10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 23
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
57,167 miles

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problem #28

Dec 082015

Regal

  • miles
The contact owns a 1999 Buick Regal. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V701000 (engine and engine cooling); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. 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. VIN tool confirms parts not availiable.

- Flint, MI, USA

problem #27

Dec 212015

Regal

  • miles
The contact owns a 1999 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.

- Spooner, WI, USA

problem #26

Dec 012015

Regal

  • miles
The contact owns a 1999 Buick Regal. The contact received a recall notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V701000 (engine and engine cooling); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. 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.

- Glenmills, PA, USA

problem #25

Dec 172015

Regal

  • miles
The contact owns a 1999 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. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Waterbury, CT, USA

problem #24

Dec 082015

Regal 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The contact owns a 1999 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. Updated 04/20/16 the consumer stated the vehicle was repaired and the case can be closed.

- Colorado Springs, CO, USA

problem #23

Aug 122015

Regal

  • 170,000 miles
The contact owns a 1999 Buick Regal. While in park, the contact noticed engine oil leaking underneath the vehicle. The vehicle 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 issue. The failure mileage was 170,000. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Columbus, OH, USA

problem #22

Jan 252016

Regal

  • miles
The contact owns a 1999 Buick Regal. The contact stated that the engine caught fire. There was no fire report filed. The fire was extinguished by the contact. There were no injuries. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V701000 (engine and engine cooling); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was unknown. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Springfield, MA, USA

problem #21

Apr 152015

Regal

  • 180,000 miles
The contact owns a 1999 Buick Regal. While pumping fuel in the vehicle, flames appeared under the hood. A station attendant opened the hood and extinguished the fire. The contact called her brother-in-law, an independent mechanic, who towed the vehicle to his residence. The mechanic assessed the damage and diagnosed that the ABS wires underneath the vehicle burned. The wires were replaced. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. Approximately eight months later, the contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V701000 (engine and engine cooling). The failure mileage was 180,000.

- Whitehall, WI, USA

problem #20

Jan 122016

Regal

  • miles
The contact owns a 1999 Buick Regal. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V701000 (engine and engine cooling); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. 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.

- Milwaukee, WI, USA

problem #19

Dec 012015

Regal

  • miles
The contact owns a 1999 Buick Regal. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V701000 (engine and engine cooling); however, the part to do the repair was 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.

- Cleveland, OH, USA

problem #18

Jan 122016

Regal

  • 140,000 miles
The contact owns a 1999 Buick Regal. The contact stated that while driving at 30 mph, black fumes of smoke were noticed coming from underneath the vehicle before being inform by a follow driver that the vehicle was on fire. The contact merged to the side of the road and exited the vehicle. No police/fire report was filed. The fire department extinguished the fire. The contact did not sustain any injuries. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic. The VIN was included in the NHTSA campaign number: 15V701000 (engine and engine cooling) however, the part for the recall was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer had exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 140,000.

- Pleasant Grove, UT, USA

problem #17

Dec 082015

Regal

  • miles
The contact owns a 1999 Buick Regal. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V701000 (engine and engine cooling); however, the part to do the repair was 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.

- Corpus Christi, TX, USA

problem #16

Jan 062016

Regal

  • 107,000 miles
The contact owned a 1999 Buick Regal. The contact noticed smoke coming from the hood of the vehicle followed by flames. The fire department extingushed the fire. A police and a fire report were filed. The vehicle was destroyed. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V701000 (engine and engine cooling). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 107,000.

- Bronx, NY, USA

problem #15

Jan 032016

Regal

  • miles
The contact owned a 1999 Buick Regal. The contact stated that while driving at 50 mph, the accelerator pedal was depressed but the vehicle failed to accelerate without warning. The contact pulled over to observed the vehicle and noticed smoke coming from the hood before the vehicle engulfed into flames. The fire department extinguished the fire. A police or fire report was not filed. The contact did not sustain any injuries. The vehicle was destroyed. The VIN was included in the NHTSA campaign number: 15V701000 (engine and engine cooling). The manufacturer was not made aware of failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Omaha, NE, USA

problem #14

Aug 032015

Regal

  • miles
The contact owns a 1999 Buick Regal. The contact stated that engine oil leaked onto the manifold causing smoke and strong burning odors in the vehicle as the instrument panel illuminated. The failure was persistent. The vehicle was taken to a dealer but the failure was unable to be determined. The vehicle was repaired under NHTSA campaign number: 09V116000 (engine and engine cooling) but the failure recurred. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V701000 (engine and engine cooling). The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Pensacola, FL, USA

problem #13

May 302015

Regal

  • 117,000 miles
The contact owns a 1999 Buick Regal. While driving 70 mph, the contact smelled smoke coming from the engine. The contact heard a loud pop and the vehicle stalled without warning. The contact was able to pull the vehicle over to the side of the road for further examination and determined that the engine was on fire. The fire was extinguished by an innocent bystander. The vehicle was towed to the contact's residence and was not repaired. There were no injuries and a police report was not filed. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V701000 (engine). The failure mileage was 117,000.

- Dublin, GA, USA

problem #12

Dec 112015

Regal

  • 180,000 miles
Engine explosion and fire vehicle was in my driveway engine off. When I attempted to start the vehicle there was a loud explosion followed by engine fire. Flames were 20 ft high. Fire dept was called but I was able to extinguish the fire with fire extinguisher and water from my garden hose. When the fire dept arrived the fire was already out. My evaluation is the following: The force of the explosion was so great that it split open/cracked the upper intake manifold (upper planum). It also lifted the fuel rail from the engine and some injectors came loose, fuel then spilled on the engine and fire immediately ensued. The plastic fuel lines also popped off the fuel injectors rail, this spilled even more fuel and fed the fire even more. I cannot believe Buick/GM use plastic intake manifolds (upper planum) and plastic fuel line into the engine compartment. I believe if the manifold and fuel lines had been made of metal, the explosion or backfire would have been contained and minimal damage with no fire would have occurred. The fire consumed the plastic fuel line which then spilled even more fuel onto the on going fire. I researched on the internet and found numerous complaints from other people who experienced the same incident involving Buick and GM vehicles. I believe this is a common problem and defects that needs to be investigated. If this incident had happened in my garage my entire house would have caught fire and there could have been serious injury or fatalities within my family or myself. I believe this is an engineering defect that needs be corrected.

- Levittown, NY, USA

problem #11

Dec 132015

Regal

  • 104,000 miles
The contact owns a 1999 Buick Regal. The contact stated that the key would not turn over to start the vehicle. The contact heard an abnormal noise and the vehicle erupted into flames near the engine compartment. The fire was extinguished by a neighbor upon lifting the hood. The fire department was not notified and there was no police report or fire inspection report. The vehicle was towed to a repair shop. The contact later received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V701000 (engine and engine cooling) and was waiting on the manufacturer to determine what dealer to tow the vehicle to for inspection and repair. The approximate failure mileage was 104,000. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- El Cerrito, CA, USA

problem #10

Dec 112015

Regal

  • miles
The contact owns a 1999 Buick Regal. While the vehicle was parked, the contact noticed fire coming from the engine compartment. The contact was able to extinguish the fire. A police report was not filed. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 15V701000 (engine and engine cooling). The failure mileage was unknown.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #9

Aug 242015

Regal

  • miles
The contact owns a 1999 Buick Regal. While driving at various speeds, the vehicle overheated and began to produce smoke while the check engine light was constantly illuminated. The failure was persistent. A fire report was not filed and the contact did not see any flames. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the motor failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired several times, but the failure was persistent. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V701000 (engine and engine cooling). The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Hammond, LA, USA

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