Air Bag Not Deploy Problems of Buick Lucerne - part 1

Buick Lucerne owners have reported 36 problems related to air bag not deploy (under the air bag category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Buick Lucerne based on all problems reported for the Lucerne.

car image   Air Bag Not Deploy problem of the 2006 Buick Lucerne 1
Failure Date: 06/09/2018

Takata recall I was in an accident were I read ended a car because I was going around a corner and my breaks failed and my airbags did not deploy. I was going 25 in a residential area and took a corner to fast because my breaks failed. I hit a curb busted my passenger tire off and then hit a stationary car. The passenger side of my car was destroyed and the airbags failed to deploy. I had zero airbag replacement lights on everything with the car was fine and normal.

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car image   Air Bag Not Deploy problem of the 2008 Buick Lucerne 2
Failure Date: 01/11/2017

The car was garaged and hardly driven by the previous owner, and the current mileage is about 43,000. Since the beginning of my ownership the check engine light comes and goes randomly. The car also says on the digital readout "service air bag," pretty much all the time. I have had three different mechanics scan for the error codes and they could find nothing for them to recommend a next step. While I was in white plains, NY, I got a notice for an air bag service recall from the dealer. All they did was to put an insert onto my ignition key after a two hour wait. When I asked what this had to do with the check air bag light, they said, "if you drive with a heavily loaded key chain the pulls down, the service air bag/check engine lights erroneously come on. " it was the most stupid thing I have ever heard, and I can't believe the nhta would have allowed this sham to pass as a recall. Having read the bulletin board of complaints I see a number of complaints about air bags not deploying after an accident. You need to put out a recall---a real recall--on this vehicle for the air bag. Please feel free to contact me.

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car image   Air Bag Not Deploy problem of the 2007 Buick Lucerne 3
Failure Date: 01/01/2017

The contact owns a 2007 Buick Lucerne. The contact stated that a Chevrolet suburban crashed into the rear of the vehicle while driving at unknown speeds. The air bags did not deploy. The contact stated that the service air bag indicator illuminated and flashed following the crash. The contact sustained whiplash, neck, and back pain, which required medical attention. It was unknown if the six occupants of the Chevrolet suburban sustained injuries. A police report was filed. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where the vehicle was diagnosed and repaired, but the failure persisted. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The VIN was unknown. The failure mileage was 163,000.

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car image   Air Bag Not Deploy problem of the 2007 Buick Lucerne 4
Failure Date: 04/02/2016

Airbags did not deploy. Damage to front of vehicle sustained at least 20mph down to minimum 16mph traveling but making a left turn. Buick hit oncoming car in a near front on collision. Buick's front damaged by a punch that drove into the engine (corner of oncoming vehicle hit our vehicle just off center toward driver side) and resulting in a near front on collision, from inspection by adjuster, and first responders were that air bags should have deployed. Vehicle had over $9,000 in front end repair needed, enough to total vehicle. Bumper totally destroyed, radiator and fan gone, hood back to windshield folded.

car image   Air Bag Not Deploy problem of the 2007 Buick Lucerne 5
Failure Date: 04/02/2016

The contact owned a 2007 Buick Lucerne. While driving approximately 25 mph, the contact's vehicle crashed into the front end of another vehicle. The contact sustained a concussion and injuries to the right knee and neck. Medical attention was required. The air bags failed to deploy. A police report was filed. The vehicle was destroyed and towed to a salvage facility. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 183,000.

car image   Air Bag Not Deploy problem of the 2007 Buick Lucerne 6
Failure Date: 03/05/2016

The contact owned a 2007 Buick Lucerne. While driving at an unknown speed, another vehicle crashed into the front driver side of the contact's vehicle. The air bags did not deploy. A police report was filed. The contact sustained back and neck injuries and the driver sustained back and neck injuries that required medical attention. The vehicle was destroyed and was towed to an impound lot. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 50,000.

car image   Air Bag Not Deploy problem of the 2007 Buick Lucerne 7
Failure Date: 08/24/2015

Tl-the contact owns a 2007 Buick lucerene. The contact stated that while driving various speeds and making a turn, another vehicle crashed into the front passenger's side. The air bags failed to deploy with the massive impact. There was no personal injury. A police report was filed. The vehicle was completely destroyed and towed to the dealer. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 66,000. Js.

car image   Air Bag Not Deploy problem of the 2006 Buick Lucerne 8
Failure Date: 05/05/2015

