really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 11
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
57,747 miles

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problem #5

May 132008


  • miles
This is in regards to: NHTSA action number: EA07008 the recall replaces one of the valve cover gaskets. Obviously, when the car is brought in every GM dealer is going to tell you the other gasket is leaking also and should be replaced. I talked with the service manager at my GM dealer and he sees no reason why one side is different than the other. The recall references valve cover gaskets and hot exhaust system components which are on both sides of the engine. After being told that this may cause a fire most people are going to feel compelled to replace both side and wind up spending approximately $250. If there is no risk on the gasket covering cylinders 2-4-6, the recall as well as GM should state that, otherwise they should replace both.

- Gainesville, VA, USA

problem #4

Apr 042008

(reported on)


  • miles
2000 Buick Regal recall engine oil fire. Consumer received a recall that stated that oil that leaks onto the exhaust manifold could cause a fire. Dealer told him they did not know of this recall and it wasn't in there computer.

- Middletown, CT, USA

problem #3

Nov 212007

Regal 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 147,955 miles
After driving between events, the vehicle was parked on a slight downhill angle, ignition turned off and left. Within approximately ten minutes of the ignition being turned off, a fire started within the engine compartment of the 2000 Buick Regal gs supercharged. The fire department was called and the put out the fire, but the fire destroyed the engine compartment.

- Birmingham, AL, USA

problem #2

Aug 262007

Regal 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 26,729 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Buick Regal. The contact was unable to steer the vehicle and it was towed to the garage. The belt and pump were replaced. The failure recurred and the dealer replaced the steering rack assembly at the cost of $475.57. The third time, the contact noticed smoke coming from the engine compartment. The dealer diagnosed the cause of the failure as an oil leak. They replaced the seal pump and hoses at the cost of $588.98. The current mileage was 41,286 and failure mileage was 26,729. Updated 12/12/2007 the dealer stated air bag light on. Updated 12/12/07

- Abingdon, VA, USA

problem #1

Apr 072002

Regal 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,000 miles
While the consumer was driving, he and his wife smelled smoke and then saw flames coming out of the hood. Scc

- Newtown, PA, USA