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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
50,000 miles

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2001 Buick Regal body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2001 Buick Regal Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 142010

Regal 6-cyl

  • 50,000 miles


During routine maintenance discovered that the front rhs steering spindle to tie-rod attachment lug had cracked through one side of the lug. Spindle is fabricated from cast aluminum. Fatigue crack initiation from inclusion or potential casting defect was apparent before failure. Part number and photographs of the cracked surface are available.

- Benbrook, TX, USA

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