hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
60,000 miles

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2004 Buick Regal engine problems

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2004 Buick Regal Owner Comments

problem #2

May 182014

Regal 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 120,000 miles


The contact owns a 2004 Buick Regal. The contact stated that while driving 10 mph, the engine, steering wheel and brakes failed without warning. The contact mentioned that the vehicle suddenly died on deceleration. The vehicle was restarted and resumed normal operations however, the failure recurred five minutes later. The manufacturer was not contacted. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, who diagnosed that the throttle body and ignition switch needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The failure mileage was 120,500 and the current mileage was 120,600. Updated 8/28/14 updated 11/25/2014

- Tachoma, WA, USA

problem #1

May 312014


  • miles
Today, May 31, 2014, I was driving and smelt a harsh smoke from my car. Upon pulling over, and turning the vehicle off, once started again the car's steering wheel would no longer turn (it locked up). About 4 years ago I was driving on the highway when the car shut off and the steering wheel locked up. I got the electrical system replaced. Between that time and now, lights dim on and off, at one point lights were flashing, the gas pedal began to screech slightly as of yesterday, and I can't leave items plugged into the cigarette lighter of the car overnight because the car will die. No longer feel safe to drive this car.

- Smithtown, NY, USA

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