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Buick Regal Recalls

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10/14/16 General motors llc (gm) is recalling certain model year 2016-2017 buick verano and 2016 chevrolet malibu as the electronic park lock lever may allow the ignition key to be removed without the transmission being in park. also, certain 2013 buick encore, 2011 buick regal, 2013-2014 buick verano, 2011-2016 chevrolet cruze, 2010-2013 chevrolet equinox 2013-2015 chevrolet malibu, and 2011-2013 gmc terrain vehicles may have been serviced with similar defective replacement electronic park lock levers. as such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard (fmvss) number 114, "theft protection and rollaway prevention."

If the key is removed without the transmission in park, the vehicle may rollaway as occupants are exiting, increasing the risk of injury.

Gm will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and if necessary replace the key cylinder lock housing, free of charge. the recall began on october 14, 2016. owners may contact chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020, buick 1-800-521-7300, and gmc 1-800-462-8782. gm's number for this recall is 50490 and 50491.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
06/21/00 Vehicle description: passenger vehicles. the clamp that secures the flexible fuel fill hose to the metal fill tube may be loose and could separate.

This could cause fuel leakage exceeding the permissible amount.

Dealers will inspect the fuel hose fill neck clamp and, if necessary, reposition and tighten the clamp.

Owner notification began june 21, 2000. owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact chevrolet at 1-800-222-1020 or buick at 1-800-521-7300.also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
10/14/16 Engine General motors llc (gm) is recalling certain model year 2016-2017 buick verano and 2016 chevrolet malibu as the electronic park lock lever may allow the ignition key to be removed without the transmission being in park. also, certain 2013 buick encore, 2011 buick regal, 2013-2014 buick verano, 2011-2016 chevrolet cruze, 2010-2013 chevrolet equinox 2013-2015 chevrolet malibu, and 2011-2013 gmc terrain vehicles may have been serviced with similar defective replacement electronic park lock levers. as such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard (fmvss) number 114, "theft protection and rollaway prevention."

If the key is removed without the transmission in park, the vehicle may rollaway as occupants are exiting, increasing the risk of injury.

Gm will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and if necessary replace the key cylinder lock housing, free of charge. the recall began on october 14, 2016. owners may contact chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020, buick 1-800-521-7300, and gmc 1-800-462-8782. gm's number for this recall is 50490 and 50491.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
04/24/15 Engine General motors llc (gm) notified the agency on april 2, 2015, that they are is recalling certain model year 2004 buick regal vehicles manufactured april 9, 2003, to june 1, 2003, 2004 chevrolet impala vehicles manufactured april 8, 2003, to june 23, 2003, and 2004 chevrolet monte carlo vehicles manufactured april 7, 2003, to june 23, 2003. on may 18, 2015, gm expanded the recall to cover an additional 49,751 2004 pontiac grand prix vehicles manufactured january 6, 2003, to june 25, 2004. in the affected vehicles, the valve cover gasket may leak.

The leaking engine oil can drip onto the hot surface of the exhaust manifold, increasing the risk of a fire.

Gm will notify owners, and dealers will remove the plastic cover and plastic oil fill tube extension and replace the front valve cover and gasket. these repairs will be done free of charge. the recall began on april 24, 2015. owners may contact buick customer service at 1-800-521-7300, pontiac customer service at 1-800-762-2737 or chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020. gm's number for this recall is 14574.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
04/28/08 Engine Gm is recalling 207,542 my 1997-2003 buick regal and pontiac grand prix vehicles equipped with a 3.8l supercharged v-6 engine. these vehicles have higher front rocker cover gasket temperatures, creating the potential for earlier degradation of the front rocker cover gasket and eventual oil seepage.

Certain underhood fires may be caused by drops of engine oil, from seepage or spillage, being deposited on the exhaust manifold through hard braking. if the manifold is hot enough and the oil runs below the heat shield, it may ignite into a small flame and, in some instances, the fire may spread to the plastic spark plug wire channel and beyond.

Dealers will replace the engine?s front valve cover and front-valve-cover gasket with new parts of an improved design and remove the engine?s plastic cover and plastic oil-fill-tube extension, along with the 1-3-5 spark plug wire retainers, free of charge. the recall is expected to begin during may 2016. , free of charge. the recall is expected to begin during may 2016. until the remedy is completed, gm strongly recommends that owners observe the following important precautions (1) that owners do not park their vehicle in a garage, car port, or other structure; (2) if owners notice a burning odor, they should have their dealer inspect the vehicle. the dealer will inspect the vehicle without charge; (3) use premium fuel (91 octane or higher) in the vehicle as recommended in the vehicle's owner manual. owners may contact buick at 1-866-608-8080 or pontiac at 1-800-620-7668, or through their website at http://www.gmownercenter.com .

