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NHTSA — Electrical System: Ignition: Switch Problems

1.5

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
116,162 miles

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2003 Buick Regal electrical problems

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2003 Buick Regal Owner Comments

problem #8

Jun 252016

Regal

  • 69,800 miles

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

The contact owns a 2003 Buick Regal. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to start and all the warning indicators flashed on the instrument panel. The vehicle eventually restarted. The vehicle stalled five times the same day. The contact stated that the failure occurred twelve times before the last failure. The dealer replaced the ignition switch. The manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 69,800.

- Redmoand, WA, USA

problem #7

Oct 272014

Regal

  • 270,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Buick Regal. While driving approximately 50 mph, the instrument panel lights illuminated and the vehicle stalled. The vehicle was able to restart, but the failure recurred several times. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. The technician diagnosed that the ignition switch needed to be replaced; however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 270,000.

- Columbia City, IN, USA

problem #6

Dec 272013

Regal 6-cyl

  • 150,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Buick Regal. While driving approximately 10 mph, the engine stalled without warning. The vehicle restarted, but the failure recurred. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who stated that the ignition switch needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired and the manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 150,000. Updated 11/20/14 updated 5/4/2015

- Coventry, RI, USA

problem #5

May 192014

Regal

  • 85,592 miles

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

TL * the contact owns a 2003 Buick Regal. The contact stated that while driving 25 mph, the vehicle stalled without any warnings. The contact mentioned that the failure recurred several times. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. The technician diagnosed that the ignition switch was defective and needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was repaired. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 85,592 and the current mileage was 86,500. Updated 08/11/14

- Greenbay , WI, USA

problem #4

Mar 192014

Regal

  • 150,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Buick Regal. The contact stated that upon making a turn, the vehicle stalled and all of the warning lights illuminated on the instrument panel. The contact mentioned that the failure would occur intermittently. The vehicle was taken to a private mechanic where it was diagnosed that the ignition switch needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 150,000. The current mileage was 159,000.

- Louisville, KY, USA

problem #3

Oct 282011

Regal 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 43,450 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Buick Regal. The contact stated that while the turn signals were activated, the vehicle stalled without warning. The contact drove the vehicle home without use of the turns signals. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer to be diagnosed. The manufacturer took a complaint and advised the contact that the failure was not recalled. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and the current mileage was 43,540. Updated 12/12/11 the consumer stated during normal driving conditions, when he used the turn signal, the engine immediately and without warning shut down. The consumer also stated the engine shut down while stopped at a traffic signal. The problem was discovered to be the ignition switch. Updated 12/16/11

- Sun Lakes , AS, USA

problem #2

Nov 282009

Regal

  • 62,468 miles
Ignition switch failure. Caused engine to die while driving. Unable to change gear out of drive. All warning lights flashing. Would not restart. Happened in a parking lot, no damage. Temp fix got it started, then same thing happened on freeway, coasted to shoulder, no damage. Towed to dealer, determined ignition switch problem and replaced. Okay since.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #1

Aug 012007

Regal 6-cyl

  • 97,987 miles
2003 Buick Regal with defective ignition switch customer states that this is very dangerous and a recall should be done* the consumer stated while driving, the vehicle lost all power and all the dash lights illuminated. The consumer stated this defect was due to a faulty ignition switch and is a very dangerous safety hazard. The consumer stated a faulty fuel pump was bad enough with no warning signs but a faulty ignition switch is a dangerous defect and further stated he would like the defect recalled.

- Raleigh, NC, USA

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