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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
34,691 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 Owner Comments

problem #3

May 242014

Lucerne 8-cyl

  • 81,997 miles


While accelerating on the on ramp to a busy interstate highway, accelerator pedal stuck to floor. (no floor mats or other items were in the any way responsible for this.) car continued accelerating, and pedal continued to stick to the floor despite repeated attempts to get it to release. RPM's were over 4500. Since I couldn't get the accelerator pedal to release, I shifted to neutral. About 20 seconds after shifting, RPM's went down to normal and pedal released. At that time I could get the car to slow down to a normal speed.

- Fort Wayne, IN, USA

problem #2

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

problem #1

Oct 302010


  • 13,800 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Buick Lucerne. While driving approximately 2 mph with her foot on the brake pedal the vehicle surged forward, resulting in a crash. A police report was not filed and there were no injuries. The vehicle was towed to an independent repair shop but the failure was not diagnosed. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileages were 13,800. The VIN was unavailable.

- Evansville, IN, USA

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