Gm recall no. 07035. customers may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .
04/10/14 Transmission and Drivetrain General motors llc (gm) is recalling certain model year 2014 buick regal, lacrosse, verano, and enclave, and chevrolet impala, malibu, cruze, and traverse, and gmc acadia vehicles equipped with automatic transmissions. in the affected vehicles, the transmission shift cable adjuster may disengage from the transmission shift lever. as such, these vehicles do not conform to federal motor vehicle safety standard (fmvss) number 102, "transmission shift lever sequence, starter interlock, and transmission braking effect." they also fail to conform to fmvss number 114, "theft protection and rollaway prevention."

If a vehicle's shift cable disengages from the transmission shift lever, a driver may be unable to shift gear positions and the indicated shift position may not represent the gear position the vehicle is in. should a disengagement occur while the vehicle is being driven, when the driver goes to stop and park the vehicle, the driver may be able to shift the lever to the "park" position, but the vehicle transmission may not be in the "park" gear position. if the vehicle is not in the "park" position there is a risk the vehicle will roll away as the driver and other occupants exit the vehicle or anytime thereafter. a vehicle rollaway increases the risk of injury to exiting occupants and bystanders.

General motors will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace any affected transmission shift cable adjusters, free of charge. the recall began on april 10, 2014. chevrolet owners may contact general motors at 1-800-222-1020, buick owners at 1-800-521-7300, and gmc owners at 1-800-462-8782. general motors' number associated with this recall is 14048.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
03/21/16 Suspension and Steering General motors llc (gm) is recalling certain model year 2016 buick regal vehicles manufactured august 30, 2015, to february 12, 2016. the affected vehicles have a power-steering assist system that may fail.

A loss of power steering assist may increase the risk of a crash.

Gm will notify owners, and dealers will replace the electric belt drive rack and pinion steering gear assembly, free of charge. the recall began on march 21, 2016. owners may contact buick customer service at 1-800-521-7300. gm's number for this recall is 21510.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
06/27/14 Suspension and Steering General motors llc (gm) is recalling certain model year 2014 buick regal, cadillac xts, chevrolet camaro and chevrolet impala vehicles. improperly torqued fasteners may cause the steering intermediate shaft and the steering gear and/or the lower control arm and the lower ball joint to separate.

If any of the components separate, the vehicle may have a loss of steering, increasing the risk of a crash.

Gm began to notify owners on june 27, 2014, and dealers will inspect the fasteners for correct torque, correcting them as necessary, free of charge. owners may contact gm customer service at 1-800-521-7300 (buick), 1-800-458-8006 (cadillac) or 1-800-222-1020 (chevrolet). gm's number for this recall is 14378.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
03/13/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning General motors llc (gm) is recalling certain model year 2011 buick regal vehicles manufactured november 3, 2009, to march 25, 2011, equipped with 8-way power adjustable front seats. the power seat wiring harness may contact the seat frame, causing the wires to chafe.

Chafed harness wires may cause a short circuit, increasing the risk of a fire.

Gm will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and secure the wiring harness, and repair any chafed wires as necessary, free of charge. the recall began on march 13, 2017. owners may contact buick customer service at 1-800-521-7300. gm's number for this recall is 30710.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
12/26/14 Electrical and Air Conditioning General motors llc (gm) is recalling certain model year 2011-2012 buick lacrosse, regal and chevrolet camaro, as well as certain 2010-2012 cadillac srx, chevrolet equinox and gmc terrain vehicles, equipped with power height adjustable driver and passenger seats. in the affected vehicles, the bolt that secures the driver's and passenger's power front seat height adjuster may fall out causing the seat to drop suddenly to the lowest vertical position.

If the driver's seat unexpectedly drops, the distraction and altered seat position may affect the drivers' control of the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.

Gm will notify owners, and dealers will replace the height adjuster shoulder bolts, free of charge. the manufacturer distributed interim letters to owners on september 11, 2014. the recall began on december 26, 2014. owners may contact gm customer service at 1-800-521-7300 (buick), 1-800-458-8006 (cadillac), 1-800-222-1020 (chevrolet), or 1-800-462-8782 (gmc). gm's number for this recall is 14271.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
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06/11/13 Electrical and Air Conditioning General motors (gm) is recalling certain model year 2012 and 2013 buick lacrosse and regal, and model year 2013 chevrolet malibu eco vehicles equipped with eassist. these vehicles may have a condition in which the generator control module (gcm) may not function properly. this could cause a gradual loss of battery charge and the illumination of the malfunction indicator light.

If the vehicle is continued to be driven, the engine may stall and/or the vehicle may not start. in addition, there may be a burning or melting odor, smoke, and possibly a fire in the trunk.