The contact owned a 2006 Buick Lucerne. While driving approximately 60 mph, the contact crashed into the preceding vehicle. The air bags failed to deploy. A police report was filed. The contact was injured and required medical attention. The vehicle was destroyed and towed to a junk yard. The failure mileage was unknown.

car image   Air Bag Not Deploy problem of the 2006 Buick Lucerne 9
Failure Date: 02/10/2015

The contact owned a 2006 Buick Lucerne. While driving 35 mph, the air bag warning light illuminated and flickered off and on. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it could not be diagnosed, but the failure recurred. A few months later, the contact was rear ended by another vehicle in a drive thru. The air bags failed to deploy. A police report was not filed and there were two injuries. The driver had back and neck injuries and the passenger had neck injuries. Both required medical attention. On another occasion, the contact crashed into another vehicle. The air bags failed to deploy. A police report was filed. The contact was injured. The contact had abdominal pain, left hip pain, and left shoulder bruises, which required medical attention. The vehicle was able to be driven home and was later deemed destroyed. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 140,000.

car image   Air Bag Not Deploy problem of the 2011 Buick Lucerne 10
Failure Date: 12/20/2014

Tl-the contact owns a 2011 Buick Lucerne. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 5 mph, the vehicle accelerated unintentionally without warning. As a result, the contact crashed into a wall. The air bags failed to deploy. The contact sustained chest injuries that required medical attention. In addition, the driver sustained neck and back injuries that required medical attention. The contact did not disclose if a police report was filed or not. The vehicle was towed to a dealer but was not diagnosed however, the body damage was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 42,000. Djr.

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car image   Air Bag Not Deploy problem of the 2010 Buick Lucerne 11
Failure Date: 12/04/2014

Tl-the contact owns a 2010 Buick Lucerne. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 35 mph, he crashed into the vehicle in front. The frontal and side air bags did not deploy. A police report was filed and there were no injuries reported. The vehicle was destroyed. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The VIN was not available. The approximate failure mileage was 60,000. Djr.

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car image   Air Bag Not Deploy problem of the 2006 Buick Lucerne 12
Failure Date: 11/01/2014

Tl-the contact owns a 2006 Buick Lucerne. The contact stated while driving at 30 mph, the steering wheel became difficult to turn. As a result, the contact crashed into a telephone pole and the air bags failed to deploy. The contact sustained a fractured wrist that required medical attention. A police report was filed. The vehicle was destroyed. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and stated that the VIN was included in recall NHTSA campaign number: 14v355000 (electrical system). The failure mileage was 107,000. Pam.

car image   Air Bag Not Deploy problem of the 2008 Buick Lucerne 13
Failure Date: 10/20/2014

A warning message came on to say service air bag. When I took it in for the recall repair, I asked the service department to check for the warning message on the air bag. I was told I would have to have my air bag module replace. My car is only 6 years old. Why would an air bag module need to be replaced on such a new car? I expressed my concerns to gm. I even asked for my money back for the cost of repair because I just couldn't and can't imagine a car this new needing such a repair. There may be more cars like mine out there whose air bag module have or need to be replaced. I wanted the repair made because I was afraid that my air bag may not deploy when needed or perhaps deploy unnecessarily.

car image   Air Bag Not Deploy problem of the 2009 Buick Lucerne 14
Failure Date: 09/29/2014

The car impacted the other car by turning left into the path of the oncoming car. The front end of the Buick was seriously damaged and car subsequently "totaled" by the insurance company. The airbags did not deploy which resulted in broken bones and burses to the driver.

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car image   Air Bag Not Deploy problem of the 2006 Buick Lucerne 15
Failure Date: 07/18/2014

The contact owned a 2006 Buick Lucerne. While driving approximately 20 mph, the contact crashed the vehicle into the rear of another vehicle. The air bags failed to deploy. There were no injuries and a police report was not filed. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic. The vehicle was destroyed. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 130,000.

