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NHTSA — Electrical System Problems

2011 Buick Regal (Page 2 of 2)

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 3
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
43,983 miles

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2011 Buick Regal electrical problems

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2011 Buick Regal Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #4

Dec 022013

Regal 4-cyl

  • miles

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

2011 Buick Regal. Consumer writes in regards to vehicle electrical problems. The consumer stated the radio would come on and go off by itself, the speedometer was acting in an erratic and the vehicle would stall.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #3

Nov 212012

Regal

  • 4,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Buick Regal. The contact was driving approximately 60 mph when the vehicle became resistant to acceleration attempts. The contact also stated that the vehicle would downshift independently despite the brake pedal not being depressed. The failure was recurring. In addition, the electrical system would intermittently fail. The vehicle was taken to the dealer but was neither diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 4000.

- Bowling Green , OH, USA

problem #2

Jan 102012

Regal 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Buick Regal. The contact stated that the vehicle would loose power sporadically. The contact stated the check transmission light or stability control light would illuminate on the instrument panel when the failure occurred. The vehicle never stalled, but the contact would loose power steering when the failure occurred. The dealer replaced the computer twice and was also looking at a possible transmission failure, but the vehicle was not repaired. The vehicle was left with the dealer for more extensive inspection. The failure mileage was 10,000 and the current mileage was 17,000. Updated 7/12/12 the consumer stated while driving, all of a sudden the vehicle started to slow down. He lost all power to the steering and brakes. The transmission control valve arm was replaced. In May 2012, he was making a turn and the power steering went out, which left him with no steering, brakes or transmission. The consumer hit a fence post dragging the front bumper. The transmission was replaced. Updated 07/18/12

- Berkley Heights , NJ, USA

problem #1

Mar 282012

Regal 4-cyl

  • 780 miles
Navigation system has failed three times including not accepting known addresses and sending you to a wrong address which in one case was a safety issue sending you into an area which was obviously an area of criminal activity that was nowhere near the doctors office we were trying to locate. It will not even accept my home address as a destination location. I have another navigation system in our other vehicle and also a portable system which accepts my address as a destination. I don't feel that this system can be counted on in an emergency and should be recalled or replaced.

- Conroe, TX, USA

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