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BUICK VERANO - 2013 BUICK VERANO Problems & Complaints

 
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There are 33 complaints filed for the 2013 BUICK VERANO

Below is a list of complaints & problems filed against the 2013 BUICK VERANO. These problems includes information received by NHTSA from consumers either directly or as recorded by the Vehicle Safety Hotline. This information may be used by NHTSA during the investigation process. If you like to file an official complaint for the 2013 BUICK VERANO, you can do so by calling the NHTSA Mon-Fri 8am to 8pm at 888-327-4236, TTY: 800-424-9153. You can also file your complaint online by clicking here. Your complaint will be added to the NHTSA complaints database after a thorough review. If a trend is discovered, an investigation will be opened by the ODI.

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Air Bags (1) Electronic Stability Control (1) Power Train (3) Structure (2) Unknown Or Other (7)
Communications (1) Engine (11) Seat Belts (2) Suspension (1) Vehicle Speed Control (1)
Electrical System (3) Equipment Adaptive (1) Steering (7) Tires (3) Wheels (5)

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ENGINE

6/18/2015 - MURRAY, UT
2013 BUICK VERANO, VIN 1G4PP5SK9D4120251. ORIGINALLY PURCHASED IN MINNESOTA. HAVE HAD MULTIPLE PROBLEMS. FIRST, CAR WAS "HARD-SHIFTING" LIKE IT WAS HAVING A REALLY HARD TIME LOCATING THE NEXT GEAR TO SHIFT INTO. THE HARD SHIFT OCCURS BETWEEN 15-25 MPH, AND AGAIN BETWEEN 50-60 MPH. IT IS CAUSING THE CAR TO ACCELERATE AND ACT VERY SLUGGISHLY. HAVE NOT HAD A SINGLE PROBLEM WITH THIS CAR UNTIL A LONG ROAD TRIP RELOCATING TO UTAH IN MARCH 2015 THAT LED UP TO ALL THESE NEW PROBLEMS. DEALER SAYS DIAGNOSTIC SHOWS NOTHING WRONG, BUT WHEN TEST DRIVING, CAN FEEL AND HEAR THE HARD SHIFT. ATTEMPTED TO FIX. PROBLEMS WENT AWAY FOR 2 MONTHS AND THEN RETURNED IN LATE MAY / EARLY JUNE 2015. SECOND, WHEN A/C IS ON FULL BLAST INSIDE CAR AND WE USE REMOTE START TO START THE CAR, THE CAR IDLES FINE FOR 10 SECONDS. THEN AS SOON AS THE A/C SYSTEM KICKS ON IN THE CAR, THE ENGINE REV'S UP FROM 800 RPM'S (NORMAL IDLE) TO ABOUT 1,500 RPM'S AND THE ENGINE IS VERY LOUD. THE DEALER STATES "DIAGNOSTIC COMPUTER SAYS NOTHING IS WRONG." WE CAN HEAR HOW LOUD IT IS, AND THOSE ARE THE COOLING FANS, BUT IT'S SUPPOSED TO COME BACK DOWN TO NORMAL IDLE AFTER A FEW MINUTES. WE CAN HAVE THE CAR IDLEING FOR 10+ MINUTES AND IT DOES NOT REDUCE IN NOISE VOLUME OR RPM LEVEL. IT CONTINUES TO IDLE VERY HIGH RPM'S AND DOES NOT SOUND LIKE ANY OTHER BUICK ON THE GM DEALERSHIP LOT. DEALER MECHANIC'S CAN HEAR THERE IS A PROBLEM BUT REFUSE TO FIX IT BECAUSE THEIR STUPID COMPUTERS DON'T SAY ANYTHING IS WRONG. SO NOW WE ARE EXPERIENCING 2 ISSUES - THE LOUD REV RPM NOISE IN IDLE WHICH IS MAKING THE ENGINE VERY LABORED SOUNDING, AND THE HARD-SHIFTING PROBLEM THAT STILL HASN'T GONE AWAY. THERE HAS TO BE SOMETHING WRONG WITH THIS VEHICLE'S TRANSMISSION, POWER TRAIN, OR COOLING SYSTEM BUT OF COURSE GM WON'T FIX IT OR RECALL IT. I CAN'T EVEN FIND A RECALL LIST NEWER THAN 12/31/14.

