definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
23,667 miles

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problem #6

Jun 242004

Regal 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Buick Regal. The contact experienced several failures with the power windows ever since the vehicle was purchased. When entering the vehicle and proceeding to roll down the front window, the window stalled and was unable to be rolled back up. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and they stated that the regulator and the retainer were failing. The vehicle was repaired. The vehicle has failed eighteen times over the years since 2004 and each time the same part has been replaced. On April 16, 2009, the front passenger window failed. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and they stated that the regulator failed. The technician bolted up the window. The contact was informed that she would never be able to use that window again and there was no remedy to repair it; therefore, it will continue to fail. The manufacturer stated that no compensation would be provided and the contact would be responsible for the repair cost. The failure mileage was 20,000 and current mileage was 50,000. Updated 7/9/09 the consumer stated the windows would make a clicking sound and then it would fall down into the door panel. During rainy weather, the drivers side door would not open, the headlights would not shut off and the check engine light illuminated. Updated 07/17/09.

- Scottsdale , AZ, USA

problem #5

Aug 012007

Regal 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 95,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Buick Regal. In August of 2007, within a span of three weeks, three of the vehicle's windows collapsed. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for a diagnosis and they stated that the assembly failed. The windows were repaired at the cost of $750 each. The manufacturer stated that there were no recalls for the failure, but they were aware of the complaints. The failure mileage was 95,000. Updated 05/19/08.

- West Monroe, LA, USA

problem #4

Jun 012002

Regal 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The electric window mechanism on both rear windows were replaced under warranty. Now the left rear window has failed again and also the front passenger window has failed. When I called the local dealer, they had no explanation on why the rear window failed again (especially when I don't carry rear passengers and the window is seldom used) and was quoted $530 for repair. It was after that the front window then failed. It seems to me there must be some kind of problem or defect with the mechanism since 4 windows have failed since buying the car.

- Lake Havasu City, AZ, USA

problem #3

Dec 282001

Regal 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 27,000 miles
The regulator and motor malfunction in my 2001 Buick Regal. All 4 windows have had problems with this off and on since I purchased the car in December 2001. They stop working for a month or so, then start working again. One quit working completely, so I took it to the Buick dealer in fort walton beach, fl. They wanted several hundred dollars to fix it. I could not afford this, so they said for less they could bolt it in the up position. They said that was better than it being stuck down. So I told them to do that for now. Now the front passenger is broken in the halfway down position. The other windows work for a while then quit working.

- Navarre, FL, USA

problem #2

Oct 212006

Regal 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I have a 2001 Buick Regal, purchased new in October 2001. In May 2005 the rear window on the passenger side fell. I took it for repair at a Buick dealer and it cost me $516 for parts and labor. A short time ago the front window on the passenger side fell, and today the front window on the driver's side fell. I am in the car alone 99.99% of the time. The rear windows and passenger window are never down. Initially I thought that was why they failed, but now the drivers window fell. I see that Jeep vehicles have had the same problem. Being GM products, has this been discussed. I just paid this car off and feel it is probably the worst vehicle I have ever owned. I have replaced the catalytic converter and had issues with the transmission.

- Port St. Lucie, FL, USA

problem #1

Sep 062006

(reported on)


  • miles
2001 Regal power windows failed. The consumer stated the window would suddenly go down and would not come back up when the button was pressed.

- Nuevo, CA, USA