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NHTSA — Electrical System: Ignition Problems

4.2

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
27,293 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 electrical problems

electrical problem

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1998 Buick Regal Owner Comments

problem #5

Jul 202006

Regal 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 53,313 miles

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

Car completely lost power on 3 separate left-hand turns. Had to have the vehicle towed to my mechanic.

- Wayne, NJ, USA

problem #4

Dec 312004

Regal 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 83,150 miles
Engine failed while driving down the street. It cut off numerous times while trying to get to my destination each time I turned on the turn signals. Replaced battery & tested alternator before taking to dealership for repair. They diagnosed ignition switch failure & replaced. No longer have problem with it cutting off but the security light now goes on & off on a regular basis. Also sluggish when making left turns.

- Thomasville, NC, USA

problem #3

Jul 122000

Regal

  • miles
Vehicle has stalled on five occurrences now. Each time has been below 20 mph. The last time it stalled, it took approx. 5 attempts to get the vehicle running. Each attempt would run then die immediately. This last occured in a major intersection, with me obstructing traffic.

- Hart, MI, USA

problem #2

Jun 221998

Regal

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When applying gas after making a complete stop, engine will shut itself off, consumer must restart vehicle.this defect could result in an accident. Dealer has replaced ignitions module and coil. Also crank case sensor. Defect is still occurring, dealer cannot duplicate defect. A trade assist has since been accomplished, vehicle repurchased by Buick.

- Brandywine, MD, USA

problem #1

Jun 221998

Regal

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When applying gas after making a complete stop, engine will shut itself off, consumer must restart vehicle.this defect could result in an accident. Dealer has replaced ignitions module and coil. Also crank case sensor. Defect is still occurring, dealer cannot duplicate defect. A trade assist has since been accomplished, vehicle repurchased by Buick.

- Brandywine, MD, USA

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