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#2 of 226 06 Buick Lucerne
Jul 29, 2006 (8:52 am)
I purchased an 06 CXL in mid June. There is currently 5400 miles on it. The car is a dream with the exception of an annoying vibration between 50 and 63 mph. The dealer has put 3 different sets of wheels and tires on this car and the problem is still there. Has anybody else had this problem and know what the fix might be?
#3 of 226 Re: 06 Buick Lucerne [wayne55]
Jul 31, 2006 (7:39 am)
What brands were the tires? I'm always partial to Michelins for round-rolling, balanced tires that stay balanced.
The fact they're tried several other wheels from other cars makes it sound like something else. Did the other cars have a vibration when the wheels, yours or the originals, were on that vehicle.
I'd say it's a driveshaft or something. Call in the factory rep or try a different dealer.
#4 of 226 Re: 06 Buick Lucerne [imidazol97]
Jul 31, 2006 (8:16 am)
Yes you are right. I prefer Michelins as well. The factory tire on this car is Continental. I am not sure about the others cars. I'll ask. I am 1 hour from my dealer nad 2 hours to the next dealer. I live way up North. Maybe when i get back to California I will see a dealer there. Thanks for your input.
#5 of 226 Re: 06 Buick Lucerne [imidazol97]
Jul 31, 2006 (10:14 am)
A driveshaft in a FWD Lucerne?
#6 of 226 Re: 06 Buick Lucerne [b88lazer]
Jul 31, 2006 (4:13 pm)
Yeah. Whatever the shafts are called with the CV joints in them these days.
#7 of 226 Re: 06 Buick Lucerne [wayne55]
Jul 31, 2006 (5:02 pm)
Yeah, I was hoping my new Lucerne CXL came with Michelins, but it came with Continentals. They're fine, though. Love the car!
#8 of 226 Re: 06 Buick Lucerne [wayne55]
Sep 08, 2006 (4:44 am)
I just purchased an '06 CXL and I'm having the same trouble with tire vibration at highway speed. I also notice it feeling "bumpy" at slower speeds. Seems like the tires pick up every little road imperfection. Took it to the dealer last night - rebalanced the front tires - actually feels worse. The vibration is now noticeable at 40mph and up. Have you had any luck getting this resolved?
#9 of 226 Re: 06 Buick Lucerne [jbrich]
Sep 08, 2006 (4:47 am)
Did they use the Hunter 9700 Road Force balancer that corrects for uneven rolling heights in the tires?
Another possibility is checking alignment on all four wheels and putting it dead on center of each; none of this "It's within the tolerance range so we're not going to change it." My 03 LeSabre had toe in error on rear wheels for 6000 miles before dealer did that after rebalancing wheels twice and driving the car on a nicely repaved asphalt road that was smooth with a vibration analyzer hooked up tot he seat and to the steering column.
What brand of tires does the problem car have on it? Michelins are the best for quality and roundness.
#10 of 226 Re: 06 Buick Lucerne [imidazol97]
Sep 08, 2006 (5:10 am)
It came with Continentals on it. I've never had those - prefer Michelins also. They told us that Buick wrote the specs for this particular tire.
I'm not sure what they used for balancing equipment --I will be calling the dealer again shortly so I will be sure to find out. Thanks for your help.