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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
86,548 miles

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1998 Buick Regal suspension problems

suspension problem

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1998 Buick Regal Owner Comments

problem #4

Oct 142012


  • 254,000 miles


The contact owns a 1998 Buick Regal. The contact stated the rear trail mount fractured while driving 35 mph. The contact heard a loud thumping noise, causing the vehicle to sink on one side. The contact then applied the brakes and the vehicle became uncontrollable. The contact then stopped the vehicle and noticed the tire separation came from the trailing mount. The vehicle was taken to the contact's residence and was not taken to a mechanic or a dealer for inspection or repairs. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 254,000.

- Saylorsburg, PA, USA

problem #3

May 162006

Regal 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 92,194 miles
An abnormal noise noted when driving, so took it in for inspection. Front stabilizer bar had cracked through and had to have it replaced - repair cost $319.99. It seems this may be a common problem with this model Buick (3800V^) according to mechanic who has had several repairs of this nature in this small community. He feels this is occurring because the bar is hollow and not solid.

- Cherokee, IA, USA

problem #2

Jan 262004


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving at 35 mph and making left turns the steering wheel became stiff and was difficult to turn. The vehicle al'so pulled to the right. The dealer was notified. Please provide any additional information.

- Winston-Salem, NC, USA

problem #1

Jan 212004

(reported on)


  • miles
Intermittently when turning to the left at low speeds, vehicle would turn to the right on its own. When the consumer contacted the dealer about the problems with the vehicle, they advised that there was no recall and nothing could be done. *

- Unknown, DC, USA

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