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1998 Buick Regal seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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1998 Buick Regal Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 152001


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Right rear seat belt retractor will not release, so passenger in that seat cannot use belt as required.

- Oxford, ME, USA

problem #1

Jan 082001

(reported on)


  • miles
Both rear shoulder belts get twisted when retracting-which cause retractor to bind-hang up internally/just like on 98-99 olds intrigue. Same basic design as on Regal and Grand Prix and other Buick models-have same condition/olds came out with recall to install guide-to keep belt from getting twisted. Buick customer assit stated no future recall in the works for Buick. Why not"??"

- Gainesville, GA, USA

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