Like many previous Buicks, the Lucerne's primary attributes are its cushy ride, along with a roomy and mostly quiet interior. While the model also has a steadier ride and better fit and finish than the LeSabre and Park Avenue models it replaced, the Buick didn't rival the best competition. Its 197-horsepower, 3.8-liter V6 engine is responsive, but sounds coarse and doesn't have outstanding acceleration or fuel economy.
Alerts
There are 4 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Road Test Results

Performance
Acceleration Acceleration Acceleration tests are conducted on a smooth, flat pavement straightaway at the track. Time, speed, and distance measurements are taken with a precise GPS-based device that’s hooked to a data-logging computer.
0 to 60 mph 0 to 60 mph (sec.) The time in seconds that a vehicle takes to reach 60 mph from a standstill with the engine idling.
Transmission Transmission Transmission performance is determined by shifting smoothness, response, shifter action, and clutch actuation for manual transmissions.
Braking Braking The braking rating is a composite of wet and dry stopping distances and pedal feel. Braking distance is from 60 mph, with no wheels locked.
Emergency Handling Emergency Handling Several factors go into the rating, including the avoidance maneuver speed and confidence, as well as how the vehicle behaves when pushed to its limit.
Comfort / Convenience
Ride Ride Our expert judgment of how well the suspension isolates and absorbs road imperfections and how steady it keeps the body on various road surfaces.
Noise Noise Our expert judgment of the vehicle's interior noise level in everyday driving.
Front Seat Comfort Front Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the front seat is for drivers of various heights.
Rear Seat Comfort Rear Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the rear seat is for two passengers to sit across.
Interior Fit and Finish Interior Fit and Finish An expert evaluation of the interior quality and craftsmanship.
Trunk/Cargo Area Trunk/Cargo Area Our rating is based on the amount of luggage or cargo space that a vehicle has in the trunk or cargo area.
Fuel Economy & Emissions
Fuel Economy Fuel Economy We perform our own fuel-economy tests, independent of the government's often-quoted EPA figures and the manufacturers' claims. Using a precise fuel-flow measuring device spliced into the fuel line, we run two separate circuits to represent city and highway consumption.
CR's Overall Mileage CR's Overall Mileage CR's overall mileage is a composite of measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course and highway cruising; and CR's 150-mile test trip of mixed driving, if tested. In recent road tests, we've discontinued the 150-mile trip test.
CR's City Mileage CR's City Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course.
CR's Highway Mileage CR's Highway Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed highway cruising.
Annual Fuel Cost Annual Fuel Cost The cost and amount of fuel used in 12,000 miles and is calculated from CR's overall mileage.
Greenhouse Gas Greenhouse Gas The Greenhouse Gas Rating represents the amount of carbon dioxide the vehicle emits compared to other vehicles of the same model year. This score from the EPA ranges from 1 (worst) to 10 (best).
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Smog Rating Smog Rating The Smog Rating represents the amount of health-damaging and smog-forming airborne pollutants the vehicle emits compared to other vehicles of the same model year. This score from the EPA ranges from 1 (worst) to 10 (best).
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Owner Reports

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Reliability History Reliability History The reliability charts are based on responses on hundreds of thousands of vehicles from our latest Annual Auto Survey. Consumer Reports subscribers reported on any serious problems they had with their vehicles during the past 12 months that they considered serious because of cost, failure, safety, or downtime, in any of the trouble spots included in the table below. The results are presented relative to the average model that year. Extra weight is given to the more serious areas such as major engine or transmission problems. Based on this data and further analysis, we predict reliability for the latest year. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Engine Major Engine Major Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.
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Engine Minor Engine Minor Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.
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Engine Cooling Engine Cooling Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.
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Transmission Major Transmission Major Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.
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Transmission Minor Transmission Minor Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.
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Drive System Drive System Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.
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Owner Satisfaction Owner Satisfaction To learn about satisfaction, CR has collected survey data from our annual survey on more than half a million vehicles. Our subscribers provide great insights into their satisfaction by answering one simple question: If they had it to do all over again, would they definitely buy or lease the same model? In addition, respondents also rate their cars in six categories: driving experience, comfort, value, styling, audio, and climate systems. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Driving Experience Driving Experience Includes acceleration and handling
Comfort Comfort Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride
Value Value Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?
Styling Styling How it looks inside and out
Safety Equipment
ABS, side and head protection air bags standard.
Road Test

Like many previous Buicks, the Lucerne's primary attributes are its cushy ride, along with a roomy and mostly quiet interior. While the model also has a steadier ride and better fit and finish than the LeSabre and Park Avenue models it replaced, the Buick didn't rival the best competition. Its 197-horsepower, 3.8-liter V6 engine is responsive, but sounds coarse and doesn't have outstanding acceleration or fuel economy. Braking distances are long and the Lucerne fishtailed easily in our avoidance maneuver. Stability control is available – but only as an option, which we highly recommend.

