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NHTSA — Visibility: Windshield Wiper/Washer Problems

6.1

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
12,857 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 windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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1998 Buick Regal Owner Comments

problem #7

Mar 042003

Regal 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 90,000 miles

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

Windshield wipers don't work 1/2 the time. They seem to go off track--you have to stop the car, open the hood and tighten the base--the nut that holds the wiper arm on works loose. This has been happening for about 8 months.

- Alma, AR, USA

problem #6

Sep 231998

Regal

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The windshield wipers failed and the motor wiper system replaced.

- E Linthicum Hgts, MD, USA

problem #5

Aug 122001

Regal

  • miles
Attaching nut backed off - arm detached from assembly - wiper stopped working during rainstorm - also noticed nut on other side was also loose.

- Wilmington, DE, USA

problem #4

Feb 092001

Regal

  • miles

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

Windshield wipers move up and down aproximately 4" while in the "off" position. Additionally the wipers will stop, blocking driver view or not work at all while in the "on" or "int" positions.

- Des Moines, IA, USA

problem #3

Jan 111999

Regal

  • miles
No summary

- Beaver, PA, USA

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problem #2

May 011999

Regal

  • miles
Moisture has accumulated on inside of headlight lens. Console latch broken, repaired by dealer. Wiper arms would not remove snow, linkage disconnected, repaired by dealer, then went off windshield, repaired a total of 3 times. Half of digital temperature-radio display went dim, repaired by dealer. Digital supercharger boost guage intermitently sticks above zero, dealer could not identify problem.

- Hamilton, OH, USA

problem #1

Jan 271999

(reported on)

Regal

  • miles
Windshield wipers do not clear the windows as well when it's snowing outside. Dealer has replaced the blades.

- Erie, PA, USA

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