Safety Ratings

INSURANCE INSTITUTE FOR HIGHWAY SAFETY RESULTS:

Frontal Moderate Overlap Test Results
GOOD
Rear Crash Protection Results
GOOD
Rollover Rating Test Results
GOOD
Side Impact Test Results
GOOD

NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION RESULTS:

Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Overall Side Crash Rating
Overall Side Barrier Rating
US NHTSA Rollover Resistance Rating

Recalls

US NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID: 11V404000
Mfg's Report Date: AUG 03, 2011
Component: ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL
Potential Number Of Units Affected: 4,077


Summary:
GM IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2012 BUICK LACROSSE PASSENGER VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM JUNE 9, 2011, THROUGH JULY 2, 2011, FOR FAILING TO CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 126, "ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL SYSTEMS (ESC)." THE STABILITRAK SYSTEM HAS AN INCORRECT CALIBRATION THAT MAY CAUSE THE SYSTEM TO NOT PROPERLY DETECT IF A SENSOR WERE TO MALFUNCTION, AND THE WARNING LIGHT INDICATING THAT THE SYSTEM IS NOT OPERATING WOULD NOT ILLUMINATE, AS REQUIRED IN THE SAFETY STANDARD.

Consequence:
ATHE IMPROPER DIAGNOSING MAY CAUSE THE ESC TO FALSELY ACTIVATE, RESULTING IN SUDDEN CHANGES IN VEHICLE HANDLING AND DECELERATION, PARTICULARLY AT HIGHER SPEEDS, WHICH MAY CAUSE THE DRIVER DIFFICULTY IN MAINTAINING THE VEHICLE'S DESIRED PATH OF TRAVEL AND DESIRED VEHICLE SPEED, AND COULD RESULT IN A CRASH WITHOUT WARNING.

Remedy:
GM DEALERS WILL REPROGRAM THE ELECTRONIC BRAKE CONTROL MODULE FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING AUGUST 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT BUICK AT 1-866-608-8080.

Notes:
GM'S SAFETY RECALL NUMBER IS 11222. 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 .

Disclaimer

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Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)


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