NHTSA — Vehicle Speed Control: Cruise Control Problems


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
17,575 miles

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2001 Buick Regal Owner Comments

problem #4

May 172006


  • 24,000 miles


I own a 2001 Buick Regal that I bought new, it has 27,000 original miles. Two years ago when I engaged the cruise control and the car accelerated on its own. Now whenever the cruise control is engaged sometimes it works at first and then later it may start accelerate until you hit the brakes to disengage it.

- Sardinia, OH, USA

problem #3

Dec 242006


  • miles
Cruise control only works intermittently and sometimes operates normally for a period of time then accelerates very rapidly unexpectedly. I have not returned to a dealer yet but thought the incidents important to report.

- White Cloud , MI, USA

problem #2

Feb 232004

Regal 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 46,300 miles
While on the interstate I had my cruise control set on 70 mph and all of a sudden my car jumped to 90 mph before I realized it. I hit the brakes to disengage it. It did this 3 or 4 times and the last time I nearly rear ended a car so I just quit using it. Also when I would use my signal for a right lane change it would kill the cruise and I would have to hit the gas real quick to get in the other lane.

- Chattanooga, TN, USA

problem #1

Feb 262004


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving at 65 mph and engaging the cruise control vehicle suddenly accelerated. Driver tapped the brakes and speed increased even more.

- Chattanooga, TN, USA

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