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BUICK VERANO - 2013 BUICK VERANO Problems & Complaints

 
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There are 32 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 (2) Structure (2) Unknown Or Other (6)
Communications (1) Engine (10) 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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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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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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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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ENGINE

4/5/2015 - SAN JOSE, CA
WHILE DRIVING ON A SUBURBAN STREET, ENGINE AND ELECTRICAL SYSTEM SHUT DOWN. THERE WAS NO WARNING. I WAS DRIVING ABOUT 30 MPH, WHEN ENGINE TURNED ITSELF OFF, DASHBOARD WENT DARK, TURN SIGNAL DID NOT WORK, AND STEERING BECAME MORE DIFFICULT. I DRIFTED TO THE CURB, AND AFTER A MINUTE RESTARTED THE CAR WITH NO PROBLEM; IT HAS A PUSH-BUTTON STARTER. DEALER CAN FIND NOTHING WRONG WITH CAR. DEALER SAYS IT MAY BE A SMALL ANIMAL (A RAT OR SQUIRREL) LIVING IN THE CARÆS ENGINE COMPARTMENT AT NIGHT, AND CHEWING ON ELECTRICAL LINES. DEALER CANNOT, HOWEVER, FIND ANY DAMAGED WIRES. WHEN CAR WAS ABOUT 2 MONTHS OLD, HAD A SIMILAR INCIDENT WHEN RADIO AND ôINTELLILINKö SYSTEM CUT OUT WITHOUT WARNING. WHEN I PUSHED RADIO BUTTON, RADIO CAME BACK ON AND OPERATED NORMALLY. WE BOUGHT THIS CAR BECAUSE OF THE SAFETY FEATURES; NOW I AM AFRAID TO DRIVE IT ON THE FREEWAY.

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

4/5/2015 - SAN JOSE, CA
WHILE DRIVING ON A SUBURBAN STREET, ENGINE AND ELECTRICAL SYSTEM SHUT DOWN. THERE WAS NO WARNING. I WAS DRIVING ABOUT 30 MPH, WHEN ENGINE TURNED ITSELF OFF, DASHBOARD WENT DARK, TURN SIGNAL DID NOT WORK, AND STEERING BECAME MORE DIFFICULT. I DRIFTED TO THE CURB, AND AFTER A MINUTE RESTARTED THE CAR WITH NO PROBLEM; IT HAS A PUSH-BUTTON STARTER. DEALER CAN FIND NOTHING WRONG WITH CAR. DEALER SAYS IT MAY BE A SMALL ANIMAL (A RAT OR SQUIRREL) LIVING IN THE CARÆS ENGINE COMPARTMENT AT NIGHT, AND CHEWING ON ELECTRICAL LINES. DEALER CANNOT, HOWEVER, FIND ANY DAMAGED WIRES. WHEN CAR WAS ABOUT 2 MONTHS OLD, HAD A SIMILAR INCIDENT WHEN RADIO AND ôINTELLILINKö SYSTEM CUT OUT WITHOUT WARNING. WHEN I PUSHED RADIO BUTTON, RADIO CAME BACK ON AND OPERATED NORMALLY. WE BOUGHT THIS CAR BECAUSE OF THE SAFETY FEATURES; NOW I AM AFRAID TO DRIVE IT ON THE FREEWAY.

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UNKNOWN OR OTHER

1/20/2015 - WALLED LAKE, MI
EXPERIENCED A BLOW OUT ON HIGHWAY 696 GOING 72 MILES AN HOUR DUE TO SIDE WALL. TIRE HAD TO BE REPLACED. THIS IS THE THIRD TIME A TIRE HAD TO BE REPLACED BECAUSE OF TIRE WALL DAMAGE. CAR ONLY 2 YEARS OLD AND 3 TIRES HAVE BEEN REPLACED. FIRST TIME CAR ONLY 1 MONTH OLD. WHAT IS GOING ON?

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