An engine oil leak may develop from the front crankshaft seal. Our technicians tell us a revised front crankshaft seal is available to correct this concern.
Car Problem Reports
Buick Lucerne Engine Oil Leak From Front Crankshaft Seal
Buick Lucerne Problem
Engines Affected: 3.9L V6, 4.6L V8
Average Mileage: 20,823 mi (2,500 mi - 81,000 mi)
Visitor, 2010 Buick Lucerne, 3.9L V6, 6,400 mi
Oil leak between the front two wheels. Dealer replaced oil pan & gasket asm plus drain plug. Leaked again 1000 miles later - replaced drain plug again. Leaking again at 10,000 miles -- will take back to dealer. "Jerry" service manager says Buick has a problem with this engine. . . now it is my problem. . .going to take this to the next level.
Visitor, 2010 Buick Lucerne, 3.9L V6, 14,000 mi
leaks since 8500 miles has been in to dealer now 7 times for the same problem, have
replaced all gaskets , oil pan etc. I think the car is a lemon
Visitor, 2006 Buick Lucerne, 4.6L V8, 81,000 mi
rear engine oil seal is leaking badly i just bought the car a week ago...
Visitor, 2009 Buick Lucerne, 3.9L V6
Timing belt cover leaked at 4000 miles and has been replaced 4 times total. Oil pan gasket at around 7000 miles head gasket leak(both) at around 15000 miles Retained attorney
Visitor, 2010 Buick Lucerne, 3.9L V6, 34,000 mi
Upon physically checking oil level in my 2010 Buick Lucerne 3.9L, V6 engine, with 25% oil life displyed on instrument panel between oil changes, none showed up on stick. Added a quart and level went to approximately 1/8 of an inch on stick...added another and it went to the mark just below the full mark. Took car to local dealer where car was purchased for an oil consumption test. I was told that there is an indication of an oil leak, but I assured the technician that there was no sign of oil leak on my cement garage floor. Changed oil and returned after 1,047 miles. Oil consuption test revealed .25/quart used and engine was again tested for an oil leak. Dye was added to oil and leak was observed at front of engine with a black light while engine was running. Crankshaft seal was replaced and was told that the problem was resolved. We shall see! Surely hope this new engine doesn't burn 2 quarts of oil in 4500 miles!
Visitor, 2009 Buick Lucerne, 3.9L V6, 11,835 mi
Mechanic noticed front of engine motor oil leak. DWill need to take to dealer to have timing cover oil seal replaced
Visitor, 2009 Buick Lucerne, 3.9L V6, 30,500 mi
2009 Buick Lucerne - Oil leak at 4000 miles, 4 trips to two dealers, gasket, oil pan and front main all replaced. Hope the improved front main seal will help on this 5th trip to the dealer. 30,500 miles now.
Visitor, 2009 Buick Lucerne, 3.9L V6, 18,000 mi
problem reported 6000 miles, replaced front crankshaft seal, leaked later at 10000miles, replaced front seal and harmonic balancer, still leaking at 14000 replaced oil pan, still leaking at 18ooo going to dealer this week again.
Visitor, 2010 Buick Lucerne, 3.9L V6, 6,000 mi
oil leaks, has been taken in to correct 3 times
dealer cannot seem to correct the problem
Visitor, 2009 Buick Lucerne, 3.9L V6, 4,000 mi
Noticed the oil leaking first time around 4000 miles. Had the crankshaft seal replaced. Oil continued to leak. Can in to dealer for repair again. Seemed to take care of the problem. After oil change at around 18000 miles, oil is dripping again! Will be back to the dealer service department again this week.