NHTSA — Suspension Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
48,023 miles

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This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2006 Buick Lucerne suspension problems

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2006 Buick Lucerne Owner Comments

problem #11

Mar 202014

Lucerne 8-cyl

  • 53,072 miles


Driving westbound on Illinois rt-7 towards lockport, Illinois when vehicle went out of control and into oncoming lane nearly causing a head-on collision. Upon inspection, it was determined that the front struts rusted through at the mounting flanges whereby the front suspension collapsed falling down on the left front tire destroying the new Michelin tire throwing the car out of control and into the oncoming lane. The car is garage kept with little to no rust anywhere but on the struts. General Motors refused to cover the repairs as the car was out of warranty! I have owned other cars for thirty years with a lot more miles and never had such a catastrophic failure of a suspension system. Even old pick-up trucks last a lot longer. This defect is sure to cause many accidents and possible fatalities across the country. Pictures are available showing the defective struts.

- Homer Glen, IL, USA

problem #10

Jul 182014


  • 70,000 miles
Magnetic ride strut option F E 3. plate that holds coil spring failed causing tire damage and strut failure.also happened to driver side 6 months ago. Ridiculous price used 250. Up to 899. New.

- Porter Corners, NY, USA

problem #9

Jun 152014

Lucerne 6-cyl

  • 125,000 miles
While driving home on rereidental street( 31th near charles street) in rockford il. At 8:00pm, crossing over charles street while the intersection light in my direction; and East bound vehicle dis-regared the light and crossed into my path turning left going South causing damage to the entire vehicle from the tires to the bumper. The empact turning the vehicle ( 2006 Buick lucrene 4 dr.) completely around. My main concern is that the air bags ( driver/pass) did not deport.... question to you is there any steps I can take to settle this issue for compensation..the vehicle was a total lost.

- Rockford, IL, USA

problem #8

Jan 032014

Lucerne 8-cyl

  • 68,000 miles


Traveling at 20 mph the passenger side front lower control arm broke collapsing the suspension pushing the car to the side of the road where it hit a mailbox and a tree.

- Haines City , FL, USA

problem #7

Jan 042013

Lucerne 8-cyl

  • 75,350 miles
The warning light came on and stated service stabilitrac and then went off.two weeks later came on again, and went off.the car began to shake and vibrate as brakes were applied when stopping.about a month after that the traction control light came on and the car began applying the brakes at a speed of about 50 miles per hour and making a noise that was loud enough to hear as it sounded like the pressing of the brakes to the wheel hubs.my wife and daughter and I turned around went back home and parked the car and drove my truck to visit other family members that day.two weeks later I took the Buick 2006 Lucerne to have a GM certified mech put it on the diagnostic machine and the reported that nothing showed up as needing replaced.

- Winchester, TN, USA

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problem #6

Oct 232012

Lucerne 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 79,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Buick Lucerne. The contact stated that while driving approximately 60 mph, the steering wheel abnormally moved side to side. The vehicle then veered to the left. The contact lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a concrete barrier. The contact sustained injuries to his head, neck, and shoulder. The contact was advised by another driver that the front driver's side wheel buckled under the vehicle and the left rear wheel had completely detached from the vehicle. The contact sought medical attention after the crash. The police arrived to the scene and a report was filed. The vehicle was towed to an auto body repair shop. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and sent an inspector to assess the vehicle. The contact stated that the intermediate steering shaft was replaced one week prior to the crash. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 79,000...updated 01/23/13.. updated 02/07/2013 updated 04-05-13 updated 04/18/13 updated 05/16/13

- Seabrook, TX, USA

problem #5

Jan 172012

Lucerne 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 46,200 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Buick Lucerne with Continental conti pro contact tires, size 235/55/17. While at a tire shop for a tire rotation, the technician advised the contact that the front driver and passenger side tires were extremely bald and the rear driver and passenger side tires were extremely worn. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated no assistance could be provided until further wear occurred. The tires were not replaced. The dot number was not available. The approximate failure mileage of the tires was 19,940. The vehicle failure mileage was 46,200. Updated 02/14/12 the consumer stated the tires were wearing excessively. Updated 02/24/12

- Ashtabula, OH, USA

problem #4

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 #3

May 232007

Lucerne 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,800 miles
Auto pulls to the right. Steering sluggish, cannot go over 40 mph without front end vibrates. Feels like unbalanced wheels, but I had that done. Dealer changed tires, problem still exists.

- Spring Hill, FL, USA

problem #2

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 #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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