10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 12
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
83,988 miles

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problem #28

Dec 192017

Regal

  • 205,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Buick Regal. The contact stated that the engine compartment caught fire while the vehicle was parked in the garage. There were no warning indicators illuminated prior to the fire. The contact was able to extinguish the fire on her own. A police and a fire report were not filed. The vehicle was drivable and was taken to titus-will Chevrolet Buick (2580 N national ave, chehalis, wa 98532) where it was diagnosed that the engine manifold failed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was contacted and stated that the contact would have to pay for the repair. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign number: 15V701000 (engine and engine cooling) but the parts were not available. The VIN was included in the recall. The failure mileage was 205,000. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Rochester, WA, USA

problem #27

Aug 182017

Regal

  • 135,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Buick Regal. While driving 60 mph, there was a strong odor of smoke and oil coming from the rear valve cover and the exhaust manifold. The vehicle was taken to the dealer (hiley Buick GMC, located at 3535 w loop 820 S, fort worth, tx 76116; (817) 632-8800) where it was diagnosed that both of the valve cover gaskets needed to be replaced. The contact received a recall notification letter only for the front valve to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The dealer stated that the contact would have to pay for replacing the rear valve cover. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not contacted. The approximate failure mileage was 135,000.

- Keller, TX, USA

problem #26

Jul 102017

Regal

  • 140,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Buick Regal. While the vehicle was parked, it caught on fire. The fire department extinguished the fire. The vehicle was not towed to the dealer. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V701000 (engine and engine cooling). The parts to do the repair were unavailable. The manufacturer was not contacted and was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 140,000.

- Victorville, CA, USA

problem #25

Jan 282017

Regal

  • miles
The contact owns a 2000 Buick Regal. While driving at an unknown speed, the vehicle began to independently reduce speed without warning. The contact pulled over and shut off the vehicle, but it failed to restart. The contact stated that the front of the vehicle began to smoke and caught on fire. The fire department extinguished the fire. A police report was filed and there were no injuries. The vehicle was towed to the contact's residence, but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 15V701000 (engine and engine cooling). The failure mileage was unknown.

- Clark Summit, PA, USA

problem #24

Jan 042017

Regal

  • 155,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Buick Regal. The contact stated that the vehicle was serviced per NHTSA campaign number: 09V116000 (engine and engine cooling), but the remedy failed to repair the vehicle. The contact stated that the vehicle stalled while driving home from the dealer and smoke appeared under the hood. The contact stated that no flames were visible, but the engine cover and other parts were missing from the engine. The contact stated that the service engine indicator illuminated. The vehicle was towed to the contact's home. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 155,000.

- Columbia, SC, USA

problem #23

Oct 012016

Regal

  • 137,000 miles
GM replaced front valve cover and gasket under recall, now the rear one is leaking badly. I see no difference from front to rear, it is still the same bad parts, cover and gasket leaking and it is still a fire hazard. I am sure I am not the first one it has happened to.

- Coon Rapids, MN, USA

problem #22

Aug 222016

Regal

  • miles
The contact owned a 2000 Buick Regal. While driving 15 mph, the contact noticed smoke coming from the front of the vehicle. The vehicle caught fire. The fire department was called; however, the fire was extinguished by an individual. A fire report was not filed and there were no injuries. The vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 15V701000 (engine and engine cooling). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was not available. The vehicle was destroyed.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #21

Jun 012010

Regal

  • 115,000 miles
The contact owned a 2000 Buick Regal. After the vehicle was parked, smoke and flames appeared in the engine compartment. The fire department extinguished the fire. A police report was not filed. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic where it was deemed destroyed. There were no injuries. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The VIN was unknown. The failure mileage was approximately 115,000.

- Poinciana, FL, USA

problem #20

Mar 302016

Regal

  • miles
The contact owns a 2000 Buick Regal. The contact's vehicle was repaired according to NHTSA campaign number: 15V701000 (engine and engine cooling). The dealer and manufacturer refused to supply the plastic covering once the recall repair was completed. The contact was concerned that the structural integrity of the other parts may be compromised and that a failure could occur because the part was exposed without the covering. The manufacturer did not have a permanent remedy to replace the plastic covering part. The contact stated that the remedy was insufficient. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Swartz Creek, MI, USA

problem #19

Dec 012014

Regal

  • miles
The contact owns a 2000 Buick Regal. While parked, engine oil was noticed beneath the vehicle. The contact received a notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V701000 (engine and engine cooling); however, the part for the recall was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Fresno, CA, USA

problem #18

Dec 142015

Regal

  • miles
The contact owns a 2000 Buick Regal. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 015V701000 (engine and engine cooling) and stated that the part needed was unavailable to perform the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Evans, CO, USA

problem #17

Jan 152013

Regal

  • 150,000 miles
The contact owned a 2000 Buick Regal. The contact stated that when the driver exited the vehicle and entered a building, the driver was informed that the vehicle was on fire in the parking lot. The local fire department extinguished the fire. A fire report was filed and there were no injuries reported. The vehicle was towed to a salvage yard where it was deemed destroyed. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated that the VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 15V701000 (engine and engine cooling). The failure mileage was approximately 150,000.

