The Office of Defects Investigations (ODI) is an office within the NHTSA which investigates serious safety problems in the design, construction or performance of vehicles. The NHTSA is authorized to order manufacturers to recall and repair vehicles, if the ODI finds a safety issue. NHTSA investigations for the 2012 Buick LaCrosse, both ongoing and closed, are listed below:

  1. INVESTIGATION: Sands Chevrolet/Hybrid System Fire/Stall

    NHTSA Defect Investigation #AQ14001

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: May 02, 2014
    • Date Closed: May 22, 2016
    • Recall: No recall issued

    Component(s): Electrical System

    Summary: There is no summary currently available

  2. INVESTIGATION: Generator Control Module Fires

    NHTSA Defect Investigation #RQ13003

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: July 05, 2013
    • Date Closed: July 22, 2014
    • Recall: No recall issued

    Component(s): Electrical System: Battery: Propulsion System

    Summary: There is no summary currently available