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A 1998 Buick Regal GS. 83,000 miles. For the last 30,000 miles, off and on, the engine shuts off when the turn signal is in use. I went to complain on the NHTSA site. Eight other Regal owners complained of exactly the same symptom. A few replaced the turn signal...to no avail. A few seemed to get better results by replacing the ignition switch. What do you think? Is there a silent recall for this very dangerous feature???

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  • waterboykenn Aug 08, 2008

    my car cuts on only when have the head lights on but i cut them off the car goes off.the same thing happens with turning single.

  • Anonymous Sep 02, 2008

    I have the exact same issues, have either of you found a resolution to the problem???

  • Penny 523 Oct 11, 2008

    My 04 Buick Regal stalls when stopping and turning on turn signals. I just had the plugs and plug wires and fuel filter changed to no avail.

    Please help. This is a very dangerous problem. Kenly - NC

  • jpzxbox Nov 02, 2008

    Same problem my dash lights stay on sometimes.

  • Tinlizzie9 Nov 20, 2008

    A week ago I put $800. into my 1998 Buick Regal. There has been intermittent problems with the electrical (windows, door locks, warning lights, rearview mirror lights), but last night the car would stop running everytime I used either directional. Does anyone know how to fix this or why it is happening?

  • cabishop Nov 26, 2008

    I have a 1998 Buick Regal GS and experience the dead short problem when using the turn signals. I have started dealing with Dealer and specialist mechanic and neither appear to be aware that this has happened before. What does GM :Buick have to say about this and what do I do. The thought of starting to replace parts that may or may not solve the problem is scary.

    I would appreciate help


  • Anonymous Dec 12, 2008

    my buick 1998 regal has same problem using turn signals the enigine stops when i trun them on does anyone know what is wrong help me

  • viclyn39 Jan 14, 2009

    I'm having the same problem. Spent $600 replacing the signal lever switch but it did not solve the problem. I'm scared to drive my car!

  • bethalbin Mar 08, 2009

    same problem when hitting the left turn signal ABS light come on and when hitting the right turn signal all lights come on and car dies

  • Donna Jackson Apr 01, 2009

    My 2004 Buick Regal had this problem too. When I try to turn on the car, all the lights flash and flicker on the dash. When I try to turn the signal lights the engine dies. Has ANYONE been able to have it fixed? I'm scared to drive my car too!

  • thapymp Apr 06, 2009

    Dies when left turn signal is used and other electrical gremlins

  • ed2005 Apr 23, 2009

    My 1999 Buick Regal GS had the same problem where it would intermittently not start with indicator lights flashing on the dash. When you use the turn signals, the engine would quit leaving no error codes on the scanner tool. After replacing the wire harness to the ignition switch the problem was solved. The wire harness controls the turn signals as well as engine.

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Maybe a solution.  Are you sure that its because your using your turn signal?  Does this occur while moving or while sitting idle?

My car engine would turn off while sitting idle at a traffic light.  Many people turn their signals on while idle instead of before they get to the light or stop sign.  There is a problem with the engine getting too hot while stopped and then turning off.  Make sure you're put your signal on before stopping and see if that makes a difference.  If it keeps turning off while just sitting it may be the engine.  

However this might be something different and if so that very weird. 

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I had the ignition switch replaced in my 98 Buick Regal and it has worked fine since. I cringed the first few times I turned on the signal lights but it is working fine now.

The dealer would not tell me that this was the problem - I had to request that they install the switch. I was willing to take the chance - I had to have my car.

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I have a 98 Regal LS with the same problem. Took it to one dealer and they said it was the multifunction switch which cost about $600 before labor and tests. Decided to go with another dealer (one I used before) and they fixed it by replacing the ignition switch. Total cost was about half. Car runs great with 201,500 miles on it.

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Had the same problem same car and i think i ended up fixing both the wiring harness and the ignition switch, then the problem went away

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I had the same problem with an Old Cutlass. Nobody could diagnose nor fix until one day a mechanic suggested changing the ignition switch. Never anothr problem! I kept it for three more years and it never stalled again. Hope this helps. MGB

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Im having the same problem with my car this car are just a waiset of money i have a 1997 buick regal gs supercharched

problem 1) my car will not turn on sometime the SECURITY LIGHT WILL BE ON . i would move the ignition switch back and forth and it would work after a while . took it to the dealer and the problem was the ignition switch and got the replaced for a rip off of money.Car worked fine after for like 6 months

Problem 2) This week my car shut off on when putting my turn signal on . it turn back on and i decide to take it back home.checked battery and fuses and cables then the car will not turn on a clicking noise came from the engine when tryed to start the car so i thought it was the started so i took it in to pepboys and got it checked and they said it was working great so i put back on .

I cant find a solution to this problem the car sometimes turns on but when putting the turn signal it will shut off when it doesn't turn on it doesnt make any noise no more only the dashboard lights turn on and OFF

ANY ONE PLZ HELP I NEED MY CAR WORKING AGAIN



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You could have a short in the wiring harness in the stearing collum. I had one on mine and it would shut off turning corners.

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Ive got a 98 regal LS and i believe its the main computer board on my car thats malfunctioning 1 out of every 3 or 4 times i turn the car on my "Anti lock" and "emergency Brake" light turns on and my steering wheel gets a bit tighter to turn it will go away after i turn the car off and on again? also my front right turn signal socket eats the plastic of my bulbs constantly i'm looking to replace just the socket if anyone knows of a place i can get this at? Another weird problem I've discovered was when i turn the cars ignition off after driving and i leave the turn signal on an "On" position my dash board makes a buzzing sound with my speedometer gauges going all the way to 120mph and my rpm gauge also going all the way over? has anyone had these problems before? again my vehicle is a 98 Buick regal LS with appx 100k miles on it looking to replace mainly my front right turn signal socket for under $25? dealer is charging almost $40 for this part.

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