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POWER TRAIN

6/18/2015 - MURRAY, UT
2013 BUICK VERANO, VIN 1G4PP5SK9D4120251. ORIGINALLY PURCHASED IN MINNESOTA. HAVE HAD MULTIPLE PROBLEMS. FIRST, CAR WAS "HARD-SHIFTING" LIKE IT WAS HAVING A REALLY HARD TIME LOCATING THE NEXT GEAR TO SHIFT INTO. THE HARD SHIFT OCCURS BETWEEN 15-25 MPH, AND AGAIN BETWEEN 50-60 MPH. IT IS CAUSING THE CAR TO ACCELERATE AND ACT VERY SLUGGISHLY. HAVE NOT HAD A SINGLE PROBLEM WITH THIS CAR UNTIL A LONG ROAD TRIP RELOCATING TO UTAH IN MARCH 2015 THAT LED UP TO ALL THESE NEW PROBLEMS. DEALER SAYS DIAGNOSTIC SHOWS NOTHING WRONG, BUT WHEN TEST DRIVING, CAN FEEL AND HEAR THE HARD SHIFT. ATTEMPTED TO FIX. PROBLEMS WENT AWAY FOR 2 MONTHS AND THEN RETURNED IN LATE MAY / EARLY JUNE 2015. SECOND, WHEN A/C IS ON FULL BLAST INSIDE CAR AND WE USE REMOTE START TO START THE CAR, THE CAR IDLES FINE FOR 10 SECONDS. THEN AS SOON AS THE A/C SYSTEM KICKS ON IN THE CAR, THE ENGINE REV'S UP FROM 800 RPM'S (NORMAL IDLE) TO ABOUT 1,500 RPM'S AND THE ENGINE IS VERY LOUD. THE DEALER STATES "DIAGNOSTIC COMPUTER SAYS NOTHING IS WRONG." WE CAN HEAR HOW LOUD IT IS, AND THOSE ARE THE COOLING FANS, BUT IT'S SUPPOSED TO COME BACK DOWN TO NORMAL IDLE AFTER A FEW MINUTES. WE CAN HAVE THE CAR IDLEING FOR 10+ MINUTES AND IT DOES NOT REDUCE IN NOISE VOLUME OR RPM LEVEL. IT CONTINUES TO IDLE VERY HIGH RPM'S AND DOES NOT SOUND LIKE ANY OTHER BUICK ON THE GM DEALERSHIP LOT. DEALER MECHANIC'S CAN HEAR THERE IS A PROBLEM BUT REFUSE TO FIX IT BECAUSE THEIR STUPID COMPUTERS DON'T SAY ANYTHING IS WRONG. SO NOW WE ARE EXPERIENCING 2 ISSUES - THE LOUD REV RPM NOISE IN IDLE WHICH IS MAKING THE ENGINE VERY LABORED SOUNDING, AND THE HARD-SHIFTING PROBLEM THAT STILL HASN'T GONE AWAY. THERE HAS TO BE SOMETHING WRONG WITH THIS VEHICLE'S TRANSMISSION, POWER TRAIN, OR COOLING SYSTEM BUT OF COURSE GM WON'T FIX IT OR RECALL IT. I CAN'T EVEN FIND A RECALL LIST NEWER THAN 12/31/14.

