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Buick Regal repairs by problem area

Engine (34%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (7%)

Brakes and Traction Control (4%)

Suspension and Steering (7%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (26%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (17%)

Other (5%)

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Buick Regal transmission repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (13%)

$500 - $999 (0%)

$100 - $499 (6%)

< $100 (81%)

Chart based on 16 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2012 Buick Regal

Engine not specified

49000 mi Transmission very jerky. Fluid was replaced and computer reset but problem persists 

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2012 Buick Regal 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 270hp 2.0L I4 6-speed manual FWD

23000 mi Have a manual trans. Would not stay in second gear, the shifter would pop into neutral. Dealer replaced full transmission under warranty. 
22100 mi The drive shaft was replace and it was making a clocking noise at low speeds 
27000 mi Clutch replaced, problem persisted after I took it home. Slave cylinder replaced. Transmission still leaked again after it was home a second time and needed removed again and inspected, seal replaced. Home for third time now. 
3000 mi There is a long delay/pause when shifting from first to second gear. Dealer said 'thats normal'. 

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2011 Buick Regal 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 220hp 2.0L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

70000 mi Service Transmission June 16, 2013 replace "Transmission Control Module". June 24, 2013 dealer clear codes in "DTCS" history. June 27, 2013 dealer service center found technical service bulletin #PI0442 Document ID: 2629205. 

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2011 Buick Regal 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 220hp 2.0L I4 6-speed manual FWD

29760 mi Gear shift linkage had to be replaced because the reverse gear lock out mechanism was not latching (i.e. could put car into reverse without pressing the latch button). NB: 6-speed manual transmission. 

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2011 Buick Regal 4dr Sedan

182-horsepower 2.4L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

72000 mi The car would not advance past the 1st gear. Also, the car could not go in reverse. The transmission was totally rebuilt. The warranty costs to GM were between $4000 to $5000. 
48000 mi Trans was acting like it was slipping, and very, very hard shifting. Hard downshift, too. Dealer unable to replicate problem. No repair made 
70700 mi Solenoid valve and TCM Replacement. Car would get stuck in gear and would slam if it did shift. Threw engine svc code. Solenoid valve was stuck in on position. 
69000 mi Transmission failed car towed to shop. 2700 for repair could not afford. 
71300 mi

US $1700
Repaired transmission 
8000 mi Shimmy at low speed. Half shafts replaced. 

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2002 Buick Regal 4dr Sedan

supercharged 240hp 3.8L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

132000.0 mi

US $1500
complete transmission rebuild. upon repair found that a shifter kit was previously installed. bought used Sept. 2010 from dealer who touted as being employee owned, one owner car with no previous problems. Purchased at Crown in Holland MI 

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