Last post on Dec 31, 2012 at 9:20 AM
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#732 of 750 Re: 2011 Regal sunroof noise [whoosierdaddy]
Oct 20, 2012 (6:55 am)
Sorry, but I don't expect a near $30,000 car to have " little more noise from the sunroof with the shade open" and mine is really loud - just like the reviewer. Hopefully the new one will resolve the situation.
I have had a 2002 Chrysler Sebring, a 2004 Jeep Liberty, a 2006 Pontiac G6, a 2005 GMC Envoy, and a 2008 Hummer H3 Alpha all with sunroofs before my current two cars and none of them had anywhere near this amount of noise from the sunroof.
Now I have 2 GM cars with sunroof issues and I am hoping I can get one of them fixed. The other one is a design flaw with the Cadillac SRX that will never get resolved until I get rid of it.
#733 of 750 Re: Manufacturer Defects [buick67]
Oct 22, 2012 (8:07 am)
We apologize that this was the situation with your new Regal, buick67. Have you spoken with Customer Assistance already on this? If you would like to, we could look into this further. Please email us at socialmediagm.com with further information (including your name and contact information, a summary of the situation, the last 8 digits of your VIN and mileage, and the name of your involved dealership).
Sarah, GM Customer Service
#734 of 750 Re: Manufacturer Defects [gmcustsvcsarah]
Oct 24, 2012 (3:53 pm)
As I mentioned in my post, I brought the car back to the dealer and they contacted GM. The GM Representative for my area said they would pay to re-paint my car.
As I also mentioned re-painting a brand new car is not an option as that is not what I paid for.
The dealer tried to fix the defective carpet but can only do so much as it is not cut properly. They removed some of the padding and tried to tie the carpet to the vehicle structure keep it from hitting my leg. This is absurd. The solution there is to remove the seats and other interior trim to replace the carpet. Pulling apart the whole interior of a brand new car is not an option on as that is not what I paid for.
How did this car leave the factory? Who is looking at these cars for factory defects?
How did any of this become the problem of the customer?
#735 of 750 Update: 2011 Regal sunroof noise
Nov 12, 2012 (12:23 pm)
The dealer replaced the entire assembly and the shade. While they had the car, they gave me a 2013 Verano to drive. The Verano was very much quieter than the regal. no wind noise from the sun roof (or anywhere else) at all.
The new sunroof seems to have cut the noise down. Not completely, but it is acceptable.
Of course, it could be that I am not going fast enough to cause the noise, because I was ticketed for 83 in a 55 and am on "Infraction Deferral Program" until October 2013, so I need to drive slower to avoid another ticket until then.
At that point I'll only have 4 months left with the car so I will stop complaining about the noise now.
#736 of 750 StabiliTrak Error Message -- Reduce engine power
Nov 12, 2012 (1:16 pm)
I have a 2011 Buick Regal -- nothing but problems!! After two months of owning it -- my car had went into a shaking attack at the gas pump and did it even after my car was shut off. Took it in and the dealership had it for about a week and replace the whole electrical system. Got it back and went to fill up and it did it again!! Turned around and took it right back -- then found out my gas tank wasn't sealed properly.
Car has always had funny noises --- have taken it in constanly and all they tell me is my oil needs changed. So they keep changing it.
Now my car has an error message of - StabiliTrak -- Engine Power Reduced -- then my car just shuts off. They say its my throttle body. Got a second opinion and nothing. My car did it again only this time i was on a hill and had no control over my car! Luckily no accident and my car will turn on but as soon as i put it into drive -- it dies. Seeking legal representation since Buick has done nothing for me -- and says nothing is convered under my warrently. Will never buy a Buick again!!!
#737 of 750 Re: StabiliTrak Error Message -- Reduce engine power [jrenaep]
Nov 12, 2012 (4:29 pm)
With a four year bumper to bumper warranty how could any of this NOT be covered by warranty? Is there a lot more to this story?
#738 of 750 Re: StabiliTrak Error Message -- Reduce engine power [m6user]
Nov 12, 2012 (4:42 pm)
That was his first and only post on the site. Always wonder about those sort of things.
#739 of 750 Re: StabiliTrak Error Message -- Reduce engine power [ab348]
Nov 13, 2012 (7:52 am)
I travel with my job and with the travel miles do accumulate. I was just over my bumper to bumper miles warranty. Trying to work with my dealership -- but getting no where. The thing that irks me is that I have had to take my car in so many times and told them what is going on -- before my warranty ran out -- and they never found anything. Now i'm dealing with this and can get my car moved -- still keeps shutting off on my and i'm about 45miles from my dealership. its annoying.
Trust me i have talked to many people to see if they have the same problems. these problems have occured w/different brands -- just not a regal. So i'm unsure if I just happen to get a lemon or what
#740 of 750 Re: StabiliTrak Error Message -- Reduce engine power [ab348]
by kirstie_h HOST
Nov 13, 2012 (8:15 am)
A lot of people with vehicle issues find these forums by Googling the make/model and a keyword about the problem(s) they're having. It's not suspicious at all - it's how we get a majority of new traffic.
#741 of 750 Re: StabiliTrak Error Message -- Reduce engine power [jrenaep]
Nov 15, 2012 (9:35 pm)
You have over 50,000 miles on your 2011 Regal? Buick's warranty is 4 years/50,000 miles bumper-to-bumper and 5 years/100,000 miles on the powertrain.
Engine shut off is a powertrain issue and should be covered up to 100,000 miles. Contact Buick directly with this info: Buick Contacts