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.
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There are 4 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Reliability

Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how used vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system.

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Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey for about 329,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2020 vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system. NA 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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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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Recalls
PROVIDED BY
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Jun 23, 2014
If the key is not in the run position, the air bags may not deploy if the vehicle is involved in a crash, increasing the risk of injury. Additionally, a key knocked out of the run position will cause loss of engine power, power steering, and power braking, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.
Summary:
This defect can affect the safe operation of the airbag system. Until this recall is performed, customers should remove all items from their key rings, leaving only the ignition key. The key fob (if applicable), should also be removed from the key ring. General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2005-2009 Buick LaCrosse, 2006-2011 Buick Lucerne, 2000-2005 Cadillac DeVille, 2006-2011 Cadillac DTS, 2006-2014 Chevrolet Impala, and 2006-2007 Chevrolet Monte Carlo vehicles. In the affected vehicles, the weight on the key ring and road conditions or some other jarring event may cause the ignition switch to move out of the run position, turning off the engine.
What should you do:
GM will notify owners, and dealers will install two key rings and an insert in the key slot or a cover over the key head on all ignition keys, free of charge. The recall began on September 23, 2014. Owners may contact General Motors customer service at 1-800-521-7300 (Buick), 1-800-458-8006 (Cadillac), and 1-800-222-1020 (Chevrolet). GM's number for this recall is 14299.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 14V355000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 3141731
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Jun 04, 2010
IT IS POSSIBLE FOR THE HEATED WASHER MODULE TO IGNITE AND A FIRE MAY OCCUR.
Summary:
GM IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2006-2009 BUICK, LUCERNE; CADILLAC DTS; HUMMER H2; MODEL YEAR 2008-2009 BUICK ENCLAVE; CADILLAC CTS; MODEL YEAR 2007-2009 CADILLAC ESCALADE, ESCALADE ESV, ESCALADE EXT; CHEVROLET AVALANCHE, SILVERADO, SUBURBAN, TAHOE; GMC ACADIA, SIERRA, YUKON, YUKON XL; SATURN OUTLOOK; AND MODEL YEAR 2009 CHEVROLET TRAVERSE VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH A HEATED WASHER FLUID SYSTEM (HWFS). A RECALL WAS IMPLEMENTED IN 2008 TO ADD A FUSE TO THE CONTROL CIRCUIT HARNESS TO ADDRESS THE POTENTIAL CONSEQUENCES OF A PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD (PCB) ELECTRICAL SHORT. HOWEVER, THERE HAVE BEEN NEW REPORTS OF THERMAL INCIDENTS ON HWFS MODULES AFTER THIS IMPROVEMENT WAS INSTALLED. THESE INCIDENTS RESULTED FROM A NEW FAILURE MODE ATTRIBUTED TO THE DEVICE'S THERMAL PROTECTION FEATURE. THE SIGNIFICANCE VARIES FROM MINOR DISTORTION TO CONSIDERABLE MELTING OF THE PLASTIC AROUND THE HWFS FLUID CHAMBER.
What should you do:
DEALERS WILL PERMANENTLY DISABLE AND REMOVE THE HEATED WASHER FLUID MODULE. AN UPDATED PAGE FOR THE OWNER MANUAL WILL BE PROVIDED AND INSERTED IN THE OWNER MANUAL TO DOCUMENT THAT THE FEATURE HAS BEEN PERMANENTLY DISABLED AND REMOVED FROM THE VEHICLE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON JUNE 11, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT BUICK AT 1-866-608-8080, CADILLAC AT 1-866-982-2339, CHEVROLET AT 1-800-630-2438, SATURN AT 1-800-972-8876, GMC AT 1-866-996-9463 AND HUMMER AT 1-800-732-5493 OR AT THE OWNER CENTER AT WWW.GMOWNERCENTER.COM.
For more information:
OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO <A HREF=HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV>HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV</A> .
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 10V240000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1365070
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Aug 28, 2008
THIS MAY CAUSE OTHER ELECTRICAL FEATURES TO MALFUNCTION, CREATE AN ODOR, OR CAUSE SMOKE INCREASING THE RISK OF A FIRE.
Summary:
GM IS RECALLING 857,735 MY 2006-2008 BUICK LUCERNE; CADILLAC DTS; HUMMER H2; MY 2007-2008 CADILLAC ESCALADE, ESCALADE ESV, ESCALADE EXT; CHEVROLET AVALANCHE, SILVERADO, SUBURBAN, TAHOE; GMC ACADIA, SIERRA, YUKON, YUKON XL, SATURN OUTLOOK; AND MY 2008 BUICK ENCLAVE VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH A HEATED WIPER WASHER FLUID SYSTEM. A SHORT CIRCUIT ON THE PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD FOR THE WASHER FLUID HEATER MAY OVERHEAT THE CONTROL-CIRCUIT GROUND WIRE.
What should you do:
DEALERS WILL INSTALL A WIRE HARNESS WITH AN IN-LINE FUSE FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON SEPTEMBER 12, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT BUICK AT 1-866-608-8080; CADILLAC AT 1-800-982-2339 OR HTTP://WWW.CADILLAC.COM; CHEVROLET AT 1-800-630-2438; SATURN AT 1-800-972-8876 OR HTTP://WWW.SATURN.COM, GMC AT 1-866-996-9436; OR HUMMER AT 1-800-732-5493; OR THROUGH THEIR WEBSITE AT <A HREF=HTTP://WWW.GMOWNERCENTER.COM>HTTP://WWW.GMOWNERCENTER.COM</A> .
For more information:
GM RECALL NO. 08048. CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO <A HREF=HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV>HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV</A> .
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 08V441000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 857735
STRUCTURE
Oct 04, 2007
THIS STANDARD SPECIFIES REQUIREMENTS FOR POWER OPERATED WINDOW, PARTITION, AND ROOF PANEL SYSTEMS TO MINIMIZE THE LIKELIHOOD OF DEATH OR INJURY FROM THEIR ACCIDENTAL OPERATION.
Summary:
CERTAIN VEHICLES FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 118, 'POWER OPERATED WINDOW, PARTITION, AND ROOF PANEL SYSTEMS.' UNDER THE STANDARD, THE SUNROOF MAY ONLY BE CLOSED WHEN THE IGNITION IS ON, OR AFTER THE IGNITION IS TURNED OFF, BUT BEFORE EITHER OF THE FRONT DOORS ARE OPENED. THE AFFECTED VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT A CONDITION WHERE THE SUNROOF CAN BE CLOSED AFTER THE IGNITION IS TURNED OFF AND THE DOORS ARE OPENED.
What should you do:
DEALERS WILL INSTALL A WIRE HARNESS. THE RECALL BEGAN ON MAY 29, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CADILLAC AT 1-866-982-2339.
For more information:
GM RECALL NO. 07149.CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 07V468000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 16677
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