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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
16 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
16 / 1
Average Mileage:
59,146 miles

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2006 Buick Lucerne seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2006 Buick Lucerne Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #26

Oct 102016

Lucerne

  • 55,328 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 service air bag warning indicator illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact stated that the failure was intermittent. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The approximate failure mileage was 55,328.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #25

Oct 122016

Lucerne

  • 91,000 miles
We drove 40 miles round trip to have the recall #14299 safety recall performed on the keys to our car and they refused to preform this safety recall because we did not have the car with us. We had the recall notice and owners card. The service bulletin says nothing about verifying that the VIN number matches our owner's card and the recall notice.

- Birdsboro, PA, USA

problem #24

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 #23

Jun 072015

Lucerne

  • 85,000 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 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 #22

May 052015

Lucerne 6-cyl

  • 62,000 miles
The contact owned a 2006 Buick Lucerne. While driving approximately 60 mph, the contact crashed into the preceding vehicle. The air bags failed to deploy. A police report was filed. The contact was injured and required medical attention. The vehicle was destroyed and towed to a junk yard. The failure mileage was unknown. Updated 06/29/16 updated 007/07/16.

- Hardwick, VT, USA

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problem #21

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 #20

Nov 012014

Lucerne

  • 107,000 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 while driving 30 mph, the steering wheel became difficult to turn. As a result, the contact crashed into a telephone pole and the air bags failed to deploy. The contact sustained a fractured wrist that required medical attention. A police report was filed. The vehicle was destroyed. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and stated that the VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V355000 (electrical system). The failure mileage was 107,000.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

problem #19

Jun 182014

Lucerne 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 130,000 miles
The contact owned a 2006 Buick Lucerne. While driving approximately 20 mph, the contact crashed the vehicle into the rear of another vehicle. The air bags failed to deploy. A police report was filed. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic. The vehicle was destroyed. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 130,000. Updated 11/14/14 updated 8/12/2015

- Middletown, NY, USA

problem #18

Jun 232014

Lucerne

  • miles
The contact owned a 2006 Buick Lucerne. While driving 40 mph, the brakes and power steering failed. As a result, the contact crashed the vehicle into a telephone pole. The air bags failed to deploy. The contact sustained head injuries and a police report was filed. The manufacturer and dealer were not notified. Several months later, the contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V355000 (electrical system). The vehicle was destroyed. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Lagrange , GA, USA

problem #17

Mar 062013

Lucerne

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Buick Lucerne. The contact stated that while traveling approximately 30 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. As a result, the contact lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a light pole. The air bags did not deploy. A police report was filed. The driver sustained minor injuries. The vehicle was destroyed. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact was notified of recall NHTSA campaign id number: 14V355000 (electrical system). However, the vehicle had not been repaired under the recall since the parts needed were not available. The contact was waiting for a response from the local dealer and manufacturer to remedy the recall repair when the failure occurred. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was not available.

- Rockford, IL, USA

problem #16

Aug 182014

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 stated that the air bag warning indicator illuminated intermittently. The failure occurred on multiple occasions. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified. The contact mentioned that the VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V355000 (electrical system). The failure mileage was unavailable.

- Pheonix, AZ, USA

problem #15

Jun 242014

Lucerne 6-cyl

  • 100,300 miles
Reared ended vehicle about 20 mph, insurance totaled the car $8,500 to repair it. Direct hit on front of car and air bags did not deploy. 2 days in hospital with broken sternum and ribs. Received recall today on the car saying airbags may not deploy if key accidentally turns off, I don't remember if that was case or not, but GM says it could happen.

- Lexington, KY, USA

problem #14

Jun 152014

Lucerne 6-cyl

  • 125,000 miles
While driving home on rereidental street( 31th near charles street) in rockford il. At 8:00pm, crossing over charles street while the intersection light in my direction; and East bound vehicle dis-regared the light and crossed into my path turning left going South causing damage to the entire vehicle from the tires to the bumper. The empact turning the vehicle ( 2006 Buick lucrene 4 dr.) completely around. My main concern is that the air bags ( driver/pass) did not deport.... question to you is there any steps I can take to settle this issue for compensation..the vehicle was a total lost.

- Rockford, IL, USA

problem #13

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 #12

Feb 222013

Lucerne 6-cyl

  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Buick Lucerne. The contact stated that the power steering and brakes failed to respond without warning. The failures caused the contact to crash and the vehicle was destroyed. A police report was filed and injuries were sustained from the crash that required medical attention. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 80,000. Updated 09/02/14 the consumer stated the airbags did not deploy. The driver sustained broken bones, dislocated ankle, and a broken wrist. The passenger sustained injuries to the ribs. Updated 09/10/2014

- Canton, MI, USA

problem #11

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 #10

Feb 222014

Lucerne 6-cyl

  • 89,217 miles
My parents were involved in a front-end collision. Their car was totaled; the front end was smashed in so that they had to pry open the glove compartment to remove their personal papers and the key could not be removed from the ignition. The side airbags deployed; the front airbags never deployed. My fathers most severe injuries were due to the front airbags not deploying. This model is not part of the GM recall of cars whose front airbags did not deploy in front-end collisions. It's taken GM 10 years; 13 fatalities; and countless other injuries; to finally recall some models; but obviously not all. Shame on the NHTSA for not following through. Updated 05/12/14

- Fort Myers, FL, USA

problem #9

Nov 252013

Lucerne

  • 168,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Buick Lucerne. The contact stated that while driving approximately 35 mph, the driver's side tire became detached from the vehicle unexpectedly. The vehicle hydro-planed three times, swerved off the road and then crashed into a tree. There were no injuries. A police report was filed of the incident. The air bags failed to deploy with the force of the impact. The vehicle was towed to an independent auto facility temporarily. The vehicle had been previously diagnosed by an independent tire center that the entire frame was corroded. The manufacturer was not notified of the defect. The approximate failure mileage was 168,000.

- Tupelo, MS, USA

problem #8

Jun 182013

Lucerne 6-cyl

  • 81,000 miles
Was stopped in a traffic jam on the hwy when a full size van ran into the rear of my car pushing my car into the car in front of me. There was damage to the rear and front of my car. The airbags didn't deploy.

- Buffalo, NY, USA

problem #7

Jun 102013

Lucerne 6-cyl

  • 39,200 miles
Seat belt and airbag light came on and then I got a message to service air bags. Car has been making a noise in steering column and also a clunk at times in steering column. I am wondering if air bags will work in a crash" service air bag message gone now along with the light"

- Bloomington, IL, USA

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