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NHTSA — Electrical System Problems

2006 Buick Lucerne (Page 2 of 3)

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
5 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 1
Average Mileage:
43,827 miles

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2006 Buick Lucerne electrical problems

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2006 Buick Lucerne Owner Comments (Page 2 of 3)

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problem #38

Oct 092014

Lucerne

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2006 Buick Lucerne. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign: 14V355000 (electrical system). However, the parts needed were unavailable. The dealer was uncertain when the parts would become available to service the vehicle under the recall. The manufacturer was notified of the problem. The contact had not experienced a failure. The VIN was not available.

- West Lafayette, OH, USA

problem #37

Oct 022014

Lucerne

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Buick Lucerne. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V355000 (electrical system); however, the part needed to repair the vehicle was unavailable. The manufacturer was not notified. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Granada Hills , CA, USA

problem #36

Oct 012014

Lucerne

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Buick Lucerne. The contact received a recall notice for NHTSA campaign number: 14V355000 (electrical system). The contact stated that the part needed to remedy the vehicle was unavailable. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- West Haverstraw, NY, USA

problem #35

Oct 012014

Lucerne

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2006 Buick Lucerne. The contact received a notification for recall NHTSA campaign number: 14V355000 (electrical system). However, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Greenville, TX, USA

problem #34

Sep 012014

Lucerne 6-cyl

  • miles
2006 Buick Lucerne. Attorney representing consumer writes in regards to unsatisfactory customer service at dealership and accident caused by defect stated in recall notice. According to the recall letter, the parts were not available. The letter did not go into specifics about the accident.

- Corbin, KY, USA

problem #33

Sep 012014

Lucerne 6-cyl

  • miles
2006 Buick Lucerne. Consumer writes in regards to recall notice 14299 issues.

- Camdenton, MO, USA

problem #32

Jul 142014

Lucerne

  • 12,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2006 Buick Lucerne. While driving various speeds, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was able to restart after numerous attempts. The dealer was unable to duplicate the failure. The contact received a recall notice for NHTSA campaign number: 14V355000 (electrical system); however, the parts needed for the repair were unavailable. The manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 12,000.

- Shillington, PA, USA

problem #31

Aug 042014

Lucerne

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Buick Lucerne. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V355000 (electrical system); however, the part needed to repair the vehicle was unavailable. The manufacturer was notified. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Ball, LA, USA

problem #30

Feb 072014

Lucerne

  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Buick Lucerne. While driving 40 mph, the vehicle stalled and the steering wheel became difficult to maneuver. The contact almost lost control of the vehicle. In addition, the entire instrument panel was illuminated. The failure occurred on multiple occasions. The contact was aware of NHTSA campaign number: 14V355000 (electrical system); however, the part needed for the repair was not available. The contact was driving with only a single key in the ignition, as recommended, until the parts became available; however, the failure recurred. The approximate failure mileage was 100,000.

- Oswega, IL, USA

problem #29

Aug 182014

Lucerne

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Buick Lucerne. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V355000 (electrical system); however, the part needed to remedy the recall was unavailable. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Capitol Heights , MD, USA

problem #28

Jan 012014

Lucerne

  • 90,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2006 Buick Lucerne. The contact stated NHTSA campaign number: 14V355000 (electrical system) and NHTSA campaign number: 10V240000 (electrical system) had exceeded the reasonable amount of time for repair. The dealer and manufacturer stated the part was unavailable. The contact stated intermittently when started the vehicle will independently continue to crank. The vehicle was not diagnosed. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 90,000.

- Lizella , GA, USA

problem #27

May 212014

Lucerne

  • 121,000 miles
I have filed a prior claim with you on the ignition control module failure. Dealer replaced the entire module - GM subsequently issued recall for Buick, altho they are claiming the failure has to do with a slot/hole in a key. I had only the key and the lock fob on the key - I did not have lots of keys and other accessories linked to my key, nor did I hit a pothole or anything jarring. The car just died, no brakes, steering, unable to restart the car and I had to have it towed. I was fortunate that it was at a low speed and not 65 mph on a highway. This repair cost me $939 dollars. And I am not sure that the replacement part isn't a defective duplicate, an inventory shelf item that has the same defect as the part replaced. If GM is claiming it's only a key issue, then the drivers of these larger vehicles are all at risk, as well as other vehicles that might be involved in an accident with a car unable to be controlled. Please don't let them get away with sweeping this issue under the rug. I don't want to be injured or cause a death because GM doesn't want to spend the money to replace defective modules. (I had the dealer give me the module they removed and will seek to find a good engineering test lab if GM continues to drag its feet on the Lucerne issue) I understand these parts were made in china and there is also a reported history of defects - here is a copy of material reprinted from reuters: America.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/6/25/GM-ignition-switchlinkedtorecallmadeinchina.html I am living on limited resources and don't want to have to sue GM to get reimbursed for this issue. Thank you for the follow-up.

