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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
5 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
6 / 0
Average Mileage:
42,534 miles

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2006 Buick Lucerne steering problems

steering problem

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2006 Buick Lucerne Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #30

Jul 012016

Lucerne

  • 99,998 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, greater efforts were needed to steer the vehicle and an abnormal noise emitted from the vehicle without warning. The contact observed power steering fluid leaking onto the engine. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the power steering pressure hose failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 99,998. The VIN was unavailable.

- Redding, CA, USA

problem #29

Jan 152016

Lucerne

  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Buick Lucerne. While attempting to accelerate from a stop, the steering lost power and returned after a few minutes. The failure recurred a couple of times. The vehicle was taken to a local dealer where it was diagnosed that the power steering gear inlet hose needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated that there was no recall. The failure was not remedied. The failure mileage was approximately 50,000.

- Columbia, SC, USA

problem #28

Sep 092015

Lucerne

  • 126,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Buick Lucerne. While driving at approximately 20 mph, an abnormal grinding sound was heard. The contact discovered that the power steering fluid was empty. The contact refilled the fluid for the power steering but the failure recurred. The failure recurred intermittently. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the power steering hose was leaking and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not included in the NHTSA campaign number: 06V105000 (steering). The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 126,000.

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

problem #27

Jul 282015

Lucerne

  • 175,000 miles

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

When backing out of the driveway or when making turns a winding noise would occur. Checked the power steering fluid and noted it was low. Added power steering fluid and the winding noise went away. A week later the was difficult to steer and hard to make turns. More power steering fluid was added and upon further investigation it was noted a power steering fluid leak at the hose connector near the clamp and when the steering wheel was turned the fluid would leak out. I recently, gave this car to my son and I would be devastated if anything were to happen to him. He stated that the car started making this loud winding noise and it was hard for him to steer the car. I was made aware of the power steering recall for this make, year and model and had not received a recall. My concern is, is my VIN# included in this recall" and if so what should we do"

- Goodyear, AZ, USA

problem #26

Mar 042015

Lucerne 6-cyl

  • 25,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Buick Lucerne. The contact stated that while making a sharp left turn at 5 mph, the contact heard a groaning noise. The vehicle was taken to a dealer. The technician diagnosed that the power steering hoses needed to be repaired. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact was aware of NHTSA campaign number: 06V105000 (steering) however, the VIN was not included in the recall. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 25,000. Updated 4/29/15 the powe steering hose was replaced. Updated 05/05/15

- Schaumburg, IL, USA

problem #25

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 #24

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 #23

Sep 012014

Lucerne 6-cyl

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

- Camdenton, MO, USA

problem #22

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 #21

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 #20

Oct 012012

Lucerne 6-cyl

  • miles

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

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 #19

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 #18

Nov 122011

Lucerne 6-cyl

  • 52,385 miles
We were slowing to make a left turn when we lost all power we coasted to the curb and when I tried to start it there was a clicking as if it was a low battery. After a few minutes it started but ran rough but was able to get it home a few blocks away. Had it towed to a dealer and they could not find the problem. A week later it happened two more times and was able to get to the dealer who could find no problem. We had no more problems for four months and then it happened again. We took it to the dealer for the fourth time and again they could not find anything. We have contacted G.M. customer svc. Twice and Buick customer svc. Who have opened a case file [xxx]. and suggested we contact a Buick dealer in Oregon when we get home. We live in Oregon and spend winters in calif. So now we must drive a 1000 miles not knowing when or if our car will suddenly die. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Palm Springs, CA, USA

problem #17

Aug 012013

Lucerne

  • 51,193 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Buick Lucerne. The contact stated while driving various speeds he heard a winding noise and upon further investigation noticed a leak. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagnosis and the contact was informed that the power steering hose connectors had been inadequately crimped which resulted in a fluid leak. The contact was informed of a recall for NHTSA campaign number: 06V105000 (steering). The manufacturer was notified of the failure but stated the VIN was not part of the recall. The vehicle was repaired. The VIN was unavailable. The failure and current mileage was 51,193.

- Columbus, GA, USA

problem #16

Feb 072013

Lucerne

  • 65,000 miles
Rack and pinion had to be replaced. Now we are at 120,000 miles and it is already making the same noise again!! this is ridiculous that this going out again already. I do not understand why there has not been a recall.

- Knoxville, IA, USA

problem #15

Oct 232012

Lucerne 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 79,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Buick Lucerne. The contact stated that while driving approximately 60 mph, the steering wheel abnormally moved side to side. The vehicle then veered to the left. The contact lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a concrete barrier. The contact sustained injuries to his head, neck, and shoulder. The contact was advised by another driver that the front driver's side wheel buckled under the vehicle and the left rear wheel had completely detached from the vehicle. The contact sought medical attention after the crash. The police arrived to the scene and a report was filed. The vehicle was towed to an auto body repair shop. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and sent an inspector to assess the vehicle. The contact stated that the intermediate steering shaft was replaced one week prior to the crash. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 79,000...updated 01/23/13.. updated 02/07/2013 updated 04-05-13 updated 04/18/13 updated 05/16/13

- Seabrook, TX, USA

problem #14

Dec 142011

Lucerne

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Buick Lucerne. The contact stated that the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for routine maintenance when they detected that the power steering hose was cracked and caused the power steering fluid to leak. The vehicle was repaired. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign id number was 06V105000 (steering:hydraulic power assist:hose, piping, and connections) but the VIN was not included in the recall. The manufacturer was notified of the problem. The failure mileage was unavailable.

- Four Oaks , NC, USA

problem #13

Dec 072011

Lucerne 6-cyl

  • 33,000 miles
Slow speed steering feels like something is catching, makes noise and does not feel right. Contacted dealer and they said there is a problem with the steering shaft but there is no recall on it so it would cost $300 plus to have it fixed, this is a GM defect from the factory that is common to the 2006 Lucerne and needs to have a recall before someone gets in a bad accident.

- Inverness, FL, USA

problem #12

Jun 202010

Lucerne 6-cyl

  • 37,000 miles
My vehicle pulls to the right. It has done this since I purchased the car last summer. Before I bought it the dealership put new tires and aligned the vehicle. It still slightly pulled to the right and has worsened since. I have called the dealer 3 times since to check for recalls or get their opinion about if the alignment should be checked again. I am afraid it is causing uneven wear on my new tires and it is quite irritating.

- Buchtel, OH, USA

problem #11

Jan 022010

Lucerne 6-cyl

  • 80,000 miles
My 2006 Lucerne with V-6 engine has 80,000 miles on it. Recently it has developed a pronounced "bump} in the steering when I drive slowly in my driveway or in a parking lot. I have inspected the tie rods and other linkage under the car but see or feel nothing obviously amiss. My local tire store said this is characteristic of several GM cars he services. He said the problem is a worn plastic bushing in the steering column mechanism. Also, the instrument panel gauges are virtually impossible to read in the daytime!

- Booneville, MS, USA

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