NHTSA — Engine And Engine Cooling: Engine Problems


pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
8,004 miles

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2006 Buick Lucerne engine problems

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2006 Buick Lucerne Owner Comments

problem #4

Mar 012011

Lucerne 6-cyl

  • miles


2006 Buick Lucerne. Consumer states starter motor will at various times stay engaged and unhealthy levels of an electric magnetic field inside the passenger compartment the consumer discovered a Cadillac chassis was used to route electrical wires to the rear seat which caused elevated magnetic fields.

- Burlington, VT, USA

problem #3

Mar 222010


  • 25,000 miles
06 Buick Lucerne purchased 12-3-09, dies out completely while driving at various speeds. The car has shut off on the highway 3 times with a child in the car. It has occurred a total of 7 times between1-08-10 and 4-17-10. The car is under factory warranty and has been serviced 7 times by 3 different Buick dealerships.

- Sacramento, CA, USA

problem #2

Aug 032006

Lucerne 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,354 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Buick Lucerne. The contact stated that at 6,000 miles, the check engine light illuminated. She took the vehicle to the dealer and was informed that the motors wiring harness had fallen into the manifold and burned some wires. The vehicle was repaired in August of 2006. In September of 2006, while driving on the interstate, the vehicle suddenly shut off in the middle of traffic. In October of 2006, the vehicle would not start again. She took the vehicle back to the mechanic, but no failures were found because the vehicle started immediately. Two weeks later, the vehicle failed to start again. The contact took the vehicle back to the dealer and it would not start for them as well. The mechanic stated that the ignition wire code appeared when the vehicle was diagnosed and they made the repair. After the repair was made, while driving 65 mph downhill, the failure recurred. The contact placed the vehicle in neutral and it restarted. The Buick dealer was unable to duplicate the failure. Five days later, the vehicle shut off and failed to restart. The dealer kept the vehicle for five days and stated that the cause of failure was the wiring harness and a burned module. The current mileage is 21,674 and failure mileage was 6,354.

- Crossville, TN, USA

problem #1

Aug 102006

Lucerne 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 660 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Buick Lucerne. While accelerating from a stop or making a turn, the vehicle stalls but does not shut off. The failure occurs intermittently at any speed. The dealer installed an oxygen sensor in hopes that it would alleviate the failure. The vehicle has been taken to the dealer six times, but they could not duplicate the failure. The vehicle did not show a code. The failure still persists. The current mileage is 12,240 and failure mileage was 660.

- Hemet, CA, USA

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