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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 19
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
91,047 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 engine problems

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1998 Buick Regal Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #5

Jan 092008

Regal 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 91,000 miles


The contact owns a 1998 Buick Regal. While driving 1-5 mph, the vehicle would constantly stall. In addition, the vehicle stalled while driving in reverse. The contact stated that the vehicle would shut off when the check engine light illuminated. The contact was able to restart the vehicle after it stalled. The failure mileage was 92,900 and current mileage was 92,988. Updated 02/15/08. The consumer has experienced other problems with the vehicle such as steering gear failure, which the rack and pinion was replaced. Air condition failure, transmission torque converter, which the entire transmission was overhauled. The ignition switch shorted out. The right front window regulator was replaced. Updated

- Horizon City, TX, USA

problem #4

Jul 202006

Regal 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 53,313 miles
Car completely lost power on 3 separate left-hand turns. Had to have the vehicle towed to my mechanic.

- Wayne, NJ, USA

problem #3

May 132006

Regal 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 106,101 miles
Cracked intake manifold (plastic) resulting in $700 repair bill. This part should not have been plastic - cannot withstand pressures!

- North Hills, CA, USA

problem #2

Jul 301996


  • miles
Grinding and steering problems. The consumer received a recall notice regarding a defective rack and pinion. The vehicle had other problems such as coolant, oil and timing cover gasket leaks.

- East Saint Louis, IL, USA

problem #1

Jun 042003

(reported on)

Regal 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The consumer heard a loud sound in which the engine had caught fire.

- Winterville, NC, USA

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