10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
21,005 miles

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problem #6

Jul 182017

Verano

  • miles
Passenger airbag is on when no passenger and seatbelt not buckled. When passenger is sitting with seat belt the airbag is off. Been this way since purchase. Another issue is with thermostat and degrees. Does not show outdoor temperature and also relays the change in thermostat controls in celsius not ferinheight. No option to change.

- Schaumburg, IL, USA

problem #5

Aug 152018

Verano

  • 29,000 miles
Beginning in may, I started noticing odd declines in accelerations, randomly, even when using cruise control. Then, I almost stalled out on the road & lost power steering. This is dangerous & scary. I took it to the dealership & reported a hard shift from 1st to 2nd gear and my radio shutting off randomly, too. After looking over my car, I was told they could not ¿replicate the issue¿ of losing power, and that they needed a code or an error message & to bring it back when I had that! I guess, it's ok with GM if I¿M in an accident (or die) in the meantime, & I was told that the hard shift is just how the car runs. These answers are unacceptable. If a car is dangerous, you don¿T send a person back out on the road because you can¿T ¿replicate¿ the issue. Furthermore, a serious hard shift between 1st and 2nd gear is not how a car is made. I believe these are ¿canned¿ statements that are used and taught in hopes that the owner will go away¿which I did, but shouldn't have. Then in August my car stalled out twice & I lost power steering and could have been in a serious accident. But now, things are even worse. My radio has cut off again, the hard shift is more obvious, and now my passenger seat says there is someone there when they are not, so it beeps at me. The car is possessed. There is no was it should have this many problems at one time. It seems electrical. Dealership has had it for two weeks. I had a message this time; stabilitrak needs serviced. They again said "can¿T replicate it", but I was not allowing that answer this time. The car is dangerous. GM has been sued over very similar issue & some are reporting their fix isn't working & still lose power on the highway. Other 2016 GM cars have this issue. I am researching this & it obvious GM has an on-going dangerous issue & is ignoring it again. How many people have to die? NHTSA help!

- Culpeper, VA, USA

problem #4

Jul 182018

Verano

  • 38,000 miles
Service tire monitor system, tire pressure system not teading properly, service battery charging system, battery saver active, service power steering, service air bag

- Memphis, TN, USA

problem #3

Jul 142018

Verano

  • 39,000 miles
Service tire monitor system, tire pressure not reading properly, service battery charging system, battery saver active, service power steering, service air bag, radio powers off & on while driving. All light indicators

- Memphis, TN, USA

problem #2

Dec 062017

Verano

  • 5,500 miles
While car was unattended at night and parked in the driveway, a fire started, apparently under the drivers seat. The fire burned through the seat and into the driver side door, starting at the bottom and continuing up to the window opening. The drivers door would not open the next day and all the windows were completely smoked over so the interior was not visible. We entered the vehicle through the passenger door and discovered the damage. This event occurred during the night of 12/6/17. As of 1/23/18 Buick has not determined the cause of the problem and has not offered a settlement but has determined the vehicle is a complete loss. The current mileage is approximately 5,500 miles.

- Colfax, NC, USA

problem #1

Jan 022018

Verano

  • 14,530 miles
Jan 2018, the system airbag light came on while driving took it into the shop and turns out the airbag module itself has to be removed and replaced. How annoying is this on a still fairly new vehicle. Let's keep in mind I just brought it in to the shop Dec 2017 for a dead battery because apparently I auto started it to much.

- Honolulu, HI, USA