2008 Buick Lucerne - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

small car iamge 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

small car iamge PPMY Index and Problem Occurrence Trend

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

      PPMY Index = 189 / 66,119 / 10 * 1000 = 0.29.

For more information, refer to this page: A study of reliability comparison across Buick Lucerne model year vehicles.

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

small car iamge 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

Model Year Number of Problems
  2011 Lucerne
40
  2010 Lucerne
43
  2009 Lucerne
123
  2008 Lucerne
189
  2007 Lucerne
186
  2006 Lucerne
354


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