Buick LaCrosse: 3.6L V6 Engine - Engine Overheating - Vehicle Checks - Vehicle Care - Buick LaCrosse Owners ManualBuick LaCrosse: 3.6L V6 Engine

There is a coolant temperature gauge and a engine coolant temperature warning light on the instrument panel cluster that indicate an overheated engine condition. See Engine Coolant Temperature Gauge and Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Light for more information.

If the decision is made not to lift the hood when this warning appears, get service help right away. See Roadside Assistance Program (U.S. and Canada) or Roadside Assistance Program (Mexico).

If the decision is made to lift the hood, make sure the vehicle is parked on a level surface.

Then check to see if the engine cooling fans are running. If the engine is overheating, the fans should be running. If not, do not continue to run the engine and have the vehicle serviced.

Notice:
Engine damage from running the engine without coolant is not covered by the warranty.

    2.4L L4 Engine
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    If Steam Is Coming from the Engine Compartment
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    See also:

    Activating the rear view camera
    •► Make sure that the SmartKey is in position 2 in the ignition lock. •► Make sure that the "rear view camera" function is selected in COMAND (see the separate operati ...

    Windows
    WARNING! Leaving children, helpless adults, or pets in a vehicle with the windows closed is dangerous. They can be overcome by the extreme heat and suffer permanent injuries or even death ...

    The radar sensor and its limitations
    In addition to being used by ACC, the radar sensor is also used by Distance Alert (see page 165) and Collision Warning with Full Auto-brake and Pedestrian Detection (see page 173). This sensor is ...