Report: Door Lock Mechanism Sticks
Buick LaCrosse Problem
Average Mileage: 93,178 mi (35,000 mi - 145,000 mi)
Door lock mechanisms not operating properly. Doors may not lock/unlock.
Replacement of faulty door lock actuator required for proper operation.
Visitor, 2005 Buick LaCrosse, 126,000 mi
SAME THING HAPPENED TO ME. BIGGEST PROBLEM IS GETTING THE DOOR PANEL OFF FROM THE INSIDE WITHOUT DESTROYING THE DOOR PANEL. IT HAS TO BE OFF TO ACCESS THE LOCKING MECHINISM. ANYBODY KNOW HOW TO GET THE DOOR PANEL OFF WITHOUT DESTROYING IT??
Visitor, 2006 Buick LaCrosse, 97,452 mi
Lock sticks, can't open the door from inside or outside.
What is the solution?
Visitor, 2005 Buick LaCrosse, 100,100 mi
DRIVERS SIDE DOOR STUCK FROM INSIDE AND OUTSIDE. DOOR WILL NOT
OPEN THIS HAPPENED A FEW TIMES IN THE WINTER A COUPLE MONTHS AFTER
PURCHASING THE VEHICLE SO I THOUGHT THIS PROBLEM WAS HAPPENING
BECAUSE OF THE WEATHER BUT AFTER A COUPLE DAYS THE DOOR WOULD OPEN
NOW THE DOOR IS COMPLETELY STUCK ITS A PAIN HAVING TO CLIMB OVER THE
PASSENGER SEAT. PASSENGER HAS TO GET OUT EVERY TIME. DOESNT SEEM RIGHT RIGHT.
IS THIS A RECALL?
From approx. 60,000 mi.s drivers door will occasionally stick in the lock position regardless of lock solenoid actuation. Cycling door lock solenoid several to "many" times has usually loosened it up, however, now at 128,000 mi.s it has been stuck for 3 days. Getting tired of climbing over passenger side to get in. Wish GM would have put an access hole in the door for the straw tip of a lube spray!!! Anyone know of a fix?
12/10 - Fix turned out to NOT be a lubrication problem (although it still would be nice to have access holes for lube points). When the door unlocks, there is a metal gear in the door lock mechanism that engages a plastic gear that moves to engage the door handles (in & out) so when you pull on either handle the door opens. Well, in GM's infinate wisdom, it seems this plastic gear only has 77,000 cycles built into it. When it wears out, your done. So 1.) only cycle your locks when you need to and 2.) if this starts to happen to your door, replace the lock mechanism while the problem is still intermitant and you can still get the door to open (less costly on labor to not have to break into the car because the door will NOT open with this malfunction). Also, easy way to get in from the right side is to face the back seat with your knees on the front passenger seat, lean on your right arm way into th back seat on the center arm rest, swing your feet over from the right foot well to the left, rotate forward as you lower yourself into the drivers seat. Escape is the reverse or out the window. Service the electric window also if you need to pop the door panel off to replace the door lock mechanism. Good luck!
Visitor, 2008 Buick LaCrosse, 53,300 mi
The drivers door lock actuator went bad @ 49200 miles. The dealer replaced under warranty. Now at 53300 the rest of the door lock actuators quit.
Visitor, 2006 Buick LaCrosse, 50,000 mi
drivers door will not lock with remote and will not lock when i put in gear
Interesting. Right after the warranty ran out, problems arose with passenger side rear door, then passenger door, then driver side rear door. I wonder if this is a do-it-yourself fix as I was given a quote of over $250.00 per door for repair.
Visitor, 2005 Buick LaCrosse, 108,250 mi
Driver door lock mechanism stays locked. With car in drive, manually unlock door. Door has been fine so far, about 10 days. Don't try to open door before car is in full Park or it will happen again. Still need to replace door lock mechanism.
Visitor, 2006 Buick LaCrosse, 75,000 mi
@006 Buick Lucerne, left rear door latch assembly went in 2009 and now right door latch assembly gone. Dealer wants $570 for repair.
Offered me 10% discount, what a joke
GM has a major problem here and should live up to it with some customer satisfaction.
Visitor, 2008 Buick LaCrosse, 60,000 mi
door lock sticks can't open door getting worse or door will not close till lock is pulled 2 or 3 times