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NHTSA — Service Brakes, Hydraulic: Antilock Problems

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
4 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
1,133 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.

1996 Buick Regal brakes problems

brakes problem

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1996 Buick Regal Owner Comments

problem #15

Feb 102004

(reported on)

Regal

  • Automatic transmission
  • 17,000 miles

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

ABS lights flickered on/off intermittently. Vehicle was taken to the dealer, who replaced the rear disc brakes. After repairs were done the rear disc brakes were replaced again. Also power steering fluid leak.

- Sanborn, NY, USA

problem #14

Sep 132001

Regal

  • miles
My vehicle continued to accellerate upon entering highway. I could not slow the car down. I lost control of the car. I pulled onto the shoulder, shifted to nuetral, and turned off the ignition. The brakes were smoking and burnt out. Vehicle was disabled, I had to have it towed.

- Oakland, NJ, USA

problem #13

Sep 301999

(reported on)

Regal

  • miles
While driving applied brakes and pedal went to the floor. It felt like they were going to respond, but vehicle kept rolling into an intersection, the consumer had to avoid an oncoming vehicle an D ran into an fence. The dealer has been contacted.

- Rio Granda, PR, USA

problem #12

Aug 031999

(reported on)

Regal

  • miles

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

When brakes are applied pedal gets hard, resulting in extended stopping distances. The dealer has replaced the brakes 4 times.

- Lombard, IL, USA

problem #11

Jan 251998

Regal

  • miles
While coasting at 10mph to signal light, applied the brakes and they failed to work. Had to pump brakes at least 3 times before they worked. On 19 Jan 99, was going 30-35 mph when vehicle in front stopped suddenly. Consumer rearended vehicle in front due to lack of braking power. Took to dealer & waiting for parts.

- Venice, FL, USA

problem #10

Dec 171998

Regal

  • miles
Consumer tried to stop vehicle, she couldn't because the brake pedal went all the way to floor, vehicle did not stop on time and brakes fluid was all over. Also, there was a recall before regarding ABS brakes, recall performed by installing clip to prevent rubbing, new location of shifted brakeline path resulted in rubbing two inches from original location, request manufacturer to reevaluate recall repair.

- San Angelos, TX, USA

problem #9

May 011997

Regal

  • miles

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

Consumer expriencing ongoing problem with braking system. Whenever driving a winding noise appears to be coming from the wheel, and when the brakes are applied the vehicle would jerk intermittently. Aslo, learned from an independent dealer that the vehicle's front end was shot, and needed major repairs. Dealer notifed, but no correction was made at this time. Brakes continue to give consumer problems.

- Ponca, OK, USA

problem #8

Jul 131998

Regal

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Anti lock brakes failed resulting in vehicle collision.

- Los Angele, CA, USA

problem #7

Oct 011998

Regal

  • miles
Applied brakes to stop vehicle when they made a thumping sound. Called dealer. Took vehicle in. Vehicle started squeaking & thumping. ABS light came on & stayed.

- Akron, OH, USA

problem #6

Jul 291998

(reported on)

Regal

  • miles
Anti lock brakes failed.

- Peterborough Ontario, CD, USA

problem #5

Sep 151998

(reported on)

Regal

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Anti lock brakes and rotors failed.

- Eckerty, IN, USA

problem #4

Sep 011997

Regal

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Anti-lock brakes failed, causing vehicle to accelerate instead of brake, resulting in an accident.

- Brooklyn, NY, USA

problem #3

May 091996

Regal

  • miles
Appears that calipers were defective, no contact between calipers and disc, resulting in pulsation and presence of rust on the disc. Inspected left front brake line for clearance/clip ret-reposition, recall 96V-069.

- Ft. Lauderdale, FL, USA

problem #2

Nov 131995

Regal

  • miles
Loud thumping noise under the passenger seat, the ABS brake system failed, resulting in hitting a pole.

- Bradenton, FL, USA

problem #1

Nov 131995

Regal

  • miles
Loud thumping noise under the passenger seat, the ABS brake system failed, resulting in hitting a pole.

- Bradenton, FL, USA

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