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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
3,594 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2012 Buick Regal brakes problems

brakes problem

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2012 Buick Regal Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 042014

Regal 4-cyl

  • 6,987 miles


Brake pads rusted to the rotors, after hand-washing the vehicle the evening of July 2nd. Needed to rev the engine very high, in order to release the brake pads. This has occurred several times after driving the vehicle in the rain, and then letting it sit for a day or two. On Jan 16, 2015 we took the vehicle in for warranty work, but the dealer did not do anything. On Feb 20, 2015 we took the vehicle to another dealer, but again they did not do anything.

- Shelby Township, MI, USA

problem #1

Oct 122012


  • 200 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Buick Regal. The contact stated that while driving 5 mph, the vehicle accelerated independently. The brake warning light was illuminated at the time of the failure. The contact was able to restart the vehicle but the warning light remained illuminated. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for inspection or repairs. The manufacturer was notified but provided no assistance. The failure mileage was 200.

- Mount Juliet, TN, USA

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