NHTSA — Exterior Lighting: Turn Signal Problems


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
32,750 miles

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1998 Buick Regal lights problems

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1998 Buick Regal Owner Comments

problem #4

Apr 152008

Regal 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,000 miles


1998 Buick Regal gs, problem evident for the last 10, 000 miles. When using the turn signal stick, car experiences a "dead short" and engine shuts down while car is rolling. Car becomes worse as car is driven for an extended period of time. Dealer said he could not reproduce the problem. It is intermittent, but extremely dangerous. On my last ride(4/21/2008), the vehicle consistently experienced a cut off of power and if I had not moved the turn signal stalk to its neutral position, I am sure the car would have stalled while still in motion, reducing and/or eliminating power steering and brake functions. The problem started at about 75,000 miles. Have there been other complaints?

- North Kingstown, RI, USA

problem #3

Oct 062006

Regal 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 56,000 miles
The right turn signal continually blows out on my 1998 Buick Regal. I am concerned that it will start a fire in my engine compartment.

- Gibbsboro, NJ, USA

problem #2

Aug 222003


  • miles
Turn signal comes on and off intermittently when applied. Cause of problem undetermined at this time.

- Rochester, NY, USA

problem #1

Jan 271998

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Directional signals are too small.

- San Diego, CA, USA

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