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2.5

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
59,493 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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2004 Buick Regal engine problems

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2004 Buick Regal Owner Comments

problem #15

Apr 062015

Regal

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2004 Buick Regal. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V201000 (engine and engine cooling); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Chester, VA, USA

problem #14

May 122016

Regal

  • miles
The contact owns a 2004 Buick Regal. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V201000 (engine and engine cooling) however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The contact stated that the engine warning light illuminated. The sensor was replaced however, the vehicle was not repaired for the recall. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown. Parts distribution disconnect.

- San Francisco, CA, USA

problem #13

Dec 182015

Regal

  • 98,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Buick Regal. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V701000 (engine and engine cooling). The contact stated that there was a progressive oil leak but the recall repair parts were not available in order to repair the vehicle. The contact was unable to determine when the parts would become available to receive the recall repair appointment. The manufacturer was unable to provide a specific time frame that the part would be supplied to the dealer. The approximate failure mileage was 98,000. Updated 05/03/16

- George, IA, USA

problem #12

Dec 212015

Regal

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2004 Buick Regal. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V201000 (engine and engine cooling) however, the part needed to perform the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available. Updated 04/20/16

- Brooklyn, NY, USA

problem #11

Dec 012015

Regal

  • 140,000 miles
How long does the NHTSA allow GM to fix recall 15757? it appears that GM is just waiting consumers out because of the age of vehicles, I.e., affected units are probably being taken out of service and the longer GM waits, more of their responsibility naturally goes away. I called the Buick recall hotline and they stated that they had no idea when a "fix" would be issued.

- Coal Valley, IL, USA

problem #10

Feb 012016

Regal 6-cyl

  • miles
2004 Buick Regal. Consumer writes in regards to no parts available to repair exhaust manifold problem recall notice.

- Plainville, CT, USA

problem #9

Dec 182015

Regal

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2004 Buick Regal. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V701000 (engine and engine cooling); however, the part needed to perform the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #8

Dec 152015

Regal

  • miles
The contact owns a 2004 Buick Regal. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V201000 (engine and engine cooling); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Pittsford, NY, USA

problem #7

Jan 182015

Regal

  • 208,000 miles
My 2004 Buick Regal always had oil dripping from the engine since I bought it. The car ran beautifully for the 1st year with regular maintence. During a snow storm I noticed oil was leaking worse and starting to smell and smoke. Immediately I took it to get repaired. At this service the oil sending unit was replaced along with someother maintence on the fuel injectors I was also informed that oil was dripping from my engine gaskets and causing the smell. He informed me that it wasnt a problem for now and ill be ok. Months later I noticed the car running and idling rough while parked and accelerating. After inspection I noticed oil again from oil sending unit leaking and antifreeze leaking from the radiator. When I went to drive off the temp gauge was at hot after maybe 5 miles most. I called a tow truck and brought it for repairs. At this time I was informed I had serious problems. He rattled off many things wrong mainly my valve cover gaskets and intake gaskets and supercharge gaskets all need to be replaced with no choice I had it repaired. From that day my car never ran right again. The gaskets still leaked and the engine has a really loud noise while started. Finally ive parked it and use my other car for now. I have reciepts for all of this and still my car needs repairs. If you can come up with some kind of solution for this it would be greatly appreciated

- Waukegan, IL, USA

problem #6

Dec 242015

Regal

  • miles
The contact owned a 2004 Buick Regal. The contact stated that while driving at 55 mph, the vehicle caught on fire. The contact stated that prior to the fire, the temperature gauge showed that the engine was overheated. The fire department was able to extinguish the fire. It was unknown if a police report was filed or if any injuries were reported. The vehicle was destroyed. The vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 15V201000 (engine and engine cooling). The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was unavailable.

- Osceola, AR, USA

problem #5

Sep 172015

Regal

  • 70,300 miles

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

The contact owns a 2004 Buick Regal. The contact stated that while driving at 65 mph, there was a white smoke coming from the engine and the vehicle started to overheat. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed but the details were not available. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer had not been notified of the failure. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V201000 (engine) however, the part to do the recall repair was unavailable. The failure mileage was 70,300....updated 02/04/16

- Vegas, NV, USA

problem #4

Jan 022015

Regal

  • 75,450 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Buick Regal. The contact stated that when the vehicle was at a stop, it overheated and the manifold needle fluctuated. When parked, the manifold needle seized at the "F" position. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, who diagnosed that a thermostat and manifold needle needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. In addition, the check engine warning light and the thermostat warning lights illuminated. The contact stated that the vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 15V201000 (engine and engine cooling). The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 75,450......updated 02/10/16

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #3

Nov 102015

Regal

  • 73,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Buick Regal. The contact stated that while driving 68 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning due to a short in the ignition. In addition, the contact mentioned that after the failure occurred, the vehicle failed to switch gears. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 73,000. Updated 03/09/16

- Marysville, PA, USA

problem #2

Mar 202014

Regal

  • 130,000 miles
Driving down the road at 30 mph without notice the car turned off with no apparent reason. Causing the car to loose power steering, power brakes, and rapid loss of speed in a busy downtown setting. This has happened 4 other times since then. We have read other complaints on forums recently and everyone who has replaced their ignition switch has not had a problem since. We would like this investigated because Buick are not on the list at this time for the national recall.

- Waterloo, NY, USA

problem #1

Mar 112014

Regal

  • 97,650 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Buick Regal. The contact stated that the ignition module failed, causing the vehicle to stall sporadically and without warning. The contact would shift from park to neutral before attempting to restart the vehicle. Additionally, the instrument panel lights would flicker independently. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, who was unable to diagnose the problem. The failure later recurred and the vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer where the ignition switch was repaired but to no avail. The dealer then stated that the ignition cylinder. Would need replacing however, the part was not available to complete the repair. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 97650.

- Kresgeville, PA, USA

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