- Marshfield, MA, USA

problem #26

Oct 012012

Lucerne 6-cyl

  • miles
Letter from senator nelson on behalf of constituent re 2006 Buick Lucerne ignition switch. The consumer stated while driving down the highway, he hit a large pothole and the vehicle shut off. When he attempted to apply the accelerator, nothing happened. He decided to pull over, and at that point, he realized he had no power steering, then he realized he had no brakes to stop the vehicle. He finally stopped the vehicle and was able to re-start it, with no problem. When the consumer called the dealer, he was informed, his vehicle identification number was not included in the ignition recall.

- Orange Park, FL, USA

problem #25

May 212014

Lucerne 6-cyl

  • 120,000 miles
Car died while driving it. Lost power steering and brakes. Had car towed to dealer. It was diagnosed as having a faulty ignition module. I was lucky I was not on a highway at high speed. Given the company recalls on ignition parts on other name plates, it is likely that the Buick's are also seeing ignition problems and failures but GM has not issued a recall for this car platform. I hope that no one is seriously injured or killed before this defective part is recalled. I consider myself lucky. Updated 10/16/14

- Marshfield, MA, USA

problem #24

Apr 112013

Lucerne

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Buick Lucerne. The contact stated that while traveling 55 mph, the vehicle suddenly stalled. The vehicle was towed to the dealer where it was found that the battery needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired but the failure recurred multiple times. The manufacturer was not contacted about the failure. The failure mileage was not available.

- Stateborro, GA, USA

problem #23

Mar 212014

Lucerne

  • 77,040 miles
Both rear passengers doors will not open from the inside or outside. This has been an recurring problem for about a year, it is such a shame how many complaints are filled for this particular defect and there is not any recalls.

- Cleveland, OH, USA

problem #22

Jun 122012

Lucerne 6-cyl

  • 40,000 miles
2006 Lucerne suddenly left city roadway for no apparent reason. Lucerne collided with two telephone poles positioned next to each other. Delta V of collision between 22 and 25 mph. Pole to driver side frame impact with driver side front wheel pushed into driver floor board so floor pushed against brake pedal post collision. No airbag deployed. Pdof was near straight ahead or 12 O'clock. Driver belt spooled out allowing driver's head to significantly deform the upper steering wheel rim. Driver belt cut a notch in the B-pillar trim exiting the D-ring hole. GM looked at this car in litigation and agreed that the driver was belted. Driver suffered jaw fractures, rib fractures and lung injury. Driver died of collision related injuries 6 months post collision. General Motors may dispute whether the death was related to the airbag non-deployment, but it can not dispute the relationship of the jaw and rib fractures to the non-deployment. Download of SDM showed no "events recovered". that appears to be consistent with the 2006 cobalt ignition recall issue. The key in the ignition after the accident has a string of keys and other items hanging down several inches from the key in the ignition, also seemingly consistent with the 2006 cobalt ignition recall issue. Driver would have been protected from serious injury be a timely airbag deployment in this collision according to biomechanics retained by the driver's family in litigation against General Motors. This complainant suspects that the ignition switch in the 2006 is similar to the 2006 cobalt ignition switch, but does not have definitive confirmation of that. Complainant can send photographs of the damage to the Lucerne and the Lucerne Bosch cdr crash data retrieval report by email or other means at your request.

- Phoenix, AS, USA

problem #21

Jan 152014

Lucerne

  • 40,000 miles
Had just got home and noticed that the rear passenger door was not all the way shut. So I shut it and then locked it. Went out the next day and same door won't open even though the visible lock is up in the unlock position.

- Mount Alto, WV, USA

problem #20

Jul 312013

Lucerne 6-cyl

  • 77,500 miles
The rear passenger doors of the car do not open. The automatic door locks have failed to work. The mechanism design has failed because the manual door lock releases do not work. It is impossible to exit (or enter) the car from the backseat. The rear doors on both sides of the car do not open. There has been no accident and there has never been any prior damage. Since more than two people often ride in this vehicle, this is an extreme safety hazard because it is impossible to access the back seat of the car (especially in an emergency) unless reaching over the front seat from inside the car.

- Massena, NY, USA

problem #19

Feb 082012

Lucerne 6-cyl

  • 63,000 miles
The left rear door is locked and cannot be unlocked either manually or electronically. This constitues a safety hazard as it is impossible to enter or exit the rear seat from the left side.

- Glen Ellyn, IL, USA

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