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7.5

pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
6,609 miles

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2006 Buick Lucerne Owner Comments

problem #18

Aug 162010

Lucerne 6-cyl

  • 35,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Lower front motor support replaced @ about 45,000 miles. Now @ 81,000 replaced torque bar ? (upper front of engine 2 big bolts replaced myself) great idea for a less powerful 3800 engine. Also constant anti-freeze leak. You know the cause. It is all over the I-net...plastic connections.!!!!!! all this is common knowledge, why has nothing been done"??" [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Hanceville, AL, USA

problem #17

Jun 102011

Lucerne

  • 60,100 miles
The contact owns 2006 Buick Lucerne. The contact stated the front drivers side door handle fractured from the vehicle. In order to enter the vehicle, the contact had to use the front passenger door. The contact also stated that the front passenger side door previously experienced the same failure. The failure mileage was 60,100. The VIN was unavailable.

- Richland, MI, USA

problem #16

Feb 272008

(reported on)

Lucerne

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
2006 Buick Lucerne with instrument panel defects. Consumer states that the instrument panel has chrome plated gadgets and when the sun hits the dashboard it shocks his eyes. The consumer also stated the fake wood trim reflects badly.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #15

Feb 052007

Lucerne 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 9,997 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

- the contact owns a 2006 Buick Lucerne with 9,997 miles. The drivers side roof support arm attached to the side mirror obstructed vision when looking to the left. The contact explained it presents a blind spot and nearly hit two pedestrians because of it. The contact had made several seat adjustments including assistance from dealer and had been unsuccessful. The current and failure mileage were 9997. Updated 02/27/07.

- West Senca, NY, USA

problem #14

Jun 282006

Lucerne

  • miles
Buick Lucerne speedometer is impossible to read* the consumer stated the speedometer was impossible to read during daylight hours. When the consumer did get a new speedometer, the consumer still could not see it.

- Shoreline, WA, USA

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problem #13

Sep 212006

(reported on)

Lucerne

  • miles
2006 Lucerne instrument panel lights are hard to see during the day. ***** the trunk release is hidden in the glove box. The consumer feels that this is very inconvenient.

- Buffalo, NY, USA

problem #12

Feb 152006

Lucerne 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 25 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

: the contact stated the instrument cluster was obscured by the glare from sunlight. The vehicle was taken to a service dealer, who informed the contact that the structure of the dashboard panel was a manufacturing standard. The manufacturer was notified. Updated 10/17/2006 -

- Woonsocket, SD, USA

problem #11

Jul 102006

Lucerne 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Unable to see instrument panel, speedometer, gas gauge during the day. Lack of lighting during the day.

- Pittsford, NY, USA

problem #10

Jun 232006

Lucerne 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 4,000 miles
: the contact stated while driving 5 mph the 6 inch pillar/posts between the windshield and both front doors obscured driver visibility, nearly causing several crashes. The manufacturer was contacted. The backlighting of the instrument panel did not illuminate properly which caused poor visibility of the speedometer and other gauges. Updated 9/13/2006 -

- Tucson, AZ, USA

problem #9

Jul 062006

Lucerne 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,943 miles
: the contact stated while driving during the daylight hours the instrument panel had no illumination. The instruments were unable to be seen without proper illumination. The manufacturer determined this was the way the vehicle was designed. Updated 07/25/06.

- Sun City , AZ, USA

problem #8

May 122006

Lucerne 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,200 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

: the contact stated while setting the cruise control the vehicle surges forward 5 to 7 mph. Due to this problem the vehicle takes 15 to 30 seconds to return to the set speed. This is an intermittent problem that occurs under all driving conditions. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection, where it was determined this was the way the vehicle was designed. Updated 7/11/2006 - driver's side mirror fogged up. The fuel gauge would move to full. Wind was coming through the side of the windshield. The light to illuminate the instrument panel were not bright enough.

- Niagara Falls, NY, USA

problem #7

Jan 212006

Lucerne 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 12 miles
Impossible to read speedometer & other gauges during sunlight. Gauges light up at twilight, but, not during daylight hours. This is a safety problem and cannot be corrected at the dealership. This condition has existed since the time the new vehicle was driven from the showroom.

- Erie, PA, USA

problem #6

Apr 172006

Lucerne 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1 miles
Cannot read instrument panel during daylight hours. I feel this is a safety hazard. Cannot tell how fast I am going or read any other alert that appears on the instrument panel.

- Daytona Beach, FL, USA

problem #5

Jan 202006

Lucerne 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 12 miles
2006 Lucerne csx - impossible to read speedometer and the other dashboard gauges during daylight hours. This has been since day of purchase, January 2006 erie located factory representatives advised factory known problem and is working on it. However after four months I am still suffering this safety problem.

- Erie, PA, USA

problem #4

Apr 242006

Lucerne 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 550 miles
: the contact stated there are no daytime lights for the instrument panel. The instrument panel is under a glare shield and without proper lighting it is very difficult to read the speedometer or any of the instrument panel gauges. The dealership and manufacturer have been contacted. Updated 05/16/2006 - the contact claimed it was a design/safety problem and that the manufacturer should have taken action.

- Macon, TN, USA

problem #3

Jan 112006

Lucerne 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 27 miles
You can not read the dash board instruments in the day time. You can not see how fast your going, how much fuel you have or if you are over heating. Which makes for unsafe driving. At night the dash board instruments are well lit and you can read every thing. I've reported this to the Buick dealer with no results. This defect is on my new 2006 Buick Lucerne lxs.

- Clearwater, FL, USA

problem #2

Feb 132006

Lucerne 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,000 miles
: the contact stated the dash board gauges are not readable during the day. The contact must shield the area with an object to be seen. The salesman at the dealership suggested the parking lights be used during the day. Updated 3/9/2006 -

- Punta Gorda, FL, USA

problem #1

Jan 272006

Lucerne 6-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100 miles
: the contact stated during the day the speedometer and gas gauge can not be read. The vehicle was taken to the dealership for inspection. The dealership determined this is the way the vehicle was manufactured. Updated 02/13/06.

- Palm Harbor, FL, USA

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