Seating
3 front, 3 rear
Drive Wheels
Front
Warranty
Coverage varies among versions of this vehicle

In most cases, automotive warranties are based on the vehicle identification number (VIN), and the warranty will be valid regardless of ownership. The dealership can tell you exactly how much warranty is left.

Read more about extended warranties
Body Styles
sedan
Transmissions Available
  • 4-speed Automatic
Engines Available
  • 3.8-liter V6 (197 hp)
  • 4.6-liter V8 (275 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2007 Buick Lucerne owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

Ball joints

"Worn out probably due to potholes."

Robert B., MI (2007 Buick Lucerne CXL 3.8-L V6)
Electronic or air suspension

"load leveler air compressor release solenoid failed, causing the shocks to pump up but not release pressure. Finally the shocks were fully extended, the rear of the car was up in the air and the car road harshly"

Keith H., MO (2007 Buick Lucerne CXL 4.6-L V8)
Power steering leaks

"The upper power steering pressure hose was leaking and was replaced"

Edmund P., LA (2007 Buick Lucerne CXS 4.6-L V8)

"Leaked fluid, from a hose ; had to refill regularity"

Anonymous, WI (2007 Buick Lucerne Unsure 3.8-L V6)
Power steering pumps and hoses

"hoses leaking, had to be replaced."

Anonymous, MA (2007 Buick Lucerne CXL 3.8-L V6)

"Steering fluid leaked out when hose broke open due to age."

Anonymous, CT (2007 Buick Lucerne CXL 3.8-L V6)

"Had to replace power steering pressure line: leaking"

Robin M., PA (2007 Buick Lucerne 3.8-L V6)

"replaced power steering pump and low and high pressujre hoses. replaced original parts"

Herbert M., NJ (2007 Buick Lucerne CXL 3.8-L V6)

"The high pressure hose leaked as did the steering sector seal. The hose, steering sector gear & seal had to be replaced. The repair made a significant improvement in how the car steered. It was an excpensive but good repair job"

G J., AZ (2007 Buick Lucerne CXL 3.8-L V6)

"the high pressure hose starting leaking causing the pump to go bad"

Gerald W., GA (2007 Buick Lucerne CXS 4.6-L V8)
Shocks or struts

"At least one strut and one shock was leaking, so I had all 4 replaced."

Charles B., CA (2007 Buick Lucerne CX 3.8-L V6)

"Had issue with one strut. They recommended replacing all 4. Cost was about 3500 dollars."

James K., WI (2007 Buick Lucerne CXS 4.6-L V8)

"Just wore out. Had to replace the front struts"

Anonymous, KS (2007 Buick Lucerne CXL 3.8-L V6)

"replacement of front struts at $589.86 each"

Anonymous, AZ (2007 Buick Lucerne CXS 4.6-L V8)

"Rear air shocks leaking oil and were replaced, Front struts had also gone bad and were replaced"

Edmund P., LA (2007 Buick Lucerne CXS 4.6-L V8)

"one of the strut mounts was cracked"

Anonymous, AR (2007 Buick Lucerne CXL 3.8-L V6)

"Rear air shock lost its fluid"

Anonymous, MA (2007 Buick Lucerne CX 3.8-L V6)

"Lots of noise, worse on some types of roads. Dealership told me this was an identified problelm with this year of Buick's. No information sent to me about this. Repair person knew exactly what it was before we even got out of the garage"

Anonymous, IA (2007 Buick Lucerne CXL 3.8-L V6)

"noise cause by struts miles to low for this problem!!"

Anonymous, NV (2007 Buick Lucerne CX 3.8-L V6)

"very expensive"

John S., OH (2007 Buick Lucerne CX 3.8-L V6)

"strut had to be replaced due to excessive noise"

Anonymous, GA (2007 Buick Lucerne CXL 3.8-L V6)

"Strut mounts are failing at less than 60000 miles. Apparently this is very common on these models"

Anonymous, MI (2007 Buick Lucerne CXL 3.8-L V6)

"Failure of strut bearings damaging strut shafts"

Howard H., NC (2007 Buick Lucerne CXL 3.8-L V6)

"noise when driving"

Anonymous, AB (2007 Buick Lucerne CXS 4.6-L V8)

"upper strut mounts are failing and car clunks and makes quite a bit of noise at low speed"

Anonymous, AB (2007 Buick Lucerne CXS 4.6-L V8)

"The right strut assembly had to be replaced with the tie rods. And a broken motor mount bracket. No one knows how that got broken"

Marian G., GA (2007 Buick Lucerne CXL 3.8-L V6)
Springs or torsion bars

"Actually the front engine mount broke and I had it replaced. The dealer reported to me that the rear load leveler shocks were shot. I had another shop inspect them and they said they are all right"

Dave M., NC (2007 Buick Lucerne CXL 3.8-L V6)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

"The steering had a slight "catch" when turning"

Anonymous, TN (2007 Buick Lucerne CXL 3.8-L V6)

"Have replaced 2 rack & pinions in the past 4 years'"

Richard F., FL (2007 Buick Lucerne CXL 3.8-L V6)

"noise when turning clunking sound"

Anthony M., NJ (2007 Buick Lucerne CXL 3.8-L V6)

"Soon after regular service I noticed noise on tight turns. I checked the power steer fluid level & found it empty. I saw no spots in driveway from leaks. Took it back to to the dealer & was told that the fluid leaked when under pressure from steering"

G J., AZ (2007 Buick Lucerne CXL 3.8-L V6)
Tie rods

"had numerous front suspension issues"

Clayton S., OH (2007 Buick Lucerne CXL 3.8-L V6)

"Have to replace a lot of tie rods. Common problem."

