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NHTSA — Engine And Engine Cooling: Engine: Gasoline Problems

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 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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1996 Buick Regal engine problems

engine problem

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1996 Buick Regal Owner Comments

problem #10

May 182002

Regal

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

The vehicle experienced an oil leak at the intake manifold, the engine also developed rod bearing and/or wrist pin noise. Nlm

- Arvada, CO, USA

problem #9

Jul 062000

(reported on)

Regal

  • miles
While driving 1100 miles almost a quart of oil will be gone. Oil consumption is very high. Dealer claims this is a normal characterisic.

- Hackensack, NJ, USA

problem #8

Apr 011999

Regal

  • miles
Engine required replacement due to acceleration problems, several repair attempts prior to final diagnosis. Mjs

- Slidell, LA, USA

problem #7

Jan 141999

(reported on)

Regal

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

When applying brakes in wet conditions, the vehicle will stall. Also experiences a power surge, which could cause an accident.

- Colleen, TX, USA

problem #6

Jul 111998

Regal

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When the car is driven for a long period of time, it will begin stalling and cut off while driving, and will not restart for about 20 minutes. Took to the dealer 3 times for this problem, but they can't duplicate the problem.

- Chapin, SC, USA

problem #5

Mar 241998

Regal

  • miles
While driving the vehicle stalls without prior warning which almost caused an accident. Dealer cannot determine problem.

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

problem #4

Aug 261997

(reported on)

Regal

  • miles

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

Burning odor coming from the engine area.

- Millbrae, CA, USA

problem #3

Aug 261997

(reported on)

Regal

  • miles
Groaning/growling noise coming from the engine.

- Millbrae, CA, USA

problem #2

Aug 261997

(reported on)

Regal

  • miles
Vehicel stalled several times.

- Millbrae, CA, USA

problem #1

Aug 031997

Regal

  • miles
Vehicle stalls when driving, . once it stalls the vehicle will not restart; have to get it towed. Vehicle stalls at any given speed. Contacted the dealer, and they are aware of the problem.

- Spring Field, FL, USA

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