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#199 of 226 Re: vibration 06 cxl [brigettev]
Jul 28, 2009 (5:19 pm)
Technical Service Bulletins for the BUICK LUCERNE 2006 - 072200 FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE - DELIVERY - HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
Make : BUICK Model : LUCERNE Year : 2006
Service Bulletin Number: 4660
Replacement Service Bulletin Number:
NHTSA Campaign ID Number : 10023723
Date of Bulletin: 12/01/2007 Date Added to Database: 01/29/2008
Component: 072200 FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
Summary: VIBRATION FELT IN THE PEDALS, FLOOR, AND SEAT AT HIGHWAY SPEEDS. *NJ
#200 of 226 Lucerne CXL vibration
Oct 21, 2009 (11:24 am)
Working with my dealer it only took 6K miles to get Michelin tires in an attempt to stop vibrations. After the tire exchange the dealer couldn't find any vibration but I sure could. At 24K miles I finally diagnosed the problem myself and had an independant replace the left front axle ($220). The car now runs so well that I look for excuses to drive it. This problem had to have existed from the factory but the dealer (and GM) WOULD NOT admit that there could be a problem with one of their cars. The General needs to change his (it's) ways!!
#201 of 226 Re: Lucerne CXL vibration [gsabens]
Oct 21, 2009 (11:29 am)
The General does address vibration problems. The store I bought my leSAbre at spend quite a bit of time driving the car with a vibration analyzer connected to the steering column, rebalancing with Road Force balancing the Michelins that came on the car, and doing a slight realignment which solved the slight tendency to give a vibration like a tire slightly out of round. This was in 03, but a blanket statement taht the General needs to change its ways doesn't apply. You may have needed to find a different store.
>the dealer and GM would not admit
If they changed tires to Michelins for you it sounded like they were admitting there was something that not perfect? Right?
I'd suggest going and enjoying your car now that the problem has been fixed.
#202 of 226 Viberations
Oct 21, 2009 (12:54 pm)
I have owned my Lucerne for over a year and it has no vibration problems, has Michlan tires.
#203 of 226 CXL Vibration etc.
Oct 25, 2009 (8:30 pm)
The store I'm dealing with is the good one, the dealer I bought the car from would only say everything was within specs. I guess I forgot to say that the dealer changed my tires to Michelin only after I paid $50 each for the upgrade. GM's refusal to admit a flaw goes back to a thrustplate failure years ago which affected nearly 100% of the model I had at the time, but my Lucerne is the fourth Buick I've had since so either I'm blindly loyal or stupid,. I just wish they were a little easier to deal with. Maybe now with their recent trouble ........
#204 of 226 Re: Lucerne CXL vibration [gsabens]
Oct 25, 2009 (8:42 pm)
how did you diagnose the problem? I suspect I may have the same issue. If it is, I will try to point that out so the dealer can change it instead of me.
#205 of 226 Re: vibration 06 cxl [brigettev]
Oct 26, 2009 (7:18 am)
The vibration can not be fixed with new tires. I've had 10 tires on my Lucerne and balanced at least 5 times in one year. Several dealers all will claim that the vibration is due to road noise, that the vibration doesn't exist or that it is normal. Even went to court in Pittsburgh on Lemon Law. Our case was strong with 1 years worth of documentation with dealers, local frame and axle dealer, and local reputable tire dealer. Court was a kangaroo court with Buick Dealer representative and judge winking at each other. Clunking in steering is also a problem. Attempt at repair was also a failure. I'm 57 years old and have owned several vehicles. This is by far the worst riding vehicle that I've ever owned including those old clunkers from when I was a kid.
#206 of 226 Re: Vibration [jbrich]
Oct 26, 2009 (7:39 am)
How'd you win the case? Our case in Pittsburgh was a Kangaroo Court with the Buick Dealer Representative and Judge winking at each other. We lost and decided to drop it on the advice of our attorney.
Clunking in steering is also a problem. Attempt at repair was also a failure. I'm 57 years old and have owned several vehicles. This is by far the worst riding vehicle that I've ever owned including those old clunkers from when I was a kid.
I do believe that the axles need to be replaced but can't convince anyone from Buick to do the work. BTY what will happen if this is not fixed? Is this dangerous?
#207 of 226 Re: Lucerne CXL vibration [edub708]
Oct 26, 2009 (10:51 am)
Realizing that the vibration seemed to be much more noticeable at 60-65 mph I jacked one front wheel clear of the driveway pavement, blocked both rear wheels, started the engine, shifted to drive and ran the speed to 30 mph (the other front wheel was on the concrete and not turning) so the elevated wheel was doing 60. The left front, with or without the tire and wheel, gave a real good vibration. Repeating all this with the right side produced no vibration at all. Had to be the left side shaft or joints. By now all the service writers would suddenly have something urgent to do when I showed up so I went to an independent who replaced the assembly for $220. My wife agrees that it was worth it since now her teeth don't chatter the whole time we're in the car. Careful with that jacking stuff!!
#208 of 226 Re: Lucerne CXL vibration [gsabens]
Oct 26, 2009 (11:14 am)
I had the tire dealer jack the REAR tires off of the ground. They could not get the vibration out with weights. A local frame and axle company said that the inner CVC joints in the front axle were bad. I don't know what the problem is and can't get the dealer to work on the car. I can't afford to experiment.