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really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
150,011 miles
Total Complaints:
6 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (4 reports)
  2. bypass passlock system (1 reports)
  3. replace bcm (1 reports)
1998 Buick Regal electrical problems

electrical problem

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1998 Buick Regal Owner Comments

problem #6

Mar 122015

Regal LS 3.8L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 155,151 miles


I was driving down a sharp grade. Went to change lanes using my blinker. My dash lights flashed and my car shut off. Steering was stiff, brakes were soft, and no blinker lights were flashing. Thank god I was able to get to the side of the road..If I would have been in heavy traffic like LA traffic.. It would have been a 15 car pill-up..

Please GM fix this before someone gets killed! It would be cheaper for you to recall than to pay out millions in lawsuits from killing people with your car defects..

- , Morongo VLY, CA, USA

problem #5

Feb 022015

Regal LS 3.8L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 198,000 miles

This should be a recall to replace the BCM, this issue can cause a accident while driving.

- , Belleville, MI, USA

problem #4

Dec 102014

Regal LS 3.8L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 194,000 miles

Vehicle would shut down when blinker is used and then I would have to reset the passkey system to get it to restart.

- , Belleville, MI, USA

problem #3

Nov 122014

Regal LS 3.8L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 103,913 miles


I try to change body control module but it didn't work.

- , Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

problem #2

Jun 162007

Regal LS

  • Automatic transmission
  • 79,000 miles

My 1998 Buick Regal LS engine turns off while driving. This has almost caused several accidents. I am waiting to get a ticket if I can't use my turn signals. I was told by Advanced Auto it may be a ignition switch. Which can be costly to fix, tearing out the steering column. Can any one help with this problem? I love the car, I can't afford to put a lot of money into it.

- , Napoleon, MI, USA

problem #1

Oct 202007

(reported on)

Regal GS

  • Automatic transmission
  • 170,000 miles

Just recently i got into my car and took off. then i hit my blinker and the damn car shut off. this happened about a year ago when i first got the car, but i replaced the battery then it worked fine up until now. so i recently replaced the alternator. of course it didnt help the situation. so i took the battery in. it was dead so i got a new one. but it still didnt fix my fricken problem. so now im sitting here clueless as to wat the damn problem is. this is a major pain in the ass. my guess is that it is some wiring short? but i dont know. PLEASE HELP ME OUT!

- , Rochester, MN, USA

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