Air Bag On-off Switch Problems of Buick Lucerne

Buick Lucerne owners have reported 3 problems related to air bag on-off switch (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 On-off Switch problem of the 2008 Buick Lucerne 1
Failure Date: 07/07/2014

The contact owns a 2008 Buick Lucerne. While driving approximately 30 mph and changing lanes, another vehicle crashed into the driver side of the contact's vehicle. The side air bags failed to deploy. A police report was filed. The driver sustained back and neck injuries that required medical attention. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who indicated that the air bags did not deploy due to a failed ignition switch. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 93,000.

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car image   Air Bag On-off Switch problem of the 2006 Buick Lucerne 2
Failure Date: 10/01/2012

Letter from senator nelson on behalf of constituent re 2006 Buick Lucerne ignition switch. The consumer stated while driving down the highway, he hit a large pothole and the vehicle shut off. When he attempted to apply the accelerator, nothing happened. He decided to pull over, and at that point, he realized he had no power steering, then he realized he had no brakes to stop the vehicle. He finally stopped the vehicle and was able to re-start it, with no problem. When the consumer called the dealer, he was informed, his vehicle identification number was not included in the ignition recall.

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car image   Air Bag On-off Switch problem of the 2006 Buick Lucerne 3
Failure Date: 06/12/2012

2006 Lucerne suddenly left city roadway for no apparent reason. Lucerne collided with two telephone poles positioned next to each other. Delta v of collision between 22 and 25 mph. Pole to driver side frame impact with driver side front wheel pushed into driver floor board so floor pushed against brake pedal post collision. No airbag deployed. Pdof was near straight ahead or 12 o'clock. Driver belt spooled out allowing driver's head to significantly deform the upper steering wheel rim. Driver belt cut a notch in the b-pillar trim exiting the d-ring hole. Gm looked at this car in litigation and agreed that the driver was belted. Driver suffered jaw fractures, rib fractures and lung injury. Driver died of collision related injuries 6 months post collision. General motors may dispute whether the death was related to the airbag non-deployment, but it can not dispute the relationship of the jaw and rib fractures to the non-deployment. Download of sdm showed no "events recovered". That appears to be consistent with the 2006 cobalt ignition recall issue. The key in the ignition after the accident has a string of keys and other items hanging down several inches from the key in the ignition, also seemingly consistent with the 2006 cobalt ignition recall issue. Driver would have been protected from serious injury be a timely airbag deployment in this collision according to biomechanics retained by the driver's family in litigation against general motors. This complainant suspects that the ignition switch in the 2006 is similar to the 2006 cobalt ignition switch, but does not have definitive confirmation of that. Complainant can send photographs of the damage to the Lucerne and the Lucerne bosch cdr crash data retrieval report by email or other means at your request.

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