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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
14,333 miles

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1996 Buick Regal steering problems

steering problem

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1996 Buick Regal Owner Comments

problem #3

Dec 222002

Regal 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 43,000 miles


Lever that controls the 'tilt wheel' broke off at the steering column. The auto was purchased new by me and I only have 44,000 miles on it. I called livingston motors, but was told that there is no warranty on that part..I have been a regular customer there.

- West Hills, CA, USA

problem #2

Dec 062001


  • miles
Consumer stated the drive selector movement was becoming stiff and was getting progressively worse, the drive detents could hardly be felt and consumer had to watch the selector pointer to determine what drive position was being selected, the vehicle was taken to the dealer and it was determined that rust was in the steering column.

- Kansas City, MO, USA

problem #1

Sep 142000

(reported on)


  • miles
The rubber seal around the front steering ball joints ruptured, causing all lubricant to leak out. The car pulls right and makes a slight noise when stearing, due to advanced wear. I contacted both the dealership and manufaturer, but since the cars just came out of warranty, the cost of repair would not be covered.

- Sterling Hts, MI, USA

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