Buick Regal 1999 recalls


CampaignManufacturerManufacturing dateType# of units affectedDate Owner notified MfgRecall Initiated byManufacturers of recalled vehicles/productsReport Recieved DateRecord Creation DateRegulation Part NumberFMVSS Number
EXTERIOR LIGHTING - HEADLIGHTS
04V375000GENERAL MOTORS CORP.from 08/01/1998 to 06/30/1999V (Vehicle)19979309/08/2004MFRGENERAL MOTORS CORP.08/10/200408/11/2004571108
Defect SummaryCertain passenger vehicles do not conform to the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 108, lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment. some of these vehicles do not meet the overhead sign illumination requirements.
Consequence SummaryLess illumination may reduce the ability of the driver to read overhead signs when driving at night.
Corrective SummaryDealers will install new low beam headlamp bulbs in both of the headlamp assemblies. the recall began on september 8, 2004. owners should contact buick at 1-866-608-8080. note: if the bulb needs replacement in the future, gm bulb number 89024715 is available from a dealer, or the equivalent sylvania bulb is 9006hp, with orange lettering on the bulb.
NotesGm recall no. 04052.customers can also contact the national highway traffic safety administration
99V356000GENERAL MOTORS CORP.from 03/01/1998 to 06/30/1999V (Vehicle)41188007/20/2000MFRGENERAL MOTORS CORP.12/17/199901/10/2000571108
Defect SummaryVehicle description: passenger vehicles. these vehicles do not conform to the requirements of fmvss no. 108, lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment. the vertical head lamp adjusting device may not be calibrated properly.
Consequence SummaryDriver visibility may be impaired increasing the risk of a crash.
Corrective SummaryOwners will be provided with an owner's manual insert containing instructions for optically aiming the headlamps.
NotesOwner notification began july 20, 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. also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).

Buick Regal 1999 bulletins


BulletinBulletin dateReplacement BulletinItem no.SummaryAdded
EXTERIOR LIGHTING - FOG LIGHTS
04084201005/01/200410008493Left and/ or right fog lamp may be inoperative. *mj2004-08-03
EXTERIOR LIGHTING - HEADLIGHTS
0907200409/07/200410013192Low beam headlamp bulbs illumination reduce ability for driver to read signs when driving at night. *eh2005-04-12

Buick Regal 1999 Consumer Complaints


Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
EXTERIOR LIGHTING - FOG LIGHTS
05/14/2003100000105/23/2002
 The transmission was found to be defective after going back to the dealer numerous times and no defects were found. *jb the right rear fog light fell out. *jb
EXTERIOR LIGHTING - HEADLIGHTS
01/01/2003
 While driving, both headlights failed almost causing consumer to lose control and have an accident. dealer diagnosed that dimmer switch failed.
10/25/2002
 Consumer states headlights failed while driving. upon inspection, the dealer advised that the multifunction module switch, located in vehicle's steering column, had failed. ts
EXTERIOR LIGHTING - HEADLIGHTS - HIGH/LOW BEAM DIMMER SWITCH
11/16/2007940002604/01/2006
 1) while driving at night with the brights on my headlights go out (fail) at random. the headlights come back on when the dimmer switch is hit ~or~ by themselves if i wait it out. 2) this headlight failure has caused several near accidents. it's a definite safety issue. 3) i have taken my vehicle in to be looked at twice and no correction has yet to be made to the problem. my mechanic now believes that it's due to a malfunction in the dimmer switch. *** this failure started in mid november '07 and has been ongoing ever since with several random incidents weekly. *tr
EXTERIOR LIGHTING - TURN SIGNAL
10/15/200710
 1999 buick regal front turn signals keep burning out, i believe it is from the housing that holds the bulbs. it seem like the plastic at the bottom of the bulb that snaps in to the housing sparks and burns it causing the bulbs to fail. *tr
03/10/2006781342
 Repeated failures of the plastic bulb socket (gm part #12456483) on front turn signal -parking light on 1999 buick regal. the bulb, a standard 3157na, burns out in exactly the same fashion as bulbs that burn out on other gm models covered by the nhtsa safety recall is # 04v524. apparently the bulb is not securely held in place and the arcing that results burns away the plastic of the bulb and the bulb socket. the absence of a visible left turn signal is a safety issue. *jb