NHTSA — Visibility: Rearview Mirrors/Devices: Exterior Problems


pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
5,521 miles

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2006 Buick Lucerne accessories - exterior problems

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2006 Buick Lucerne Owner Comments

problem #5

Sep 132006

Lucerne 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,000 miles


-the contact stated that his 2006 Buick Lucerne driver side exterior mirror doesn't adjust outward or high enough for the contact to see the blind spots. The contact stated that the driver's side mirror should be able to see three lanes over, and his mirrors on this vehicle didn't do that. The contact took the vehicle to the dealership, and they informed him that they were aware of the problem of other complaints, but they couldn't do anything about the way the vehicle was designed. The contact stated called the manufacturer, and was given case# 71-495201943. The failure mileage was 3,000 and, the current mileage was 6,200. Update 4/9

- Kenosha, WI, USA

problem #4

Sep 022006

Lucerne 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 12,231 miles
I cannot adjust the driver's side exterior mirror to a safe position for viewing passing traffic. I am 6'2", and mirror cannot be raised high enough or far enough to the left to safely cover adjoining lane. Dealer checked similar models in inventory; said they all have same limitation. I have never had a car with such an extreme limitation on adjustment of the outside mirror for the driver. This is very unsafe for all driving conditions. Failure is continuous.

- Fairport, NY, USA

problem #3

Jul 292006

Lucerne 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 14 miles
Buick Lucerne cx-L, 4 door sedan, VIN[xxx] the safety issue is that the Buick Lucerne's driver's sideview mirror cannot be adjusted for me to see cars in the driver's blind spot. Also cannot adjust the Buick Lucerne's driver's sideview mirror to give a safe view when entering an interstate highway. I have tried adjusting the driver's seat to different positions, other then my preferred position, and cannot obtain a safe side view. The car has been taken to two different Buick service departments and was informed that it is working as designed and that there have been no service bulletins addressing this concern. Updated 07/12/2012 information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6)

- Parma, OH, USA

problem #2

May 122006

Lucerne 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,200 miles
: the contact stated while setting the cruise control the vehicle surges forward 5 to 7 mph. Due to this problem the vehicle takes 15 to 30 seconds to return to the set speed. This is an intermittent problem that occurs under all driving conditions. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection, where it was determined this was the way the vehicle was designed. Updated 7/11/2006 - driver's side mirror fogged up. The fuel gauge would move to full. Wind was coming through the side of the windshield. The light to illuminate the instrument panel were not bright enough.

- Niagara Falls, NY, USA

problem #1

Apr 262006

Lucerne 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,161 miles
Driver's mirror does not adjust adequately to view the blind spot to the driver's left rear. The passenger side mirror adjusts correctly. The driver's side "travels" about 1/2 less. I narrowly avoided colliding with another vehicle while changing lanes. The other drivers horn alerted me to the problem. Other Buick Lucernes in the dealers showroom have the same "problem".

- Haymarket, VA, USA

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