fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
15,000 miles

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1996 Buick Regal body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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1996 Buick Regal Owner Comments

problem #4

Feb 052016


  • 60,000 miles


Drivers side door does not open from inside or outside. The door does not work with key either. Lock seems to working but door does not open. The car only has 60,000 miles on it. This is a very common problem with this car and should be a recall.

- Chicopee, MA, USA

problem #3

Nov 012001


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Experience problems with paint, as a result we can not trade or sell the vehicle unless vehicle is completely painted.

- Niagara Falls, NY, USA

problem #2

Dec 011999

Regal 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Bought a 1996 Buick Regal in 1999. The paint has been litterly peeling off the car all over. Is there a recall for this or is there anything I can do for this?

- Cohoes, NY, USA

problem #1

Jan 072001


  • miles
Car paint peeled off in sheets when car was only 3 years old - created dangerous driving conditions, as I witnessed drivers behind me swerving to avoid what was flying off the roof of my car. Manufacturer's defect - certified Buick dealership 'fixed' = they caused over $700 in damage! I am not the only Buick owner of that year to have this problem & Buick / GM refuses to assist in any way - even after their dealership ruins my car! have 3 certified Buick auto body repair quotes, sheet of the bad paint & chunk of rubber window gasket hacked off my car - later found inside vehicle. Buick knows they have a problem & consumers are paying top dollar for defective merchandise (false advertising at the very least). Please help!

- Sheffield, MA, USA

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