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4.1

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
28,431 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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1999 Buick Regal electrical problems

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1999 Buick Regal Owner Comments

problem #13

Jun 062006

Regal

  • 88,160 miles

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

Key will not dis-engage from ignition, especially with hotter weather. Without warning engine will shut off when driving, no matter what speed or weather conditions you're driving.

- Knoxville, MD, USA

problem #12

Feb 282007

Regal 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Car hesitates and sometimes dies when either blinker is selected. Seems to be an intermittent problem getting worse.

- Humble, TX, USA

problem #11

Jan 152007

Regal 6-cyl

  • 118,000 miles
Vehicle engine shuts off intermittently with use of turn signals. Headlight and dash lights also go off. This condition presents a severe safety hazard to the driver and all passengers.

- San Francisco, CA, USA

problem #10

Nov 162006

Regal

  • miles

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

Engines shuts off when turn signals are used. Check ABS light comes on, check engine light comes on, brakes pulsate occasionally when driving, all dash lights come on sometimes when check ABS light comes on. Hard to start after first initial start up. Problem occurs most in wet conditions. Taken to a dealer, no codes, problem not found.

- Corvallis, MT, USA

problem #9

Nov 252006

Regal 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,440 miles
1999 Buick Regal, 3.8L. Vehicle was purchased from private owner with only 34K miles this past summer. While driving at cruising speed, engine shuts down. Potentially, could be rear-ended if no pull-off area is available. Car starts/runs when placed in park.

- Eldersburg, MD, USA

problem #8

Apr 222006

Regal 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When trying to turn off the car, the key get stuck and unable to be pulled out of the ignition. Sometimes moving the steering wheel left and right it allows the key to be released, or after several tries of turning the car back on and then off the key would come out. Took the car to the dealership for regular service, I had told them of the problem, and they had said it was fixed. It didn't seem like anything was done to it. The key still got stuck up until now, where now I can't get the car to start. Did some research online, found many with similar problem, don't know if I should call locksmith to have whole cylinder replaced.

- Parsippany, NJ, USA

problem #7

Sep 122006

Regal 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Engine dies when left or right turn signal is applied. Car died as I was taking off ramp on highway causing loss of power steering and braking. This needs to be addressed as this can cause an accident.

- Morton, IL, USA

problem #6

Feb 272006

Regal 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 88,000 miles
Vehicle engine shuts off intermittently with use of turn signals. Headlight and dash lights also go off. This has happened numerous times in the past 3 weeks. One time this happened on an interstate. This condition presents a severe safety hazard to the driver and all passengers. Vehicle is at dealer for diagnosis.

- Taylors, SC, USA

problem #5

Sep 102004

Regal 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer applied the brakes and pedal went to the floor. Vehicle continued to accelerate. ABS braking light appeared on the dashboard and remained on. Consumer was able to drive it to dealer for inspection, and mechanic determined that wheel speed sensor needed to be replaced. The vehicle's ttaction control light was illuminating intermittently.

- Hoover, AL, USA

problem #4

Aug 012002

Regal

  • miles
There were loud noises coming from the engine. The plastic connecting tube which carried the antifreeze broke and allowed coolant to flow into engine, and destroyed the engine. Also, the dealer replaced the head gaskets, valve seals, flywheel, intake plenum, spark plugs and starter.

- Dewey, IL, USA

problem #3

Feb 092002

Regal

  • miles

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

HVAC (climate control) display went completely blank. Dealer says only option is to remove and replace for a price of $550. This occurred when vehicle was 3 yrs old.

- Newark, DE, USA

problem #2

Nov 182002

Regal

  • 40,000 miles
Consumer stated the temperature control panel no longer displayed the digital readouts, consumer had no idea what the temperature was set on.

- Columbia, TN, USA

problem #1

May 012000

Regal

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving dash lights and radio lights turned off and on. Consumer was unsure if the headlights and the tail lights were turning off and on. Consumer has contacted the dealer.

- Derby, KS, USA

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