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GM Recalls Four Thousand Buick LaCrosses!

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On: Thu, Sep 1, 2011 at 10:07AM | By: Lou Ruggieri


GM Recalls Four Thousand Buick LaCrosses!

For an unfortunate few who just got done at the dealer buying a brand new Buick may have to turn right around and get back there before they end up in the middle of a very nasty road scene. It seems that the factory didn't calibrate the Electronic Stability Control (ESC) system of some of their new LaCrosses. This may cause the system to run improperly and go into action to slow down the car at high speeds, which could end up in an abrupt loss of control and could ultimately cause a fatal crash. 

Read more for the full report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Safercar.gov.

Recall Date: 2011-08-03

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.

Consequences:

The 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.

Component Affected: Electronic Stability Control

Potential Cars Affected: 4,077

Notes: General Motors LLC


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