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UNKNOWN OR OTHER

6/18/2015 - MURRAY, UT
2013 BUICK VERANO, VIN 1G4PP5SK9D4120251. ORIGINALLY PURCHASED IN MINNESOTA. HAVE HAD MULTIPLE PROBLEMS. FIRST, CAR WAS "HARD-SHIFTING" LIKE IT WAS HAVING A REALLY HARD TIME LOCATING THE NEXT GEAR TO SHIFT INTO. THE HARD SHIFT OCCURS BETWEEN 15-25 MPH, AND AGAIN BETWEEN 50-60 MPH. IT IS CAUSING THE CAR TO ACCELERATE AND ACT VERY SLUGGISHLY. HAVE NOT HAD A SINGLE PROBLEM WITH THIS CAR UNTIL A LONG ROAD TRIP RELOCATING TO UTAH IN MARCH 2015 THAT LED UP TO ALL THESE NEW PROBLEMS. DEALER SAYS DIAGNOSTIC SHOWS NOTHING WRONG, BUT WHEN TEST DRIVING, CAN FEEL AND HEAR THE HARD SHIFT. ATTEMPTED TO FIX. PROBLEMS WENT AWAY FOR 2 MONTHS AND THEN RETURNED IN LATE MAY / EARLY JUNE 2015. SECOND, WHEN A/C IS ON FULL BLAST INSIDE CAR AND WE USE REMOTE START TO START THE CAR, THE CAR IDLES FINE FOR 10 SECONDS. THEN AS SOON AS THE A/C SYSTEM KICKS ON IN THE CAR, THE ENGINE REV'S UP FROM 800 RPM'S (NORMAL IDLE) TO ABOUT 1,500 RPM'S AND THE ENGINE IS VERY LOUD. THE DEALER STATES "DIAGNOSTIC COMPUTER SAYS NOTHING IS WRONG." WE CAN HEAR HOW LOUD IT IS, AND THOSE ARE THE COOLING FANS, BUT IT'S SUPPOSED TO COME BACK DOWN TO NORMAL IDLE AFTER A FEW MINUTES. WE CAN HAVE THE CAR IDLEING FOR 10+ MINUTES AND IT DOES NOT REDUCE IN NOISE VOLUME OR RPM LEVEL. IT CONTINUES TO IDLE VERY HIGH RPM'S AND DOES NOT SOUND LIKE ANY OTHER BUICK ON THE GM DEALERSHIP LOT. DEALER MECHANIC'S CAN HEAR THERE IS A PROBLEM BUT REFUSE TO FIX IT BECAUSE THEIR STUPID COMPUTERS DON'T SAY ANYTHING IS WRONG. SO NOW WE ARE EXPERIENCING 2 ISSUES - THE LOUD REV RPM NOISE IN IDLE WHICH IS MAKING THE ENGINE VERY LABORED SOUNDING, AND THE HARD-SHIFTING PROBLEM THAT STILL HASN'T GONE AWAY. THERE HAS TO BE SOMETHING WRONG WITH THIS VEHICLE'S TRANSMISSION, POWER TRAIN, OR COOLING SYSTEM BUT OF COURSE GM WON'T FIX IT OR RECALL IT. I CAN'T EVEN FIND A RECALL LIST NEWER THAN 12/31/14.

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ENGINE

5/10/2015 - KENDALLVILLE, IN
STEERING)- THE STEERING WHEEL SEEMS TO "STICK" AT SPEEDS FROM 40 MPH AND UPWARDS TO 80 MPH. STEERING SEEMS TO HAVE FLUID, NON-CATCHING MOTION WHILE DRIVING SHORT DISTANCES, HOWEVER, AFTER DRIVING LONG DISTANCES, OR MORE OFTEN THAN USUAL THROUGHOUT THE DAY, THE WHEEL SEEMS TO STICK, AND TAKES MORE EFFORT THAN USUAL TO STEER IN THE INTENDED DIRECTION. VEHICLE STAYS STRAIGHT FOR AWHILE, BUT VEERS OFF LIKE NORMAL, BUT TO STEER VEHICLE TO REMAIN IN LANE IS WHEN THE STICKING OCCURS MOSTLY. ISSUE MAY INTERTWINE WITH NEXT INCIDENT INVOLVING THE FRONT RIGHT AXLE SEAL. OTHER)- 5/19/2014, MILEAGE 25727 - TOOK VEHICLE TO A DEALERSHIP WHO STATED THAT THE FRONT PASSENGER AXLE SEAL IS LEAKING AND RECOMMENDED TAKING TO NEAREST GM DEALERSHIP FOR WARRANTY REPAIR. GM DEALERSHIP STATED THAT THE AXLE SEAL WASN'T LEAKING, BUT WAS JUST "WET." RETURNED TO FIRST DEALERSHIP A FEW MONTHS LATER WHO STATED THE SAME AXLE SEAL LEAKING ISSUE, GM DEALERSHIP STATED THE AXLE SEAL WAS WET. I FEAR THAT THE FAILURE TO ACKNOWLEDGE, AND REPAIR, THE LEAKING AXLE SEAL COULD BE A RESULT OF THE STEERING WHEEL STICKING. FAILURE TO REPAIR COULD ALSO LEAD TO PART MALFUNCTION/FAILURE WHICH COULD LEAD TO VEHICLE CRASHING. ENGINE) - ENGINE SEEMS TO ALWAYS RUN LOUD, LIKE THE FAN IS ON HIGH FOR CLIMATE CONTROL, EVEN WHEN CLIMATE CONTROL IS OFF. GM DEALERSHIP STATED IT WAS A FAN TO COOL THE ENGINE DOWN, AND RUNS WHEN CAR IS DRIVEN FOR A LONG PERIOD OF TIME. I HEAR IT ALL THE TIME, AND THE VEHICLE SEEMS TO BE HOTTER THAN WHAT WOULD BE EXPECTED TO BE COMING FROM THAT AREA. UNCOMFORTABLE HEAT IS HOW I WOULD DESCRIBE IT. ENGINE ALWAYS RUNS LOUD CURRENTLY AT 48,000 MILES, REGARDLESS OF DRIVING PERIOD. FIRE DANGER COULD BE A RISK.

