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Buick Lucerne, Sedan
#1920 of 2217 tell Buick what you want
Jul 20, 2007 (5:27 am)
I want Buick to pay attention to my complaint of sudden engine failure on interstates with our 2006 Buick Lucerne. My letter to GM's CEO was received by GM on July 10th at 2:51 but no reply has been received by today. Five repair departments have been involved-the two recurrent problems -one above plus four episodes of not starting or even cranking seem to keep involving the wiring harness. Two repair depts genuinely felt they "fixed" the problem and we trusted them at first. Now we are involved with the original dealer who is fluffing us off-this car is a major hazard to us and others. We want a fair resolution. Suggestions beyond notifying BBB and NHTSA as stated in the manual is needed. We have an over $30,000 car sitting in our garage-useless because I am terrified to drive it on the highway.
#1921 of 2217 Re: Buick Lucerne: Tell Buick What You Want [KarenS]
Dec 18, 2007 (7:25 am)
Build a fuel gauge that works correctly, the same as all other Buicks ever built.
#1922 of 2217 Lucerne Design Flaws
Feb 10, 2008 (6:16 am)
I chose the Buick Lucerne as my business car and have only two major complaints. Both are simple design flaws:
I am on the road a lot and usually have a beverage while driving. The front seat cupholders are too shallow to hold a large cup of coffee in place when cornering. Ouch...A large cup of Starbucks really burns!
When the windows are rolled down even a crack when it is raining, water rolls off the top and pours into the car onto the door instrument controls, front seat and me.
#1923 of 2217 Re: Buick Lucerne: Tell Buick What You Want [rmello]
Feb 16, 2008 (4:09 am)
How about putting the lower decklid chrome molding on ALL models, standard? I think the difference in the look of the rear of the car is changed many times for the better with the simple addition of this molding.
Jun 17, 2008 (10:02 am)
How come nobody has asked for better lighting on the gauges?
Can others read the gauges when the lights are on "auto" and you
are heading into the sun or wearing sunglasses or both?
Is there an available fix for this?
Is that why it is not being mentioned here in this blog?
#1925 of 2217 Re: Hows come? [scandiaken]
Jun 17, 2008 (5:32 pm)
I have an ’07 Lucerne and have not had an issue with the gauges under any conditions. Hm?
Good luck with that.
My seats are awful.
#1926 of 2217 Re: Hows come? [jg585]
Jun 18, 2008 (2:53 pm)
Do you have bucket seats? Lots of complaints about those.
I have the bench 40-20-40 seats (without leather)
We have been happy with those
Suppose there is a connection between the floor shift and the
I also have the shift lever on the steering column the way god intended
Nov 25, 2009 (8:15 am)
Have a '09 Lucerne with 6 passenger seating. Gear shift on steering column. When it is in drive, the gear shift blocks out part of the radio display and also the fav, info and the menu button. You have to lean over to see them if you want to use them or try to feel for them. Either way, it is a safety concern. You have to take your eye off the road too long. The only safe way would be to stop the car, put it in park and use them, unless there is a passenger that can do it, which in my case, there usually is not. Another thing about the display on the radio. I have xm radio. When it displays the artist or the song title, many times they are to long to display the entire name or song and is therefore cut off. I would think that would be an easy fix, like change the font or something like that.
Dec 01, 2009 (3:44 pm)
Our 2007 Lucerne CXS had its badging replaced by "Wildcat" emblems from the 1964 model (large one on the trunk, two smaller ones on the front doors)-much better looking and the name GM should have used! I think most buyers are getting tired of GM copying the foreign "alphanumeric" lettering.
Our lease is up next July but we plan to trade early to get a 2010 "Wildcat", though probably a V6; the V8 is way too thirsty. I drive my Toronados when I want low MPG!
If you can, get a 36-month lease ( not our "39") because in states like California you have to pay registration for the entire year to drive the car the three remaining months.
I hope GM keeps the Lucerne/Wildcat in production. There is no other car quite like it!
#1929 of 2217 Buick Lucerne Design: Love it or Not?
by Karen@Edmunds HOST
Jan 21, 2009 (9:24 am)