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2002 Buick Regal electrical NHTSA complaints: Electrical System

NHTSA — Electrical System Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
58,250 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2002 Buick Regal electrical problems

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2002 Buick Regal Owner Comments

problem #7

Nov 272008

Regal 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 87,000 miles


The contact owns a 2002 Buick Regal. While driving approximately 45 mph, smoke appeared from the dashboard and the driver's side door. The contact pulled the vehicle over to the side of the road, turned off the engine, and the smoke dissipated. The vehicle was driven to his residence, but there was no interior power. The vehicle was driven to the dealer a week later and they stated that a number of wire insulations, the fuse box, and breakers were burnt. The manufacturer stated that they were not liable for the repairs. The current and failure mileages were 87,000. Updated 02/02/09. The electrical cable bundle burned in the drivers side door under the dashboard. Terminal block and fuse burned the switch in the door. Updated 02/03/09.

- Aliquippa, PA, USA

problem #6

Sep 022008


  • 76,352 miles
I drove my car earlier today (during the day time) and everything was okay... as soon as it was dark my headlights, lights in the dash will not come on. The mileage is incorrect.

- Manassas, VA, USA

problem #5

Aug 012008


  • 73,000 miles
Problem started 2 weeks ago with keys getting stuck in the ignition. Happened a couple time a day. Now you can put the keys in but can not turn on the car. Has to be towed to the shop to be fixed.

- Kearney, NE, USA

problem #4

Oct 152006

Regal 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 39,000 miles


On Oct 15, 2006 our Buick Regal with 39,000 miles on it was driven that day approximately 25 miles on flat terrain in a temperature of 75 degrees. Car returned to home and was parked in the driveway and approximately 20-30 minutes later the car spontaneously erupted in fire from under the hood. Fortunately the car was not parked inside the garage..

- Stockton, CA, USA

problem #3

Sep 292005

Regal 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 86,399 miles
Started having problems with ABS brakes on August 1, 2004. The ABS light/traction control light stayed on. Contacted the dealer, and took vehicle to them about once or twice a month. They have replaced several vbpmv module, bctmb module, and wiring on the wheel sensors, also, they have cleaned wheels speed control. When the ABS light comes on there is extended stopping distance. The consumer has another appointment to take vehicle back to the dealer on September 26, 2005.

- Aiken , SC, USA

problem #2

Jul 092005

Regal 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 43,000 miles
Consumer states that the dashboard lights and the vehicle shift lights do not work. When these do not work, the tail lights do not work either. The consumer found out when someone told him the tail lights were not working. The dealership has fixed the problem twice, but when this happens, it only works for a day. The consumer has contacted Buick. Consumer noticed the tail lights were not working on Saturday, July 9, 2005. He had been driving without the dash board lights not knowing the tail lights were not working.

- Livingston, NJ, USA

problem #1

Jul 012002


  • 3,000 miles
The interior and exterior lights flickered, when the consumer removed his foot from the accelerator pedal.

- Nesquehoning, PA, USA

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