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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
92,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2001 Buick Regal transmission problems

transmission problem

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2001 Buick Regal Owner Comments

problem #1

Apr 122008


  • 92,000 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Buick Regal. While driving approximately 45 mph and approaching an incline, the vehicle failed to accelerate after several attempts. The contact shifted into second gear and was able to drive the vehicle. There were no injuries; however, he felt the failure was life threatening when the vehicle stopped without warning. The vehicle was only able to be driven in 1st, 2nd, and reverse gears. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for repair and he stated that the failure was related to a defective torque converter that should not have failed at 92,000 miles. The torque converter in the vehicle was the original part. The current mileage was 94,000 and failure mileage was 92,000.

- Williamsport, PA, USA

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