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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
3,200 miles

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2006 Buick Lucerne steering problems

steering problem

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2006 Buick Lucerne Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 312006

Lucerne 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,200 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Buick Lucerne. The tie rods in the vehicle were replaced twice within a three year period. During the first failure, the vehicle began vibrating and shaking whenever the brake pedal was depressed. She took the vehicle to the dealer and they replaced the tie rods on both sides of the vehicle. The failure recurred after 18 months. She took the vehicle back to the dealer and they tightened and greased the tie rods. This repaired the failure for six months until it occurred again while driving 10 mph. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer and they replaced the tie rods again. The contact believes that the tie rods were a manufacturer defect and they should be responsible. The failure mileage was 3,200 and current mileage was 32,000. Updated 2/2/09 updated 02/04/09.

- Bliville, AR, USA

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