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NHTSA — Service Brakes, Hydraulic: Foundation Components: Disc: Rotor Problems


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
16,000 miles

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2008 Buick Lucerne brakes problems

brakes problem

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2008 Buick Lucerne Owner Comments

problem #1

Jun 252011


  • 16,000 miles


While driving at 55 M.P.H. going downhill at a 6% grade vehicle's front end and steering column started vibrating violently. Pulled over and let car sit for 30-45 minutes, then traveled on. Took car to Buick dealer and found rotors severely warped. Rotors were turned(machined) and car brakes were ok for next 2-3000 miles. Driving at 55M.P.H. noticed pulsation/vibration when applying brakes. Took car to local dealer and they did not seem it was anything to worry about. Drove car at 55 M.P.H. on highway and vibration and pulsation became worse. Took car to a national retailer and had to have rotors replaced with heat dissipating rotors. Car should have had these type rotors to begin with due to size and weight. This problem could cause a fire or the inability to stop when needed, causing possible serious accidents.

- Covington, KY, USA

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