James K., WI (2007 Buick Lucerne CXS 4.6-L V8)

"Didn't notice issues but were discovered when in for inspection."

David L., NC (2007 Buick Lucerne CXL 3.8-L V6)

"Noted a rattle sound as the car warmed up while driving. A repair shop diagnosed a loose tie rod and replaced the same which cured the problem"

Anonymous, IL (2007 Buick Lucerne CXL 3.8-L V6)

"normal for this mileage"

Anonymous, MI (2007 Buick Lucerne CXL 3.8-L V6)
Wheel bearings

"GM uses aluminum bearing s according to my mechanic which not only wear out faster than steel ones but cost more to replace due to the fact that they take longer to replace (higher labor cost)."

Anonymous, WI (2007 Buick Lucerne CX 3.8-L V6)

"They said the left front wheel bearing was loose and had to be replaced"

Anonymous, OH (2007 Buick Lucerne CXL 3.8-L V6)

"It was the left front"

Russell H., FL (2007 Buick Lucerne CXL 3.8-L V6)

"Both front wheel bearing assemblies had to be replace at 74000 miles"

Thomas S., PA (2007 Buick Lucerne CXL 3.8-L V6)

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

What Owners Say

Engine computer

"A solenoid had to be changed"

Anonymous, ON (2007 Buick Lucerne CXS 4.6-L V8)

"Engine would die and not restart. It happened three times. Replaced alternator, Battery and wiring harness before they found out the computer was bad"

Anonymous, IN (2007 Buick Lucerne CXL 3.8-L V6)
Engine mounts

"HAD TO RFEPLACE ENGINE MOUNTS"

Anonymous, MA (2007 Buick Lucerne CXL 3.8-L V6)

"Developed a crack for the second time in three years. This could be do to a curb at the end of our driveway which I have never understood."

Steven H., IL (2007 Buick Lucerne CXL 3.8-L V6)

"Two broken engine mounts? I've owned numerous cars over the past 46 years, and NEVER had a broken engine mount. I expect better than this from a Buick"

David S., KY (2007 Buick Lucerne CXL 3.8-L V6)

"The front motor mount was cracked"

Anonymous, AR (2007 Buick Lucerne CXL 3.8-L V6)

"a motor mount was replaces about 5 years age, just replaced 2 more"

Thomas C., NC (2007 Buick Lucerne CXL 3.8-L V6)

"While getting water pump replaced, dealer noticed that rubber part of front engine mount was split, so I had front engine mount replaced"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Buick Lucerne CX 3.8-L V6)

"Half of engine mounting bolts were found o be sheared off"

Paul G., MD (2007 Buick Lucerne CXL 4.6-L V8)

"Engine mount leeking oil and had to be replaced"

Anonymous, CT (2007 Buick Lucerne CXL 3.8-L V6)
Oil leaks

"Slow oil leak I suspect is coming from the front or rear seal, causing slight dripping on the garage floor. No need to add additional oil between oil changes."

Edmund P., LA (2007 Buick Lucerne CXS 4.6-L V8)

"Oil pan gasket(s). I did not learn of the problems associated with replacing the gaskets until long after purchasing this otherwise great vehicle. The dealer tells me to just watch the dip stick and add oil as needed. It will cost in the thousands to replace the gaskets."

Anonymous, FL (2007 Buick Lucerne 4.6-L V8)

"oil pan and valve cover"

R H., FL (2007 Buick Lucerne CXS 4.6-L V8)

"engine oil leak small"

Anonymous, WI (2007 Buick Lucerne CXL 4.6-L V8)

"I am advised that I do not want to go to the expense of pulling the Northstar engine to replace oil pan gaskets. "Just keep adding oil". The dealer told me that this is the same advice for Cadillac owners with this engine. Very disappointing for such a fine performing engine"

Anonymous, FL (2007 Buick Lucerne 4.6-L V8)

"The engine is the Northstar and it runs very well but also leaks. The leak was already repaired couple of years ago, costing over $2000. It started to leak shortly afterwards again but we do not intend to fix it anymore. There are no other issues with it apart from a solenoid that had to be changed in 2016"

Anonymous, ON (2007 Buick Lucerne CXS 4.6-L V8)

"oil leak that was repaired at cost by Covert Buick. Am very pleased with the service provided to us by the dealership"

