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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
39,370 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2008 Buick Lucerne brakes problems

brakes problem

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2008 Buick Lucerne Owner Comments

problem #3

Mar 032014


  • 45,000 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Buick Lucerne. The contact stated that while engaging the brakes, the brakes malfunctioned causing the vehicle to surge forward. The contact indicated that the failure was intermittent. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 45,000.

- Ewing, NJ, USA

problem #2

Jan 212013

Lucerne 6-cyl

  • 64,834 miles
The brake lights would periodically come on while driving without me touching the brake pedal at all. It also continually tripped my cruise control. GM dealership did the repairs.

- Fordland, MO, USA

problem #1

Apr 262011


  • 8,275 miles
Brakes lights would come on by themselves while driving or while parked without depressing the brake pedal. Also cruise control would be disabled without using the brake or any switch to disable it. Took it to a GM repair facility (dealer) who recalibrated the brake pedal switch, but the condition returned. Took it to an independent repair facility who recalibrated the brake pedal sensor. That independent repair facility thought that the cruise control problem was related to the brake lights coming on by themselves. Hazard: Someone driving behind could confuse the brake lights coming on as a sign that the car was suddenly stopping, which might cause the car following to slam on their brakes and causing an accident.

- Tallahassee, FL, USA

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