really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 12
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
83,988 miles

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2000 Buick Regal engine problems

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2000 Buick Regal Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #8

Oct 262015


  • miles


The contact owns a 2000 Buick Regal. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V701000 (engine and engine cooling); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Eau Claire, WI, USA

problem #7

Aug 222012


  • 142,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Buick Regal. While driving 50 mph, the engine stalled without warning. The failure occurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the ignition switch needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 142,000. The VIN was not available.

- Forest Hills , NY, USA

problem #6

Jul 092015


  • 98,157 miles
I was driving my 2000 Buick Regal coming back from work, as I was driving and about ready to go into a steep turn, my stereo system first completely shut off, then everything else in my car failed as well, engine, power steering, etc. I was barely able to get it to the side of the road and when I tried to restart it, it barely turned over. Clearly there is an electrical problem in these vehicles and my car hasn't even reached 100,000 miles even.

- Caldwell, OH, USA

problem #5

Mar 042014

Regal 6-cyl

  • 41,500 miles


I was driving on a road at about 35 mph, I signaled to turned right and my vehicle went dead(the engine stopped-no steering or brakes.) fortunately, no one was driving behind me. I came to a halt and tried starting the engine multiple times, but all that happened was the dashboard lights would flash. Finally, I tried moving the turn signal up and down and it started! since then this has happened multiple times. This should not happen on a low mileage car or any car! I have almost gotten into multiple accidents!

- San Leandro, CA, USA

problem #4

Jul 312014


  • 75,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Buick Regal. The contact stated that while driving at 30 mph, the engine stalled. The contact was able to restart the vehicle. The problem occurred on two occasions. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 75,000.

- Plainview, NY, USA

problem #3

Jan 152014

Regal 6-cyl

  • miles
2000 Buick Regal. Consumer writes in regards to a defective ignition switch malfunction and requests reimbursement for replacement costs. The consumer stated his wife was driving, when the engine suddenly stopped. All of the instrument lights were flashing. His wife managed to make it home. His wife stopped driving the vehicle, so the consumer drove the vehicle, and a month later, the engine died at a stop sign. A few miles later, the engine stopped again, as he was turning off the highway. The steering and braking required considerable strength. As he drove four miles home, the vehicle stopped two more times. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, where a diagnosis revealed a defective ignition switch. Also, the oil pan gasket was replaced, due to an oil leak. Updated 06/05/14. Updated 08/07/14

- Bountiful, UT, USA

problem #2

Nov 112013

Regal 6-cyl

  • 130,000 miles
Driving on the highway and all of a sudden, all the lights at the dashboard came on. Went to the nearest exit and park in a parking lot. Tried to restart the car again but would not. When clicking, all the lights at the dashboard comes and starts blinking and flashing. Checked and replaced a new battery but that was not the solution. Can start but when you engage or try to turn the turning signal either side, the car turns off. I had to tow my car to the garage where they put it on the machine and found out about a. fault ignition switch and the. Computer. Replaced all of the them but still. Some lights keep coming on.

- Jacksonville , FL, USA

problem #1

Jan 112013


  • 160,000 miles
I had stopped at store on way home from work. When I came out of store I noticed smoke coming from under the hood of my car. I popped the hood and saw my engine on fire and proceeded to try and put the fire out. I took my jacket off and started hitting the engine and this burned up my jacket and scorched my hand. An employee from the store came out with a fire extinguisher and put out the fire. The fire department was called but fire was out before they got there. It burned up the entire top and sides of my engine. Their was a recall that would have stopped this but I did not receive it.

- Joelton, TN, USA

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