• Tiny
  • Malispyke
  • 2005 Buick La Crosse
  • FWD
  • automatic
  • 80,000 miles

I have purchased a 2005 Buick Lacrosse CXL with 80,000 miles on it. I have had it for almost two months. Since purchased I have had it back to the dealer at least ten times for them to fix problems or look at the car. They replaced a hub bearing and the motor mounts. I also had a diagnositics test performed on the car and nothing was found. However this car sometimes acts like it does not want to shift into first gear. When driving it takes a while to shift and the first shift is not smooth. It doesn't do it all the time and after the motor mounts were replaced it didn't do it for a few weeks. But the past two days it seems as though it hesitates to take the first shift but after that it rides smooth.

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Thursday, March 24th, 2011 AT 1:34 PM

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  • Tiny
  • cup1981
  • Expert
  • 137 posts

Did the dealership come up with any codes during the diagnostic test? Have you had the starting and charging system checked? Some newer vehicles can develop a hard shift when battery voltage gets low.

Let me know and I will do what I can to help.

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Thursday, June 23rd, 2011 AT 6:22 AM

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