- Big Lake, MN, USA

problem #16

Aug 052014

Regal 6-cyl

  • 110,000 miles
The contact owned a 2000 Buick Regal. The contact stated that the vehicle was parked approximately 10 feet from the residence when a fire started from the engine compartment. The fire department was present. The vehicle was destroyed. The manufacturer was not notified of failure. The contact received notification for NHTSA campaign number: 15V701000 (engine and engine cooling) in December of 2015, but the vehicle was already destroyed. The approximate failure mileage was 110,000. Updated 06/14/16

- Edgewood, KY, USA

problem #15

May 012012

Regal

  • miles
The contact owned a 2000 Buick Regal. The contact stated that the vehicle received a recall repair for NHTSA campaign number: 15V701000 (engine and engine cooling). The vehicle experienced a failure that directly related to the recall after the repair was performed. While driving approximately 5 mph, the contact noticed smoke under the hood. The contact parked and turned off the vehicle. When looking under the hood, the contact noticed a small fire near the engine. The contact extinguished the fire. There were no injuries and a police report was not filed. The vehicle was destroyed and towed. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #14

Oct 282015

Regal

  • miles
The contact owns a 2000 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.

- Huntinton, WV, USA

problem #13

Dec 312015

Regal 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The contact owns a 2000 Buick Regal. The contact received a notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V701000 (engine and engine cooling) however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect. Updated 04/07/16 updated 05/24/18

- Bell Flower, CA, USA

problem #12

Dec 102015

Regal

  • miles
The contact owns a 2000 Buick Regal. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V701000 (engine and engine cooling). The dealer had not received the part from the manufacturer. The manufacturer was unable to provide a specific time frame as to when the parts would become available. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- South Lake Tahoe, CA, USA

problem #11

Jan 192016

Regal

  • 200,000 miles
Late December I receive recall 15757 which stated the issue with the possible engine compartment fire. It also stated that ┐parts to repair your vehicle are not currently available. My car went on fire on January 19, 2016 and was destroyed. It was parked for about twenty minutes after I drove it for about 30 minutes.the car that I have had for 200,000 miles because we loved the car and took extremely good care of, which would have lasted at least another two to three years, is now gone. I reported it promptly on January 21, 2016 to an extremely gracious woman named elizabeth, and was given the service request number. An inspection of my vehicle would occur I was told. I was just now told on the phone that because I made a claim to my insurance company, that GM / Buick considers the matter closed. In what world does that make sense"?? I am now faced with the need to purchase another vehicle which I can ill afford. Even with the insurance settlement, I will incur debt that that was not in my plans and will be extremely difficult to arrange. Besides the money, is there no consideration to the turmoil this has caused. Have you ever watched your car go up in flames? have you ever had to tell your spouse that the vehicle she has meticulously cared for so long just burned to a crisp" the fire occurred in my workplace parking lot and was put out by our local volunteer fire dept. I have gone to great lengths to make sure that my insurance company was aware that the car needed to be inspected by GM to insure that that the fire was related to the recall issue. I understand that perfectly. I also communicated to GM where the vehicle was being towed to and provided names and phone numbers. In following up I was now told that nothing was done and nothing is to be done!

- Landisville, PA, USA

problem #10

Jan 102016

Regal

  • 158,000 miles
After driving about ten minutes into my trip last night at about 60 mph, my Buick Regal 2000 ended up losing the ability to accelerate. It then lost all power and left me stranded on the interstate. I lost the power steering, the instrument panel started flickering. This occurred in a work zone at about midnight. Within five minutes the flashers and lights also went totally dead. Even the trunk would not respond to my remote. The car lights and engine had been very strong and never gave any reason for concern. The key has been difficult to remove from the ignition cylinder for several years. This has been the only source of trouble with the car. The red security light on the instrument panel was illuminated - which is unusual - until the lights quit working. Could this have been a problem with the security system? we have not altered the factory security system. It is original. Very dangerous situation.

- Clayton, NC, USA

problem #9

Jun 202015

Regal 6-cyl

  • 200,000 miles
The contact owned a 2000 Buick Regal. While parked, the vehicle caught fire. The fire department was able to extinguish the fire. A police report was not filed. The vehicle was destroyed. The vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 15V701000 (engine and engine cooling). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 200,000.

- Spanaway, WA, USA

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