2012 Buick Regal electrical NHTSA complaints: Electrical System

NHTSA — Electrical System Problems


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
35,006 miles

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2012 Buick Regal electrical problems

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2012 Buick Regal Owner Comments

problem #3

Jan 152014


  • 66,000 miles


The contact owns a 2012 Buick Regal. Contact stated that the brake lights and headlights stopped working. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and repaired. No further information was available. The contact also indicated that after shutting the vehicle off, the engine would not restart. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that there was a voltage drainage issue. The manufacturer was notified of the failures. The failure mileage was 66,000.

- Lake Jackson, TX, USA

problem #2

Mar 192015


  • 39,000 miles
The car had no electrical power. Anything electrical wouldn't work. We couldn't remove the ignition key, put windows or anything. The second time I tried to use the vehicles self jump start but nothing would work. There was absolutely no power in this car at this time. My wife said at on different occasions she did smell a burning odor. We also had the digital speedometer stop working. It started working again after the car was shut off and restarted. We feel we are driving a firebomb waiting to happen and do not want anything to do with this car anymore. Currently its at a GM dealer and they are trying to figure out whats wrong with this car. Best part is the dealers don't want this car back as evidenced by the low trade in value that was offered.

- Ogdensburg, NY, USA

problem #1

Jul 102012


  • 19 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Buick Regal. The contact stated that the vehicle rpms idles high and the vehicle failed to accelerate over 45mph. Also, the contact mentioned that the doors failed to unlock with the remote control and as a result, she had to use the key to unlock the doors. The vehicle was taken to the dealer several times who was unable to duplicate the failure but decided to reprogrammed the vehicle computer system as a safety precaution. The remedy failed to repair the problem. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 19 and the current mileage was 1,200.

- Midlothian , VA, USA

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