Peter R., TX (2007 Buick Lucerne CXL 4.6-L V8)

"Rear main seal oil leak"

Anonymous, TX (2007 Buick Lucerne CXL 3.8-L V6)

"significant oil leak and the whole engine needed to be removed and all gaskets needed to be replaced and engine remouted"

Anonymous, OH (2007 Buick Lucerne CXL 4.6-L V8)

"Took the car in to the dealership. Replaced the transmission cooler line. Took back a week later for water leaking into trunk (4 gallons of water). Was informed power steering pump is leaking and a host of other problems"

Paul M., CO (2007 Buick Lucerne CXL 3.8-L V6)

"keep adding oil"

Anonymous, MD (2007 Buick Lucerne CXL 4.6-L V8)

"Old Switch had to be changed"

Anonymous, LA (2007 Buick Lucerne CXL 3.8-L V6)

"Spent a ton of money w/dealer to correct leaks about a year ago. Oil pan, valve cover gaskets and steering gear replaced. Still have leaks the dealer can't find, I can on the garage floor!"

M N., VA (2007 Buick Lucerne CXS 4.6-L V8)

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

What Owners Say

Antilock system (ABS)

"Leaking brake fluid. Brake lines had rusted through due to salt on road - per mechanic. Car was sold and registered in New York"

Anonymous, SC (2007 Buick Lucerne CXL 3.8-L V6)
Calipers

"One of the calipers bagan leaking brake fluid in 2015"

Dennis B., IL (2007 Buick Lucerne CXL 3.8-L V6)

"Right rear caliper had to be replaced"

Anonymous, FL (2007 Buick Lucerne CX 3.8-L V6)

"had to replace rear calipers due to rust"

Thomas G., FL (2007 Buick Lucerne CX 3.8-L V6)
Normal routine brake wear

"The rear brakes had not been repaired in the entire life of this car. I believe it was overdue."

Anonymous, WI (2007 Buick Lucerne CXL 3.8-L V6)

"I had brake linings replaced as expected after 77000 miles"

Jerome H., WI (2007 Buick Lucerne CXL 3.8-L V6)
Premature brake wear

"Live in Colorado and we do have hills. Front break rotors warp within a year causing vibration. Upgraded to a higher quality rotor. Lasted 6 months longer"

Paul M., CO (2007 Buick Lucerne CXL 3.8-L V6)
Pulsation or vibration

"Problem with rear wheel. Appears to be bearing going out. Make rough noise speed related"

Anonymous, NC (2007 Buick Lucerne CX 3.8-L V6)
Regular brake failure

"brake line blew out"

Clayton S., OH (2007 Buick Lucerne CXL 3.8-L V6)
Rotors

"vibrating"

Anonymous, QC (2007 Buick Lucerne CXL 3.8-L V6)

"Had brakes re-done pads, also was required to replace all rotors advised they are not allow to resurface they are to thin"

Anonymous, FL (2007 Buick Lucerne CXL 3.8-L V6)

"Wear"

Anonymous, PA (2007 Buick Lucerne CXL 3.8-L V6)

"I assume the rotor problem is associated with the entire brake system problems I listed on the previous panel"

Dave M., NC (2007 Buick Lucerne 3.8-L V6)

"Rotiors had to be replaced because of being warped"

Anonymous, MN (2007 Buick Lucerne CXL 3.8-L V6)

"I have gone through two sets of front rotore due to overheating and warping. The rotors were GM manufactured. This car is very hard on brake rotors"

Herbert M., NJ (2007 Buick Lucerne CXL 3.8-L V6)

"The ABS system vibrated more on this car than the 2004 Buick for at least 2 years. I replaced the rotors and pads and all is well now"

Anonymous, PA (2007 Buick Lucerne CXL 3.8-L V6)

"glazed"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Buick Lucerne CXL 3.8-L V6)

"Normal out of round, resurfaced front rotors"

Anonymous, VA (2007 Buick Lucerne CXL 3.8-L V6)

"Front rotors warped, had to be machined down. Everything okay now"

Anonymous, TN (2007 Buick Lucerne CXL 3.8-L V6)

"Replaced all four of the hubs on this car within a year - cheap GM original parts! I wonder why I would never buy another GM vehicle?"

Anonymous, ON (2007 Buick Lucerne CXL 3.8-L V6)

"wap"

Anonymous, MA (2007 Buick Lucerne CX 3.8-L V6)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

Body control module

"Dead battery caused inability to operate door locks and trunk release. The key could not be removed and the transmission couldn't be shifted out of park. This really complicated towing for service. Troubleshooting at the service location indicated failure of the body control module. The service was not at a factory dealer because I was quite sure the dead battery caused the problem and the battery had been on the charger more than 12 hours with no charging. I was extremely dissatisfied with the service center but I believe the body control module may have failed as the cruise control had been not working consistently before the service and worked after the service. The inability to jump start the car combined with the inability to remove the key and open the trunk made towing the car for service a lot more complicated than necessary."

