definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
39,699 miles

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problem #1

Sep 162004

Regal 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 39,699 miles
I own a 2001 Buick Regal les. The car was purchased from a dealer as a used car in January 2004. I notice the car was hard to start. I took it to a car repair place and they could not find the problem but called a Buick dealership and was told there was a recall on the car for throttle body bolts. I took the car to the Buick dealership to have the recall done on the car and they did the recall and replaced a fuel pressure regulator which had failed. I had to pay $197 to have that work completed. After picking up the car, I then noticed that my car was leaking antifreeze and the car was shifting hard between 1st to 2nd and 2nd to 3rd gears (automatic transmission). I got my husband to look at the car and he spotted where it was coming from but we took it back to the privately owned car mechanic shop and was told the the plastic intake manifold was cracked. I paid that mechanic over $400 to have that fixed. I also had them look at the shifting problem and they could not find what was wrong. I have twice taken the car to the transmission service center and they changed the fluid and replaced the gasket but cannot find anything wrong with the automatic transmission. I am very disappointed with Buick. I contacted them by E-mail and by phone and was told my car was not a part of the recall involving the fuel pressure regulator and plastic manifold. Can anyone help me in regards to these car problems? the transmission is still shifting hard.

- Smithfield, VA, USA