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UNKNOWN OR OTHER

5/10/2015 - KENDALLVILLE, IN
STEERING)- THE STEERING WHEEL SEEMS TO "STICK" AT SPEEDS FROM 40 MPH AND UPWARDS TO 80 MPH. STEERING SEEMS TO HAVE FLUID, NON-CATCHING MOTION WHILE DRIVING SHORT DISTANCES, HOWEVER, AFTER DRIVING LONG DISTANCES, OR MORE OFTEN THAN USUAL THROUGHOUT THE DAY, THE WHEEL SEEMS TO STICK, AND TAKES MORE EFFORT THAN USUAL TO STEER IN THE INTENDED DIRECTION. VEHICLE STAYS STRAIGHT FOR AWHILE, BUT VEERS OFF LIKE NORMAL, BUT TO STEER VEHICLE TO REMAIN IN LANE IS WHEN THE STICKING OCCURS MOSTLY. ISSUE MAY INTERTWINE WITH NEXT INCIDENT INVOLVING THE FRONT RIGHT AXLE SEAL. OTHER)- 5/19/2014, MILEAGE 25727 - TOOK VEHICLE TO A DEALERSHIP WHO STATED THAT THE FRONT PASSENGER AXLE SEAL IS LEAKING AND RECOMMENDED TAKING TO NEAREST GM DEALERSHIP FOR WARRANTY REPAIR. GM DEALERSHIP STATED THAT THE AXLE SEAL WASN'T LEAKING, BUT WAS JUST "WET." RETURNED TO FIRST DEALERSHIP A FEW MONTHS LATER WHO STATED THE SAME AXLE SEAL LEAKING ISSUE, GM DEALERSHIP STATED THE AXLE SEAL WAS WET. I FEAR THAT THE FAILURE TO ACKNOWLEDGE, AND REPAIR, THE LEAKING AXLE SEAL COULD BE A RESULT OF THE STEERING WHEEL STICKING. FAILURE TO REPAIR COULD ALSO LEAD TO PART MALFUNCTION/FAILURE WHICH COULD LEAD TO VEHICLE CRASHING. ENGINE) - ENGINE SEEMS TO ALWAYS RUN LOUD, LIKE THE FAN IS ON HIGH FOR CLIMATE CONTROL, EVEN WHEN CLIMATE CONTROL IS OFF. GM DEALERSHIP STATED IT WAS A FAN TO COOL THE ENGINE DOWN, AND RUNS WHEN CAR IS DRIVEN FOR A LONG PERIOD OF TIME. I HEAR IT ALL THE TIME, AND THE VEHICLE SEEMS TO BE HOTTER THAN WHAT WOULD BE EXPECTED TO BE COMING FROM THAT AREA. UNCOMFORTABLE HEAT IS HOW I WOULD DESCRIBE IT. ENGINE ALWAYS RUNS LOUD CURRENTLY AT 48,000 MILES, REGARDLESS OF DRIVING PERIOD. FIRE DANGER COULD BE A RISK.

