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#648 of 750 Re: Owner experience [gmcustsvc]
Aug 11, 2011 (2:41 pm)
I am happy to reply that the noise problem coming from the right front is gone! I got a call last week from the dealership and they said they got the part(strut mount) in, and I took it in yesterday for the repair. I couldn't be happier because I thought is was a noise I would have to live with for as long as I had the car. I would suggest anyone that has this noise coming from the front to take it in to the dealer and suggest they look at the strut mount, because it seems like this is a problem on more than a few 2011 Buick Regals. I am a happy owner again!
#649 of 750 Re: Owner experience [markjp33]
Aug 11, 2011 (3:20 pm)
I am very glad to hear you are a happy owner again and everything has been taken care of. Thank you for sharing your experience with us and other owners!
Caron, GM Customer Service
#651 of 750 Engine noise
Aug 18, 2011 (7:16 am)
I have the non-turbo 2011 Regal with about 6500 miles. On start up I get a couple of seconds of diesel sounding noise from the engine, but it runs fine. I was perusing the Equinox forums and there is a major discussion of this issue in that vehicle which I believe uses the same engine as the Regal's...the 2.4L
The fix requires adjustment of cam actuators, a software adjustment and something else. They also noted a significant amount of metal shavings in the oil on the first oil changes which apparently is related to the same issue. Has anyone experienced this?
#652 of 750 Re: Engine noise [zeen]
Aug 19, 2011 (6:54 am)
Have you spoke with your dealer about your concerns? Can you please email me with your VIN? I look forward to your response. Have a great weekend!!
GM Customer Service
#653 of 750 Re: TSX vs Regal vs everything else [ab348]
Aug 19, 2011 (2:20 pm)
There are 79 2011 Regal Turbos on dealer lots in Indianapolis today, and 83 of the 2.4L.
#654 of 750 Re: Owner experience [gmcustsvc]
Aug 23, 2011 (1:58 pm)
I puchased a 2011 Buick Regal about 3 months ago and have about 3,000 miles on it. The fit, finish and handling of this vehicle is superb, but it has a decided turbo lag at times which is really annoying. It usually happens when you slow down almost to a stop and then step on it to get in going again. There is usually oncoming traffic involved and the results can be quite harrowing sometimes. I had hoped it would resolve itself after getting a few miles on the engine, but that hasn't seemed to happen. Any suggestions as to how to improve this?
This vehicle at this pricepoint is amazing, but I wish GM had charged a few more dollars and made remote starting, Universal Home Remote, and 2 person memory driver seat available. A car with this pedigree almost demands these types of options.
The only other complaint is the chrome piece around the bottom of the shifting lever. It is positioned such that when the sun is at an overhead angle, the reflection is right in the driver's eyes.
This is just some feedback to let GM know what can be done to improve this vehicle if they so desire. Every car has so problem areas and I am just trying to alert you as to what I think this vehicle's problem areas are.
I have been driving only GM vehicles for over 20 years now and I have no intention of changing my allegience.
#655 of 750 Re: Owner experience [40yearfan]
Aug 25, 2011 (1:08 pm)
Thank you for your feedback. Have you spoke with your dealer regarding your concerns? I look forward to speaking with you!
GM Customer Service
#656 of 750 Re: Owner experience [gmcustsvc]
Aug 25, 2011 (1:32 pm)
No, I haven't. I will call my service advisor to see if he has any suggestions.
Thanks for the quick reply.
#657 of 750 Steering Wheel paint
Aug 30, 2011 (6:14 am)
I have a 2011 Regal with beige/brown interior. The brown rubberized paint on the steering wheel (on the veritical pieces below the radio and cruise controls) is peeling off, revealing a black shiny plastic. Dealer says there is no paint available to repair this. Has anyone experienced this problem?