10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 22
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
71,134 miles

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problem #45

Feb 042018

Regal

  • 119,267 miles
I bought this car a year ago. Today I tried to crank the car while sitting in my yard a big boom happened and the car engine caught on fire. The plastic covering melted off the engine as well as some of the back part of the engine it was engulfed in flames. The recalls associated manufacturer recall numbern150757 NHTSA recall number15V701

- Greensboro, NC, USA

problem #44

Jul 152015

Regal

  • 170,000 miles
The contact owned a 2001 Buick Regal. While driving approximately 65 mph and pulling into a parking lot, the contact noticed smoke underneath the hood. The contact exited the vehicle and ran into ferry facility to call the fire department. The contact stated that by the time the fire department arrived at the scene, the vehicle was engulfed in flames. The contact was not sure whether a fire report was filed. The fire department extinguished the fire. The vehicle was destroyed and the remnant was towed away. There were no injuries. The dealer and the manufacturer were not contacted. Approximately seven months later, the contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V701000 (engine and engine cooling). The failure mileage was approximately 170,000. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Colchester, CT, USA

problem #43

Apr 092017

Regal

  • miles
The contact owned a 2001 Buick Regal. While the vehicle was parked on a local street, it caught fire. The fire department extinguished the fire. A passerby noticed the vehicle was on fire and contacted the fire and police departments. A fire and a police report were filed. The cause of the fire was not determined. The vehicle was towed and deemed destroyed. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Richmond, VA, USA

problem #42

Dec 152016

Regal 6-cyl

  • 232,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Buick Regal. After starting the engine, a loud booming sound was heard coming from the engine. Upon inspection, the contact discovered smoke under the hood. The vehicle was towed to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the intake manifold was faulty and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact stated that the vehicle was previously repaired for the same failure per NHTSA campaign number: 09V116000 (engine) on September 20, 2016. The manufacturer was notified of the failure the failure mileage was 232,000. Updated 05/16/17

- Nashville, TN, USA

problem #41

Feb 072016

Regal

  • 80,000 miles
The contact owned a 2001 Buick Regal. While the vehicle was parked and the engine was started, the vehicle caught fire. The fire department extinguished the fire and a fire report was filed. The vehicle was towed to the contact's residence. The vehicle was not diagnosed. The vehicle was destroyed. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 15V701000 (engine, engine cooling). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 80,000. Updated 04/11/17

- East Taunton, MA, USA

problem #40

Nov 222016

Regal

  • 130,000 miles
The contact owned a 2001 Buick Regal. While driving 55 mph, the engine caught fire. A police report was filed and there were no injuries. The fire department extinguished the fire. The vehicle was towed and destroyed. The manufacturer was not made aware of the fire. The failure mileage was 130,000. The VIN was not available.

- Lake City, TN, USA

problem #39

Oct 312016

Regal

  • 155,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Buick Regal. While driving approximately 70 mph, the vehicle lost power and the steering wheel tightened without warning. The vehicle was pulled over to the side of the road. Smoke and flames appeared under the hood. The fire was extinguished by the police and a police report was filed. The contact was injured, but did not receive medical attention. The vehicle was towed to the contact's residence. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 15V701000 (engine and engine cooling). The manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 155,000.

- Pflugerville, TX, USA

problem #38

Sep 032016

Regal

  • miles
The contact owned a 2001 Buick Regal. When the contact started the vehicle, the engine caught fire. A fire report was filed and there were no injuries. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 15V701000 (engine and engine cooling). The vehicle was destroyed and towed. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Detroit, MI, USA

problem #37

Dec 012015

Regal

  • miles
The contact owns a 2001 Buick Regal. The contact stated that NHTSA campaign number: 15V701000 (engine and engine cooling) exceeded a reasonable amount of time for repair. The contact received the recall notification in December of 2015. The dealer advised that they received two packages of parts per week; therefore, the repair could not be performed immediately. The manufacturer was not notified. The VIN was unknown. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Rome, GA, USA

problem #36

Jan 072016

Regal

  • miles
The contact owns a 2001 Buick Regal. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V701000 (engine and engine cooling); however, the part needed to perform the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Decatur, GA, USA

problem #35

Jul 042016

Regal

  • 300,000 miles
I drove to little ceasers to get pizza, I turned the car off and went inside, approximately 5 min later and someone came inside and said that someone's car was smoking, I went outside and it was smoking heavily from the front of the car, a witness called 911, by the time the fire department showed up the front of the vehicle was in flames, a tire exploded and the fire dept was able to put it out, the engine compartment is completely burned down, I started doing research and found out that there were recalls mentioning possible fire happening even while the car is unattended, it was not running when fire started and it drove fine on the way there, was not hot or smoking while I was driving. Thank god no one was hurt and that the fire did not reach the gas tank. I am at a loss on what to do and need help.

- Fort Worth, TX, USA

problem #34

Jul 142014

Regal

  • miles
The contact owns a 2001 Buick Regal. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 15V701000 (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 experience a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Newberg, OR, USA

problem #33

Mar 132016

Regal

  • miles
The contact owns a 2001 Buick Regal. The contact stated that while adding engine oil, the vehicle caught on fire. The contact was able to extinguish the fire. The vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 15V701000 (engine and engine cooling) however, the part to remedy the recall was unavailable. The vehicle was not taken to be diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unavailable. Parts distribution disconnect. The VIN was not available.

- Nashville, TN, USA

problem #32

Feb 022016

Regal

  • miles
The contact owns a 2001 Buick Regal. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V701000 (engine and engine cooling) and stated that the part needed for the repair was not available. 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.

- Sioux Falls, SD, USA

problem #31

May 052016

Regal

  • 150,000 miles
While stationary and in motion on highway and on city streets when the turn signal isturned on the vehicle shuts off, and when attempting to restart vehicle with turn signals off the electronics flash as if they are connected to flasher relay

- Pontiac, MI, USA

problem #30

Nov 302015

Regal

  • 98,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Buick Regal. While the vehicle was undergoing routine service, the technician noticed that the rear gasket was leaking oil. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V701000 (engine and engine cooling) and stated that the part needed for the repair was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 98,000. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Angier, NC, USA

problem #29

Dec 012015

Regal

  • miles
The contact owns a 2001 Buick Regal. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V701000 (engine and engine cooling); however, the part to do the repair was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA

problem #28

Mar 022016

Regal

  • 58,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Buick Regal. The contact stated that the vehicle was leaking oil. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V701000 (engine and engine cooling). The part needed for the repair was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 58,000. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Sunlakes, AZ, USA

problem #27

Feb 152016

Regal

  • miles
The contact owns a 2001 Buick Regal. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V701000 (engine and engine cooling); however, the parts to do the recall repair were unavailable. The contact stated that 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.

- Roanoke, TX, USA

problem #26

Feb 102016

Regal

  • miles
The contact owns a 2001 Buick Regal. The contact stated that while driving at 55 mph, the contact noticed a burning odor coming through the air vents. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was taken to a dealer but was not diagnosed or repaired. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 15V701000 (engine and engine cooling) however, the part needed to repair the vehicle was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Booneville, AR, USA

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