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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 13
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
86,339 miles

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2002 Buick Regal engine problems

engine problem

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2002 Buick Regal Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #8

Nov 252015

Regal

  • 149,000 miles

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

The contact owned a 2002 Buick Regal. The contact stated that while the vehicle was parked, the vehicle caught on fire near the engine. The contact was able to extinguish the fire. No police report was filed. The vehicle was destroyed. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and the VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 15V701000 (engine and engine cooling). The approximate failure mileage was 149,000.

- Blloomsburg, PA, USA

problem #7

Apr 062015

Regal

  • miles
The contact owns a 2002 Buick Regal. The contact stated that there was a progressing leak of oil and fumes associated with the engine. The contact notified the dealer more than once and they were not able to provide a remedy to prevent the condition. The contact noticed strong oil and fuel fumes on the exterior and interior of the vehicle. The contact later received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V701000 (engine and engine cooling). The contact called more than one dealer and they were unable to supply the part within a reasonable time frame to receive the recall remedy. The manufacturer was also unable to provide a reasonable time frame for when the part would be available. The failure mileage was not available. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Clarence Center, NY, USA

problem #6

Dec 162015

Regal

  • miles
The contact owns a 2002 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 not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Peru, IN, USA

problem #5

Oct 212015

Regal 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2002 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 made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available. Updated 04/04/16; updated 05/11/18

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #4

Feb 112014

Regal

  • 150,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Buick Regal. While driving at various speeds, the vehicle stalled without warning. The failure recurred several times. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. The technician stated that the vehicle was performing up to standards. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 150,000.

- Brunswick, OH, USA

problem #3

Mar 052015

Regal

  • 200,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Buick Regal. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 10 mph, a strong burning smell emitted in and around the vehicle. Upon inspecting the vehicle, the contact noticed that a fire had started on the engine compartment which spread and engulfed the vehicle. The contact did not sustain any injuries. A police and fire department reports were filed. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 200,000.

- Jamesville , NY, USA

problem #2

Apr 152013

Regal

  • 135,000 miles
Eastbound floating bridge road St joe county Michigan swerved to miss small animal exited right side of road struck a tree driver taken to hospital cdr system indicated that the driver (me) was not wearing a seat belt I was! air bags did not deploy driver sustained smashed right shoulder and ankle. Ambulance 4 surgeries more coming reha center for 3 weeks and then outpatient rehab still recovering at home previous accident 12/2012 driver hit a lamp post in kalamazoo parking lot damage in same area front.speed 15-20 bumper and frame damage (no police report) (no injuries) GM dealership (paw paw Michigan that repaired thought it was strange that air bags did not deploy for the amount of damage.

- Marcellus, MI, USA

problem #1

Jan 022013

Regal

  • 160,000 miles
In Dec of 2012, my alternator belt broke, so I had my Buick towed to a mechanic I have been using for this vehicle. I was driving my car afterwards about 2 weeks and the low windshield fluid light came on, ...so I lifted the hood and I find my oil cap smoldering and my spark plug wires charred.....even though I took this to the dealership for the recall...the recall didn't address a mechanic changing the wire routing of the car. The issue is oil leaking to the heat shield and catching on fire....not where the spark plugs were situated. I replaced the valve gasket and plugs/wires.

- Columbia, TN, USA

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