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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
29,378 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 engine problems

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2012 Buick Regal Owner Comments

problem #3

Mar 192015


  • 39,000 miles


The car had no electrical power. Anything electrical wouldn't work. We couldn't remove the ignition key, put windows or anything. The second time I tried to use the vehicles self jump start but nothing would work. There was absolutely no power in this car at this time. My wife said at on different occasions she did smell a burning odor. We also had the digital speedometer stop working. It started working again after the car was shut off and restarted. We feel we are driving a firebomb waiting to happen and do not want anything to do with this car anymore. Currently its at a GM dealer and they are trying to figure out whats wrong with this car. Best part is the dealers don't want this car back as evidenced by the low trade in value that was offered.

- Ogdensburg, NY, USA

problem #2

Oct 292013


  • 40,000 miles
Vehicle turns off when going in reverse. Vehicle also makes weird sputtering noise when started. This has been happening since I bought the car brand new in 2011 but dealers can never replicate the problems!

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #1

Aug 252012


  • 9,135 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Buick Regal. The contact stated that while driving 55 mph, the vehicle began to jerk abnormally. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis and the technicians were able to duplicate the failure however, they were unable to repair the failure. The vehicle was returned to the dealer weeks later where the dealer advised the contact that the vehicle had a damaged spark plug. The vehicle was repaired however, the failure recurred. The manufacturer was notified and escalated her case stating that they would remain in contact with the contact. In the interim, the vehicle began to make a rumbling noise when she made turns. The vehicle had not been repaired. The failure mileage was 9,135 and the current mileage was 9,200.

- Killeen, TX, USA

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