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NHTSA — Electrical System: Starter Assembly Problems

6.1

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
13,000 miles

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2011 Buick Regal electrical problems

electrical problem

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2011 Buick Regal Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 202011

Regal

  • 13,000 miles

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

We have experienced starter mishaps off and on since we bought this vehicle eg: When we turned the engine off, it would continue to run until key was removed. On 01/17/11, my Buick Regal 2011 engine warning light was on. I took it to dealer service where I bought it (lake GMC/Buick of lake elsinore ca, to investigate. Their findings: Gas cap caused engine light warning. The cap was replaced per the service adviser (sandy). On 01/20/11, my wife left work in Ontario ca around 5pm and drove onto the frwy I-15 S towards lake elsinore. Suddenly while driving, the engine shut down. My wife coasted to the side. She called on star and they sent for a tow truck. The car was towed to christopher Chrysler in Ontario ca. On 01/ 21/11, Friday pm. Christopher service adviser [xxx)]called me on mon 01/24/11 to say that they found a faulty starter switch but he wanted to check out another potential problem eg: An after market device (low-jack) was attached to the starter and he thought that it may also be causing problems. He said that he had to run more checks and verify findings with upper mgt. He said he would keep the vehicle another day. On 01/25/11, at 8:30 am, [xxx] called me and said that the problem (starter switch) was fixed and car is ready to pick up. I asked [xxx] is that the only problem? he said yes, and that they reconnected the load-jack and feel it wasn't part of the problem after driving with it attached. I asked if he was sure that we won't have any more problems and he said we shouldn't have any problems. I told [xxx] that my wife is very anxious and afraid that she will break down on the frwy again. [xxx] didn't comment anymore. I told him that my wife will pick up the car after 5pm this day. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Lake Elsinore, CA, USA

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