1995 BUICK REGAL

Report Date:
July 03, 2000
Campaign Number:
00V171000
Component:
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL

Summary:
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. CORROSION OF THE AIR BAG INFLATOR'S INTERNAL WIRING, WHICH CAN OCCUR OVER TIME, COULD CAUSE THE INADVERTENT DEPLOYMENT OF THE DRIVER'S AIR BAG. THIS DEPLOYMENT COULD OCCUR DURING VEHICLE START-UP, WHILE THE VEHICLE IS PARKED OR IDLING, OR WHILE IN OPERATION.

Consequence Summary:
IF THE CONSUMER IS TOO CLOSE TO AN INFLATING AIR BAG, SERIOUS INJURIES COULD OCCUR.

Corrective Summary:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE INFLATORS ON THESE AIR BAGS.

1995 BUICK REGAL

Report Date:
December 01, 1998
Campaign Number:
98V306000
Component:
SEAT BELTS:FRONT:ANCHORAGE

Summary:
THE CENTER REAR SEAT BELT ANCHOR PLATE EXHIBITS STRESS CRACKS.

Consequence Summary:
IN THE EVENT OF A VEHICLE CRASH, THE SEAT BELT SYSTEM CAN FRACTURE, INCREASING THE RISK OF INJURY TO THE SEAT OCCUPANT.

Corrective Summary:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE CENTER REAR SEAT BELT SYSTEM.

1995 BUICK REGAL

Report Date:
April 18, 1997
Campaign Number:
97V065000
Component:
SEAT BELTS:FRONT:ANCHORAGE

Summary:
THE CENTER REAR SEAT BELT ANCHOR PLATE EXHIBITS STRESS CRACKS.

Consequence Summary:
IN THE EVENT OF A VEHICLE CRASH, THE SEAT BELT SYSTEM CAN FRACTURE AND INJURY TO THE SEAT OCCUPANT CAN OCCUR.

Corrective Summary:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE CENTER REAR SEAT BELT SYSTEM.

1995 BUICK REGAL

Report Date:
February 11, 1997
Campaign Number:
97V017000
Component:
VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER:SWITCH/WIRING

Summary:
SOME OF THESE VEHICLES HAVE A STRAINED OR SEPARATED WASHER/WIPER SWITCH POWER FEED WIRE.

Consequence Summary:
THIS CAN CAUSE THE WINDSHIELD WASHER/WIPER TO WORK INTERMITTENTLY AND COULD ULTIMATELY RESULT IN INOPERATIVE WIPERS. IF THIS WERE TO OCCUR IN A SEVERE WEATHER SITUATION, DRIVER VISIBILITY COULD BE REDUCED, INCREASING THE RISK OF A VEHICLE CRASH.

Corrective Summary:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND REPLACE THE OLD DESIGNED WASHER/WIPER SWITCHES WITH A NEWLY DESIGNED SWITCH.

1995 BUICK REGAL

Report Date:
August 08, 1995
Campaign Number:
95V152000
Component:
EXTERIOR LIGHTING

Summary:
INCORRECT CLEAR FRONT SIDE MARKER BULBS WERE INSTALLED RATHER THAN AMBER BULBS. THIS DOES NOT CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 108, "LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT."

Consequence Summary:
CONSEQUENCE OF NON-COMPLIANCE: DURING ILLUMINATION, THE BULBS WILL SHOW CLEAR RATHER THAN AMBER AND COULD MOMENTARILY CONFUSE OTHER DRIVERS.

Corrective Summary:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE CLEAR BULBS WITH THE CORRECT AMBER BULBS.

1995 BUICK REGAL

Report Date:
March 22, 1995
Campaign Number:
95V061000
Component:
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS

Summary:
THE REAR WHEEL BRAKE HOSE(S) CAN CONTACT THE REAR SUSPENSION COMPONENTS CAUSING THE BRAKE HOSE(S) TO WEAR THROUGH.

Consequence Summary:
THIS CONDITION CAN CAUSE LOSS OF BRAKE FLUID AND EVENTUAL LOSS OF THE VEHICLE BRAKING SYSTEM INCREASING THE POTENTIAL FOR A VEHICLE ACCIDENT.

Corrective Summary:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT FOR PROPER BRAKE HOSE POSITION AND REPLACE THOSE HOSES IN AN INCORRECT POSITION WITH NEW HOSES AND CORRECTLY ROUTED.

1995 BUICK REGAL

Report Date:
February 27, 1995
Campaign Number:
95V030000
Component:
STEERING:WHEEL AND HANDLE BAR

Summary:
THE FOUR (4) STEERING COLUMN SUPPORT BRACKET ATTACHING BOLTS WERE UNDER TORQUED DURING ASSEMBLY.

Consequence Summary:
INADEQUATE TORQUE CAN CAUSE THESE BOLTS TO VIBRATE, LOOSEN, OR FALL OUT RESULTING IN LOSS OF STEERING CONTROL AND INCREASE THE POTENTIAL FOR A VEHICLE CRASH.

Corrective Summary:
DEALERS WILL RETORQUE THE STEERING COLUMN SUPPORT BRACKET ATTACHING BOLTS TO THE CORRECT SPECIFICATIONS.

1995 BUICK REGAL

Report Date:
November 21, 1994
Campaign Number:
94V229000
Component:
EXTERIOR LIGHTING

Summary:
THE VEHICLES WERE ASSEMBLED WITH AN INCORRECT FRONT PARK/TURN SIGNAL BULB WHICH DOES NOT HAVE SUFFICIENT CANDLE POWER. THIS DOES NOT COMPLY WITH FMVSS NO. 108, "LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT."

Consequence Summary:
CONSEQUENCE OF NON-COMPLIANCE: OPERATORS COULD FAIL TO NOTICE AND HEED THE WARNING LABELS. REDUCES CANDLE POWER ON THE PARK/TURN LIGHTS DECREASES THE LIKLIHOOD OF VEHICLE OPERATOR'S INTENT BEING SEEN BY OTHER MOTORISTS.

Corrective Summary:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE INCORRECT BULB WITH THE CORRECT BULB.