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2012 Buick Regal Repair and Maintenance Costs

A guide to repairs, service, and maintenance costs for your 2012 Buick Regal

2012 Buick Regal Problems

Serpentine Belt Tensioner Pulley May Wear Out

The serpentine belt tensioner pulley may wear out. Our technicians tell us that in order to get a new pulley from General Motors you must purchase a complete belt tensioner assembly.

 

Check Engine Light and Trouble Filling Gas Tank

The 2011-2013 Buick Regal is known to have issues with the EVAP system, a part of your emission control system.

The EVAP canister vent valve or valve solenoid wiring may fail causing illumination of the check engine light, setting code P0446, and problems filling the tank with fuel.

To correct the issue, the EVAP canister vent valve, solenoid, and wiring must be inspected. The most common fix is replacement of the wiring connector or replacement of the vent valve assembly.

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2012 Buick Regal Recalls

Front Seat Height Adjuster

The driver's and/or passenger's seat may suddenly drop to its lowest position because a bolt securing the height adjuster can fall out. This unexpected movement of the driver's seat could cause a distraction, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the height adjuster bolts in both front seats to correct this concern.

The Generator Control Module May Fail

eAssist is a hybrid drive system that includes an electric motor to assist the gas engine under certain driving conditions. These vehicles are being recalled because there may be an internal fault with the Generator Control Module (GCM). The module could allow the battery to discharge to the point were the vehicle could stall and/or not start. Also, a burning smell, smoke, and/or a fire could develop in the trunk. Dealers will inspect and replace the GCM to correct this concern.

Burned Out Signal Bulbs May Go Undetected By The Driver

The front turn signals are equipped with two bulbs on each side. If one bulb fails, the driver would not be made aware of the loss of light function, which could create a safety hazard. Dealers will update the body control module software free of charge to resolve the concern.

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