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BUICK REGAL - 1999 BUICK REGAL Problems & Complaints

 
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by General Motors LLC

There are 244 complaints filed for the 1999 BUICK REGAL

Below is a list of complaints & problems filed against the 1999 BUICK REGAL. These problems includes information received by NHTSA from consumers either directly or as recorded by the Vehicle Safety Hotline. This information may be used by NHTSA during the investigation process. If you like to file an official complaint for the 1999 BUICK REGAL, you can do so by calling the NHTSA Mon-Fri 8am to 8pm at 888-327-4236, TTY: 800-424-9153. You can also file your complaint online by clicking here. Your complaint will be added to the NHTSA complaints database after a thorough review. If a trend is discovered, an investigation will be opened by the ODI.

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Air Bags (5) Equipment (5) Latches Locks Linkages (3) Service Brakes (2) Tires (5)
Communications (4) Exterior Lighting (7) Parking Brake (2) Service Brakes Hydraulic (24) Unknown Or Other (5)
Electrical System (37) Fuel Propulsion System (2) Power Train (10) Steering (31) Vehicle Speed Control (4)
Electronic Stability Control (1) Fuel System Gasoline (3) Seat Belts (11) Structure (3) Visibility (21)
Engine (47) Fuel System Other (1) Seats (1) Suspension (7) Wheels (7)
Engine And Engine Cooling (45) Interior Lighting (1)

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SEAT BELTS

3/9/2016 - IRVINGTON, AL
THE CONTACT OWNS A 1999 BUICK REGAL. WHEN REMOVING THE REAR PASSENGER SEAT, IT WAS DISCOVERED THAT THE SEAT BELT WAS NOT PROPERLY ANCHORED TO THE BOLT THAT CONNECTED THE SEAT BELT BUCKLE TO THE VEHICLE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT TAKEN TO THE DEALER AND DIAGNOSED. THE CONTACT SCREWED A NUT TO ATTACH THE BOLT THAT ANCHORED THE SEAT BELT. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 135,000. UPDATED 05/10/16 THE CONSUMER STATED THE NUT WAS NEVER INSTALLED DURING THE MANUFACTURING PROCESS. UPDATED 05/11/16,

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SERVICE BRAKES

3/8/2016 - DETROIT, MI
THE CONTACT OWNS A 1999 BUICK REGAL. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE WAS UNABLE TO HOLD THE BRAKE FLUID. BRAKE FLUID LEAKED FROM UNDERNEATH THE BODY OF THE VEHICLE. THE BRAKES FAILED TO STOP THE VEHICLE PROPERLY. THE BRAKE PEDAL NEEDED TO BE DEPRESSED IN A PULSE LIKE MANNER IN ORDER TO STOP THE VEHICLE PROPERLY. THE BRAKE PEDAL TRAVELED TO THE FLOOR OCASSIONALLY. THE CONTACT TOOK THE VEHICLE TO A CERTIFIED MECHANIC WHO STATED THAT THE BRAKE LINE WAS RUSTED AND NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED AND THE FAILURE RECURRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE AND STATED THAT THERE WERE NO RECALLS INVOLVING THE BRAKE LINES. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 100,000.

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ENGINE

3/7/2016 - BALTIMORE, MD
THE CONTACT OWNS A 1999 BUICK REGAL. THE CONTACT RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 15V701000 (ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING); HOWEVER, THE PART TO DO THE REPAIR WAS UNAVAILABLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE MANUFACTURER EXCEEDED A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME FOR THE RECALL REPAIR. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE ISSUE. THE CONTACT HAD NOT EXPERIENCED A FAILURE. PARTS DISTRIBUTION DISCONNECT.

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ENGINE

2/25/2016 - LUMBERTON, NC
THE CONTACT OWNS A 1999 BUICK REGAL. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE CAUGHT FIRE WITHOUT WARNING. THE CONTACT OBSERVED AND SMELLED SMOKE UNDER THE HOOD OF THE VEHICLE AND EXTINGUISHED THE FIRE. THERE WERE NO INJURIES AND A REPORT WAS NOT FILED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE ISSUE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 153,000.

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ENGINE

2/22/2016 - FLINT, MI
THE CONTACT OWNS A 1999 BUICK REGAL. THE CONTACT RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 15V701000 (ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING); HOWEVER, THE PART TO DO THE REPAIR WAS UNAVAILABLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE MANUFACTURER EXCEEDED A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME FOR THE RECALL REPAIR. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE ISSUE. THE CONTACT HAD NOT EXPERIENCED A FAILURE. VIN TOOL CONFIRMS PARTS NOT AVAILIABLE.

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ENGINE

2/16/2016 - SPOONER, WI
THE CONTACT OWNS A 1999 BUICK REGAL. THE CONTACT RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 15V701000 (ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING); HOWEVER, THE PART NEEDED TO PERFORM THE REPAIR WAS UNAVAILABLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE MANUFACTURER EXCEEDED A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME FOR THE RECALL REPAIR. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE ISSUE. THE CONTACT HAD NOT EXPERIENCED A FAILURE. VIN TOOL CONFIRMS PARTS NOT AVAILABLE.

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ENGINE

2/4/2016 - GLENMILLS, PA
THE CONTACT OWNS A 1999 BUICK REGAL. THE CONTACT RECEIVED A RECALL NOTIFICATION OF NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 15V701000 (ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING); HOWEVER, THE PART TO DO THE REPAIR WAS UNAVAILABLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE MANUFACTURER EXCEEDED A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME FOR THE RECALL REPAIR. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE ISSUE. THE CONTACT HAD NOT EXPERIENCED A FAILURE.

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ENGINE

2/2/2016 - COLORADO SPRINGS, CO
THE CONTACT OWNS A 1999 BUICK REGAL. THE CONTACT RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 15V701000 (ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING) HOWEVER, THE PART NEEDED TO PERFORM THE REPAIR WAS UNAVAILABLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE MANUFACTURER EXCEEDED A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME FOR THE RECALL REPAIR. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE ISSUE. THE CONTACT HAD NOT EXPERIENCED A FAILURE. VIN TOOL CONFIRMS PARTS NOT AVAILABLE. UPDATED 04/20/16 THE CONSUMER STATED THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED AND THE CASE CAN BE CLOSED.

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ENGINE

2/1/2016 - COLUMBUS, OH
THE CONTACT OWNS A 1999 BUICK REGAL. WHILE IN PARK, THE CONTACT NOTICED ENGINE OIL LEAKING UNDERNEATH THE VEHICLE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE VIN WAS INCLUDED IN NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 15V701000 (ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING); HOWEVER, THE PART NEEDED TO REPAIR THE VEHICLE WAS UNAVAILABLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE MANUFACTURER EXCEEDED A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME FOR THE RECALL REPAIR. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE ISSUE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 170,000. VIN TOOL CONFIRMS PARTS NOT AVAILABLE.

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ENGINE

1/28/2016 - SPRINGFIELD, MA
THE CONTACT OWNS A 1999 BUICK REGAL. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE ENGINE CAUGHT FIRE. THERE WAS NO FIRE REPORT FILED. THE FIRE WAS EXTINGUISHED BY THE CONTACT. THERE WERE NO INJURIES. THE CONTACT RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 15V701000 (ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING); HOWEVER, THE PART TO DO THE REPAIR WAS UNAVAILABLE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS UNKNOWN. VIN TOOL CONFIRMS PARTS NOT AVAILABLE.

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