NHTSA — Vehicle Speed Control: Cruise Control Problems


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
19,159 miles

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2006 Buick Lucerne Owner Comments

problem #6

Sep 022013


  • 88,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Buick Lucerne. The contact stated that the cruise control failed to deactivate. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The approximate failure mileage was 88,000.

- Whitehall, MI, USA

problem #5

Apr 252007

Lucerne 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,700 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Buick Lucerne. The contact stated that he was unable to see the left side of the speedometer, while driving between 10-50 mph during the daytime. The dealer replaced the remote sensor, but the failure continued. The manufacturer stated that the vehicle was designed that way and nothing could be done. The current mileage is 5,430 and failure mileage was 2,700. The cuise control looses speed. Updated 07/19/07.

- West Palm Beach, FL, USA

problem #4

Nov 092006

Lucerne 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30 miles
- the contact called regardingthe 2006 Buick Lucerne. The contact stated that the vehicle shifted to the right. Before he purchased the vehicle, he took the vehicle for a test drive and noticed the vehicle pulled to the right. The dealer advised him that they would align the vehicle before he took delivery. When he picked up the vehicle he noticed the vehicle still pulling to the right. The failure mileage was 30 mph. When the cruise control was on the vehicle it pulled to the right. There were no warning indicators. When the vehicle was driven around a curve the steering wheel came back to the center, but it still drifted 3 degrees to the right. The contact stated that he must keep pressure on the steering wheel in order to keep the vehicle straight. The contact stated the dealer has done 3 front wheel alignments and balanced the tires. This has not corrected the steering problem. The current mileage was 2400.

- Dubois, PA, USA

problem #3

Jan 242007

Lucerne 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 11,626 miles


- the contact owns a 2006 Buick Lucerne that had been to the dealer 7 times because the air bags indicator light showed that air bags needed to be service. The dealer they replaced the air bag module and the wiring harness. The contact stated that the air bags indicator light continued to show on dashboard. Updated 2/27/2007 - intermittently the cruise control was inoperative.

- Thomson, GA, USA

problem #2

Aug 052006

Lucerne 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,400 miles
: the contact stated while driving downhill with the cruise control activated, the vehicle would not slow down. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who determined the vehicle was designed that way.

- Worcester, MA, USA

problem #1

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

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