Anonymous, SC (2007 Buick Lucerne CXL 3.8-L V6)

"Requires rebooting (removing and reinstalling fuse) about every 3 months"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Buick Lucerne 3.8-L V6)
Exterior lights (other than headlights)

"The right rear turn signal light neeeds replacement about thre etimes a year"

Anonymous, KS (2007 Buick Lucerne CXS 4.6-L V8)
Gauges

"MFG defect-could not read any guages in daylight because daytime guage lights were not present. Buick replaced entire instrument cluster-guages now visible in daylight-sometimes. Sensor sometimes fails to turn on lights even when bright outside"

E P., TX (2007 Buick Lucerne CXS 4.6-L V8)
Interior lights

"At times I have no dashboard lights, after awhile they will come on. Also radio side speakers will not work except for a few minutes very few times"

H K., IL (2007 Buick Lucerne CXL 3.8-L V6)
Keyless entry

"unlocking-locking operation of rear doors"

Anonymous, MI (2007 Buick Lucerne CXL 3.8-L V6)
Remote engine starter

"Remote engine starter and keyless entry are inter-related. When the keyless entry stopped working at any distance over about 20-30 feet, the remote start stopped working too"

Keith H., MO (2007 Buick Lucerne CXL 4.6-L V8)
Tire pressure monitor

"The low tire pressure indicator light came on about 3 weeks ago but the tire pressure is fine. this is not a problem with the buick Lucerne only. From what I understand this is a common problem across all brands of vehicles including our 2004 Toyota highlander."

Anonymous, CT (2007 Buick Lucerne CX 3.8-L V6)

"I have had the sensors replaced NUMEROUS Times over the course of the ten (10) years of my ownership, trying to get these sensors to read correctly the tire pressures. Even when it was under warranty, I gave up trying to get these repaired"

Anonymous, GA (2007 Buick Lucerne CXL 3.8-L V6)

"Monitoring system unreliable"

Anonymous, AL (2007 Buick Lucerne CXL 4.6-L V8)

"Two pf the tire pressure monitor were not working"

Sara M., KS (2007 Buick Lucerne CXL 3.8-L V6)

"Left front tire pressure monitor works intermittently. May work for a few minutes, many miles or not at all on a given day. What it did yesterday seems to have no relationship to what it is doing today"

Anonymous, IA (2007 Buick Lucerne CXL 3.8-L V6)

"Started about a year ago,inconsistent, had it checked several times, finally replaced, warning light frequently flashed on & off."

Anonymous, TX (2007 Buick Lucerne CXL 3.8-L V6)
Warning lights

"Wasn't light. It was tire sensor."

L G., IL (2007 Buick Lucerne 4.6-L V8)

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

Automatic climate control

"Control motor for air direction. Had to remove most of dash to access"

Anonymous, MS (2007 Buick Lucerne CXL 3.8-L V6)

"cold air comes out of the drivers side but hot air comes out of the passenger side"

Anonymous, IL (2007 Buick Lucerne CXL 3.8-L V6)

"The driver side floor vent is inoperative and there is an annoying buzzing"

Anonymous, MN (2007 Buick Lucerne CXL 3.8-L V6)

"Could not get temp to go up or down on the passengers side of car"

Anonymous, SD (2007 Buick Lucerne CXL 3.8-L V6)

"ACC seems to be one of Buick's bugaboos. Had two park avenues earlier, both had ACC problems too"

Daryl A., TX (2007 Buick Lucerne CXL 3.8-L V6)
Blower (fan) motor

"Defrost fan did not work"

Anonymous, NY (2007 Buick Lucerne CX 3.8-L V6)
Evaporator

"I was leaking coolant"

Anonymous, IL (2007 Buick Lucerne CXL 3.8-L V6)
Heated or cooled seat controls

"Wires melted"

Anonymous, OH (2007 Buick Lucerne CXS 4.6-L V8)
Heater system

"Passenger side heating ceased to function. Estimated cost of repair $2400. Driver side heat still is functioning. Defroster was also impacted."

Beth P., NY (2007 Buick Lucerne CX 3.8-L V6)

"Heat is no longer available on the passenger side of the car."

Anonymous, NY (2007 Buick Lucerne CX 3.8-L V6)

"Connection between radiator and car was made of plastic which failed and all the coolant was lost. Car had to be towed in,"

Carl Y., MO (2007 Buick Lucerne CXS 3.8-L V6)

"Heater system not blowing on the passenger side"

Wayne B., VA (2007 Buick Lucerne CXL 3.8-L V6)

"The center actuator did not work, preventing the passenger side from receiving heat. The repair cost more than $600 and took 4 days to repair"

Anonymous, MI (2007 Buick Lucerne CXL 3.8-L V6)

"Have had to replace the water pump, radiator and heater core. Had 5 flushes of the coolant system to try to unclog heater core. Then $800 to replace core. Then 2 plastic elbows from water pump to block cracked and left me stranded on the interstate"

Anonymous, VA (2007 Buick Lucerne CXL 3.8-L V6)

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

Air or water leaks

"Water continues to leak into trunk, filling with water. Regularly have to empty."

