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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 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 #6

Sep 132001

Regal

  • miles

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

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 #5

Oct 111999

Regal

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving at 60mph, and in the process of passing another vehicle, transmission slipped out of gear and went into neutral, and engine accelerated. Contacted dealer, and was told that they couldn't find the cause.

- Tulsa, OK, USA

problem #4

Oct 011999

Regal

  • miles
There is aleakage within the throttle which leaks anti-freeze within the vehicle.

- La Mesa, CA, USA

problem #3

Jun 301999

(reported on)

Regal

  • miles

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

Car fails to accelerate past 30mph under normal driving conditions. Increasing pressure on gas pedal at 30mph yields no response from car. When car hits passing gear, finally accelerates past 30mph. In addition, at interstate speeds ie. 70-75 mph car develops almost a stutter and cannot maintain speed and starts to decelerate. Both problems occur in both drive and overdrive. Has been in for repairs to 4 different repair shops, 2 of them authorized Buick dealers. They have replaced throttle position sensor, cleaned fuel injectors, new fuel pump and fuel filter, new knock sensor and blown carbon out of engine twice. Car still does not accelerate as described.

- Mt. Pleasant, TX, USA

problem #2

Apr 301999

(reported on)

Regal

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer was pulling into driveway, while tryingto place vehicle in park, it suddenly accelerated, causing the vehicle to shoot into the garage and hit a boat which stopped vehicle, but it was still idling. Consumer had to shut off the engine. Dealer has been contacted.

- Santa Rosa, CA, USA

problem #1

Oct 301997

Regal

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
On three occasions the vehicle accelerated out of control. After second occasion, vehicle was towed to dealership. Dealer could not find a problem. On (5) or (6) occasions the brake pedal has been extremely hard to apply. They popped and cracked. Because this does not happen when taken to dealership, they have stated that nothing was wrong with the vehicle.

- West Minister, SC, USA

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