATION OF THE MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LIGHT.

Consequence: IF THE VEHICLE IS CONTINUED TO BE DRIVEN, THE ENGINE MAY STALL AND/OR THE VEHICLE MAY NOT START. IN ADDITION, THERE MAY BE A BURNING OR MELTING ODOR, SMOKE, AND POSSIBLY A FIRE IN THE TRUNK.

What Owners Should Do: GM WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND DEALERS WILL TEST THE GCM AND REPLACE IT, AS NECESSARY, FREE OF CHARGE. THE MANUFACTURER HAS NOT YET PROVIDED A NOTIFICATION SCHEDULE. OWNERS MAY CONTACT GM AT 1-800-521-7300. GM'S RECALL CAMPAIGN NUMBER IS 13136.

Next Steps: Contact Joyce Koons Honda Buick GMC

Recall Number: 13V097000

Recall Date: 03/15/2013

Component: POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

Problem Summary: GENERAL MOTORS (GM) IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2013 BUICK LACROSSE VEHICLES, MANUFACTURED BETWEEN APRIL 25, 2012, THROUGH MARCH 6, 2013, AND MODEL YEAR 2013 CADILLAC SRX VEHICLES, MANUFACTURED BETWEEN MAY 29, 2012, THROUGH FEBRUARY 18, 2013 FOR FAILING TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD (FMVSS) NO. 102, "TRANSMISSION SHIFT LEVER SEQUENCE, STARTER INTERLOCK, AND TRANSMISSION BRAKING EFFECT." A SOFTWARE PROBLEM MAY CAUSE THE TRANSMISSION TO INADVERTENTLY SHIFT TO SPORT MODE REMOVING ANY TRANSMISSION-RELATED ENGINE BRAKING EFFECT.

Consequence: IF ENGINE BRAKING IS UNEXPECTEDLY REMOVED, IT MAY INCREASE THE RISK OF A VEHICLE CRASH.

What Owners Should Do: GM WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL REPROGRAM THE TRANSMISSION CONTROL MODULE FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON MARCH 28, 2013. CADILLAC OWNERS MAY CALL 1-866-982-2339. BUICK OWNERS MAY CALL 1-866-694-6546.

Next Steps: Contact Joyce Koons Honda Buick GMC

Recall Number: 13V097000

Recall Date: 03/15/2013

Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: SOFTWARE

Problem Summary: GENERAL MOTORS (GM) IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2013 BUICK LACROSSE VEHICLES, MANUFACTURED BETWEEN APRIL 25, 2012, THROUGH MARCH 6, 2013, AND MODEL YEAR 2013 CADILLAC SRX VEHICLES, MANUFACTURED BETWEEN MAY 29, 2012, THROUGH FEBRUARY 18, 2013 FOR FAILING TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD (FMVSS) NO. 102, "TRANSMISSION SHIFT LEVER SEQUENCE, STARTER INTERLOCK, AND TRANSMISSION BRAKING EFFECT." A SOFTWARE PROBLEM MAY CAUSE THE TRANSMISSION TO INADVERTENTLY SHIFT TO SPORT MODE REMOVING ANY TRANSMISSION-RELATED ENGINE BRAKING EFFECT.

Consequence: IF ENGINE BRAKING IS UNEXPECTEDLY REMOVED, IT MAY INCREASE THE RISK OF A VEHICLE CRASH.

What Owners Should Do: GM WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL REPROGRAM THE TRANSMISSION CONTROL MODULE FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON MARCH 28, 2013. CADILLAC OWNERS MAY CALL 1-866-982-2339. BUICK OWNERS MAY CALL 1-866-694-6546.

Next Steps: Contact Joyce Koons Honda Buick GMC

Recall Number: 13V097000

Recall Date: 03/15/2013

Component: POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:CONTROL MODULE (TCM, PCM)

Problem Summary: GENERAL MOTORS (GM) IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2013 BUICK LACROSSE VEHICLES, MANUFACTURED BETWEEN APRIL 25, 2012, THROUGH MARCH 6, 2013, AND MODEL YEAR 2013 CADILLAC SRX VEHICLES, MANUFACTURED BETWEEN MAY 29, 2012, THROUGH FEBRUARY 18, 2013 FOR FAILING TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD (FMVSS) NO. 102, "TRANSMISSION SHIFT LEVER SEQUENCE, STARTER INTERLOCK, AND TRANSMISSION BRAKING EFFECT." A SOFTWARE PROBLEM MAY CAUSE THE TRANSMISSION TO INADVERTENTLY SHIFT TO SPORT MODE REMOVING ANY TRANSMISSION-RELATED ENGINE BRAKING EFFECT.

Consequence: IF ENGINE BRAKING IS UNEXPECTEDLY REMOVED, IT MAY INCREASE THE RISK OF A VEHICLE CRASH.

What Owners Should Do: GM WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL REPROGRAM THE TRANSMISSION CONTROL MODULE FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON MARCH 28, 2013. CADILLAC OWNERS MAY CALL 1-866-982-2339. BUICK OWNERS MAY CALL 1-866-694-6546.

Next Steps: Contact Joyce Koons Honda Buick GMC

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