NHTSA — Service Brakes, Hydraulic: Antilock Problems

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
13,002 miles

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2000 Buick Regal brakes problems

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2000 Buick Regal Owner Comments

problem #9

Nov 142005

Regal 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 17 miles

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

1. trac off light / antilock light / chk eng soon light on 2. & 3. note: Vehicle was taken to authorized Buick dealership (brown & wood - 329 greenville blvd - greenville, nc 27834 (tel.252-355-6080)..following comments recorded on customer # 7536183 invoice # 152240 dtc C1218 pump motor circuit shorted to voltage. The problem does not always exist. The diagnosis at this time is all ok. Nothing checks faulty, but the ebcm is failing at times. Also may need a bpmv pack also. Quoted. Declined. Cleared dtc's. I would replace the ebcm first. ( cost for repair quoted approx $2500 which was declined due to further investigation by owner on whether this is a know issue. Vehicle has only 64,814 mi.) searched NHTSA site & noted item number 10017271. Issue also reported to GM @ 800-762-2737 in which file was opened for business case in effort to resolve with minimum cost to me as the customer.

- Pinetops, NC, USA

problem #8

Jun 072005

Regal

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles
I have a 2000 Buick Regal. In June 2005 three warning lights started showing up on my dash "check engine", "anti lock brakes" and "traction control system off". the light stayed on for 1 week and then went off. Thirty days later, the light came back on and stayed on for 1 week and then went off. I took the car to the williams family auto mall dealership (where I originally purchased the car and have had my car serviced) to diagnose the problem. They told me the anti lock brake system needs to be replaced and it will cost me $3,200 to fix. The car has 80,000 miles on it. I declined having this fixed because I do not have that kind of money to repair the car. In the middle of August, the three warning lights came on again and have stayed on since them. Now that I see the recall notice for GM's trucks and SUV's with anti lock brake system problems I wanted to see if my problems are related to the recall. I also wanted to see if there is anyway I can have my car repaired along with this recall notice. Its not right for such a system to go out with 80,000 miles. In August 2005, I also has the power steering go out on all left turns. This was a major safety issue and I had to pay $1,000 to have this fixed. This also happened at 80,000 miles and again, in my opinion, should not have gone out. I had no choice but to repair this problem because I could not make any left turns with the vehicle. I took the car to the dealership for an estimate which was $2,300 who said the "rack" was out. I then took it to a local garage, dempseys, and they said the "pinion" part of the steering was out. I had the car fixed at dempseys for $1,000 with refurbished parts and the problem is fixed.

- Newark, DE, USA

problem #7

Apr 022005

Regal 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Anti-lock brake and traction off warning lights are displayed on the instrument panel. Two previous times since July 2004 this has occurred. Three different components of the anti-lock system have been changed.I'm concerned about faulty equipment and the anti-lock brakes not working in the event of a crash.

- Waycross, GA, USA

problem #6

Apr 232004

(reported on)

Regal

  • miles

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

While traveling at low speed brakes locked up. As a result, driver lost control of vehicle.

- East Falmouth, MA, USA

problem #5

Feb 062003

Regal 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 37,000 miles
While the vehicle was being serviced, the dealer discovered the tie rod was broken. (this was the third incident by a GM auto with low mileage) the ABS sensor and bearing was replaced, the 2 wheel alignment, set the caster, camber 120 cr 519, and toe in to factory specifics.

- Belvidere, NJ, USA

problem #4

Oct 242001

(reported on)

Regal

  • miles
Severe brake rotor distortion (all four wheels). Resurface of rotors failed to correct. Dealer replaced all four rotors and all brake linings at 23,000 miles. ABS system also activated without cause when going over bumps. Dealer relocated wiring away from wheel/axle assembly.

- St. Pete Beach, FL, USA

problem #3

Sep 182001

Regal

  • miles

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

ABS braking system is defective. Vehicle was involved in an accident. Vehicle didn't stop whe N consumer applied pedal and brakes.

- Mill Creek, WA, USA

problem #2

Feb 122001

Regal

  • miles
Intermittent problem with brake failure. When applying brakes a grinding sound would come from front wheels, and vehicle would not stop. Vehicle in dealer shop on one occasion, and problem stilloccurring. Provide any further details on this matter.

- Rockford, IL, USA

problem #1

Dec 072000

Regal

  • miles
Brake pedal slowly decends all the way to the floor when appling brakes. In normal braking a small tap would make the brakes react and the pedal stayed firm and would not slowly decend to floor. I took it into sudbay (the problem occured the whole half hour drive). When I got there, the brakes were again functioning normally and did so all the way to work (15 minutes). When I left work this evening, it was acting up again.

- Bronx, NY, USA

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