2008 buick lucerne transmissions problems

Asked by May 26, 2014 at 05:42 PM about the 2008 Buick Lucerne CXL FWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

my family and i were driving the buick to an amusement park,the car from the stopped
position occasional stumbled when taking off the first day of the trip.the second day it
got worse to the point where the car wouldnt move.but if you shut off the engine and
waited 5 to 10 mins the car would move again and now has gotten worse yet again i
took it to a service place and was going to have the trans filter changed the told me
when they were moving the car it sounded like grinding is this common?

8 Answers

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GM transmissions are notorious for failure! Unless it has a lot of miles on it I'd have the transmission replaced. The vehicle is only 6 years old. In my opinion it's worth it. It'll be much cheaper than fixing the tranny that's in there. HTH. -Jim

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We are sorry to hear that you experienced these concerns with your 2008 Buick Lucerne while traveling with your family. I understand you have already taken your vehicle in for service, if any additional assistance is needed please feel free to reach out to us via email at socialmedia@gm.com. Thank you! Andraya GM Customer Care

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I work at a transmission repair. One of our r&r guy installed a rebuild trans in a 2011 buick lucerne. Now the vehicle would not start and there is no gear indication on the dash,also our scanner has no communicating with the vehicle.

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75,615

Unless this vehicle has over 50,000 miles on it the owner should have taken it back to Buick for the repair. Even if they bought it used, the powertrain warranty transfers. - Jim

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My 2010 Buick laciene wwith 80,000 miles would not move it was taken to st.clair Chevy GMC & Buick on 10/9/15 and was told the trans was bad and it cost 3200.00 to fix it. I said fix it. I have never heard of a transmission going bad this quick. I worked at the GM tech center for over 39 years and I've never heard of a transmision,going bad.GM should have put out a memo and paid for the repair. Please answer!

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75,615

Welcome to the modern world of GM! I had an '02 Impala that the transmission quit TWICE in 135,000 miles. It was a police car and the original so called heavy duty transmission was replaced at 88,000. Then at 135,000 miles it quit again. The second time it was covered by the warranty from GM. It cost them nearly $4000 to fix back in 2008. As soon as I got the car back I dumped it and bought my '08 Grand Marquis! HTH. -Jim

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I have a 2010 Lucerne with 145,000 miles with same problem. I also have a 1967 Ford F100 with 742,000 miles on it. The Ford transmission still works perfect, never replaced. What has happened to American car makers since 1967?

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75,615

Chrysler has filed for bankruptcy twice and GM once since 1967. Ford hasn't. That speaks volumes to me!! At one time, from about the mid '60s to the mid '70s GMs were virtually indestructible. Very good long lasting vehicles! Cadillac was the first to go in 1982 with their disastrous HT-4100 engine. The other divisions followed later. It's a real shame!! -Jim

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