Buick LaCrosse: Driving Characteristics and Towing Tips - Towing - Driving and Operating - Buick LaCrosse Owners ManualBuick LaCrosse: Driving Characteristics and Towing Tips

WARNING!
The driver can lose control when pulling a trailer if the correct equipment is not used or the vehicle is not driven properly. For example, if the trailer is too heavy, the brakes may not work well—or even at all. The driver and passengers could be seriously injured. The vehicle may also be damaged; the resulting repairs would not be covered by the vehicle warranty. Pull a trailer only if all the steps in this section have been followed. Ask your dealer for advice and information about towing a trailer with the vehicle.

The vehicle can tow a trailer when equipped with the proper trailer towing equipment. For trailering capacity, see Trailer Towing (Except eAssist) or Trailer Towing (eAssist).

Trailering changes handling, acceleration, braking, durability, and fuel economy. With the added weight, the engine, transmission, wheel assemblies, and tires are forced to work harder and under greater loads. The trailer also adds wind resistance, increasing the pulling requirements. For safe trailering, correctly use the proper trailering equipment.

The following information has important trailering tips and rules for your safety and that of your passengers. Read this section carefully before pulling a trailer.

General Towing Information
Only use towing equipment that has been designed for the vehicle. Contact your dealer or trailering dealer for assistance with preparing the vehicle for towing a trailer. See the following tra ...

Pulling a Trailer
Here are some important points: • There are many laws, including speed limit restrictions that apply to trailering. Check for legal requirements. • Do not tow a trailer at all during the ...

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The brightness of the instrument panel lights
When the tail lights are turned on, the meter’s brightness will be reduced slightly unless the meter brightness level adjustment is set to the brightest setting. On some models: If the tail lig ...

XM Radio Display Messages
‘‘LOADING’’ - XM is loading the audio or program information. ‘‘OFF AIR’’ - The channel currently selected is no longer broadcasting. ‘‘UPDATING’’ - The encryption code is ...

Loading tips
-The GVW must not exceed GVWR or GAWR as specified on the F.M.V.S.S./C.M.V.S.S. certification label. - Do not load the front and rear axle to the GAWR. Doing so will exceed the GVWR. WARNING: - P ...