1999 Buick Regal

8 Recalls & Safety Reports

Recall List for the 1999 Buick Regal

Official recalls have been issued for the 1999 Buick Regal by the NHTSA. The complete details of all recalls are listed below, along with what they cover and the recommended solutions.

Recalls don't cost you anything to get fixed, but most are time-limited, so if your car is affected you should call your local Buick service department immediately!

If you have questions about a recall, write down your VIN & then call Buick customer service.

  1. 1999 Buick Regal ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE, ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:MANIFOLD/HEADER/MUFFLER/TAIL PIPE NHTSA Campaign #15V701000

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 26, 2015
    • Vehicles Affected: 1,003,556

    Summary: General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 1998-1999 Chevrolet Lumina and Oldsmobile Intrigue, 1997-2004 Buick Regal and Pontiac Grand Prix, 2000-2004 Chevrolet Impala, and 1998-2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo vehicles. The affected vehicles were previously repaired under recalls 08V-118, 09V-116, and 15V-201 to address the possibility that engine oil may drip onto the hot exhaust manifold.

    Consequence: Engine oil that drips onto the hot surface of the exhaust manifold may result in a fire.

    Actions: The remedy applied under recalls 08V-118, 09V-116, and 15V-201 did not adequately remove the safety risk. Under the improved remedy, dealers will replace the engine¿s front valve cover and gasket. Vehicles that are covered by recalls 08V-118, 09V-116, or 15V-201 that have not yet received the original remedy will instead receive the improved remedy under the original recall number. The recall began on February 19, 2016. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020, Buick customer service at 1-800-521-7300, Oldsmobile customer service at 1-800-442-6537 and Pontiac customer service at 1-800-458-8006. GM's number for this recall is 15757. Note: Until the improved remedy has been applied, owners are advised to park their vehicle outside since the fire risk exists even when the vehicle is unattended. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #15V701000 »

  2. 1999 Buick Regal ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING NHTSA Campaign #09V116000

    • Date Announced: APRIL 08, 2009
    • Vehicles Affected: 1,497,516

    Summary: General Motors is recalling 1,497,516 MY 1997-2003 Buick Regal, MY 1998-2003 Chevrolet lumina, Monte Carlo and Impala, MY 1998-1999 Oldsmobile intrigue, MY 1997-2003 Pontiac Grand Prix vehicles equipped with a 3.8L V6 naturally aspirated engine. Some of these vehicles have a condition in which drops of engine oil may be deposited on the exhaust manifold through hard braking.

    Consequence: If the manifold is hot enough and the oil runs below the heat shield, it may ignite into a small flame and may spread to the plastic spark plug wire channel and beyond increasing the risk of an engine compartment fire.

    Actions: Dealers will replace the engine's front valve cover and front-valve-cover gasket with new parts of an improved design and remove the engine's plastic cover and plastic oil-fill-tube extension, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin during May 2016. Owners may contact Chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438, Oldsmobile at 1-800-630-6537, and Pontiac at 1-800-620-7668 or www.Pontiac.com or http:www.gmownercenter.com. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #09V116000 »

  3. 1999 Buick Regal STEERING NHTSA Campaign #09E005000

    • Date Announced: FEBRUARY 17, 2009
    • Vehicles Affected: 979

    Summary: Dorman is recalling 979 steering knuckles, dorman P/nos. 697-902 and 697-903, sold under dorman's "oe solutionstm" brand name, and Napa P/nos. 7-8502 and 7-8503 which were sold for replacement use on the various vehicles listed above. A potential material or design defect could result in the steering knuckle breaking in the hub area.

    Consequence: A broken steering knuckle could result in loss of steering control and a possible crash without warning.

    Actions: Dorman will notify owners and replace the defective steering knuckles free of charge and reimburse the repair facility or owner for labor. The recall began on February 23, 2009. Owners may contact dorman's toll-free hotline at 1-800-523-2492 and press 5. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #09E005000 »

  4. 1999 Buick Regal STEERING NHTSA Campaign #08E063000

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 17, 2008
    • Vehicles Affected: 3,855

    Summary: Dorman products is recalling 3,900 intermediate steering shafts dorman part nos. 425-151, 425-152, and 425-153, (sold under dorman's "oe solutions" brand name), balkamp #'s 7-3057, 7-3058, 7-3059 (sold under the "Napa" brand name), and platinum parts #'s 2425151, 2425152, and 2425153 manufactured during the month of September 2007. These replacement steering shafts can be used on the vehicles listed above. The weld connecting the inner tube to the outer tube may be defective.

