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1998 BUICK REGAL RECALLS

1998 Buick Regal

Regal IV Sedan generation is a 4 doors sedan produced by Buick from 1997 to 2004 with petrol engines. Capacity is 5 passengers including driver and total weight is 4597 lbs with 970 lbs maxload.


Model Trims

  • Regal 2.5i V6 (152 Hp) Automatic
  • Regal 3.0i V6 (172 Hp) Automatic
  • Regal 3.8 V6 (197 Hp) Automatic
  • Regal 3.8 V6 (203 Hp) Automatic
  • Regal 3.8 V6 (243 Hp) Automatic
  • Regal 3.8 V6 (304 Hp) Automatic

Features & Specs

1

5
seats

2

18-22 mpg city
27-35 mpg hwy

3

FWD
drivetrain

4

152-304
horsepower

Reported Problems

7 Total Safety Recalls Found

STEERING

  • Total cars affected: 979

  • NHTSA campaign: 09E005000

  • Date of the problem: 17/02/2009

A BROKEN STEERING KNUCKLE COULD RESULT IN LOSS OF STEERING CONTROL AND A POSSIBLE CRASH WITHOUT WARNING.

ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

  • Total cars affected: 1003556

  • NHTSA campaign: 15V701000

  • Date of the problem: 26/10/2015

Engine oil that drips onto the hot surface of the exhaust manifold may result in a fire.

ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

  • Total cars affected: 1497516

  • NHTSA campaign: 09V116000

  • Date of the problem: 08/04/2009

IF THE MANIFOLD IS HOT ENOUGH AND THE OIL RUNS BELOW THE HEAT SHIELD, IT MAY IGNITE INTO A SMALL FLAME AND MAY SPREAD TO THE PLASTIC SPARK PLUG WIRE CHANNEL AND BEYOND INCREASING THE RISK OF AN ENGINE COMPARTMENT FIRE.

ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

  • Total cars affected: 207542

  • NHTSA campaign: 08V118000

  • Date of the problem: 12/03/2008

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.

EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS

  • Total cars affected: 411880

  • NHTSA campaign: 99V356000

  • Date of the problem: 17/12/1999

DRIVER VISIBILITY MAY BE IMPAIRED INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS

  • Total cars affected: 149342

  • NHTSA campaign: 98V102000

  • Date of the problem: 15/05/1998

IF THE HEADLAMP ASSEMBLIES ARE REPLACED, CUSTOMERS MAY NOT BE ABLE TO PROPERLY AIM THE HEADLIGHTS.

STEERING:RACK AND PINION

  • Total cars affected: 750283

  • NHTSA campaign: 03V527000

  • Date of the problem: 11/12/2003

IF THIS OCCURS, THE PINION SHAFT CAN BE FORCED UPWARD DURING LEFT TURNS AND BACK DOWN AS THE STEERING WHEEL IS MOVED BACK AND TO THE RIGHT. IF THE PINION SHAFT MOVES FURTHER, THE DRIVER WILL NEED TO EXERT MORE EFFORT TO TURN THE STEERING WHEEL, SIMILAR TO A VEHICLE WITHOUT POWER ASSISTED STEERING. IF THE PINION SHAFT MOVES EVEN FURTHER, THE DRIVER WILL REQUIRE MUCH HIGHER EFFORT TO TURN LEFT AND MAY NOT BE ABLE TO TURN THE WHEEL AS MUCH AS INTENDED. WITH THE MAXIMUM PINION SHAFT MOVEMENT, WHICH REQUIRES INTERNAL GEAR COMPONENT DAMAGE, THE DRIVER CAN ENCOUNTER HIGH RESISTANCE TO TURNING LEFT, FOLLOWED BY UNINTENDED POWER ASSIST TO THE RIGHT. IN ANY OF THESE CONDITIONS, A CRASH COULD OCCUR.

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