definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 13
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
38,116 miles

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problem #3

Sep 032005

Regal 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 43,000 miles
I returned home from a short trip to the store on 9/3/05, turned off the car, and parked my 2001 Buick Regal gs in the driveway. About 5-10 minutes later, my husband said he smelled something burning. He looked out the front door, and smoke and flames were coming from under the hood of the car. I called 911, and my husband attempted to contain the flames until the fire department arrived. The engine tried to start, on its own, while it was burning. The car radio came on. The engine was engulfed in flames when the fire department arrived. The car appears to be a total loss. In addition, the heat from the flames melted the vinyl siding on my house, inasmuch as the car was parked in front of the garage next to the house.

- Springfield, VA, USA

problem #2

May 012005

Regal 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
2001 Buick Regal experienced stalling. The vehicle also experienced sudden acceleration. The service dealer was unable to find the problem.

- Levittown, NY, USA

problem #1

Sep 292004


  • 81,331 miles
After starting the vehicle, a fire started underneath the hood. The consumer put the out the fire and had the vehicle towed.

- Bainbridge, PA, USA