NHTSA — Visibility: Windshield Problems


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1998 Buick Regal windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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1998 Buick Regal Owner Comments

problem #4

May 171998


  • miles


There is excessive glare in the windshield of this vehicle; excessive to a point of total blindness when I enter my garage. The problem is a result of the steep angle of glass, a very light colored gray dash and the size of the dash. This combination causes the windshield to take on the appearance of being foggy at all times. At night, when driving under overhead lights the condition is even worse ; as is the case when driving the car into my garage which is also light gray. In this circumstance I am almost totally blinded by the images transposed into the windshield. I have contacted Buick at least 6-8 times asking for help to resolve the problem but the most they would offer is a suggestion to get myself some polarized sun glasses or purchase a dash mat (with a warning that the dash mat may not help either). My contention is that Buick built the car, they claim that it was tested for safety standards and it's not safe as far as my vision is concerned. They should be held accountable to correct defects in the products they sell. There are solutions to this problem, they are aware of it but they would rather not address it untill someone gets hurt.T.

- Brockport, NY, USA

problem #3

Apr 281999


  • miles
Recurring A/C, electrical system, and window vibration problems have not been resolved by the manufacturer, despite numerous attempts. Was referred to a Buick regional rep, who consistently lied about the fact that Buick was aware of these problems in numerous (maybe all) 1998 Regals. When that didn't deter me and the truth established, he attempted to use physical threats to get me to back down. That didn't deter me either. BBB arbitration process was a farce. BBB admitted that the vehicle was considered a lemon, but their resolution was to let Buick have the car for an additional 30 day period to attempt to repair it. Neither the BBB, nor Buick followed the BBB's own arbitration rules. Buick rep and arbitrator both lied during the arbitration hearing, despite taking an oath at the beginning of the proceedings. These facts have been well documented, and were witnessed by another person who attended the hearing on my behalf. Ready to start legal proceedings to protect my rights and obtain a truly fair resolution compensate for these defects. Also want to make sure Buick doesn't treat other customers the way they have treated me.

- Fountain Valley, CA, USA

problem #2

Oct 291998

(reported on)


  • miles
The windshield design creates poor visibility due to reflection of dashboard and air vents onto area of vision.

- Silverspring, MD, USA

problem #1

Apr 091998

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Black line running through windshield.

- Evansville, IN, USA

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