hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
135,500 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

The NHTSA is the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints can be spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem. See the Back button — blue bar at the very top of the page — to explore more.

Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 2001 Buick Regal:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

problem #2

Jan 222018


  • 135,000 miles
On 1997-2004 "w platform" GM autos, including my Regal, the ABS sensor design is flawed in that it's wiring is located in an exposed location at the inside bottom of the wheel hub that any road ditritus can impact, causing the track system off dash light to come on and ABS braking to fail. I am now on my 6th replacement incident since 2006, when it happened the 1st time. (2 each on the front wheel hubs and 1 on a rear. Do not know at this time which wheel is involved this time, ) every time the little sensor wire breaks or gets cut & you can't just fix the wire, it requires a total replacement of the wheel hub and costs nearly $500 a pop. The wire is ridiculously easy to damage just by driving through plow drift in the driveway or hitting small tree branch detritus on the road that bounces off the undercarriage and snags the wire. Most commonly it breaks inside the insulation and intermitently shorts out when it gets wet, (& disappears when it dries out again) causing the ABS system to stutter when braking, & making it even more expensive to diagnose before fixing (an extra $129). Since it's a common (& frequent) dangerous safety defect on all "w platform" GM vehicles from '97-'04, I find it curious that the ntsb hasn't ordered GM to find a fix for this long ago.

- Monona, WI, USA

problem #1

Mar 012013


  • 136,000 miles
Well driving I was going along at 40 mph and the car just up and died all the dash lights started to flashing steering becomes hard and the braking is like standing on a brick I do believe the ignition switch may be the problem it is the same switch that is in the Chevrolet Impala that had been recalled I used to work for a garage and install them often I do hope you look in to this with care second thing is the steering rack is really bad and when I took it in to them at the dealer they tried to tell me it was from use I don't believe it I have a ase certified person do all the work to it and the brakes are brand new so you tell me there is a mad defect on the car it should have been recalled some time ago and I don't know as to why this is still not on the list of recalls but it needs to be same for the 2000 01 02 03 Buick thank you for your time hope this get taken care of.

- Portland, ME, USA