2008 Buick LaCrosse Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2008 Buick LaCrosse

2008 Buick LaCrosse Problems

Door Lock Mechanism Sticks

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

Replacement of faulty door lock actuator required for proper operation.

 

High Pressure Power Steering Hose Can Leak Fluid

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

The Check Engine Light With Code: P0011, P0014, P0021, P0024, P0341, P0346, P0336, and/or P0391

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.

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2008 Buick LaCrosse Questions

Engine stopped suddenly without warning on the highway. (1 answer)

I was driving about 69-71 as I normally do and with no indication that there was a problem the engine stopped. kaput! I had enough speed to get to the side of the road what can cause this. It will not restart, turns over but does not start. Had it towed home.
what is this about? Fuel injector o...

Any ideas on how to get my trunk open? (1 answer)

My battery in my key fobs were replaced, didn't help.
My key fob was replaced, didn't help.
My door locks stopped working a couple of years ago, all 4 of them!!!, and too expensive to fix. But the button would still open the trunk, then that stopped too.
I have stuff in my trunk I c...

three (3) power door locks partially work. Is it possible to repair one or do I have to pay the $75 each to replace them? (1 answer)

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2008 Buick LaCrosse Recalls

Headlights & Daytime Running Lights

These vehicles are being recalled because the headlamp driver module (HDM) can overheat and fail. This will cause the headlights and daytime running lights to stop working. Loss of this lighting will affect the ability of the driver to see the road and reduce the vehicle's visibility to oncoming vehicles, both of which increase the risk of a vehicle crash. The remedy for this problem is still under development and not yet available.

Ignition Lock Cylinder Concern

Excess weight on the key ring can cause the ignition switch to move out of the run position without warning, turning off the engine. This defect can also 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. Dealers will install two 13mm key rings and key insert into the vehicle's ignition keys to correct this concern.

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2008 Buick LaCrosse Reviews

Drivers side door handle problem also does not want to stay together or on car!!! bought new one now lets pay to have installed oh wow here i go again buick using my wallet for shotie work or material why i always used to brag on buick unless its just this good looking car that i like so much that just falls apart for such a beutiful car. needs company ujustment or heres a trick pay your emply...
I am having a misfire problem, got a tune up at 86,000 and now at 100,000 having the same problem not very happy about it. Anyone else having these problems?
I have a 2008 buick lacrosse with 40 thousand miles,the check engine light came on code 411,the problem was the secondary injection valve was stuck open,changed the part,(which was expensive) and the problem was solved.

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