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#44 of 116 Re: Dead battery [rjr06]
Oct 24, 2010 (6:22 am)
I appreciate everyone taking the time to share their experiences with this problem. I bought my 2006 Lucerne (brand new) in 2007. I suspect, I am fortunate our battery completely died yesterday (first time) and at the house. Interesting that we just had a 50K service 2 weeks ago and the dealer reported no issues with the battery nor any electrical systems. Similar symptoms: No power. No dome lights, no dash lights, cannot open the trunk nor remove the key.
My wife and I really like this car; but, have lost some confidence in Buick for not correcting this problem, nor recommending a trickle charger for a car with demanding energy requirements.
Would appreciate feedback on the final resolution that solved your problem, if solved. I'll do the same.
#45 of 116 06 Lucerne electrical problems/battery
Dec 20, 2010 (10:05 pm)
We too have an 06 Lucerne and it just wouldn't start today. No sign of problems before this. Today I drove for 20 miles, shut off the car and it wouldn't start again. We tried to jump start the car but nothing. The battery was so low that the lights wouldn't even come on. The man that tried to jump the car said that the positive on the battery acted like it was not taking a charge. Any solutions? Had to tow the car in to the dealership becuase we could not get it out of park, the wheels were locked up, trunk would not open...
Crowing blow was when the recker picked the car up he just dragged it onto the tow truck. Probably need two new tires now!
#46 of 116 Re: Dead battery [darenb]
Dec 20, 2010 (10:06 pm)
We are experiencing the same problem.
#47 of 116 Re: 06 Lucerne electrical problems/battery [missy38]
Dec 21, 2010 (9:52 am)
I would recommend having your vehicle taken to a dealer. Please keep me updated on your progress.
GM Customer Service
#48 of 116 Re: 06 Lucerne electrical problems/battery [gmcustsvc]
Dec 23, 2010 (10:26 am)
My mother in law has a 2006 Lucerne and very frustrated as having the same problem with the battery going dead. She has taken the vehical to several different dealers with no luck.(WI, Florida and Missouri) They kept the car for 4 days on a monitor and could not find anything. Random dead battery can sit for several days or even after an hour.
Thanks for your help
#49 of 116 Re: 06 Lucerne electrical problems/battery [zimbo]
Dec 23, 2010 (2:38 pm)
I apologize this has been an unpleasant experience. Can you please e-mail me your complete contact information including a good number to reach your, VIN, current mileage, and involved dealer? I would like to look into this for you.
GM Customer Service
#50 of 116 Odd Problem
Feb 08, 2011 (6:39 am)
I'm experiencing an unusual problem with my 2008 Lucerne. It doesn't get really frigid here in Virginia, but going home from work twice on nights when it was about 35 degrees, the third brake light would stay on after braking and the cruise control wouldn't work.
Has anyone else experienced this?
#51 of 116 Re: Dead battery [darenb]
Feb 08, 2011 (6:52 am)
I'm just curious as to how a dead battery could prevent the key from being removed.
#52 of 116 Buick Lacerne 2006
Feb 19, 2011 (8:08 pm)
My 2006 Buick Lacerne has been in the shop 9 times begining in 2007 and is scheduled to go back to the dealer Monday Feb 20th for another look. I drive at any speed either in town or on freeways and the car just decides to stop dead without any warnings. It stopped at a force that the motor mounts on the transmission were broken. The engine light nor any other light comes on that will give you any clue as to what has happened to the car. When one dies dead there is no controlling it, you have no steering or brakes. to add to problem the the Engine light comes on when you fill it with gas, or when you turn the heater on and for no reason when you are just driving down the road. If you wait a few days the light goes out. GM and the local dealer and the engineers are always asking for my car to duplicate the problem. They can't seem to do it. In the last 3 weeks it has stopped 3 times. Finally after 9 and now the 10th time sending it to the shop where no one seems to know what is happening with the car I decided to file the Lemon Law. This seemed to be the only way to get attention from GM or the Dealer. The car should have been taken off the street long ago. I am frightened to death in this car. My car has been in warranty and just turned 39,000 miles, it is not broken in yet. We had the battery checked at Auto Zone, but the dealer has not broke the seal on the battery so guess they only check with computer, no thinking outside the box. I think this is a very bad way to do the customers who pay these prices for a nice car. The car is a nice car. Would like to see it operate correctly and give me peace of mind where I don't have to wonder when it will stop and leave me in the middle of traffic and possibly cause others to get hurt. Hope no one else is having this problem?
#53 of 116 Re: Buick Lacerne 2006 [emlee1]
Feb 20, 2011 (6:24 am)
If the dealer and Gm are asking or your car to duplicate the problem it sounds like they are trying to find what is happening.
Did you buy the car new? How many miles were on the odometer at that time?
When the car dies the motor stops turning and the power steering pump and the power brakes are gone. There is vacuum left in the power brake assist unit so one application down on the pedal should be used to stop the car without letting up again. Letting up depletes more of the vacuum and the next press down gets less assist force.
The car should not stop with a lot of force slowing it down: it should coast losing speed gradually if the engine dies. A force slowing it down rapidly enough to break a motor mount sounds like a transmission problem.
The engine light turning on steady without flashing when filling up would be a pollution system related problem. If it goes out after a few days, is that when the tank level drops below 3/4? The pollution system for fuel vapors on my Buicks checks for leaks when the tank is between 1/4 and 3/4 full and a couple of other conditions are met, one of which is a lukewarm restart on the motor. If that's when it turns off, your problem is clearly with a sensor or relay in the fuel vapor parts which includes a carbon cannister.
Has the dealer suggested just keeping the car for a few days and having a mechanic drive it as their own until symtpoms happen again? They should give you a loaner vehicle or one out of used car inventory to drive and use yours. Once the mechanic felt the stop that you have tried to describe as being a quick slowdown, they would know where to start looking.