2002 Buick Regal

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2002 Buick Regal Reliability Rating

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

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Rating

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Engine

Significant Problems Occasional problems on this vehicle are the failure of the Catalytic converter, Oil Pan gasket and Air Conditioning Accumulator Mounting. The cost to repair the Catalytic Converter is estimated at $465.00 for parts and $65.00 for labor. The cost to repair the Oil Pan Gasket is $91.00 for parts and $299.00 for labor. The cost to repair the Wiring near the A/C Accumulator Mounting is $10.00 for parts and $32.50 for labor. All prices are estimates based on $65.00 per flat rate hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax.

Transmission & Driveline

Significant Problems Occasional problems on this vehicle are failures of the Torque Converter Clutch Solenoid, the 2-3 Shift Solenoid and the Transmission Valve Body. A sticking valve in the Transmission Valve Body or a faulty solenoid can cause erratic shifting or the check engine light to come on. The Transmission Valve Body can become dirty and plugged. The cost to repair the Torque Converter Clutch Solenoid is estimated at $40.09 for parts and $312.00 for labor or $331.50 for labor on vehicles with California emissions. The cost to remove and clean the Transmission Valve Body and repair the 2-3 Shift Solenoid is estimated to be $27.80 for parts and $487.50 for labor or $507.00 for labor on vehicles with California emissions. All prices are estimates based on $65.00 per flat rate hour and do not include diagnostic time or any 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

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

Starting & Charging

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

Accessories

Moderate Problems An occasional problem with this vehicle is the Power Window Motors. The cost to repair this condition for one door is $168.92 for parts and $52.00 for labor. All prices are estimated based on $65.00 per flat rate hour and do not include diagnostic time or any 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.

Reliability History
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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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