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2013 Buick LaCrosse Recall Information

Component

SUSPENSION:REAR

Manufacturer

General Motors, LLC

NHTSA Campaign ID20V764000
SummaryGeneral Motors, LLC (GM) is recalling certain 2012-2013 Buick Regal, 2013 Chevrolet Malibu, and 2010-2013 Buick Lacrosse vehicles sold or ever registered in Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, or Wisconsin. These vehicles may have rear toe links that received excessive electrocoating (e-coat) corrosion protection, which could cause the e-coat to become brittle and break away when contacted by road debris. Over time, the e-coat may chip away, exposing the metal toe link and making it more susceptible to corrosion. Corrosion may eventually cause the toe link to thin and ultimately to fracture.
ConsequenceA rear toe link fracture may reduce the driver's ability to control the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.
RemedyGM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the rear suspension toe links and adjuster fasteners free of charge. Parts are not currently available. Owners will be mailed an interim notification on February 15, 2021. A second notification will be mailed when parts are available, currently expected to be around March 21, 2021. Owners may contact Buick customer service at 1-800-521-7300 or Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020. GM's number for this recall is N202308930.
NotesOwners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Component

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Manufacturer

General Motors LLC

Mfr Report Date20120306
NHTSA Campaign ID13V173000
SummaryGeneral Motors (GM) is recalling certain model year 2012 and 2013 Buick LaCrosse and Regal, and model year 2013 Chevrolet Malibu Eco vehicles equipped with eAssist. These vehicles may have a condition in which the Generator Control Module (GCM) may not function properly. This could cause a gradual loss of battery charge and the illumination of the malfunction indicator light.
ConsequenceIf the vehicle is continued to be driven, the engine may stall and/or the vehicle may not start. In addition, there may be a burning or melting odor, smoke, and possibly a fire in the trunk.
RemedyGM will notify owners and dealers will test the GCM and replace it, as necessary, free of charge. The recall began on June 11, 2013. Owners may contact GM at 1-800-521-7300. GM's recall campaign number is 13136.
NotesOwners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Component

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:SOFTWARE

Manufacturer

General Motors LLC

Mfr Report Date20120425
NHTSA Campaign ID13V097000
SummaryGeneral Motors (GM) is recalling certain model year 2013 Buick LaCrosse vehicles, manufactured between April 25, 2012, through March 6, 2013, and model year 2013 Cadillac SRX vehicles, manufactured between May 29, 2012, through February 18, 2013 for failing to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 102, 'Transmission Shift Lever Sequence, Starter Interlock, and Transmission Braking Effect.' A software problem may cause the transmission to inadvertently shift to Sport mode removing any transmission-related engine braking effect.
ConsequenceIf engine braking is unexpectedly removed, it may increase the risk of a vehicle crash.
RemedyGM will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the transmission control module free of charge. The recall began on April 3, 2013. Cadillac owners may call 1-866-982-2339. Buick owners may call 1-866-694-6546.
NotesGeneral Motors' number for this recall is 13053.Customers may contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); or go to www.safercar.gov.

Component

POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:CONTROL MODULE (TCM, PCM)

Manufacturer

General Motors LLC

Mfr Report Date20120425
NHTSA Campaign ID13V097000
SummaryGeneral Motors (GM) is recalling certain model year 2013 Buick LaCrosse vehicles, manufactured between April 25, 2012, through March 6, 2013, and model year 2013 Cadillac SRX vehicles, manufactured between May 29, 2012, through February 18, 2013 for failing to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 102, 'Transmission Shift Lever Sequence, Starter Interlock, and Transmission Braking Effect.' A software problem may cause the transmission to inadvertently shift to Sport mode removing any transmission-related engine braking effect.
ConsequenceIf engine braking is unexpectedly removed, it may increase the risk of a vehicle crash.
RemedyGM will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the transmission control module free of charge. The recall began on April 3, 2013. Cadillac owners may call 1-866-982-2339. Buick owners may call 1-866-694-6546.
NotesGeneral Motors' number for this recall is 13053.Customers may contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); or go to www.safercar.gov.

Component

POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

Manufacturer

General Motors LLC

Mfr Report Date20120425
NHTSA Campaign ID13V097000
SummaryGeneral Motors (GM) is recalling certain model year 2013 Buick LaCrosse vehicles, manufactured between April 25, 2012, through March 6, 2013, and model year 2013 Cadillac SRX vehicles, manufactured between May 29, 2012, through February 18, 2013 for failing to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 102, 'Transmission Shift Lever Sequence, Starter Interlock, and Transmission Braking Effect.' A software problem may cause the transmission to inadvertently shift to Sport mode removing any transmission-related engine braking effect.
ConsequenceIf engine braking is unexpectedly removed, it may increase the risk of a vehicle crash.
RemedyGM will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the transmission control module free of charge. The recall began on April 3, 2013. Cadillac owners may call 1-866-982-2339. Buick owners may call 1-866-694-6546.
NotesGeneral Motors' number for this recall is 13053.Customers may contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); or go to www.safercar.gov.

Information provided by NHTSA
Data updated January 2021


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