Anonymous, NC (2007 Buick Lucerne CX 3.8-L V6)

"Drain above the windshield became plugged up allowing water to backup and rain inside the car at the top left side of the windshield. Once cleaned out it solved the problem."

Gail S., NC (2007 Buick Lucerne CXL 3.8-L V6)

"There is a place where water is suppose run down from the sun roof to the ground. (factory installed) However it gets full of debris which causes water to back up in the drain. The water then comes down the pillar ?? and saturates the inside interior and goes down to the floor."

Anonymous, FL (2007 Buick Lucerne CXS 4.6-L V8)

"Antifreeze fluid leaked out when water pump failed."

Anonymous, CT (2007 Buick Lucerne CXL 3.8-L V6)

"water leaks into trunk, at times filling spare tire well. Both dealer and auto body shop have been unable to locate source"

Anonymous, KY (2007 Buick Lucerne CXL 3.8-L V6)

"Roaring noise from the serpentine belt. Replaced the water pump, thermostat, and gasket"

Anonymous, TX (2007 Buick Lucerne CXL 3.8-L V6)

"The wheel well in the trunk would gradually fill with water over a 2=5 month period (related to weather). I emptied it and it filled again. It was examined and determined that there was a small leak/opening in the bottom of it that was repaired"

Anonymous, IA (2007 Buick Lucerne CXL 3.8-L V6)

"Water Pump leaking"

Anonymous, OH (2007 Buick Lucerne CXL 3.8-L V6)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

"Trunk leak that was easily fixed with some silicone."

Anonymous, NY (2007 Buick Lucerne CXL 3.8-L V6)
Squeaks or rattles

"Because it is an older car there are more rattles in the interior and when driving on different pavements on the highway. Also more squeaks when turning, stepping on the brakes"

Anonymous, MN (2007 Buick Lucerne CXL 3.8-L V6)

"Have had a dull thumping on passenger side since new and dealer has been unable to find or fix it"

Dan B., TX (2007 Buick Lucerne CXS 3.8-L V6)

"Door, dash and front end rattles"

Anonymous, VA (2007 Buick Lucerne CXL 3.8-L V6)

"There is a vibration noise coming from the driver's side dash where the vinyl padding part meets the metal foundation. Sitting at a stop light at idle is the worst noise. Also there is a whining noise coming from that same right front wheel when tu"

Marian G., GA (2007 Buick Lucerne CXL 3.8-L V6)
Wind noise

"Passenger rear door has contributed to road noise into the car. Dealer has not been able to fix it"

Dan B., TX (2007 Buick Lucerne CXS 3.8-L V6)

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

Loose exterior trim or moldings

"Exterior back tail light trim not fitted, therefore causing leak around light & into spare tire storage"

Anonymous, NC (2007 Buick Lucerne CXL 3.8-L V6)

"The trimming on the right side door came off. The trunk seal had to be replaced and rubber plugs behind the bumper (water in trunk) were replaced/ re-installed"

Gerold G., FL (2007 Buick Lucerne CXL 3.8-L V6)

"the window moulding around the passenger back seat window comes lose and a noise is created when the car is moving"

Anonymous, ON (2007 Buick Lucerne CXL 3.8-L V6)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"Paint in several areas is chipping off down to the primer, especially on the hood."

Anonymous, WI (2007 Buick Lucerne CX 3.8-L V6)

"PAINT CRACKING ON BUMBERS AND REAR OF TRUNK LID"

Herbert M., NJ (2007 Buick Lucerne CXL 3.8-L V6)

"The clear coat came off hood, truck lid and roof top had to have car repainted. Also hood paint was peeling off on right side"

Anonymous, FL (2007 Buick Lucerne CXL 3.8-L V6)

"The paint is fading and the hood paint is peeling, I keep having to use touch up paint. I'm going to have the car repainted"

Gerold G., FL (2007 Buick Lucerne CXL 3.8-L V6)

"Large chunks of paint flaking off hood and not from any stone chips or road debris. Paint started bubbling and then pealed right off the hood. Had to have the hood repainted"

Mark L., FL (2007 Buick Lucerne CXL 3.8-L V6)

"One area around the passenger door has faded, like the paint was different than the rest of the vehicle"

Anonymous, MD (2007 Buick Lucerne CXL 3.8-L V6)

"a 4" square peeled off on the passenger side of the hood over the engine"

Anonymous, ON (2007 Buick Lucerne CXL 3.8-L V6)

"Paint is pealing off off hood , doors door pillow, and trunk"

Anonymous, VA (2007 Buick Lucerne CXL 3.8-L V6)
Rust

"The wheels became so pitted that I had to have them ground a couple of times so that they would hold the seal & after grinding them 2x, the shop told me that they had to be replaced. They were clearly defective but when I called GM, they told me that there was nothing that they would do so I was suck replacing wheels on a car that had just over 50,000 miles"

