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BUICK LUCERNE - 2008 BUICK LUCERNE Problems & Complaints

 
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by General Motors LLC

There are 113 complaints filed for the 2008 BUICK LUCERNE

Below is a list of complaints & problems filed against the 2008 BUICK LUCERNE. These problems includes information received by NHTSA from consumers either directly or as recorded by the Vehicle Safety Hotline. This information may be used by NHTSA during the investigation process. If you like to file an official complaint for the 2008 BUICK LUCERNE, you can do so by calling the NHTSA Mon-Fri 8am to 8pm at 888-327-4236, TTY: 800-424-9153. You can also file your complaint online by clicking here. Your complaint will be added to the NHTSA complaints database after a thorough review. If a trend is discovered, an investigation will be opened by the ODI.

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Electrical System (55) Fuel Propulsion System (9) Power Train (3) Steering (6) Vehicle Speed Control (4)
Electronic Stability Control (1) Fuel System Gasoline (8) Seat Belts (1) Structure (10) Visibility (8)
Engine (7) Fuel System Other (1) Seats (2) Suspension (3) Visibility Wiper (2)
Engine And Engine Cooling (3) Interior Lighting (2) Service Brakes (3) Tires (2) Wheels (2)
Equipment (1)

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

6/9/2016 - ERIE, PA
FUEL RELAY BURNT SO REPLACED FUEL PUMP AND RELAY AND MY BRAND NEW RELAY JUST BURNT UP WHILE SITTING IN DRIVEWAY MY WIFE WAS DRIVING THE CAR WHEN CAR STOPPED AS SHE WAS LEAVING THE PARKING LOT OF A FRIENDS HOME WHERE I CHANGED THE FUEL PUMP AND FOUND OUT RELAY WAS BURNT AND NOW IT'S MELTING RELAYS

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FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

6/9/2016 - ERIE, PA
FUEL RELAY BURNT SO REPLACED FUEL PUMP AND RELAY AND MY BRAND NEW RELAY JUST BURNT UP WHILE SITTING IN DRIVEWAY MY WIFE WAS DRIVING THE CAR WHEN CAR STOPPED AS SHE WAS LEAVING THE PARKING LOT OF A FRIENDS HOME WHERE I CHANGED THE FUEL PUMP AND FOUND OUT RELAY WAS BURNT AND NOW IT'S MELTING RELAYS

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: FUSES AND CIRCUIT BREAKERS

6/6/2016 - AUSTIN, MN
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 BUICK LUCERNE. WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 70 MPH, A STRONG BURNING ODOR WAS PRESENT. THE CONTACT DROVE HOME AND SHUT OFF THE VEHICLE. TWO HOURS LATER, THE VEHICLE WOULD NOT START AND WAS TOWED TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC. IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE REAR FUSE BOX TERMINAL BURNED AND NEEDED REPLACEMENT. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 62,100.

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

3/23/2016 - NORWICH, CT
FUEL PUMP SHORTS OUT AND MELTS THE FUSE BOX THIS WAS WITH THE CAR PARKED IN THE DRIVEWAY COULD BE A FIRE HAZARD IF THIS HAPPENS YOU LOSE ALL CONTROL OF THE CAR AND MAKES IT A DEATH TRAP

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FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

3/23/2016 - NORWICH, CT
FUEL PUMP SHORTS OUT AND MELTS THE FUSE BOX THIS WAS WITH THE CAR PARKED IN THE DRIVEWAY COULD BE A FIRE HAZARD IF THIS HAPPENS YOU LOSE ALL CONTROL OF THE CAR AND MAKES IT A DEATH TRAP

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

2/26/2016 - EUNICE, LA
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 BUICK LUCERNE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE HAD AN ABNORMAL BURNING SMELL AND WOULD NOT OPERATE. IN ADDITION, THE CRUISE CONTROL DID NOT OPERATE. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE FUSE BOX OVERHEATED AND MELTED, WHICH CAUSED THE FUEL PUMP AND VARIOUS OTHER ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS TO MALFUNCTION. THE TECHNICIAN DIAGNOSED THAT THE FUEL PUMP AND FUSE BOX NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE NEEDED TO BE RECALIBRATED. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 92,000...UPDATED 05-10-16

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: FUSES AND CIRCUIT BREAKERS

2/26/2016 - EUNICE, LA
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 BUICK LUCERNE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE HAD AN ABNORMAL BURNING SMELL AND WOULD NOT OPERATE. IN ADDITION, THE CRUISE CONTROL DID NOT OPERATE. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE FUSE BOX OVERHEATED AND MELTED, WHICH CAUSED THE FUEL PUMP AND VARIOUS OTHER ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS TO MALFUNCTION. THE TECHNICIAN DIAGNOSED THAT THE FUEL PUMP AND FUSE BOX NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE NEEDED TO BE RECALIBRATED. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 92,000...UPDATED 05-10-16

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

12/30/2015 - ALIQUIPPA, PA
POWER STREERING PUMP WENT BAD HAD TO REPLACE AT 79,000 MILES ALSO UNDERSEAT FUSE BLOCK BURNED OUT FUEL PUMP RELAY STOPPED WORKING THIS HAPPENED IN MY DRIVEWAY.

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STEERING

12/30/2015 - ALIQUIPPA, PA
POWER STREERING PUMP WENT BAD HAD TO REPLACE AT 79,000 MILES ALSO UNDERSEAT FUSE BLOCK BURNED OUT FUEL PUMP RELAY STOPPED WORKING THIS HAPPENED IN MY DRIVEWAY.

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

12/9/2015 - CHEVY CHASE, MD
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 BUICK LUCERNE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE BECAME INCREASINGLY DIFFICULT TO SHIFT OUT OF PARK. THE FAILURE OCCURRED WITHOUT WARNING. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO THE DEALER, BUT THE FAILURE COULD NOT BE DIAGNOSED. PRIOR TO THE FAILURE, THE VEHICLE WAS PREVIOUSLY REMEDIED UNDER NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 14V355000 (ELECTRICAL SYSTEM). THE FAILURE OCCURRED APPROXIMATELY SIX TIMES. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 21,800.

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