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#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
#742 of 750 Re: StabiliTrak Error Message -- Reduce engine power [dodgeman07]
Dec 04, 2012 (9:58 am)
The powertrain warranty has numerous exclusions. Per Buick, as it relates to the 100K mile engine warranty: "Excluded from the powertrain coverage are sensors, wiring, connectors, engine radiator, coolant hoses, coolant, and heater core. Coverage on the engine cooling system begins at the inlet to the water pump and ends with the thermostat housing and/or outlet that attaches to the return hose. Also excluded is the starter motor, entire pressurized fuel system (in-tank fuel pump, pressure lines, fuel rail(s), regulator, injectors, and return line) as well as the Engine/Powertrain Control Module and/or module programming."
A StabiliTrak issue would be covered under the 4yr bumper to bumper, but would not be covered under the extended powertrain warranty.
Interestingly, starting with the 2013 model year the Buick powertrain warranty changed from 5yr/100K miles to a new 6yr/70K mile warranty. So they added a year to the powertrain warranty, but reduced the mileage by 30K miles. This is a significant change.
#743 of 750 Re: StabiliTrak Error Message -- Reduce engine power [ryster]
Dec 04, 2012 (12:25 pm)
Buick buyers tend to be older drivers(I did not say old, please note) that probably don't drive high miles so the most only have 40-70k miles anyway in 6 years. Most warranties are based on 12k per year so the 6/70 is about right. I'm getting of the mind to buy a car with a 4yr bumper to bumper and trade every 4 years. Take a little hit on depreciaton but drive a new car every 4 years and never, ever have to worry about large repair bills. Kind of like leasing I guess but doesn't seem like many people lease for 4 years nor do the auto companies push it. Don't know why exactly. Maybe they want that year of manufactures warranty left so they can sell certified or something.
Does anyone have a good answer as to why you never really hear of 4yr leases or is it just prohibitive from a financial standpoint? Seems like they are all 2yr, 30mos, or 3 yrs.
#744 of 750 Re: StabiliTrak Error Message -- Reduce engine power [ryster]
Dec 06, 2012 (10:35 pm)
The person said they were "stranded" in their 2011 Regal. The car would not run. They can use Buick's Buick 5-year/100,000-mile 24/7 Roadside Assistance and the 5-year/100,000-mile Courtesy Transportation warranties.
You might have to do some arm twisting to get the powertrain warranty to cover repairs if the car is past 50,000 miles already, but have a strong case to argue.
#745 of 750 Re: StabiliTrak Error Message -- Reduce engine power [m6user]
Dec 09, 2012 (7:51 pm)
I remember 4 year leases several years ago, even 5 year leases. It was in response to rising car prices, to get people into vehicles they couldn't afford otherwise. Those all went away about the same time, I think it was when trade-in values tanked and the lenders lost a lot of money.