Buick REGAL Complaints

2015 Buick REGAL
  • Date of Incident: Jan-01, 2024
  • Date complaint filed: May-23, 2024
  • Failed components: ENGINE

Excessive oil consumption on the 2. 4l engine. Gm has known about the oil consumption on these engines for a long time and if oil is not consistently checked and topped off it will seize the motor while driving

2016 Buick REGAL
  • Date of Incident: Dec-13, 2021
  • Date complaint filed: May-19, 2024
  • Failed components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING

I purchased the 2016 buick regal used in 2021 with 40,000 miles. , it now has close to 70,000 miles. It’s still in well cared for mint condition, except for the driver side headlight. Condensation appeared and has been getting worse, dealership says the only option is buying another complete headlight assembly for $1200. 00. The led part of that headlight has stopped working. , it’s inevitable that the bulbs themselves with fail also. This is a safety issue. It’s absurdly cost prohibitive for me and most everybody else to spend that kind of money to fix a headlight.. , and $1200. 00 is the cost of the part alone, we’d be adding labor to that. This is a manufacturer defect that so many people are suffering with. They say we’re getting no relief from this because not enough people have filed complaints to the nhtsa. Gm should be compelled to provide this part to us at a much more reasonable price. I’m just a poor widower dad with a daughter in college. Thank you.

2016 Buick REGAL
  • Date of Incident: May-15, 2024
  • Date complaint filed: May-16, 2024
  • Failed components: STEERING

The contact owns a 2016 buick regal. The contact stated that while driving at an undisclosed speed, the vehicle lost power steering functionality and the vehicle became difficult to steer. The contact stated that the failure occurred intermittently. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired by an independent mechanic or the dealer. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure but provided no assistance. The failure mileage was approximately 43,000.

2015 Buick REGAL
  • Date of Incident: Apr-30, 2024
  • Date complaint filed: May-04, 2024
  • Failed components: SERVICE BRAKES

After starting my vehicle with foot on the brake and putting the vehicle in gear it will move forward and occasionally roll for 4 or 5 feet before the brake engages. This is extremely dangerous as i'm pulling out of a parking space and merging with ongoing traffic! This has been going on for approximately three weeks. The vehicle literally has no brakes for four or five feet despite the fact that my foot being pressed all the way down on the brake pedal!! Last week i came very close to a major accident when i couldn't stop for an on oncoming car. Thank goodness the operator of the other vehicle stopped in time to avoid a serious accident! I immediately took the car to a local garage to have my brakes checked. They found no issues. I then took it to the buick dealer,bical, and they found a serious issue. The brake vacuum pump had frozen and had actually disintegrated and no longer was functional. Parts from the pump entered the valve shaft area also. The end result was a $3,000 repair bill. The important issue here is the driver safety on the road. Although this was only occasional and at low speeds left unattended would lead to a total brake failure with major consequences and major fatalities!! God only know how many major accidents occurred with major consequences without anyone knowing the true source of the accident details. I have read online that 1996-1997 cadillacs also have this same issue!! This is a very poor design and a major safety issue. After all there is no such thing as a minor brake issue!!! I'm avail to discuss this issue issue at your convenience. I can be reached on [xxx] [xxx] cell. Repair bill available. Information redacted pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u. S. C. 552(b)(6)

2016 Buick REGAL
  • Date of Incident: Mar-18, 2024
  • Date complaint filed: Apr-25, 2024
  • Failed components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

The contact owns a 2016 buick regal. The contact stated while driving 35-40 mph, the check engine warning light illuminated, and the vehicle started sputtering. The contact veered to the side of the road and turned off the vehicle for 5-10 minutes. The contact stated that upon restarting the vehicle, the failure was no longer present. The contact drove to the residence. The contact stated that the failure recurred while driving. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, where it was diagnosed that the cylinder #1 coil pack and spark plug needed to be replaced. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, where all the coil packs and sparks plugs were replaced; however, the failure recurred several days later. The vehicle was taken back to the independent mechanic, where it was determined that the failure was related to tsb number: 16-na-383 (engine and engine cooling). The dealer was contacted and informed the contact that the tsb was vin specific, and the vehicle was not covered. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and referred the contact to the nhtsa hotline for assistance. The failure mileage was approximately 85,900.

2017 Buick REGAL
  • Date of Incident: Apr-21, 2024
  • Date complaint filed: Apr-22, 2024
  • Failed components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

The contact owns a 2017 buick regal. The contact stated while driving 80-85 mph downhill and depressing the brake pedal, the brake pedal was rigid, failed to lower as needed, and the vehicle failed to respond. The brake assist warning light was illuminated. The contact stated that upon depressing the brake pedal harder, the brake pedal slightly travelled down and bounced back. Additionally, the steering wheel shuddered, and the vehicle failed to respond. The contact allowed the vehicle to gradually decelerate independently. The contact was able to drive to her destination at slower speeds. The contact related the failure to nhtsa campaign number: 22v465000 (service brakes, hydraulic) however, the vin was not included. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, where a fee was charged for diagnostic testing. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 165,000.

2011 Buick REGAL
  • Date of Incident: Dec-28, 2023
  • Date complaint filed: Apr-16, 2024
  • Failed components: ENGINE, STRUCTURE:BODY, and LANE DEPARTURE: BLIND SPOT DETECTION

The cars mileage was altered due to car being wrecked prior and the other car that was used to replace wrecked parts was hidden and vin number was altered. Copart inc and ict sharp rides are party's involved, i bought car on 12/28/2023 mileage was listed as 132525

2019 Buick REGAL
  • Date of Incident: Mar-06, 2024
  • Date complaint filed: Apr-14, 2024
  • Failed components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM and FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

Hello, i am the original owner of my 2019 buick regal sportback which shows a "shift to park message when i attempt to shut off the car and the car shifter is in the park position. I am unable to turn off lights, radio, or accessories. This condition runs down the battery and prevents me from starting the car as the shifter stays locked in position unless the car is running. This should be covered under the gm drivetrain warranty. Please help.

2012 Buick REGAL
  • Date of Incident: Mar-04, 2024
  • Date complaint filed: Mar-04, 2024
  • Failed components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING

2nd bad headlamp assembly that develops moisture and causes lamp to go out. First was passenger side now driver side

2013 Buick REGAL
  • Date of Incident: Feb-23, 2024
  • Date complaint filed: Feb-23, 2024
  • Failed components: SERVICE BRAKES and VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

Second time, the car has basically shut down. Brake assist, abs and traction control lights on. Stabilitrak service light. Had to slow down to 25 miles an hour because it was shaking so bad and limped it home. Last time they said it was a bearing in one of the tires. Also states said it has multiple misfires. Having it towed tomorrow to see what it is now.

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