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2007 Buick LaCrosse Recalls & Reliability

Recalls

There has been 1 safety recall issued from NHTSA.

STEERINGRecall Date: 02/11/2009
  • Summary: DORMAN IS RECALLING 979 STEERING KNUCKLES, DORMAN P/NOS. 697-902 AND 697-903, SOLD UNDER DORMAN'S "OE SOLUTIONSTM " BRAND NAME, AND NAPA P/NOS. 7-8502 AND 7-8503 WHICH WERE SOLD FOR REPLACEMENT USE ON THE VARIOUS VEHICLES LISTED ABOVE. A POTENTIAL MATERIAL OR DESIGN DEFECT COULD RESULT IN THE STEERING KNUCKLE BREAKING IN THE HUB AREA.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 979
  • Consequence: A BROKEN STEERING KNUCKLE COULD RESULT IN LOSS OF STEERING CONTROL AND A POSSIBLE CRASH WITHOUT WARNING.
  • Remedy: DORMAN WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND REPLACE THE DEFECTIVE STEERING KNUCKLES FREE OF CHARGE AND REIMBURSE THE REPAIR FACILITY OR OWNER FOR LABOR. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR ABOUT MARCH 20, 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT DORMAN'S TOLL-FREE HOTLINE AT 1-800-523-2492.
  • Notes: THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO AFTERMARKET DORMAN STEERING KNUCKLES AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON VEHICLES MANUFACTURED BY GENERAL MOTORS CORPORATION. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 09E005000

Reliability

Our reliability score is based on the J.D. Power and Associates Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS) rating or, if unavailable, the J.D. Power Predicted Reliability rating.

Dependability Ratings1 2007
Overall Dependability
Powertrain Dependability
Feature & Accessory Dependability
Body & Interior Dependability

1These scores come from consumer ratings of their vehicles after three years of ownership.

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Warranty

The 2007 LaCrosse is backed by a four-year/50,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty, and an impressive five-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty.

It's the consensus that the LaCrosse will prove a reliable car. "Buick is proof that you don't have to buy a Honda to get good quality and you don't have to buy a Lexus to be treated well at the dealership," says Newsday.

U.S. News reviewer Rick Newman points out an interesting dichotomy: "Studies by Morgan Stanley, J.D. Power, and even General Motors' own internal researchers reveal that although Buick quality ranks in the industry's highest tier, consumers rate the brand far below average." The Washington Post would clearly not make that mistake, writing, "I have no doubts about the LaCrosse's durability, although I've driven it only a few hundred miles at this writing. Quality announces itself early. The materials chosen and the care of their assembly speak to the attention and love -- or lack thereof -- involved in a car's creation." The Auto Channel concludes, "Fit-and-finish is also impressive inside and out."

Warranty information last updated: 5/4/08

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