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NHTSA — Power Train: Automatic Transmission Problems

5.6

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
16,000 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.

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1996 Buick Regal transmission problems

transmission problem

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1996 Buick Regal Owner Comments

problem #5

May 192001

Regal 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles

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

Automatic transmission has a lot of plastic parts inside, they melted down due to vehicle overheating. This transmission should be made like that of the old ones, with metal parts to make it last longer.

- Spring Hill, FL, USA

problem #4

Sep 142000

(reported on)

Regal

  • miles
Transmission is leaking fluid.

- Sterling Hts, MI, USA

problem #3

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 #2

Aug 311997

Regal

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Transmission makes loud whining noise.

- Tillamook, OR, USA

problem #1

Sep 011996

Regal

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Transmission slipped out of drive into neutral.

- Portland, OR, USA

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