Common problems with the Buick Verano include issues with the vehicle's steering sticking and engine problems, according to automotive repair statistics website CarComplaints.com. The 2013 model year of the Verano has both the most overall complaints and the most severe problems reported for this vehicle.
The most common issue with the Buick Verano is sticking steering, which results in the steering wheel suddenly developing a dead zone or failing to respond at speed. A Verano affected by this problem may begin to drift to one side without steering input, or may suddenly swerve after failing to initially respond to inputs from the driver.
Engine problems are the second-most-common issue with the Verano, with drivers reporting that the engine can suddenly shut off while in motion. Though this behavior is similar to the ignition issues that have plagued other General Motors cars, no recall has been issued for the Verano for this issue as of March 2015. Other owners have reported loud vibrations and oil leaks.
There is one outstanding recall for 2012 and 2013 Buick Verano models equipped with a Calix oil pan heater. Wires in the power running the heater can pose a shock hazard if the insulation around them is damaged by cold weather. GM is replacing the cords on affected models to remedy this issue.