Gm will notify owners and dealers will test the gcm and replace it, as necessary, free of charge. the recall began on june 11, 2013. owners may contact gm at 1-800-521-7300. gm's recall campaign number is 13136.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
03/29/12 Electrical and Air Conditioning General motors (gm) is recalling certain model year 2012 buick regal vehicles manufactured from february 22, 2011, through february 22, 2012 for failing to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 108 ?lamps, reflective devices and associated equipment.? due to a software error, the parking lamps do not activate when either the parking lamps or headlamps are turned on.

Inadequate lighting could reduce the visibility of the vehicle, increasing the potential for a crash.

General motors will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the body control module free of charge. the safety recall began on march 29, 2012. owners may contact gm at 1-800-521-7300.

General motors recall no. 12048.customers may contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty: 1-800-424-9153); or go to http://www.safercar.gov.
11/16/00 Electrical and Air Conditioning Vehicle description: passenger vehicles. some of these vehicles exhibit a condition in which the driver side impact air bag inflator separates from the air bag module during deployment.

If the inflator separates, the air bag will not deploy properly during a crash and occupant protection would be reduced. if is also possible that a separated inflator could be propelled downward and could result in injury to a rear seat passenger whose foot is positioned approximately under the inflator module.

Dealers will replace the side impact air bag module.

Owner notification is expected to begin during december 2000.owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact chevrolet at 1-800-222-1020 or buick at 1-800-521-7300.also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
05/14/18 Other General motors llc (gm) is recalling certain 2018 buick regal vehicles. during the manufacturing process, the rear seat belts may have been improperly routed around the bolster bracket on the rear outboard seats, which can cause inadequate restraint of the passengers.

If the seat belt fails to adequately restrain the passengers in a crash, it can increase the risk of injury.

Gm will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the rear outboard seat belts, correcting the routing of the seat belts as necessary, free of charge. the recall began may 14, 2018. owners may contact buick customer service at 1-800-521-7300. gm's number for this recall is 18117.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
05/04/01 Other Vehicle description: certain passenger vehicles, equipped with sunvisor located air bag labels, fail to conform to federal motor vehicles safety standard no. 208, "occupant crash protection." these vehicles have a message area less than 30 cm which does not meet the requirements of the standard.

These vehicles do not comply with the standard.

Gm will mail a new bilingual air bag label with installation instructions. however, the customer may bring the label to their dealer for installation free of charge. owner notification began may 4, 2001. owners who do not receive the free label and installation instructions within a reasonable time should contact oldsmobile at 1-800-442-6537 or buick at 1-800-521-7300.

Also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
08/24/00 Other Vehicle description: passenger vehicles, light duty trucks, sport utility vehicles, and mini vans equipped with trw seat belt buckle assemblies. the buckle base of these seat belt assemblies were not properly heat treated and therefore do not pass the load bearing requirement of federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 209, "seat belt assemblies."

In the event of a vehicle crash, the occupant may not be properly restrained.

Dealers will inspect the vehicle's safety belt buckle assembly date codes and, if necessary, will replace any safety belt buckle assembly.

Owner notification began august 24, 2000. owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact buick at 1-800-521-7300; chevrolet at 1-800-222-1020; gmc at 1-800-462-8782; oldsmobile at 1-800-442-6537; pontiac at 1-800-762-2737; or saturn at 1-800-553-6000. also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).

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Buick Regal Recalls

Some things are often misunderstood about recalls and technical service bulletins (TSBs). Plus a disclaimer.

  1. Recalls do not have to be issued only because something is prone to failure. NHTSA (a government agency) can only require a recall if a failure will affect safety, emissions, fuel economy, or compliance with some other regulation or law. Manufacturers can voluntarily recall cars for problems that do not affect these, though.
  2. Recalls often apply to only some cars of a specific model year, rather than all of them. You should receive a letter from the manufacturer if your car has been recalled. You can also check with the dealer, which will know which (if any) recalls pertain to your car.
  3. The primary purpose of TSBs is to inform dealers about known problems with a car and how to fix them. They are not the same as recalls. As with recalls, TSBs often only apply to some cars, not the entire model year.
  4. Dealers often will not provide a preventive repair just because a problem described in a TSB might happen to your car. They'll usually want to observe symptoms that the problem is already affecting your car.
  5. Even if there are symptoms, a manufacturer doesn't have to pick up the cost of a TSB repair if the car is out of warranty, though sometimes they do.

We provide the text of recalls and TSBs as provided by NHTSA. There can be errors in the text. If you sign up for notifications in My Garage, we will try to get these to do, but for various reasons (some beyond our control) cannot guarantee you will receive them. When in doubt about a recall or TSB, contact the dealer.