2009 Buick Lucerne engine NHTSA complaints: Engine

NHTSA — Engine Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
71,353 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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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2009 Buick Lucerne engine problems

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2009 Buick Lucerne Owner Comments

problem #4

Jan 032017


  • 107,000 miles


The contact owns a 2009 Buick Lucerne. While driving 55 mph, the vehicle stalled and the steering wheel became difficult to turn. There were no warning indicators illuminated, but the issue occurred previously and the service air bag indicator illuminated. The contact was able to restart the vehicle after several minutes each time. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 107,000.

- Canton, NJ, USA

problem #3

May 272015


  • 68,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Buick Lucerne. The contact stated that the vehicle randomly lost power. Once the vehicle restarted, it would shutter and jerk. In addition, the speed would accelerate and decelerate during the failure before returning back to normal. The engine service center light would illuminate on the instrument panel and the traction control and anti-lock brakes would not work. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that there could be a bad connection between the accelerator pedal and the fuel being sent to the engine. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 68,000.

- Star Junction, PA, USA

problem #2

Feb 012015

Lucerne 6-cyl

  • 108,290 miles
While driving in petoskey the car started to miss an backfiring then the motor stop running. I couldn't stop or steer the car. After I got the car finely stopped the car wouldn't start up an I could smell like wire burning. I had the car delivered to an auto shop brown motors in harbor springs mi. After the diagnosis they found that the fuse block under the rear seat was burned up at the fuel pump fuse, an was on fire at one time.. the fuse block was beyond fixing an needed a new one installed. There was a recall on the ignition switch, but this isn't what is wrong with these cars, I don' believe that the ignition switch on there recall are what is wrong, I believe that the fuse block is what wrong with there recalls when the fuse shorts out the fuel pump stops an so does the car motor. Strange that the car dealers for some reason has them in stock, there should be a recall on all car with this type of fuse box, this is what causing these car to stop running an get in a accidents. To day I got lucky.

- Alba, MI, USA

problem #1

Sep 212010

Lucerne 6-cyl

  • 2,123 miles
Engine oil leaks, timing cover gasket, oil pan gasket-08/27/12 both head gaskets-04/02/13 found oil on garage floor today. Going to dealer 06/03/13.

- Davison, MI, USA

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