Buick Regal Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Buick Regal

Buick Regal Problems

Water Pump May Fail Prematurely

The water pump may develop a coolant leak resulting in an engine overheating condition.

 

Ignition Key Stuck Due to Failed Shifter

The automatic transmission shifter may fail, or a wire may break near the shifter causing the ignition key to become stuck in the ignition lock cylinder.

Stalling Due to Mass Air Flow or Crankshaft Position Sensor Failure

The mass air flow or crankshaft position sensor may fail causing the engine to intermittently stall. It may be necessary for the engine to cool down before it will restart.

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Buick Regal Questions

what is the cost of replacing lifter for trunk (3 answers)

I have a 1990 buick regal custom. It will crank but has no spark. Please need help its driving me nuts (2 answers)

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2003 Buick Regal
Symptoms include:
-started studdering in idle at long lights last week
-2 days ago, lost get up and go at acceleration, studdered, and not able to get above 30mph.
-was told its misfiring, changed spark plugs. Timing is off slightly
-overheated, wouldn't turn over
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Buick Regal Recalls

Power Steering Assist Fails

The power steering system may fail, resulting in extra effort being required to steer the vehicle. Dealers will replace the electric belt drive rack and pinion steering gear assembly free of charge to resolve the concern.

Engine Oil Leaks Onto Exhaust Manifold

Engine oil can leak onto the exhaust manifold, causing a fire hazard. This concern was addressed in previous recall notifications, but improvements to the repair have been made. Dealers will make improved repairs free of charge to resolve the concern.

Engine Oil Leaks

Engine oil may leak from the valve cover area, which can cause a burning odor and increase risk of fire. Dealers will replace the spark plug wire retainer to redirect the dripping oil on affected vehicles, and will replace the left valve cover gasket on vehicles with the 3.8L V6 supercharged engine.

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Buick Regal Reviews

Good car, know what to expect. This is a 15 year old GM product. To put it in perspective, my previous car was a 45 year old GM with higher mileage and LESS problems than this. Mechanically it's very sound. The three big issues tend to be gaskets, grounding issues and interior quality. If you buy one of these, expect to find a few interior parts (dirt cheap as regals are common enough to pop up...
I love my Buick and it operates great. I had to have the catalytic convertor replaced about 3 years ago and it's been okay. Now for no reason it cuts off and I have to put it in neutral and recrank. It cranks fine, but it's very scary when I'm traveling alone. Computer shows nothing is wrong and naturally it won't do it when my mechanic drives it. Unpredictable! Help.
MY rack and pinion is leaking on the right side

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