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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
3,667 miles

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2003 Buick Regal seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2003 Buick Regal Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 162016


  • miles


The contact owned a 2003 Buick Regal. While driving 5 mph, the brakes malfunctioned and another vehicle struck the passenger side of the contact's vehicle. The air bags did not deploy. A police report was filed. The contact sustained injuries to the back, the entire right side of the body, the foot, and the neck. Medical attention was required. The vehicle was towed to a dealer. The vehicle was destroyed. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The failure mileage and VIN were unknown.

- Sardis, MS, USA

problem #2

Jan 232004

(reported on)


  • miles
Air bag light was lighting intermittently. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who ran a diagnostic. The diagnostic didn't retrieve any fault coded therefore nothing was repaired. The dealer also indicated that they did not have to do any repairs under the vehicle's warranty because the vehicle was not purchased from them. The consumer took the vehicle to the sales dealer who repaired the problem within a day. The dealer found that the SDM harness was improperly routed and pulled at the connector. (nar)

- Unknown, DC, USA

problem #1

Apr 222004

Regal 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 11,000 miles
While traveling at 25 mph in traffic driver applied the brakes and the brake pedal was very hard. As a result, the driver hit another vehicle. The air bag failed to deploy during the accident. The vehicle sustained $9700 damage but the other vehicle sustained no damage.

- Lindenhurst, NY, USA

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