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NHTSA — Fuel System, Gasoline: Delivery: Fuel Pump Problems

4.3

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
26,000 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 fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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1996 Buick Regal Owner Comments

problem #6

Oct 102005

Regal 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 156,000 miles

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

Had an electric fuel pump failure after a period of problems with difficulty starting and poor acceleration. When the fuel pump was removed, there is evidence of arcing at the connector. Seems to be a fire hazard, as the pump is inside the fuel tank.

- Sugar Land, TX, USA

problem #5

Mar 012002

Regal

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While vehicle was in a repair shop a burned up fuel pump was replaced in fuel tank. Fuel pump available for analysis.

- Pueblo, CA, USA

problem #4

Jan 242001

Regal

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle would not start. Took vehicle to an independent mechanic who found fuel pump and fuel sending unit needed to be replaced. There was electrical problem with the fuel pump.

- Bowview, NH, USA

problem #3

Aug 192000

Regal

  • miles

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

Vehicle won't be able to crank at the time, and no electrical function. Vehicle had to be towed to technician, and he said that fuel pump had melted inside of fuel tank. When a part melts like that it just makes sparks.

- Childersburg, AL, USA

problem #2

Jun 301999

(reported on)

Regal

  • miles
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

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problem #1

Jul 071997

Regal

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The fuel pump shorted, causing an electrical arc in the gas tank. The fuse did not break the current. Manufacturer contacted, owner was not pleased with outcome.

- Indianopollis, IN, USA

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