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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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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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SUSPENSION: FRONT

7/9/2008 - TAYLOR, MI
TL CONTACT OWNS A 1999 BUICK REGAL. THE CONTACT NOTICED THAT THE FRONT END OF THE VEHICLE WOULD MOVE INCONSISTENTLY WITH THE REST OF THE VEHICLE. THE FAILURE OCCURRED WHILE DRIVING AT ANY SPEED. THE DEALER STATED THAT THE FRONT SWAY BAR FAILED AND NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE CONTACT HAS BEEN WAITING THREE MONTHS TO HAVE THE VEHICLE REPAIRED BECAUSE THE PARTS ARE ON NATIONWIDE BACK ORDER. THE VEHICLE HAS NOT YET BEEN REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 98,700 AND CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 108,000.

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ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING: ENGINE

6/18/2008 - AVONDALE, PA
TL CONTACT OWNS A 1999 BUICK REGAL. THE CONTACT RECEIVED A RECALL NOTICE FOR NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID NUMBER 08V118000 (ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING). HE CALLED AN AUTHORIZED DEALER TO HAVE THE VEHICLE REPAIRED. UPON ARRIVAL, HE WAS INFORMED THAT THEY WOULD ONLY INSTALL A NEW FRONT DRIVER'S SIDE ROCKER COVER GASKET, ALTHOUGH THE REAR GASKET WAS LEAKING. THE VEHICLE HAS NOT BEEN REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WOULD NOT PROVIDE ANY ASSISTANCE. THE FAILURE AND CURRENT MILEAGES WERE 65,000.

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

6/13/2008 - KNOXVILLE, MD
KEY WILL NOT DIS-ENGAGE FROM IGNITION, ESPECIALLY WITH HOTTER WEATHER. WITHOUT WARNING ENGINE WILL SHUT OFF WHEN DRIVING, NO MATTER WHAT SPEED OR WEATHER CONDITIONS YOU'RE DRIVING.

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ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

5/1/2008 - EERIE, PA
TL CONTACT OWNED A 1999 BUICK REGAL. IN FEBRUARY OF 2006, THE CONTACT'S PARKED VEHICLE CAUGHT FIRE AND WAS DESTROYED. IN MARCH OF 2008, SHE RECEIVED A SAFETY RECALL NOTICE FOR NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID NUMBER 08V118000 (ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING). BECAUSE SHE NO LONGER OWNED THE VEHICLE, THE MANUFACTURER WOULD NOT ASSIST. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 100,000.

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POWER TRAIN: AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

3/25/2008 - LONG BEACH, CA
TLTACT OWNS A 1999 BUICK REGAL. WHILE DRIVING 5 MPH, UP A HILL, THE TRANSMISSION WOULD SLIP OR TAKE A VERY LONG TIME TO SHIFT GEARS. IN ADDITION, THE VEHICLE WOULD SHAKE WOULD SHAKE. THE DEALER WAS UNABLE TO DIAGNOSE THE FAILURE. THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 85,000 AND FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 30,000.

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ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING: ENGINE

3/21/2008 - FAIRPORT , NY
TL CONTACT OWNS A 1999 BUICK REGAL. THE CONTACT RECEIVED A SAFETY RECALL NOTICE FOR NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID NUMBER 08V118000 (ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING). SHE CALLED SEVERAL GM DEALERS, BUT NONE OF THEM HAD THE PART AVAILABLE FOR THE RECALL REPAIR. THE CONTACT IS CONCERNED THAT HER VEHICLE MAY CATCH FIRE. THE POWERTRAIN WAS UNKNOWN. THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 108,000.

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WHEELS

11/9/2007 - PAWCATUCK, CT
1999 BUICK REGAL HAD TIRES REPLACED AT 30,000 MILES. CUSTOMER STATES THAT THE TIRES DO NOT HOLD AIR PRESSURE SO THE WHEELS NEED TO BE REPLACED. THE CONSUMER STATED THE WHEELS WERE MANUFACTURED OUT OF ALUMINUM WITH DEFECTIVE CHROME COATINGS. THE CONSUMER STATED THE TIRES WOULD NOT ADHERE TO THE CHROME PROPERLY.

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FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER: FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM

10/30/2007 - FAIRBANKS, AK
OCCASIONALLY DURING COLD WEATHER STARTS AT 10 DEGREES F OR COLDER STRONG ODOR OF FUEL IS NOTICED. REVIEWED NHTSA ACTION NUMBER EA02030. CAR STARTS WITH NO PROBLEM NO ROUGHNESS. ENGINE RUNS FINE. NO CAUTION LIGHTS ON DASH INDICATORS. I'M IN THE PROCESS OF REPLACING THE FUEL PRESSURE REGULATOR. FUEL LEAKS AND POSSIBLE FIRES CAN BE DEADLY. JUST WANT TO LET YOU KNOW.

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EXTERIOR LIGHTING: TURN SIGNAL

10/28/2007 - OAKDALE, PA
1999 BUICK REGAL FRONT TURN SIGNALS KEEP BURNING OUT, I BELIEVE IT IS FROM THE HOUSING THAT HOLDS THE BULBS. IT SEEM LIKE THE PLASTIC AT THE BOTTOM OF THE BULB THAT SNAPS IN TO THE HOUSING SPARKS AND BURNS IT CAUSING THE BULBS TO FAIL.

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WHEELS

10/17/2007 - FLUSHING, MI
ALUMINUM WHEELS CAUSED THE TIRES TO LEAK, DUE TO CRACKING & PEELING. BOTH BACK TIRES HAD TO BE REPLACED AT COST OF $400. DEALER REFUSED TO COVER REPAIR.

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