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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
34,000 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.

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1998 Buick Regal steering problems

steering problem

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1998 Buick Regal Owner Comments

problem #4

Mar 092004

Regal 6-cyl

  • 70,000 miles


While driving 45 mph the steering wheel locked up. Dealership was notified, but did not resolve the problem. Consumer said that Buick had a recall on vehicle for the exact same problem.

- Nashville, NC, USA

problem #3

Nov 052003

(reported on)


  • 66,000 miles
Steering wheel has gotten harder and harder to turn over a 8 hour period of time. Steering wheel finally locked up, and vehicle had to be towed to dealer. He replaced a steering mechanism. Consumer noted the repair was performed the dealer who sold the vehicle to the consumer.

- Prairie Village, KS, USA

problem #2

Feb 011999

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The G.M alarm system going on by itself, the driver thinks it is caused by electric doors in the vicinity.

- Chula Vist, CA, USA

problem #1

Jun 221998


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Car alarm failed several times. Mjs

- Temecula, CA, USA

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