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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
28,828 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2008 Buick Lucerne steering problems

steering problem

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2008 Buick Lucerne Owner Comments

problem #6

Dec 232015


  • 79,000 miles


Power streering pump went bad had to replace at 79,000 miles also underseat fuse block burned out fuel pump relay stopped working this happened in my driveway.

- Aliquippa, PA, USA

problem #5

Aug 052013

Lucerne 6-cyl

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Buick Lucerne. Upon traveling over a puddle of water, there was a sudden loss of power steering. The contact experienced the steering wheel becoming extremely tight upon trying to turn left and right when there was excessive rain. The vehicle was taken to the dealer more than twice. The technician was unable to replicate or diagnose the failure. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and provided no remedy. The failure mileage was not available. MA 09/25

- Naples, FL, USA

problem #4

May 212014

Lucerne 6-cyl

  • miles
2008 Buick Lucerne. Consumer writes in regards to power steering and brake failure, that was a constant issue. The consumer was involved in an accident, where the steering and brakes failed.

- Streamwood, IL, USA

problem #3

Sep 012011

Lucerne 6-cyl

  • 43,000 miles


In August of 2011 I purchased what was supposed to be a certified pre-owned Buick superior Buick. I had numerous problems that I tried to get fixed under warranty(suspension, thermostat, air bags, steering etc.) or good faith (only brakes) just to name a few, and tried to get a refund under my warranty or different car within the first 72 hours/150 miles of resigning my contract and was denied. I made numerous trips to the dealership to get these problems serviced and was told every time that nothing was wrong, they found debris here a screw there, tightened this, blamed it on this etc. They never fixed or replaced anything but a water pump and a couple of electrical bulbs (the same ones). After at least 5 attempts to get it fixed( per laws set forth) I had a couple of face-to- face meetings with the G.M./part owner louis faller. During these meetings, he tells me everything from you got a lemon, that he believed the car was wrecked prior, to that he fired a couple of employees for putting bad cars on his lot and not fixing them properly under warranty, amongst other things. So after no luck with a refund I began to get opinions which uncovered everything from prior damage to several things wrong with the suspension in late 2012 etc. So in late 2013, after all the things progressed to really bad and I got my X-mas bonus I began fixing it and reached out to hendrick corporate. They lied to me and said they would give me at least the money for fixing what I already fixed and that I had to get rest from dealership. They later took it back cause I wasn't signing over no rights because I still had several thousand in damages. So I reached out G.M. customer service and executive branches. They were like automated puppets. Please refer to attachments. The right front bearing, was replaced. There was an issue with the anti-lock brakes the right front strut shield was sticking and making a clicking sound, the tires were cupping, creating a rumbling sound, tie rods needed to be replaced, the pressure line from the power steering was leaking.

- Olathe, KS, USA

problem #2

Jul 152011

Lucerne 6-cyl

  • 34,966 miles
Clunk in steering when turning steering wheel when parked or moving. Can also hear the clunk noise when driving on rough roads. This is a problem that does not go away.

- Somerville, TN, USA

problem #1

Sep 202009


  • 16,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Buick Lucerne. The contact was driving approximately 35 mph in severe rainy weather conditions. Suddenly, the steering wheel locked without warning. The driver exerted greater effort to turn the steering wheel. The speed was reduced and the vehicle was pulled over to the side of the road with caution. The gear shift was placed into " neutral" position and then to the "drive" position. The vehicle was able to resume normal operation. Whenever the vehicle was in operation in rainy weather conditions the failure occurred. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for inspection. The failure was contributed to the water seepage to the steering serpentine belt. The vehicle has not been repaired for the malfunction. The contact had concerns of the safety risk involved. The failure mileage was 16,000 and the current mileage was 17,500.

- St. Petersburg , FL, USA

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