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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
62,713 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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2011 Buick Regal lights problems

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2011 Buick Regal Owner Comments

problem #9

Feb 112016

Regal

  • 44,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2011 Buick Regal. The contact stated that the driver side headlamp did not function properly. The contact noticed that the headlamp bulb socket was melted. In addition, the driver side low beam headlamp did not function at all. The dealer diagnosed that the headlamp assembly needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failures. The failure mileage was approximately 44,000.

- Silver Spring, MD, USA

problem #8

Jan 272016

Regal

  • 85,000 miles
Passengers side head light and wire connected to it melted there was smoke in the headlight housing

- Milwaukee, WI, USA

problem #7

Sep 232015

Regal

  • 95,000 miles
The driver side light bulb & connector melted. Bulb can not be replaced because housing is damaged. Contacted the dealer and I was told this is not covered by any recalls. I would be responsible for any parts. This is definitely a factory defect and car is not safe to drive. The only way to fix this per the dealer is to replace complete headlamp assembly.

- Dartmouth, MA, USA

problem #6

Sep 122015

Regal

  • 50,419 miles

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

The contact owns a 2011 Buick Regal. The contact stated that the driver side tail light failed to illuminate. The vehicle was serviced under NHTSA campaign number: 12V484000 (exterior lighting), but the remedy failed to repair the vehicle. The contact stated that the rear driver side turning signal failed soon after the recall repair was performed. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the rear tail light bulb needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of failure. The failure mileage was 50,419.

- White Plains, MD, USA

problem #5

Jul 272015

Regal

  • miles
The contact owns a 2011 Buick Regal. While driving at various speeds, the low beam head lamps functioned intermittently. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the bulbs, connectors, and wires needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Desoto, TX, USA

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problem #4

Apr 162015

Regal

  • 95,115 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Buick Regal. The contact stated that the front driver side turn signal, brake, and hazard lighting failed to illuminate sporadically. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where the technician was unable to find a failure. The light bulbs were changed, but the failures persisted. The manufacturer was made aware of the failures. The failure mileage was 95,115.

- Bear , DE, USA

problem #3

Jan 192015

Regal 4-cyl

  • 74,000 miles

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

My cruise control and brake lights stopped working after having a recall fixed on my 2011 Buick Regal. The recalls that were fixed were an oil life monitor control module and a turn signal control module. After having this fixed, my cruise control and brake lights no longer are working. I was pulled over by a policeman, otherwise I did not know they were not working while I was driving. The brakes will come on once I depress the brake pedal all the way to the floor of the car, but not while driving in normal conditions. I could have been rear ended several times, as there was no indication that the lights were not working.

- Franklin, IN, USA

problem #2

Oct 032014

Regal 4-cyl

  • 71,000 miles
The passenger side light bulb melted. Bulb can not be replaced because housing is damaged. Contact the dealer and I was told this is not covered by any recalls. I would be responsible for any parts. This is definitely a factory defect and car is not safe to drive. I have ordered part and I'm still waiting for replacement from dealer.

- Somerset, MA, USA

problem #1

Aug 112014

Regal 4-cyl

  • 49,882 miles
The headlamps blow out and upon examining the bulb housing the wiring and the casing that the replacement bulbs is suppose to be inserted in is burned off. The wiring and the casing is gone. The recall is 12V484 is not addressing the concern that I have of the headlamps clearly failing to conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards by burning out and not giving any indicators on the information panel that the headlamps are blown. The casing is so hot when attempting to replace the bulb I burned my hand and my vehicle still does not have headlamps. This should not be something that I should have to pay to repair. This should be covered at GM expense.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

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