2008 Buick Lucerne - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Common problems of the 2008 Buick Lucerne

189 problems have been reported for the 2008 Buick Lucerne.
The following chart shows the 20 most common problems for 2008 Buick Lucerne.
The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's electrical system
with 68 problems.
The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's fuel system, other
(28 problems).

Table 1. Common problems of the 2008 Buick Lucerne

In our research we use the PPMY index to compare the reliability of vehicles. The PPMY index of a certain model is defined as the problems reported per thousand vehicles per Year. The total sales of the 2008 Buick Lucerne in the United States are 66,119 units [1]. If the total number of problems reported by Buick Lucerne owners in the last 10 years is 189, and the age of the vehicle is 10, the PPMY index can then be calculated as

The following chart shows the number of problems reported during each of the service
years since the debut of the 2008 Buick Lucerne in 2008.

Table 2. PPMY Index and Problem Occurrence Trend

Service Year

Number of Problems

2018

7

2017

23

2016

26

2015

15

2014

41

2013

26

2012

7

2011

13

2010

10

2009

9

2008

1

Compare the 2008 Buick Lucerne with Other Model Years

When making the decision between buying a new or used Buick Lucerne,
the following table can be used to compare the 2008 Buick Lucerne
with the Buick Lucerne from other model years.
Note that the number of problems reported for the 2008 Lucerne is 189
while the average number of problems reported for the 6 model years of the Buick Lucerne is 155.

Table 3. Compare the 2008 Buick Lucerne with other model years