NHTSA — Steering Problems

2006 Buick Lucerne (Page 2 of 2)


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
5 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
6 / 0
Average Mileage:
42,129 miles

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2006 Buick Lucerne steering problems

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2006 Buick Lucerne Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #11

Jan 022010

Lucerne 6-cyl

  • 80,000 miles


My 2006 Lucerne with V-6 engine has 80,000 miles on it. Recently it has developed a pronounced "bump} in the steering when I drive slowly in my driveway or in a parking lot. I have inspected the tie rods and other linkage under the car but see or feel nothing obviously amiss. My local tire store said this is characteristic of several GM cars he services. He said the problem is a worn plastic bushing in the steering column mechanism. Also, the instrument panel gauges are virtually impossible to read in the daytime!

- Booneville, MS, USA

problem #10

Oct 282009


  • 53,000 miles
A puddle appeared in the driveway where the 2006 Buick Lucerne is parked. The puddle looked like power steering fluid and after getting under the car, a power steering leak was detected. I searched on the NHTSA website and found that there was a recall on the 2006 Buick Lucerne with a V8 engine which said that the power steering hose connectors were improperly installed which would cause a leak. I called Buick about this and they said that my car was not part of this recall even though it meets the year, make, and model requirements and has the exact same problem the recall is for.

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

problem #9

Jan 052008


  • 45,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Buick Lucerne. The contact stated that the check air bag light illuminated while driving 15 mph. She took the vehicle to the mechanic and was informed that it was a common issue. She was advised to have the dealer make the repairs. The dealer stated that there was an issue with one of the computers in the vehicle that could prevent the air bags from deploying in the event of a crash. During this time, the contact heard a very loud clunking noise coming from the steering component. The vehicle was taken to a dealer and they stated that they could not repair the vehicle since it was out of warranty. The contact believes that this is a manufacturer defect, but the manufacturer is refusing responsibility. The failure mileage was 45,000 and current mileage was 72,000.

- New Waverly, TX, USA

problem #8

Dec 012008


  • 25,000 miles


2006 Buick Lucerne - steering has short looseness when turning at slow speed. Under warranty, dealer corrected the same issue approximately year and half ago, but problem has returned. Will soon return to dealer for service again.

- Dublin, OH, USA

problem #7

Aug 012006

Lucerne 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 25 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Buick Lucerne. While driving between 20-50 mph, the vehicle pulled to the right. The vehicle was repaired by the dealer five times, which included an alignment, the tires and rims were changed, and a power steering part was replaced. Yet, the failure still occurred. The failure mileage was 25 and current mileage was 24,000. Updated 02-15-08. The dealer stated installed xm sat radio. Updated 02/15/08

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #6

May 212006

Lucerne 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles
(1) extremely poor steering, at highway speeds, 65 mph or higher, . may not cause a wreck, but most certainly would contribute to a accident. (2) none, so far. (3) notified Buick by mail 05-16-06/ Buick phoned back, "we have filed your letter." Note: This is a condition from the day the car was bought, through today, 09-26-06. So, there has been no 'incident (s) to report.

- Merced, CA, USA

problem #5

Sep 132006

Lucerne 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,020 miles


1. normal lane change from center lane to right lane at approx. 65 mph, Maryland interstate 95 North mile marker 104.8 2. vehicle veered sharply right with no control of steering resulting in 4 spins and traveling backwards with brakes on possibly 200 ft. Before striking an embankment resulting in severe damage to vehicle. No air bags deployed. There was no control of the vehicle during this incident. 3. is in a body shop waiting investigation and repair/replacement.

- North East, MD, USA

problem #4

Jul 312006

Lucerne 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 300 miles
Details: I have the Buick Lucerne V8 model and it pulls to the right. I have now had the car in the shop two times for this problem. It still is not fixed. The vehicle has not been in an accident. I believe this is a danger to me the driver and to the public.

- Los Gatos, CA, USA

problem #3

Jul 012006

Lucerne 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1 miles
: the contact stated the V6 models pulled to the right. This problem seems to be consistent with all V8 models. The dealer has attempted three times to fix the steering however the problem persisted. The vehicle has not been in an accident. The contact has talked to others vehicle owners who all have the problem, it was expressed that this problem is a danger to the driver of this vehicle and the public.

- Olive Branch, MS, USA

problem #2

Aug 012006

Lucerne 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 580 miles
: the contact stated that the steering feels light and wanders easily if not paying attention. The consumer indicated that his hands must be on the steering wheel at all times. The steering feels as if there is not enough pos caster. While turning in or out of driveways the consumer fells a thump in the steering wheel. The dash gauges are difficult to see while driving the daytime. The vehicle was not inspected by a dealer and the manufacturer was not contacted. Updated 8/21/2006 -

- Gold Hill, OR, USA

problem #1

Jun 242006

Lucerne 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 504 miles
Purchased 2006 Buick Lucerne, June 24,2006 from scott Buick, of pinellas park, fl. We drove it down the road 4 miles and turned back to return it to dealer. The steering was pulling to the right real bad. Dealers service dept checked the mechanics of the steering and could find any reason for the pulling to the right. Released it to us on June 26, and after a couple miles down the road we promptly returned again to the dealer. They looked for a GM bulletin regarding this problem this time, they serviced it according to the bulletin spec's, on the 28th. That did not correct the problem totally this makes 3 times it was in service for this problem. The steering problem still exist as of today July 22, 2006 this should be considered a safety problem with the auto.

- Palmetto, FL, USA

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