4th Generation (1997—2004) Regal Problems

Regal owners with a 1997—2004 model year have the most problems with the electrical (21%), engine (19%), and the windows (15%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below. The full list is available on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Transmission Failed 1 complaints at an average of 22,000 miles in the 2000 Buick Regal.
  2. Car Won\'t Start, All Dash Lights Blink 8 complaints at an average of 102,527 miles in the 2000 Buick Regal.
  3. Engine Stalls/shuts Down While Driving 2 complaints at an average of 132,500 miles in the 2000 Buick Regal.

What Regal Year is Most Reliable?

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Buick model years.

Watch out for the 2000 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2008 0 0 49 0.0
2007 0 0 0 0.0
2006 0 0 0 0.0
2005 0 0 276 0.0
2004 9 4 297 1.7
2003 11 5 288 3.74
2002 10 5 284 1.39
2001 7 8 287 1.77
2000 58 10 233 13.06
1999 6 8 89 1.49
1998 20 7 76 3.55
1997 2 8 92 0.52

Watch out for these common problems

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