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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
47,258 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2002 Buick Regal electrical problems

electrical problem

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2002 Buick Regal Owner Comments

problem #5

Feb 282013


  • 92,847 miles


TL * the contact owns a 2002 Buick Regal. The contact stated that the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was able to be restarted and the dealer replaced the ignition switch. The VIN was excluded from NHTSA campaign number: 14V171000 (electrical system). The manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 92,847. Updated 08/11/14

- Eastlake, OH, USA

problem #4

Jan 082014


  • 95,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Buick Regal. The contact stated that while driving 25 mph, the vehicle stalled. The contact was able to restart the vehicle and on the way to the dealer the vehicle stalled five times. The technician diagnosed the ignition switch was defective and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 95,000. Updated 8/11/14

- Pueblo, CO, USA

problem #3

Mar 142008

Regal 6-cyl

  • miles
Ignition switch failure.

- Sebringville, 00, USA

problem #2

Apr 232007

Regal 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Ignition switch had to be replaced on car with only 38,000 miles on it. Car stalled out in traffic.

- Findlay, OH, USA

problem #1

Jan 072006

Regal 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 48,443 miles
: the contact stated while driving at 60 mph the ignition switch shorted out and caused the vehicle to lose power and stall. The vehicle restarted but stalled again later. The vehicle was difficult to start. It was taken to a local dealership, and they suggested the ignition switch be replaced. The vehicle currently operates normally. Updated 03/09/06.

- Akron, OH, USA

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