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NHTSA — Electrical System: Wiring: Front Underhood Problems

1.8

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
94,000 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

1998 Buick Regal electrical problems

electrical problem

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1998 Buick Regal Owner Comments

problem #2

May 272004

Regal 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 188,000 miles

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

After starting the vehicle, the consumer heard a loud pop noise. The vehicle then caught on fire under the hood.

- Clayton, NC, USA

problem #1

Apr 222001

Regal

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer was traveling about 65mph on highway. He parked vehicle on an overlook. When he came back to vehicle to start his wife stated that she smelled smoke. When starting up vehicle idled roughly, and started going down hill at bottom of hill. Also, there smoke and flames erupted from console. He applied brakes and there were no brakes. Vehicle went into mechanical brakes, causing him to stop 100 feet. Consumer and wife evacuated vehicle after stopping, entire vehicle was engulfed in flames. Referenced in EA02-030

- Nesconset, NY, USA

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