NHTSA — Seats Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
68,795 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2012 Buick Regal accessories - interior problems

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2012 Buick Regal Owner Comments

problem #5

Oct 032020


  • 88,450 miles


In the 2 years I've owned this vehicle, I have had to replace both rear turn signal bulbs 4 times. The socket looks melted. On October 3, 2020...the front passenger seat adjustment stopped working. It can recline back, but not return to the upright position

- Garner, NC, USA

problem #4

Jan 102018


  • 100,000 miles
My brake pedal always get stuck depressed down in hot humid weather. You literally have to drive with two feet to lift pedal when time to accelerate. My driver seat also goes in and out when trying to adjust the seat. It will not move unless I play with the power adjuster a few times then it will maneuver. My radio also turns off and on by itself with bluetooth is connected or sometimes the radio wouldn't turn on with car running or turn off while car is off.

- Detroit, MI, USA

problem #3

May 172019


  • miles
Power seat buttons work off and on. My drivers seat was reclined and now wont go back up, I checked my VIN and no recalls have been issued on it. Dangerous to drive I was told that there is a recall on 2012 Buick Regal power seats but not on my VIN.I have an appt with the Buick dealer to fix. Which wont be cheap.

- Thornton, CO, USA

problem #2

Oct 062017


  • 59,527 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Buick Regal. The contact stated that the front driver's seat caught fire while the vehicle was idling. The contact noticed flames coming from the seat. The contact managed to extinguish the fire. There were no injuries. The fire and police departments were also present and a police report was filed. The failure occurred without warning. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and did not assist. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where the front driver side seat harness and eight way power switch were diagnosed as the cause of the failure, which needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The dealer was not notified. The failure mileage was 59,527.

- New Milford, CT, USA

problem #1

Sep 222017


  • 96,000 miles
My battery seems to be losing charge. Then it will completely die. When I charge it on a battery charger for a while it would hold the charge for a a couple of days then die again. I had the battery, alternator, and starter checked and machanic stated that they are all working good. This happens randomly. The driverside power control buttons work on and off. Some days they work and others they dont, almost like a short. This also happens randomly.

- Bakersfield, CA, USA

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