Anonymous, IL (2007 Buick Lucerne CXL 3.8-L V6)

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

What Owners Say

Doors or sliding doors

"Driver door handle loose. Had to replace"

Anonymous, NC (2007 Buick Lucerne CXL 3.8-L V6)

"Door handle came right off in my hand. These are apparently cheap plastic. This design is plain stupid"

Anonymous, MI (2007 Buick Lucerne CXL 3.8-L V6)

"Both rear doors did not open at different times. Had first fixed. Did not fix second"

Joseph M., NY (2007 Buick Lucerne CX 3.8-L V6)

"You would think on a car costing 33,000 they could do better than cheap plastic door handles that tend to break when cold"

Anonymous, ON (2007 Buick Lucerne CXL 3.8-L V6)

"Driver's side door handle has become loose and will completely pop out of the door if not extremely careful when trying to open the door. Going to be quite costly to fix >:-("

Anonymous, DE (2007 Buick Lucerne Unsure 3.8-L V6)
Heated or cooled seat controls

"The service department of our Buick Dealer in Macon, GA was totally useless in having any success getting these heated/ cooled seats to function properly. In fact, I bought a Toyota due to the TOTALLY SORRY Service of we got at HUTCHINSON AUTO Mall. I had wanted to buy GM, but Hutchinson's POOR Service Department drove me from buying our 2013 car from them"

Anonymous, GA (2007 Buick Lucerne CXL 3.8-L V6)

"Electrical short under passenger seat. No warning. No fire or smoke"

Anonymous, MN (2007 Buick Lucerne CXL 3.8-L V6)

"Heated/cooled seat stopped working. I did not have this repaired. Cost would have been $1,300"

Anonymous, MI (2007 Buick Lucerne CXL 3.8-L V6)
Locks and latches

"Pulled too hard on front door handle and it malfunctioned"

Peter M., AZ (2007 Buick Lucerne CXL 3.8-L V6)

"The door handle came off the door when opening the door. This is the second time it has happened, but not the same door"

John W., MO (2007 Buick Lucerne CXL 3.8-L V6)
Windows

"Driver side window does not work"

Joseph M., NY (2007 Buick Lucerne CX 3.8-L V6)

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

What Owners Say

Antifreeze leaks

"Water pump replaced, Several months later replaced water seal in timing chain cover, intake manifold has a water leak"

Thomas C., NC (2007 Buick Lucerne CXL 3.8-L V6)

"Metal elbows entering engine. $45 of parts, $600 of labor because pipe broke off during removal"

Anonymous, IL (2007 Buick Lucerne CX 3.8-L V6)

"Intake manifold has composite distribution elbow which leaked and required replacing.Cost 291.98"

Ralph B., FL (2007 Buick Lucerne CXL 3.8-L V6)
Overheating

"radiator hose broke, causing overheating & breakdown"

Robin M., PA (2007 Buick Lucerne 3.8-L V6)
Thermostat

"It started to leak. We needed to replace it"

Anonymous, IL (2007 Buick Lucerne CXL 3.8-L V6)
Water pump

"Pump froze"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Buick Lucerne CXL 3.8-L V6)

"Water pump failed and needed replacement."

Anonymous, NY (2007 Buick Lucerne CXL 3.8-L V6)

"leaked"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Buick Lucerne CXL 3.8-L V6)

"Dealership noticed slight water pump leak, said to monitor it. Over 2 years I added 2 gallons of coolant. Recent quantity added was large so I decided that failure was near and had water pump replaced"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Buick Lucerne CX 3.8-L V6)

"Water pump mount was leaking fluid. Disassembled and new gasket installed"

Anonymous, TX (2007 Buick Lucerne 3.8-L V6)

"water pump gasket leaking antifreeze"

Anonymous, IN (2007 Buick Lucerne CXL 3.8-L V6)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Transmission rebuild or replacement

"Car is now in shop for evaluation/repair. experience loud clunk when shifting from park to reverse. automatic shift between gears is not smooth. gas mileage has declined"

Anonymous, KY (2007 Buick Lucerne CXL 3.8-L V6)

"Great service and the car runs like new. I have an extended warranty which covered almost all the cost. I only paid $300 for a repair that was greater than $4000"

Herbert M., NJ (2007 Buick Lucerne CXL 3.8-L V6)

"The check engine light came on while I was on the freeway. I took it to a dealer who diagnosed it as a bad transmission"

Anonymous, MI (2007 Buick Lucerne 3.8-L V6)

"at 70000 miles, transmission failure"

Anonymous, VA (2007 Buick Lucerne CXL 3.8-L V6)

"no shift vibration after rebuild"

Anonymous, MI (2007 Buick Lucerne CX 3.8-L V6)

"The transmission torque inverter and transfer case had to be rebuilt."

