Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

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This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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1998 Buick Regal AC / heater problems

AC / heater problem

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1998 Buick Regal Owner Comments

problem #3

Jan 041999


  • miles


1 yr old fan replaced because defective, replacement stops working in six months leaving climate control inoperable again. Obviously poor quality parts are used when $25K car won't last six months

- Knoxville, TN, USA

problem #2

Jan 011998


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Climate control switch failed. Mjs

- Lakewood, CA, USA

problem #1

Apr 281999


  • miles
Recurring A/C, electrical system, and window vibration problems have not been resolved by the manufacturer, despite numerous attempts. Was referred to a Buick regional rep, who consistently lied about the fact that Buick was aware of these problems in numerous (maybe all) 1998 Regals. When that didn't deter me and the truth established, he attempted to use physical threats to get me to back down. That didn't deter me either. BBB arbitration process was a farce. BBB admitted that the vehicle was considered a lemon, but their resolution was to let Buick have the car for an additional 30 day period to attempt to repair it. Neither the BBB, nor Buick followed the BBB's own arbitration rules. Buick rep and arbitrator both lied during the arbitration hearing, despite taking an oath at the beginning of the proceedings. These facts have been well documented, and were witnessed by another person who attended the hearing on my behalf. Ready to start legal proceedings to protect my rights and obtain a truly fair resolution compensate for these defects. Also want to make sure Buick doesn't treat other customers the way they have treated me.

- Fountain Valley, CA, USA

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