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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 16
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
63,327 miles

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2001 Buick Regal engine problems

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2001 Buick Regal Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #39

Oct 312016

Regal

  • 155,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2001 Buick Regal. While driving approximately 70 mph, the vehicle lost power and the steering wheel tightened without warning. The vehicle was pulled over to the side of the road. Smoke and flames appeared under the hood. The fire was extinguished by the police and a police report was filed. The contact was injured, but did not receive medical attention. The vehicle was towed to the contact's residence. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 15V701000 (engine and engine cooling). The manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 155,000.

- Pflugerville, TX, USA

problem #38

Sep 032016

Regal

  • miles
The contact owned a 2001 Buick Regal. When the contact started the vehicle, the engine caught fire. A fire report was filed and there were no injuries. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 15V701000 (engine and engine cooling). The vehicle was destroyed and towed. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Detroit, MI, USA

problem #37

Dec 012015

Regal

  • miles
The contact owns a 2001 Buick Regal. The contact stated that NHTSA campaign number: 15V701000 (engine and engine cooling) exceeded a reasonable amount of time for repair. The contact received the recall notification in December of 2015. The dealer advised that they received two packages of parts per week; therefore, the repair could not be performed immediately. The manufacturer was not notified. The VIN was unknown. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Rome, GA, USA

problem #36

Jan 072016

Regal

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2001 Buick Regal. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V701000 (engine and engine cooling); however, the part needed to perform the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Decatur, GA, USA

problem #35

Jul 042016

Regal

  • 300,000 miles
I drove to little ceasers to get pizza, I turned the car off and went inside, approximately 5 min later and someone came inside and said that someone's car was smoking, I went outside and it was smoking heavily from the front of the car, a witness called 911, by the time the fire department showed up the front of the vehicle was in flames, a tire exploded and the fire dept was able to put it out, the engine compartment is completely burned down, I started doing research and found out that there were recalls mentioning possible fire happening even while the car is unattended, it was not running when fire started and it drove fine on the way there, was not hot or smoking while I was driving. Thank god no one was hurt and that the fire did not reach the gas tank. I am at a loss on what to do and need help.

- Fort Worth, TX, USA

problem #34

Jul 142014

Regal

  • miles
The contact owns a 2001 Buick Regal. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 15V701000 (engine and engine cooling) and stated that the part needed was unavailable to perform the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experience a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Newberg, OR, USA

problem #33

Mar 132016

Regal

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2001 Buick Regal. The contact stated that while adding engine oil, the vehicle caught on fire. The contact was able to extinguish the fire. The vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 15V701000 (engine and engine cooling) however, the part to remedy the recall was unavailable. The vehicle was not taken to be diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unavailable. Parts distribution disconnect. The VIN was not available.

- Nashville, TN, USA

problem #32

Feb 022016

Regal

  • miles
The contact owns a 2001 Buick Regal. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V701000 (engine and engine cooling) and stated that the part needed for the repair was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Sioux Falls, SD, USA

problem #31

May 052016

Regal

  • 150,000 miles
While stationary and in motion on highway and on city streets when the turn signal isturned on the vehicle shuts off, and when attempting to restart vehicle with turn signals off the electronics flash as if they are connected to flasher relay

- Pontiac, MI, USA

problem #30

Nov 302015

Regal

  • 98,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Buick Regal. While the vehicle was undergoing routine service, the technician noticed that the rear gasket was leaking oil. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V701000 (engine and engine cooling) and stated that the part needed for the repair was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 98,000. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Angier, NC, USA

problem #29

Dec 012015

Regal

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2001 Buick Regal. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V701000 (engine and engine cooling); however, the part to do the repair was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA

problem #28

Mar 022016

Regal

  • 58,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Buick Regal. The contact stated that the vehicle was leaking oil. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V701000 (engine and engine cooling). The part needed for the repair was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 58,000. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Sunlakes, AZ, USA

problem #27

Feb 152016

Regal

  • miles
The contact owns a 2001 Buick Regal. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V701000 (engine and engine cooling); however, the parts to do the recall repair were unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Roanoke, TX, USA

problem #26

Feb 102016

Regal

  • miles
The contact owns a 2001 Buick Regal. The contact stated that while driving at 55 mph, the contact noticed a burning odor coming through the air vents. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was taken to a dealer but was not diagnosed or repaired. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 15V701000 (engine and engine cooling) however, the part needed to repair the vehicle was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Booneville, AR, USA

problem #25

Jan 012016

Regal

  • miles
The contact owned a 2001 Buick Regal. When the vehicle was started, it burst into flames. The failure occurred without warning. The vehicle was extinguished by the fire department. The vehicle was deemed destroyed. There were no injuries. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V701000 (engine and engine cooling) after the failure occurred. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was not provided.

- Pittsburg, CA, USA

problem #24

Nov 202015

Regal

  • 80,000 miles
The contact owned a 2001 Buick Regal. While the vehicle was parked, the contact noticed that the engine compartment was on fire. The fire department was able to extinguish the fire. A police report was filed. The vehicle was not diagnosed and was destroyed. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 15V701000 (engine and engine cooling). The failure mileage was 80,000.

- Wading River, NY, USA

problem #23

Oct 212015

Regal

  • miles
The contact owns a 2001 Buick Regal. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V701000 (engine and engine cooling) however the part to do the recall repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Redding, CA, USA

problem #22

Dec 152015

Regal

  • miles
I received a letter from the nhtsc about a problem with possible oil leak and fire in my engine. I was informed that a remedy is not yet available for this problem. I have only this one vehicle and I am in fear of a traffic accident.

- Whistler, AL, USA

problem #21

Feb 152016

Regal

  • 120,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Buick Regal. While the vehicle was parked, the contact noticed smoke coming from the engine compartment. The contact opened the hood of the vehicle and the engine compartment was on fire. The fire department was notified and was able to extinguish the fire. The vehicle was towed to the contact's residence. The vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 15V701000 (engine and engine cooling). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 120,000.

- Bloomington, MN, USA

problem #20

Feb 122016

Regal

  • 154,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Buick Regal. The contact stated that there was a fuel odor emitted from the front of the vehicle. The contact opened the hood and noticed flames coming from the manifold and the gasket cover. The contact attempted to extinguish the fire. There were no reports filed. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer who replaced the S cover, S retainer, and gasket. The contact stated that the check engine light was illuminated and all the body damage to the vehicle was not repaired. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V701000 (engine and engine cooling), which stated that the consequence for the recall could result in a fire. The contact stated that the failure experienced directly related to the failure indicated in the recall notice. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. Parts distribution disconnect. The approximate failure mileage was 154,000.

- Hinesville, GA, USA

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