1997 Buick Regal

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1997 Buick Regal Reliability Rating

KEY: Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Significant Problems Significant Problems

Category

Rating

Comments

Engine

Moderate Problems An occasional problem with this vehicle is the Fuel Pump Resistor (Super Charged engine only) and the Crankshaft Position Sensor, 3.8L engine only. The cost to repair the Fuel Pump Resistor is estimated at $39.47 for parts and $104.00 for labor. The cost to repair the Crankshaft Position Sensor is estimated at $46.35 for parts and $84.50 for parts. All prices are estimated based on $65.00 per flat rate hour and does not include diagnostic time or applicable taxes.

Transmission & Driveline

Moderate Problems An occasional problem with the vehicle is the Transmission Pressure Control Solenoid causing a diagnostic trouble code P1811 to set. The cost to repair the Transmission Pressure Control Solenoid is estimated at $45.61 for parts and $253.50 for labor. All prices are estimated based on $65.00 per flat rate hour and does not include diagnostic time or applicable taxes.

Steering & Suspension

Minimal Problems Infrequent problems reported, all with low repair costs.

Brakes

Minimal Problems Infrequent problems reported, all with low repair costs.

Heating & Air Conditioning

Moderate Problems An occasional problem with this vehicle is the Blower Motor Resistor Block Assembly. The cost to repair the Blower Motor Resistor Block Assembly is estimated at $25.50 for parts and $39.00 for labor. All prices are estimated based on $65.00 per flat rate hour and does not include diagnostic time or applicable taxes.

Starting & Charging

Moderate Problems An occasional problem with this vehicle is the Ignition Lock Cylinder. A failure with the Ignition Lock Cylinder will cause the Theft Deterrent System to prevent the vehicle from starting. The cost to repair the Ignition Lock Cylinder is estimated at $105.00 for parts and $52.00 for labor. All prices are estimated based on $65.00 per flat rate hour and does not include diagnostic time or applicable taxes.

Accessories

Moderate Problems An occasional problem with this vehicle is with the Turn Signal Switch. This problem could cause the turn signals or brake lights to become inoperative. The cost to repair the Turn Signal Switch is estimated at $359.73 for parts and $84.50 for labor. All prices are estimates based on $65.00 per flat rate hour and does not include diagnostic time or applicable taxes.

Overall

4 out of 5 4 out of 5

*Repair costs are based on a flat rate of $65.00 per hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax.

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KEY: Minimal Problems Minimal Problems  Moderate Problems Moderate Problems  Significant Problems Significant Problems
Click year for details: 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Engine Moderate Problems Significant Problems Significant Problems Moderate Problems Significant Problems Significant Problems Significant Problems Significant Problems
Transmission & Driveline Moderate Problems Minimal Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Significant Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems
Steering & Suspension Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems
Brakes Minimal Problems Moderate Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Moderate Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems
Heating & Air Conditioning Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Significant Problems Significant Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems
Starting & Charging Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Moderate Problems
Accessories Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Moderate Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems
Overall 4 out of 5 3 out of 5 3 out of 5 4 out of 5 4 out of 5 4 out of 5 5 out of 5 4 out of 5
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