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1.3

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
130,646 miles

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2002 Buick Regal suspension problems

suspension problem

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2002 Buick Regal Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 272012

Regal 6-cyl

  • 130,646 miles

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

While driving on a slightly bumpy, snow covered road in town, I heard a "thunking sound" whenever I hit a rough patch of pavement. As I listened closer it also happened on clear pavement. It seemed to be coming from the left front section of the car. Brakes and steering were fine. No red lights were flashing. The mechanic said it was a broken sway bar, which broke at the end where the metal was crimped. Sorry to say it needed to be replaced by another sway bar with exactly the same construction, which was part of the problem - the new one was also crimped and eventually would probably break in the same place. Sound to me like a flaw in the construction of the sway bar. Isn't there a better way to make these sway bars?

- Stevens Point, WI, USA

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