    Consequence: If the weld fails, loss of steering could result, possibly resulting in a vehicle crash.

    Actions: Dorman will notify owners and replace the steering shafts free of charge. The recall began on October 16, 2008. Owners may contact dorman toll free at 1-800-523-2492. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #08E063000 »

  5. 1999 Buick Regal ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING NHTSA Campaign #08V118000

    • Date Announced: MARCH 12, 2008
    • Vehicles Affected: 207,542

    Summary: GM is recalling 207,542 MY 1997-2003 Buick Regal and Pontiac Grand Prix vehicles equipped with a 3.8L supercharged V-6 engine. These vehicles have higher front rocker cover gasket temperatures, creating the potential for earlier degradation of the front rocker cover gasket and eventual oil seepage.

    Consequence: Certain underhood fires may be caused by drops of engine oil, from seepage or spillage, being deposited on the exhaust manifold through hard braking. If the manifold is hot enough and the oil runs below the heat shield, it may ignite into a small flame and, in some instances, the fire may spread to the plastic spark plug wire channel and beyond.

    Actions: Dealers will replace the engine's front valve cover and front-valve-cover gasket with new parts of an improved design and remove the engine's plastic cover and plastic oil-fill-tube extension, along with the 1-3-5 spark plug wire retainers, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin during May 2016., free of charge. The recall is expected to begin during May 2016. Until the remedy is completed, GM strongly recommends that owners observe the following important precautions (1) that owners do not park their vehicle in a garage, car port, or other structure; (2) if owners notice a burning odor, they should have their dealer inspect the vehicle. The dealer will inspect the vehicle without charge; (3) use premium fuel (91 octane or higher) in the vehicle as recommended in the vehicle's owner manual. Owners may contact Buick at 1-866-608-8080 or Pontiac at 1-800-620-7668, or through their website at www.gmownercenter.com>www.gmownercenter.com. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #08V118000 »

  6. 1999 Buick Regal EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS NHTSA Campaign #04V375000

    • Date Announced: AUGUST 10, 2004
    • Vehicles Affected: 199,793

    Summary: Certain passenger vehicles do not conform to the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard no. 108, "lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment." Some of these vehicles do not meet the overhead sign illumination requirements.

    Consequence: Less illumination may reduce the ability of the driver to read overhead signs when driving at night.

    Actions: Dealers will install new low beam headlamp bulbs in both of the headlamp assemblies. The recall began on September 8, 2004. Owners should contact Buick at 1-866-608-8080. Note: If the bulb needs replacement in the future, GM bulb number 89024715 is available from a dealer, or the equivalent sylvania bulb is 9006hp, with orange lettering on the bulb. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #04V375000 »

  7. 1999 Buick Regal EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS NHTSA Campaign #99V356000

    • Date Announced: DECEMBER 17, 1999
    • Vehicles Affected: 411,880

    Summary: Vehicle description: Passenger vehicles. These vehicles do not conform to the requirements of FMVSS no. 108, "lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment." The vertical head lamp adjusting device may not be calibrated properly.

    Consequence: Driver visibility may be impaired increasing the risk of a crash.

    Actions: Owners will be provided with an owner's manual insert containing instructions for optically aiming the headlamps. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #99V356000 »

  8. 1999 Buick Regal SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK NHTSA Campaign #99V170000

    • Date Announced: JULY 09, 1999
    • Vehicles Affected: 168,559

    Summary: Some of these vehicles with the key in the "on" position, exhibit a condition in which the antilock brake system (ABS) motor shorts to its case and grounds through a flexible brake fluid pipe.

    Consequence: This short can cause extreme heating of the flexible brake pipe where it can melt a nearby flexible plastic fuel hose, which could result in an underhood fire.

    Actions: Dealers will install a ground cable from the electronic brake control module (ebcm) to the engine compartment body rail. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #99V170000 »

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