2008 Buick LaCrosse Problems

RepairPal has identified the most common problems with the 2008 Buick LaCrosse as reported by actual vehicle owners. We'll tell you what the problem is and what it'll take to fix it.

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Known Problems

Door lock mechanisms not operating properly. Doors may not lock/unlock.

Replacement of faulty door lock actuator required for proper operation.

 

Vehicles with certain V6 engines may illuminate the Check Engine Light one or more of the following codes: P0011, P0014, P0021, P0024, P0341, P0346, P0336, or P0391. Our technicians tell us that some vehicles may require a powertrain control module (PCM) software update to correct this issue. Other vehicles may have excess camshaft end play on one or both cylinder heads which will need to be corrected using special procedures outlined by GM.

The high pressure power steering hose will commonly leak fluid; it should be replaced.

A Loose or worn gas cap may cause Check Engine Light to illuminate.

You may be able to prevent transmission problems by servicing the transmission and inspecting the fluid every 30,000 miles. If the fluid is dark or burned then the transmission system should be completely flushed.

Extended life coolant may become contaminated and require cooling system service before the recommended 100,000 miles.

Contaminated brake fluid can cause problems in the brake system and it should be flushed every 60,000 miles.

3.8L V6 & 5.3L V8 only
The spark plugs should be replaced every 100,000 miles. Our technicians recommend replacing the spark plug wires also at this time.