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2010-2011 Buick LaCrosse



  • Any 2010 LaCrosse owners havimg problem with the lack of range with the remove start feature.
  • cooterbfdcooterbfd Posts: 2,770
    Yeah, I noticed it wouldn't start unless I was a few feet away. But, I see it as a waste of gas anyway.
  • asctonyasctony Posts: 46
    I bought the 2010 Buick LaCrosse CXS White Diamond TriColor late Oct 2009 and found exactly what I was looking for. It only took me 2 days to find the dealer who found the car I wanted. Did not want to wait weeks or more for delivery. I guess I just lucked out. Very satisfied with the car and would not trade it for anything else. Did a lot of research and comparing to other cars such as CTS, MKS, MKZ, etc.
    Back on subject - NO Side Blind Zone Alert. NO MP3 Module on Steering Wheel.
    NO Additional ambient lighting.
    My only complaint is that they put Wheel Locks on the 18' wheels and they are not what should be on this car. I checked all around the Internet, Manufacturers, GM, Dealer, etc., to find an authorized Wheel Lock to no avail.
    The ones that they put on the wheels are for a wheel that has a cover. So the lug treads show and I cannot put the lug nut on the lug.
    I have posted this on another site and others are looking for the correct wheel lock. I did buy a set of 4 (1 for each wheel) that does work and looks better than the lug tread showing. Anyone know anything about where to get wheel locks (1 per wheel not a complete set that replaces all the lug nuts?)
    Sorry for being so long winded. TonynMI
  • gregg_vwgregg_vw Posts: 2,415
    Wheel locks are supposed to protect against the theft of expensive alloy wheels. However, the specially patterned socket is easy to lose, as well as easy enough for a determined thief to obtain. It's also very easy to strip the special wheel lock, and then you have a bigger problem. Sometimes, it is possible to get it off, but many times it has to be broken off, and the lug drilled out and replaced. You're probably as likely to ruin a wheel by hitting a hole or a curb, or if you get a flat tire and drive on the rim. You may end up with a ruined wheel and one you are not able to get off without great expense. To each his own, but I don't want to use them anymore. I don't live near or go anywhere often where wheel thefts have been a notable problem. Insurance works better I think.
  • asctonyasctony Posts: 46
    Gregg: Thanks for your input. However, there is no such thing anymore as a safe crime free area. I do have insurance on the wheels. Still looking for Buick Wheel Locks. Thanks again!
  • doc15doc15 Posts: 37
    :confuse: 2010 CXL 3.0 v6
    New car 1500 miles.
    Right after car starts hear a ( sound ) from rear of car. Sounds like a " Relay or a small damper door closing.( Hear only once on start-up.) Maybe fuel pump engaging? No problems or warning lights, could be normal for all I know. Any ideas, anyone experience this in their vehicle?
  • imidazol97imidazol97 Crossroads of America: I70 & I75Posts: 18,040
    >right after car starts

    How long after? 30 seconds? Might be a pump for the self-leveling rear struts or shocks.

    Immediately after might be something on the pollution controls opening or closing. I believe the carbon cannister may be in the rear of the car.
  • doc15doc15 Posts: 37
    1 to 2 - seconds after the starter releases and the engine is running.
  • imidazol97imidazol97 Crossroads of America: I70 & I75Posts: 18,040
    What I'd do myself is have someone else start the car which I had my ear near the rear of the car down near the ground to try to find the source of the sound. You might have to wait between tries for enough time to lapse for something to reset to where it does a cold start again. My guess is something being set in the pollution venting related to the carbon cannister.

    There are several items on the metal of the package shelf underside in the trunk. Something inside there might be making a noise.
  • doc15doc15 Posts: 37
    Good idea, I'll give it a try
    Thanks again
  • Can anyone confirm what the wheel specs are for the 2010 Lacrosse CXL? I need bolt pattern, measurements, and offset for the factory 18" wheels. Thanks to anyone who can help! :-)
  • An ordered car typically will have a greater discount for you and a higher margin for the dealer. Win x 2.
  • Okay I've had my 2010 Lacrosse CXL for 5 days now, and I am only getting 14.0 mpg. This is TERRIBLE and no where near where it should be. My driving has been about 60% city, 40% highway. Can someone guess what might be the problem?
  • e2helpere2helper Posts: 1,002
    Vapor canister has a vent solenoid which is used to "close off" system during diagnostic checking. Not sure if something with that happens when starting vehicle. Test only runs as you indicate under specific conditions.

    Components on rear shelf panel
    Speakers - if you have Harmon Kardon Amplifier option and the OnStar module with its associated BUB and if you have navigation a GPS splitter because both OnStar and Navigation radio use GPS signal
  • gregg_vwgregg_vw Posts: 2,415
    Is it cold where you are right now? (Makes a very noticeable drop in mpg). Does your city driving include a lot of stoplights? Do you drive over the speed limit on the highway? A 5 day old car is not broken in either. How are you measuring mpg? Is it AWD? That engine does not get the mpg of the bigger 6. More than likely, given some time and a change of circumstances, you should see a substantial improvement.
  • cooterbfdcooterbfd Posts: 2,770
    How many miles is your commute? With my CXS, and a 50/50 split on an 18 mile commute, I get 20-21. Any stops at a drive thru for coffee with 5 people in line???
  • My driving has been pretty normal, if not rather efficient. Been driving about 25 miles a day, mostly city driving but very little time spent in traffic because my schedule allows me to avoid both rush hours. No drive thrus since I promised myself no food in the car (we'll see how long that lasts). As for cold temperatures, not really. I live in Orlando and the lowest it's been since I've had the car is around upper 50s and that was only one or two nights.
  • gregg_vwgregg_vw Posts: 2,415
    Ok, I have a problem, if you have been calculating your mileage accurately. If you have proof via gallons bought and miles driven, take that to the dealer.
  • With only 289 miles on it, my 2010 CXL died while driving. Luckily, I was in front of my dealership and was able to get it pushed into service. Prognosis...the main computer crashed. Was wondering if anyone else had computer issues? Computer is now on order and GM is paying for a rental car. I have owned several Pontiacs and GMC's with hardly a service issue. Needless to say, this makes me very nervous!
  • cooterbfdcooterbfd Posts: 2,770
    ".....With only 289 miles on it, my 2010 CXL died while driving. " :surprise:

    Sorry to hear that. The only issue I'm aware of that is similar is a battery drain, but that would only cause a dead battery.
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