1997 Buick Regal Sedan - Reliability

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LS Sedan (3.8L V6 4-speed Automatic)

Reliability Rating for 1997 Buick Regal Sedan by Identifix

Ratings Key Minimal Problems Moderate Problems Significant Problems
  Rating Comments
Engine An occasional problem with this vehicle is the Fuel Pump Resistor (Super Charged engine only) and the Crankshaft Position Sensor, 3.8L engine only.

The cost to repair the Fuel Pump Resistor is estimated at $39.47 for parts and $104.00 for labor. The cost to repair the Crankshaft Position Sensor is estimated at $46.35 for parts and $84.50 for parts. All prices are estimated based on $65.00 per flat rate hour and does not include diagnostic time or applicable taxes.
Transmission & Driveline An occasional problem with the vehicle is the Transmission Pressure Control Solenoid causing a diagnostic trouble code P1811 to set.

The cost to repair the Transmission Pressure Control Solenoid is estimated at $45.61 for parts and $253.50 for labor. All prices are estimated based on $65.00 per flat rate hour and does not include diagnostic time or applicable taxes.
Steering & Suspension
Brake
Heating & Air Conditioning An occasional problem with this vehicle is the Blower Motor Resistor Block Assembly.

The cost to repair the Blower Motor Resistor Block Assembly is estimated at $25.50 for parts and $39.00 for labor. All prices are estimated based on $65.00 per flat rate hour and does not include diagnostic time or applicable taxes.
Starting & Charging An occasional problem with this vehicle is the Ignition Lock Cylinder. A failure with the Ignition Lock Cylinder will cause the Theft Deterrent System to prevent the vehicle from starting.

The cost to repair the Ignition Lock Cylinder is estimated at $105.00 for parts and $52.00 for labor. All prices are estimated based on $65.00 per flat rate hour and does not include diagnostic time or applicable taxes.
Accessories An occasional problem with this vehicle is with the Turn Signal Switch. This problem could cause the turn signals or brake lights to become inoperative.

The cost to repair the Turn Signal Switch is estimated at $359.73 for parts and $84.50 for labor. All prices are estimates based on $65.00 per flat rate hour and does not include diagnostic time or applicable taxes.
Overall 4 out of 5

Reliability Ratings displayed above reflect style specific standard features and may vary from aggregated values displayed for the same year in the historical model overviewed bellow.

Reliability History for Buick Regal Sedan by Identifix

  1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Engine N/A
Transmission & Driveline N/A
Steering & Suspension N/A
Brake N/A
Heating & Air Conditioning N/A
Starting & Charging N/A
Accessories N/A
Overall N/A

Reliability Ratings by Identifix is based from repair shop-reported issues. Though this data may be for years prior to model you are researching, it exposes how reliable this model platform has been historically.

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