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NHTSA — Electrical System Problems

2006 Buick Lucerne (Page 1 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 1 of 3)

problem #58

Oct 302016

Lucerne

  • 113,000 miles

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

Heated/cooled seats stopped working. Button on door lights up like they are on, but the heat/cool does not actually turn on. Turns out problem is with connector at control module under passenger seat. Connector is partially melted with black burn marks. This issue appears to be common on numerous GM vehicles (Buick Lucerne, Cadillac dts, etc...) fuse does not blow, possible fire issue?

- New Ulm, MN, USA

problem #57

Sep 152016

Lucerne

  • 67,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Buick Lucerne. While driving approximately 20 mph, the vehicle suddenly shut off. After restarting the engine, the vehicle continued to shut off. The cause of the failure was not diagnosed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified. The failure mileage was 67,000.

- Wilmington, OH, USA

problem #56

Feb 102015

Lucerne

  • 140,000 miles
The contact owned a 2006 Buick Lucerne. While driving 35 mph, the air bag warning light illuminated and flickered off and on. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it could not be diagnosed, but the failure recurred. A few months later, the contact was rear ended by another vehicle in a drive thru. The air bags failed to deploy. A police report was not filed and there were two injuries. The driver had back and neck injuries and the passenger had neck injuries. Both required medical attention. On another occasion, the contact crashed into another vehicle. The air bags failed to deploy. A police report was filed. The contact was injured. The contact had abdominal pain, left hip pain, and left shoulder bruises, which required medical attention. The vehicle was able to be driven home and was later deemed destroyed. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 140,000.

- Canton, OH, USA

problem #55

Dec 022015

Lucerne

  • 32,362 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 that the doors locked independently, and the interior and exterior lighting and windshield wipers failed. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the body control module failed and needed to be repaired. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 32,362.

- Maryland Heights, MO, USA

problem #54

Jun 072015

Lucerne

  • 85,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Buick Lucerne. The contact stated that the service air bag light remained illuminated constantly. The vehicle was taken to a dealer, but the failure could not be diagnosed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The failure mileage was approximately 85,000.

- Necedah, WI, USA

problem #53

Aug 062014

Lucerne

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Buick Lucerne. The contact received notification of 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 made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Chandler, AZ, USA

problem #52

Oct 122014

Lucerne 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

2006 Buick Lucerne. Consumer writes in regards to key ignition switch issues. The consumer stated while driving, the ignition switch went from the run position to the off position, which caused him to crash into a guard rail. The consumer experienced the failure several times.

- Seabrook, SC, USA

problem #51

Mar 142015

Lucerne 6-cyl

  • 61,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Buick Lucerne. The contact stated that the theft locks activated on the vehicle, which prevented the rear doors from unlocking while the vehicle was in park. The failure recurred twice. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 61,000.....updated 04/23/15 the vehicle was repaired at a cost of $900 both rear locks were replaced. Updated 04/24/15....updated 06/09/15 updated 06/16/16

- Hamburg, NY, USA

problem #50

Sep 152014

Lucerne

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Buick Lucerne. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V35500 (electrical system); however, the part needed 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 notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Wichita, KS, USA

problem #49

Jun 092014

Lucerne 6-cyl

  • miles
2006 Buick Lucerne while driving there was a jarring event that occurred immediately affecting the engine power and power steering. The ignition, power steering hose and air bag module and oxygen sensor were replaced.

- Worth, IL, USA

problem #48

Dec 092014

Lucerne 6-cyl

  • 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 NHTSA campaign number: 14V355000 (electrical system) and stated that the part needed was unavailable to repair the vehicle. The dealer was unable to inform when the part would become available. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Updated 1/21/15 updated 01/27/15

- Greenwell Springs, LA, USA

problem #47

Dec 012014

Lucerne 6-cyl

  • miles
2006 Buick Lucerne. Ignition switch safety recall for key ring.

- Ocala, FL, USA

problem #46

Nov 282014

Lucerne

  • 51,977 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Buick Lucerne. After removing the key from the ignition switch, the vehicle failed to turn off. The contact stated that excessive force was required in order to turn and remove the key. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 51,977.

- Steilacoom, WA, USA

problem #45

Nov 112014

Lucerne

  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Buick Lucerne. While driving approximately 30 mph, the engine stalled and all lights on the instrument panel illuminated. The contact received a notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V355000 (electrical system). The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. The technician advised to the contact to take the vehicle to the dealer since the failure was related to a recall. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 60,000.

- Copiague, NY, USA

problem #44

Nov 112014

Lucerne

  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Buick Lucerne. The contact stated while driving approximately 30 mph, the vehicle stalled, the steering wheel seized and the brakes failed. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign id number: 14V355000 (electrical system). However, the parts needed for the repairs were unavailable. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 60,000.

- Copiague, NY, USA

problem #43

Nov 052014

Lucerne 6-cyl

  • miles
I am writing in regards to the GM recall #14299. Ignition issue. We received a letter from Buick/GM the end of September. I called the local Buick GMC dealer to set up an appt to get it fixed, and she said I would have to call back in 2-3 weeks because the parts were backordered. Last week on the national news GM was complaining because people weren't getting this problem taken care of and they wanted to offer gift cards. I called the local dealer again and now the parts are in but they are booked until December 15 of this year because now everyone wants to get their vehicles fixed. So I have to go a little over another month before I can get this fixed? not real happy about how this was handled. If there's a recall, the manufacturer should have the parts in stock before a letter is sent out telling up to get our vehicle fixed right away.

- Fargo, ND, USA

problem #42

Sep 182014

Lucerne 6-cyl

  • 93,500 miles
I lost engine power as I was driving on I75 approximately 16 miles South of venice Florida. One of the tires exploded and the whole wiring system was destroyed due to the tire explosion, as well as the back bumper. My vehicle was towed to the Buick dealer in venice Florida. Repair costs including towing and rental car for the period my vehicle was being repaired elevated to approximately $1600. This does not include replacement of the back bumper which would cost an additional $1400 per Buick's quote. I was informed of a recall by Buick due to the exact reasons that led to my accident and related costs. General Motors is declining responsibility whereas I did experience the problems listed in the reasons for recall number 14299.

- Bradenton, FL, USA

problem #41

Oct 152014

Lucerne

  • 101,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Buick Lucerne. The contact stated while stopped at a traffic sign, the vehicle stalled without warning. The contact was able to restart the vehicle after shifting into park. The failure recurred multiple times. The contact mentioned that the vehicle was repaired under NHTSA campaign number: 14V355000 (electrical system). However, the failure persisted. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 101,000.

- Rialto, CA, USA

problem #40

Oct 182014

Lucerne

  • 115,000 miles
In father's car. Doors locked, but rear door was ajar. Closed the door and then it wouldn't unlock for several days despite manual, electronic, and other attempts.

- Sylvania, OH, USA

problem #39

Sep 272011

Lucerne 6-cyl

  • 81,977 miles
Control module failed as I entered the driveway, into my garage. The key could not be removed. Directional control was lost and the engine would not turn off. The battery had to be disconnected to turn off the engine. The key switch failed once before, when the tumbler within the ignition switch stuck open when the key was removed; but the ignition circuit remained open. Consequently, the battery went dead. Buick service diagnosed the failed switch, and determined the switch tumbler had stuck in the on position. The problem was corrected by lubricating the key switch internally...updated 10/22/14

- Laverkin, UT, USA

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