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3.6

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
35,470 miles

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1999 Buick Regal electrical problems

electrical problem

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1999 Buick Regal Owner Comments

problem #7

Nov 012005

Regal 6-cyl

  • 25,638 miles

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

1999 Buick Regal ABS light and check engine light come on when you press on brake and intermittently all dash warning lights will come on. The brake module, connector, heat/air control display would become bright and then go dark. The dealer replaced the control head. The ignition switch was replaced.

- Fort Dodge, IA, USA

problem #6

Nov 012005

Regal 6-cyl

  • miles
(12-06-05) 1999 Buick Regal check engine and anti lock light came on. Consumer had to replace brake module. ** answer required*** the heating and air condition display would light up and then become dark. The mechanic replaced the control head. The consumer experience starting problems which resulted in a new ignition switch being installed.

- Fort Dodge, IA, USA

problem #5

Dec 162004

Regal 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While placing the key inside the ignition switch vehicle failed to turn off. Consumer drove vehicle to the dealer, and mechanic sprayed lubrication gel on the ignition switch an dit locked up. Mechanic was able to unlock the ignition switch. Consumer informed the mechanic that this problem occurred more than once, and had not been resolved.

- Crossett, AR, USA

problem #4

Oct 042004

Regal

  • Automatic transmission
  • 91,200 miles

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

When using the turn signals, the vehicle stalled. The owner took the vehicle to the dealer who told the owner that it was the ignition switch that was causing the defect. Provide further details.

- Mount Airy, NC, USA

problem #3

May 022004

Regal 6-cyl

  • miles
I mention this because of a possible safety hazard where it seems a fire could start quite easily. After giving a locksmith a few hundred dollars to change a 1999 Regal ignition cylinder, the following malfunction continues. About 80% of the time I cannot turn the ignition to the off position. The key cannot be pulled out until I am able to get the ignition into the off position. It seems that there is not enough or to much voltage going to the ignition security system causing the ignition to lock up. Recently I have discovered that there is a security switch right behind the key cylinder that is malfunctioning. It consists of a small steel plunger type button that is suppose to depress when the vehicle is placed in park. I found out that it is very expensive for the dealer to replace. Therefore I drilled a hole about the size of a silver dollar under the steering wheel collar. When I turn the car off, I need to place my finger in the hole and press this button which allows me to turn the key into the off position. I noticed that this switch becomes extremely hot. I would think the dealer would correct this without cost since it seems obvious to be a manufactured bad design and a safety hazard. I have received quite of few replies from Buick customers expressing the same problem since posting this issue on the web.

- House Springs, MO, USA

problem #2

Sep 302004

Regal

  • Automatic transmission
  • 57,454 miles
Ignition key switch goes out when the turn signal is turned on. Also, engine fails. The design of the key switch is faulty.

- Ogden, UT, USA

problem #1

Nov 062003

Regal 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 74,000 miles
Ignition switch failure during vehicle operation, on the road. Multiple times.

- Lakeland, TN, USA

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