2012 Buick Verano Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2012 Buick Verano
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2012 Buick Verano QuestionsIs it safe with this vehicle to use a lighter to heat key for frozen locks? (1 answer)
This is the nicest newest car I've had. I am used to using a lighter to heat the key if the locks are frozen so the remote or the key won't open it. Is it safe to do so with this vehicle too?
Can I use just any windshield washer fluid with this vehicle like I would with any other car?
How many cold cranking amps is enough for this car to ensure the best possible start reliability? Do they make like 900 and 1000 CCA batteries for this vehicle?
2012 Buick Verano RecallsDriver's Front Air Bag Defective
The driver's front air bag has a shorting bar which may intermittently contact the air bag terminals. This would cause the air bag to not function as designed in an accident. Dealers will replace the steering wheel air bag coil free of charge to resolve the problem.
The driver's front airbag includes a safety device called a shorting bar - this prevents unexpected deployment of the airbag when it is removed from the vehicle. In this case, the shorting bar may intermittently contact the airbag terminals while it is installed in the vehicle. This could result in illumination of the airbag warning light or the airbag may not deploy when necessary. Failure of the airbag to deploy would increase the risk of injury in the event of a crash. Dealers will replace the steering wheel airbag coil to correct this concern.
The driver side frontal air bag has a shorting bar which may intermittently contact the air bag terminals. If the bar and terminals are contacting each other at the time of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver's frontal airbag, that airbag will not deploy, increasing the driver's risk of injury. General Motors dealers will replace the steering wheel airbag coil to correct this concern. The General Motors recall number is 12261