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STEERING

5/10/2015 - KENDALLVILLE, IN
STEERING)- THE STEERING WHEEL SEEMS TO "STICK" AT SPEEDS FROM 40 MPH AND UPWARDS TO 80 MPH. STEERING SEEMS TO HAVE FLUID, NON-CATCHING MOTION WHILE DRIVING SHORT DISTANCES, HOWEVER, AFTER DRIVING LONG DISTANCES, OR MORE OFTEN THAN USUAL THROUGHOUT THE DAY, THE WHEEL SEEMS TO STICK, AND TAKES MORE EFFORT THAN USUAL TO STEER IN THE INTENDED DIRECTION. VEHICLE STAYS STRAIGHT FOR AWHILE, BUT VEERS OFF LIKE NORMAL, BUT TO STEER VEHICLE TO REMAIN IN LANE IS WHEN THE STICKING OCCURS MOSTLY. ISSUE MAY INTERTWINE WITH NEXT INCIDENT INVOLVING THE FRONT RIGHT AXLE SEAL. OTHER)- 5/19/2014, MILEAGE 25727 - TOOK VEHICLE TO A DEALERSHIP WHO STATED THAT THE FRONT PASSENGER AXLE SEAL IS LEAKING AND RECOMMENDED TAKING TO NEAREST GM DEALERSHIP FOR WARRANTY REPAIR. GM DEALERSHIP STATED THAT THE AXLE SEAL WASN'T LEAKING, BUT WAS JUST "WET." RETURNED TO FIRST DEALERSHIP A FEW MONTHS LATER WHO STATED THE SAME AXLE SEAL LEAKING ISSUE, GM DEALERSHIP STATED THE AXLE SEAL WAS WET. I FEAR THAT THE FAILURE TO ACKNOWLEDGE, AND REPAIR, THE LEAKING AXLE SEAL COULD BE A RESULT OF THE STEERING WHEEL STICKING. FAILURE TO REPAIR COULD ALSO LEAD TO PART MALFUNCTION/FAILURE WHICH COULD LEAD TO VEHICLE CRASHING. ENGINE) - ENGINE SEEMS TO ALWAYS RUN LOUD, LIKE THE FAN IS ON HIGH FOR CLIMATE CONTROL, EVEN WHEN CLIMATE CONTROL IS OFF. GM DEALERSHIP STATED IT WAS A FAN TO COOL THE ENGINE DOWN, AND RUNS WHEN CAR IS DRIVEN FOR A LONG PERIOD OF TIME. I HEAR IT ALL THE TIME, AND THE VEHICLE SEEMS TO BE HOTTER THAN WHAT WOULD BE EXPECTED TO BE COMING FROM THAT AREA. UNCOMFORTABLE HEAT IS HOW I WOULD DESCRIBE IT. ENGINE ALWAYS RUNS LOUD CURRENTLY AT 48,000 MILES, REGARDLESS OF DRIVING PERIOD. FIRE DANGER COULD BE A RISK.

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TIRES

5/8/2015 - CANTON, OH
WE HAVE HAD 4 TIRE FAILURES WITH OUR CONTINENTAL TIRES. THERE HAVE BEEN 3 BLOWOUTS AND A BULGE IN A SIDEWALL. TWO OF THE BLOWOUTS OCCURRED AT SPEEDS LESS THAN 25MPH OVER SMALL POTHOLES. TIRES HAD 6000 MILES AND 100 MILES ON THEM FOR THE LOW SPEED BLOWOUTS. NO BENT RIMS. ALL DEEMED AS ROAD HAZARD. BULGED TIRE COVERED BY BUICK DEALER. I PAID HALF FOR FIRST BLOWOUT, ALL OF THE FIRST LOW SPEED BLOWOUT, AND CONTINENTAL COVERED THE LAST BECAUSE THE TIRE ONLY HAD 100 MILES ON IT. FIRST TWO TIRE TROUBLES STARTED WHEN THE CAR HAD 7200 MILES ON IT. THE NEXT ONE HAD 6000 MILES AND THE FOURTH HAD 100 MILES ON IT. CONTACTED CONTINENTAL AND THEY DENIED ANY PROBLEMS WITH THE SIDEWALLS ON THIS LINE OF TIRES.

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AIR BAGS

5/6/2015 - MILWAUKEE, WI
2013 BUICK VERANO. CONSUMER WRITES IN REGARDS TO AIRBAG AND SEAT BELT MALFUNCTION DURING A REAR END COLLISION. CONSUMER HAS PREVIOUS CORRESPONDENCE WITH ANOTHER VEHICLE IN ARTEMIS. THE CONSUMER STATED THE SEAT BELT DID NOT LOCK INTO PLACE AND THE AIR BAGS DID NOT DEPLOY.

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SEAT BELTS

5/6/2015 - MILWAUKEE, WI
2013 BUICK VERANO. CONSUMER WRITES IN REGARDS TO AIRBAG AND SEAT BELT MALFUNCTION DURING A REAR END COLLISION. CONSUMER HAS PREVIOUS CORRESPONDENCE WITH ANOTHER VEHICLE IN ARTEMIS. THE CONSUMER STATED THE SEAT BELT DID NOT LOCK INTO PLACE AND THE AIR BAGS DID NOT DEPLOY.

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WHEELS

5/6/2015 - LAKEWOOD , WA
I HAD TO REPLACE TWO TIRES BECAUSE OF BUBBLE ON THE OUTSIDE OF THE PERIMETER.,

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