Last post on Jan 30, 2011 at 2:27 PM
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Buick Lucerne, Exterior, Sedan
#58 of 67 Re: Lucerne Door Handle and turn signal sounds [wittum4]
Jun 01, 2010 (5:58 pm)
My driver's door handle came off yesterday, ('06 Lucerene) did you find out anything from GM? My dealer said they are aware of the problems, and will fix it on my dime.
#59 of 67 Re: Lucerne Door Handle and turn signal sounds [sassshooter1]
Jun 01, 2010 (9:24 pm)
Yes....I was lucky , it was still under warranty. Buick didn't act suprised when I took it in. They need to take responsibility for the faulty knob. Hope the other one doesn't fall off as it is no longer under warranty. I love my Buick but the older models didn't have any problems with door knobs so why change things if they aren't broke !
#60 of 67 Re: Lucerne Door Handle and turn signal sounds [sassshooter1]
Jun 02, 2010 (6:35 am)
I've read this several times now in former posts here, all drivers door handles. That's more than a coincidence. I have an 06, I hope it doesn't happen to me.
#61 of 67 Re: Lucerne Door Handle and turn signal sounds [nace818]
Jun 02, 2010 (3:20 pm)
Yes....Buick needs to make this a recall for sure. What determines how recalls are mandated ? This just doesn't seem right that we have to pay for their mistakes.
#62 of 67 Re: Lucerne Door Handle and turn signal sounds [wittum4]
Jun 14, 2010 (4:00 pm)
I took mine to the dealer, warranty just expired, will cost +- $180 for them to fix. I ordered mine from GM Parts house for $ 35 plus shipping. It took about 10 days to get it and about 10 min. for me to install.
IMNSHO GM should recall these and or pay for the replacements.
At least my wife is happy.
#63 of 67 Re: Lucerne Door Handle and turn signal sounds [sassshooter1]
Jun 14, 2010 (5:55 pm)
Could not agree more...especially since mine is now wearing it's Third of these plastic POS Door Handles. #1 replaced by Dealer, only after engaging zone office, and second just over 1 year later. both failed in exact same location, where cheap plastic broke around the threaded inserts. Owned many automobiles in my lifetime that all fell apart in different areas, but never had one with door handles that continually broke, in the same way, same place etc. Apparently they are more than satisfied with the quality of parts this particular supplier provides...."Exit Soapbox"....Good Luck with yours...Keep me posted when the new one fails!
#64 of 67 Re: Lucerne Door Handle and turn signal sounds [sassshooter1]
Aug 22, 2010 (1:36 pm)
Would you please be so kind as to post the procedure you used to replace the broken door handle in just 10 minutes?
Just planning for the inevidable day when I need to do this to our 07 Lucerne.
#65 of 67 Re: Lucerne Door Handle and turn signal sounds [hjw1]
Aug 22, 2010 (3:06 pm)
Sorry I'm no help...Buick replace mine as it was under warranty still.
#66 of 67 Re: Lucerne Door Handle and turn signal sounds [hjw1]
Oct 02, 2010 (6:02 am)
Wow, it's been a long time since I checked back in. It also has been a long time since I replaced that handle. (Ha) If I remember, I took the door panel off and then was able to access the handle from inside. With my 1/4" drive socket set, I loosened the mounting hardware and installed in reverse order. Actually, it was not very difficult at all. Just make sure you look at everything so you know where it all goes back together. If I remember, the important thing is to check your window as you can get the window guides too tight or too loose. Just check before you button up the door panel.
#67 of 67 Re: Lucerne Door Handle
Jan 30, 2011 (2:27 pm)
It's been awhile since I checked back in too.
Thank's for the instructions.