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#708 of 750 Re: Owner experience [40yearfan]
Jun 23, 2012 (12:57 am)
Hello just wanted to ask you if you got any info on that acceleration delay i bought my car aprox. a year ago and i have 13k miles and i still have that issue i even talked to Buick assistance and i was told that it was normal. How can that be normal when there is so many people complaining about it but GM doesn't want to accept that their car is broken. I had the worst experience ever with my 2011 regal its been nothing but problems since day one im still fighting to get a buy back but they dont want to. Please if you have any info on what i should do or if gm fixed you're issue let me know thank you
#709 of 750 Re: Owner experience [jr85prix]
Jun 23, 2012 (2:11 pm)
No the issue continues it just started for me though and I have not had the car back to the dealership until they contact me about the noise issue. Good Luck.
#710 of 750 Re: Owner experience [jr85prix]
Jun 29, 2012 (8:19 am)
Do you have acceleration delay all the time or just from a stop? If from a stop then that's just the turbo lag which is apparently normal for this car. I have a '11 turbo Regal and have learned to adjust for it, and not expect the car to accelerate quickly when pulling into traffic. However when the turbo is already spooled up, for example when passing on a 55mph 2-lane highway, the car has no lag at all and accelerates so rapidly that I am usually doing well over 80 before I know it.
#711 of 750 Re: Owner experience [whoosierdaddy]
Jul 03, 2012 (7:31 am)
i have delay from a stop and when you hit the brake right before trying to down shift on the highway because the car in front is going to slow and i want to exchange lane the car wont move so im afraid of getting rear ended.
#712 of 750 Re: Owner experience [jr85prix]
Jul 09, 2012 (2:46 pm)
That doesn't sound right.
#713 of 750 2011 Regal Transmission Lag (and parking brake button)
Jul 12, 2012 (6:50 pm)
We've had this problem almost from the month we bought the car in August 2011. We have a 2011 Turbo, and its certainly a danger to drive this car the same way you would drive any other car with an automatic transmission - when accelerating, either to pass, get on the interstate, or just move out from a stop in traffic, you certainly better leave lots of extra time for the transmission to kick down into a lower gear so the car will start moving.
This is not to mention the serious transmission lag when shifting from reverse to drive (gotta be careful you have lots of time to get moving after backing out of your driveway), and the irritating downshift of the car when you've been stopped on a hill, and start to accelerate...it clunks into first as you start!
This is not Turbo lag.....proved it by manually shifting the car and on the interstate, in rush hour traffic, we now have to leave it in 3rd or 4th all the time in order to be able to change lanes safely. This transmission makes an otherwise fairly decent car into a driving nightmare.
Two different dealers said the car was supposed to do this - its what gets the Regal such great mileage -
Then there's the incredibly stupid placement of the power parking brake button - on the console, where twice in the last three months, my wife has gone to to roll her window up (Her car has the power window buttons on the console)....what a fun experience that was as we fishtailed down the highway with the wheels trying to lock up!
We've tried and tried to get someone to help - I guess we'll probably sit on this car another three years or so..then its the end of our GM experience....oh well.
#714 of 750 Re: 2011 Regal Transmission Lag (and parking brake button) [dgmelp]
Jul 12, 2012 (6:58 pm)
Have you driven another Regal with the same engine/trans and, if so, does it do the same as yours. If not, your car is under warranty and you should be insisting on it being fixed. Since I haven't seen a lot of the type of problem you're describing on the internet, it would seem that your car is malfunctioning if the problem is anywhere near as bad as you say it is.
#715 of 750 Re: 2011 Regal Transmission Lag (and parking brake button) [m6user]
Jul 12, 2012 (7:15 pm)
No..we haven't actually driven another Regal equipped exactly as this one is - good point.
We've been to our dealership at least five times and to another local Buick dealer and they all said the same thing - there is nothing wrong with this car and its only doing what its supposed to do. In fact, one technician actually said if there are no codes appearing he can't have the transmission actually looked at (I believe thats what he said).
I finally just assumed this is not going away...also, based on others who have the same transmission lag. I've never driven another GM car in fifteen years with anything close to this problem, but I've not driven another 2011 Buick Regal - I'll have to ask the dealership if he has one to test with me.
#716 of 750 Re: 2011 Regal Transmission Lag (and parking brake button) [dgmelp]
Jul 12, 2012 (7:27 pm)
Yeah, if you've been there 5 times the least they can do is let you drive one or even a couple of other similarly equipped Regals. Not to doubt what you're saying but if that lag is as bad as you say in all the Regals it seems that people would be complaining about it left and right. Since you say it's the tranny and not the turbo lag, it should also affect the non turbo models unless the trannies are programmed very differently which is entirely possible.
#717 of 750 Re: 2011 Regal Transmission Lag (and parking brake button) [dgmelp]
Jul 13, 2012 (3:17 am)
My 2011 Regal Turbo exhibits nothing like what you describe. The only transmission issue is one that has been commented on by other owners, which is a lag that occurs if you are braking to a stop and then decide to accelerate from 2 or 3 mph. In those circumstances it does take a second or two for the transmission to catch a gear and go. But that is not what you describe.