NHTSA — Service Brakes, Hydraulic Problems


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
17,169 miles

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2006 Buick Lucerne brakes problems

brakes problem

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2006 Buick Lucerne Owner Comments

problem #6

Nov 012008


  • 32,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Buick Lucerne. The contact stated that the brakes on his vehicle vibrate severely and continue to fail. Whenever he is driving and coming to a stop, the brakes vibrate and shimmy. As a result, the contact loses control of the vehicle and it veers across the road. The dealer has repaired the vehicle twice, but the failure still persists. The VIN was unknown. The failure mileage was 32,000.

- Butler, PA, USA

problem #5

Apr 142009


  • 52,213 miles
Recently noticed when brakes are applied that the pedal will slowly sink to the floor causing my foot to be pressing the gas pedal at the same time. At a stop light it causes the anti brakes to come on and to proceed through the stop light.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #4

Sep 282007

Lucerne 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 16,000 miles
During braking on any steep decline, the brakes shudder( vibrate) to the point that the steering wheel is hard to handle. The vehicle feels that control could be lost above speeds of 40 mph

- Cohasset, MA, USA

problem #3

Feb 012006

Lucerne 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


The contact owns a 2006 Buick Lucerne. While driving downhill through the mountains, the vehicle began to shake and vibrate loudly when the brakes were applied. Buick stated that they were not repairing the brakes due to the high repair expenses. The manufacturer advised the contact to visit his local dealer. The VIN, engine size, failure speed, and failure mileage were unknown. The current mileage was 29,000. The consumer stated took the vehicle to dealer on 4 separate occasions but to no avail, the consumer stated the dealer was supposed to contact him but the consumer has not heard from the dealer in the as of yet. Updated 08/29/07

- Jenkins, KY, USA

problem #2

Nov 012006

Lucerne 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100 miles
Experienced front end vibration on delivery. Dealer did a wheel alignment but a slight vibration continued. Eventually it increased and I took it to a independent for balancing and rotation but the problem persisted. The dealer analyzed it as "defective" tires on the front and replaced them. As I drove home the car pulled to the right. Took it back to the dealer and they switched the left front to the right and the right front to the left and claimed that would fix the problem. The car began to shimmy and vibrate badly. Returned to the dealer and they found my right front brake defective. As I left the dealer I noticed that there still is a vibration. Tried for 10 days to have GM talk with the dealer but they continually told me they had not been able to reach them. Because this car had the defective instrument panel that no one can see during daylight hours, front end and brake problems I deemed this Buick Lucerne unsafe and have sold it to a dealer.

- Daytona Beach, FL, USA

problem #1

Aug 162006

Lucerne 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,700 miles
: the contact stated the brakes vibrated going downhill. The braking was normal at all other times. The service dealer changed the rotors, but that did not remedy the problem.

- Frackville, PA, USA

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