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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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 body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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1998 Buick Regal Owner Comments

problem #5

May 022008

Regal

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

This car has had numerous problems, noted by many owners. Rusted paint over rear wheel wells. I cannot count the number of times I have had to get the turn signals fixed. I had to replace the ABS system this spring. Now I am told I have a cracked manifold. The heating display on the dashboard has not worked for three years: We manipulate the heat/ air by trial and error. I had a "check engine soon" light problem that required numerous computer scans, and would only be fixed for a month or two at a time. The window buttons are failing. The car drives well, but how much more money is it reasonable to put into" it has 138, 00 miles, and has been serviced every 3000 miles. It should be good for another 60, 000 miles. After reading the complaints, it seems I will only be washing my money. Is the cracked manifold related to the reported fires"

- Angelica, NY, USA

problem #4

May 032000

Regal

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Both visors loose.

- E Linthicum Hgts, MD, USA

problem #3

May 032000

Regal

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Both visors loose.

- E Linthicum Hgts, MD, USA

problem #2

May 011999

Regal

  • miles
Moisture has accumulated on inside of headlight lens. Console latch broken, repaired by dealer. Wiper arms would not remove snow, linkage disconnected, repaired by dealer, then went off windshield, repaired a total of 3 times. Half of digital temperature-radio display went dim, repaired by dealer. Digital supercharger boost guage intermitently sticks above zero, dealer could not identify problem.

- Hamilton, OH, USA

problem #1

Feb 011999

(reported on)

Regal

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Console latch failure.

- Agua Dulce, CA, USA

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