Anonymous, NJ (2007 Buick Lucerne CXL 3.8-L V6)

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

What Owners Say

Coolers and lines

"The cooler line came loose and leaked were it entered the transmisson"

Richard C., CT (2007 Buick Lucerne CXL 4.6-L V8)
Rough shifting

"Shifting was not smooth, seemed to kind of clunk into gear. Upon examination, found cause was probably two broken motor mounts. Shifting is better but still seems to slip a little, and will not go into overdrive until warmed up."

Anonymous, KY (2007 Buick Lucerne CXL 3.8-L V6)

"STARTED SLAMMING INTO 2ND GEAR AROUND 75,000 MILES. DONE SEVERAL FLUID & FILTER CHANGES, STILL HESITATES & THEN SLAMS INTO 2ND AT BETWEEN 1500-1700 RPMs. HAS STARTED SHIFTING VERY ROUGH INTO 2ND & 3RD GEARS. NEEDS MAJOR WORK, MOST LIKELY TORQUE CONVERTER. HASN'T THROWN ANY CODES AT TRANSMISSION MECHANIC SHOP. HAVEN'T MADE THE TRANNY REPAIRS YET, WAITING TILL IT FINALLY DIES. IT'S HUNG IN THERE FOR ALMOST 4 YEARS THOUGH"

Kelli S., IN (2007 Buick Lucerne CXL 3.8-L V6)

"Ever since I allowed dealer to do the 50000 mile recommended transmission fluid change and checkup, the transmission became occasionally hard shifting once in a while. Lately, it's been happening more often almost every time car is driven. The thing I don't like is that prior to that 'great maintenance' adventure, there was NEVER any problem whatsoever in driving this car. Result: I cannot really trust all Factor Recommendations then. Makes it appear to be better to drive it till it needs"

James K., MI (2007 Buick Lucerne CXL 3.8-L V6)
Transmission leaks

"It was the transmission line that started to leak. Not alot, but didn't want it to get worse; so replaced it"

Anonymous, IA (2007 Buick Lucerne CXL 3.8-L V6)

"Gasket changed"

Anonymous, LA (2007 Buick Lucerne CXL 3.8-L V6)

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

What Owners Say

Emission control devices (includes EGR)

"Problem with emission control system prevented car from starting."

Anonymous, KY (2007 Buick Lucerne 3.8-L V6)

"two weeks, $2000 in repairs to get check engine light off. Last repair was broken wire $150 it worked"

Anonymous, GA (2007 Buick Lucerne CXL 4.6-L V8)
Fuel injection system

"Engine would stall occasionally. Fuel system needed to be cleaned."

Anonymous, MA (2007 Buick Lucerne CXL 3.8-L V6)
Fuel pump

"The vehicle intermittently would not start. After some expensive trips to the dealership without resolution I called a auto technician who would come to my home (where the latest failure had occurred) and they were able to PROPERLY diagnose the problem as a failed fuel pump relay, cost about $15.00. Service call was $150 and worth every penny since the problem was properly diagnosed and repaired."

Gary W., FL (2007 Buick Lucerne CXL 4.6-L V8)

"It only happened onetime. Car would not start. Was transported to a Buick dealer as I was out of town and diagnosed as needing the fuel pump replaced,which was done then."

Anonymous, MI (2007 Buick Lucerne CXL Unsure)

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

Display screen difficult to see

"Day time can not see dash display"

Anonymous, GA (2007 Buick Lucerne CXL 4.6-L V8)
External music device interface (e.g., smart phone, MP3 player)

"Connecting cable never fit, no actual sound transmission from ipod to car audio. Tried a variety of cables"

Anonymous, MN (2007 Buick Lucerne CXL 3.8-L V6)
Speakers

"Speakers in door had to be replaced, no longer working."

Anonymous, NJ (2007 Buick Lucerne CXL 3.8-L V6)
Steering wheel controls

"Some switch between the gear shift and the steering wheel prevented removing the key from the ignition."

Anonymous, VA (2007 Buick Lucerne 3.8-L V6)

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

What Owners Say

Alternator

"Too much ripple - replaced"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Buick Lucerne CXL 3.8-L V6)

"Alternator simply needed to be replaced. It wasn't working."

Anonymous, CT (2007 Buick Lucerne CXL 3.8-L V6)
Ignition switch

"Care shuts off. Some kind of electrical short which dealer cannot diagnose"

Christopher K., MI (2007 Buick Lucerne CX 3.8-L V6)
Spark plugs or wires failure

"Short circuit on spark plugs. 2nd occurrence in 1.5 years"

Anonymous, NY (2007 Buick Lucerne CXL 4.6-L V8)

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

What Owners Say

Engine rebuild or replacement

"Complete engine replacement due to dropped intake valve in cylinder 6. Dealer repaired with new GM complete engine, remove old engine and install new engine,. 6000 dollars"

Anonymous, GA (2007 Buick Lucerne CXL 3.8-L V6)
Timing belt or chain

"Failure of timing chain guides / tension adjuster"

Anonymous, PA (2007 Buick Lucerne CXS 4.6-L V8)

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

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