Buick LaCrosse: Replacing Brake System Parts - Brakes - Vehicle Checks - Vehicle Care - Buick LaCrosse Owners ManualBuick LaCrosse: Replacing Brake System Parts

The braking system on a vehicle is complex. Its many parts have to be of top quality and work well together if the vehicle is to have really good braking. The vehicle was designed and tested with top-quality brake parts. When parts of the braking system are replaced, be sure to get new, approved replacement parts.

If this is not done, the brakes might not work properly. For example, installing disc brake pads that are wrong for the vehicle, can change the balance between the front and rear brakes — for the worse. The braking performance expected can change in many other ways if the wrong replacement brake parts are installed.

    Brake Adjustment
    Every time the brakes are applied, with or without the vehicle moving, the brakes adjust for wear. ...

    Brake Fluid
    The brake master cylinder reservoir is filled with DOT 3 brake fluid as indicated on the reservoir cap. See Engine Compartment Overview for the location of the reservoir. There are only two ...

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    Immobilizer system (if equipped)
    Your vehicle is equipped with an electronic engine immobilizer system to reduce the risk of unauthorized vehicle use. Your immobilizer system is comprised of a small transponder in the ignition key ...

    Odometer and trip odometer
    ▷ Odometer, arrow 1. ▷ Trip odometer, arrow 2. Display/reset miles Press the knob. ▷ When the ignition is switched off, the time, external temperature and odometer are disp ...

    Anti-entrapment function
    When the moonroof senses a substantial enough object trapped between its glass and the vehicle’s roof during closure, it automatically moves back to the fully open position and stops there. The ...