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NHTSA — Electrical System: Alternator/Generator/Regulator Problems

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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1998 Buick Skylark electrical problems

electrical problem

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1998 Buick Skylark Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 162005

Skylark 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Contact stated that on 7-11-05 had a new alternator put in. It failed on 8-13-05., and it was replaced on 8-14-05. It is not showing up on the tester as consistent. It was arching and draining the battery. The part number for the alternator was #8225-7. they will replace it in a certain amount of time; but that did not help the call now because car died the freeway. A mechanic told her they were putting bad regulators in these alternators. This included the following companies;: car quest, and BBB industries; 5640 commerce East, mobile, al 36619. Palladium; box 2710 ronoake, va 24001.

- Buffafo, NY, USA

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