4th Gen (1997 – 2004) Buick Regal Problems

The 4th generation of the Regal has a cumulative PainRank™ of 3.41. That can be compared against other Buick generations. Shopping for a Buick? So far, so good. But there are some warning signs to watch for.

Owners of the 1997–2004 Regal model years have sent in 122 complaints on CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most common below. Most are about the electrical (22%) followed by the engine (19%) and the windows (15%).

Comparing Years in This Generation

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 Reliability PainRank (?)
2008 0
0.0
2007 0
0.0
2006 0
0.0
2005 0
0.0
2004 9
1.7
2003 11
3.74
2002 10
1.39
2001 7
1.77
2000 57
13.11
1999 6
1.49
1998 20
3.55
1997 2
0.52

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