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Failure Date: 07/11/2014

I was driving east bound on interstate 20 approximately 7 miles west of sweetwater texas on July 11, 2014, when I was struck from behind by another vehicle (that left the scene. ) the jarring caused me to lose power so I was unable to steer or to brake, which sent my car crashing into a guardrail; furthermore, the airbags did not deploy at all. I was uninjured, but I have checked the gm website and to date, that car (which was totalled) has not been included on their list of recalled vehicles, though it clearly had the same electrical problem that all the recalled gm vehicles have with the loss of power. I had not been directed to remove anything from my key ring, but all that I had on it was the key fob. Clearly, this vehicle should have been recalled. I was uninjured, but only because the car's chassis held up well and I had my seat belt on. Also, I have many pictures to demonstrate the lack of air bags.

car image   Air Bag Not Deploy problem of the 2007 Buick Lucerne 17
Failure Date: 06/24/2014

The contact owned a 2007 Buick Lucerne. While driving 55 mph, the power steering failed and the vehicle stalled. As a result, the contact crashed the vehicle. The air bags failed to deploy. A police report was filed. One injury was sustained, which required medical attention. The vehicle was destroyed. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 150,000.

car image   Air Bag Not Deploy problem of the 2006 Buick Lucerne 18
Failure Date: 06/24/2014

Reared ended vehicle about 20 mph, insurance totaled the car $8. 500 to repair it. Direct hit on front of car and air bags did not deploy. 2 days in hospital with broken sterdum and ribs. Received recall today on the car saying airbags may not deploy if key accidentally turns off, I don't remember if that was case or not, but gm says it could happen. .

car image   Air Bag Not Deploy problem of the 2006 Buick Lucerne 19
Failure Date: 06/23/2014

Tl- the contact owns a 2006 Buick Lucerne. The contact stated while on 40 mph a vehicle 2 vehicles away abruptly depressed there brakes causing the vehicle in front of the contact to abruptly depressed there service brakes. The contact attempted to depress his service brake however they failed to engage. When the steering wheel independently jerked then lost functionality of his power steer. The vehicle crashed into a wooded phone pole. The air bags did not deploy. The contact sustained head injuries however was not treated by a medical professional. A police report was filed. Both manufacturer and dealer were not made aware of the failure. Several months later the contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14v355000 (electrical system) the vehicle was deemed a total loss. The failure mileage was unknown. Az.

car image   Air Bag Not Deploy problem of the 2008 Buick Lucerne 20
Failure Date: 06/13/2014

I ran off road and hit a tree. Noted white smoke but airbag did not deploy. Seat belt in use. Only minor injuries. Insurance company totaled car. Reported incident to gm. They replied with phone number which led to voice mail and no answer.

car image   Air Bag Not Deploy problem of the 2007 Buick Lucerne 21
Failure Date: 03/25/2014

Front end crash car totaled air bags did not deploy.

car image   Air Bag Not Deploy problem of the 2008 Buick Lucerne 22
Failure Date: 03/01/2014

The contact owns a 2008 Buick Lucerne. The contact stated that while driving approximately 50 mph, another vehicle crashed into the contact¿s vehicle when it failed to yield the right-of-way. The front fender and ball joint were damaged. Additionally, the driver's side front and side air bags failed to deploy. The contact was uninjured and the vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 60,000. Updated 8/15/cn updated 08/26/2014.

car image   Air Bag Not Deploy problem of the 2006 Buick Lucerne 23
Failure Date: 02/22/2014

My parents were involved in a front-end collision. Their car was totaled; the front end was smashed in so that they had to pry open the glove compartment to remove their personal papers and the key could not be removed from the ignition. The side airbags deployed; the front airbags never deployed. My fathers most severe injuries were due to the front airbags not deploying. This model is not part of the gm recall of cars whose front airbags did not deploy in front-end collisions. It's taken gm 10 years; 13 fatalities; and countless other injuries; to finally recall some models; but obviously not all. Shame on the NHTSA for not following through. Updated 05/12/14.

car image   Air Bag Not Deploy problem of the 2007 Buick Lucerne 24
Failure Date: 02/20/2014

The contact owned a 2007 Buick Lucerne. While driving at a low speed downhill, the brakes failed to function. The vehicle crashed into the woods. The air bags did not deploy. A police report was filed. The vehicle was towed to a salvage yard where it was deemed destroyed. The contact sustained leg injuries, but no medical attention was required. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The VIN was invalid. The failure mileage was not provided.

car image   Air Bag Not Deploy problem of the 2006 Buick Lucerne 25
Failure Date: 11/25/2013

The contact owns a 2006 Buick Lucerne. The contact stated that while driving approximately 35 mph, the driver's side tire became detached from the vehicle unexpectedly. The vehicle hydro-planed three times, swerved off the road and then crashed into a tree. There were no injuries. A police report was filed of the incident. The air bags failed to deploy with the force of the impact. The vehicle was towed to an independent auto facility temporarily. The vehicle had been previously diagnosed by an independent tire center that the entire frame was corroded. The manufacturer was not notified of the defect. The approximate failure mileage was 168,000.


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