10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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problem #7

Jan 012003

Regal

  • miles
Other system

- Stuart, FL, USA

problem #6

Jun 152003

Regal

  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles
Other - oil leak - have been told by independent repair shops that it is either the cam shaft timing sencer or manifold with the cost ranging from $700 to $1200. Also the motor mounts need to be replaced. Tape player does not eject tape properly, been a problem since I got the car. Brakes - have had complete brakes replaced. Have been told Buick Regals are bad on brakes. Air conditionung cooling coil in front of raditor has developed a leak. Estimated cost to repair is $400. Have not taken it to dealer. I got the car used in 1997 with about 72500 miles on it.

- Fairview Park, OH, USA

problem #5

Dec 301996

(reported on)

Regal

  • miles
Design of the interior contains a panel above the brake pedal that prevents a smooth quick motion from the accelerator to the brake pedal.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #4

May 131997

(reported on)

Regal

  • miles
Due to design, top of dash board reflects in windshield which then reflects in eyes, causing poor visibility.

- Ann Arbor, MI, USA

problem #3

Aug 261997

(reported on)

Regal

  • miles
Dash light comes on for no reason.

- Millbrae, CA, USA

problem #2

Apr 141997

(reported on)

Regal

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer complains that instrument panels are not standardized, location of gauges/radio controls etc. Vary from vehicle to vehicle.

- Rosemead, CA, USA

problem #1

Dec 311996

Regal

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Engine warning light illuminated 3 times.

- Laguna Hills, CA, USA