Wild Ass Rumor of the Day: New 2010 Buick LaCrosse Delayed by Wiring Problems

Robert Farago
by Robert Farago

I received this report of a delayed showroom arrival for the new Buick LaCrosse. “Hi my folks are interested in the new 2010 Buick LaCrosse. What an outstanding looking vehicle from Buick/GM. My father called the dealership and they said that the new LaCrosse was shipped then pulled back by Buick. Any news on why? Thanks! Michael” I contacted one of our tipsters. Apparently, “The BCM and ECM aren’t communicating properly. Pop the hood, tinker with something and have someone open the door at the same time and BINGO you’ve got trouble codes galore. You have to go to the dealer to clear them—and that wipes out all memory systems. GM’s having major meetings trying to sort it out. They may have to rewire the platform.”

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  • Durishin Durishin on Aug 10, 2009

    Two words: Cadillac Catera. I remember a review in R&T some years ago where the reviewer wrote that the thing would just plain stop at a light - or some place equally inconvenient. No reason. No response. Fifteen minutes later it would start. Again, no reason.

  • KixStart KixStart on Aug 11, 2009

    Mr. K, What's wrong with the Uplander is that you find yourself in the position of giving advice on how to troubleshoot problems in a car that shouldn't have any problems yet. And you seem to think these problems are all par for the course, not a reason for dissatisfaction with the vehicle. Are you really Bob Lutz? That's why former GM but now Toyota and Honda (and, increasingly, Hyundai) owners aren't going back any time soon. No problems to troubleshoot and they don't miss having them. I wonder if my car with a sunroof even has drain tubes to clean?

  • FedVLE FedVLE on Aug 12, 2009

    The truth is we began shipping cars to dealers in late July. I can confirm there is NO truth to this RUMOR since I'm responsible for the complete engineering and launch of the new 2010 LaCrosse. With a product as dramatically new as this LaCrosse, a quality plant start up and filling of the pipeline takes time. New 2010 LaCrosse's are arriving at dealers as I write this note. I encourage you to call your local Buick dealer and set up a time to stop by and take a look. Jim Federico Buick LaCrosse Vehicle Line Executive/Chief Engineer

  • Frgreg Frgreg on Sep 14, 2009

    Mr Federico, I ordered a Lacrosse in May, was assured it would arrive "anytime" in June, then July, then August. At the end of August, I gave up and bought a 2010 Ford Taurus. When the Buick dealer found out, he screamed at me over the phone saying the Lacrosse will arrive on Tues, Aug. 25, to be exact. When it didn't arrive on that day, I was told that the car was built on July 27th, and no one at the dealer knew where it was until it arrived on Thurs., Aug. 27th. Due to total incompetency, GM has permanently lost a once loyal customer and defender of Buicks. Now I see that there are quality issues that are delaying the full production date of the Lacrosse until Oct. I am very happy with my Ford Taurus