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7.9

pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
5,400 miles

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2008 Buick Lucerne windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2008 Buick Lucerne Owner Comments

problem #4

Dec 212009

Lucerne

  • miles

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

This complaint is an exact copy of another one because we experience the exact same issue. During freezing rain or snow conditions there is a build-up of ice at the base of the windshield below the point of the defrosters. Heat from the defroster system cannot reach the area of build-up causing the wipers to constantly pass over the ice and become clogged with ice which is then dragged across the windshield causing poor visibility and a potential driving hazard. In just a few miles of driving it was necessary to pull over and scrape the windshield and clear the ice from the wipers in order to have adequate visibility. This is a potential safety condition due to the limiting of visibility and the repeated stops to clear the ice.

- Maplewood, MN, USA

problem #3

Dec 172008

Lucerne

  • 3,000 miles
During freezing rain or snow conditions there is a build-up of ice at the base of the windshield below the point of the defrosters. Heat from the defroster system cannot reach the area of build-up causing the wipers to constantly pass over the ice and become clogged with ice which is then dragged across the windshield causing poor visibility and a potential driving hazard. In just a few miles of driving it was necessary to pull over and scrape the windshield and clear the ice from the wipers in order to have adequate visibility. This is a potential safety condition due to the limiting of visibility and the repeated stops to clear the ice.

- Eau Claire, WI, USA

problem #2

Jan 152009

Lucerne

  • 18,600 miles
Defroster vents improperly positioned to keep front windshield clear in near zero conditions. Window wiper blades park in an area below the heated portion of the windshield. Wipers froze to the window, during the delay in the interrupted operation, while driving in a snow storm at 3 deg. Temp. Window actually became totally frozen over and visibility became impossible. On the passenger side, ice accumulated in the wiper pave in the lower right corner, about 3 X 6 X 1/4 thick and the wiper had to navigate up and over this frozen mass.

- Falconer, NY, USA

problem #1

Jun 212008

Lucerne

  • miles
This is a report of a design flaw that might result in a safety issue. I recently took delivery of a 2008 Buick Lucerne cxl. I purchased the optional six-passenger version which means that the gearshift lever is mounted on the steering column instead of on a floor console, like most other cars. When the gearshift lever is in the "drive" position, the view of the radio display is obscured, causing me to move my head to look around the gearshift lever to view the display. As a result, my attention to the road is much more distracted than if I had an unobstructed view of the radio display. This could lead to an accident.

- Elk Grove, CA, USA

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