2012 Buick Regal sedans recalled for parking lights that don't turn on

Consumer Reports News: March 13, 2012 11:53 AM

Find Ratings blob logo

See Dealer Pricing

About 3,633 of General Motor's 2012 Buick Regal sedans are being recalled for parking lights that fail to activate when drivers turn on the vehicle's headlight switch. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, this flaw violates U.S. safety standards and may cause an increased risk of vehicle collisions due to reduced visibility of the Buick car.

NHTSA says the recalled Buick Regal parking light malfunction is caused by a software programming error during the sedans' manufacture from February 2011 to last month.

GM will notify Buick Regal owners affected by this safety flaw to bring their cars in to local dealerships where the vehicle's "body control module" will be reprogrammed for free.

General Motors is expected to contact owners of recalled Buicks this week. However, consumers can receive more information about this safety recall by calling GM's toll-free customer support line (800-521-7300) and asking about GM recall number 12048 or by visiting the NHTSA website: www.SaferCar.gov.

Paul Eng


Find Ratings blob logo

Sedans Ratings

View and compare all Sedans ratings.

E-mail Newsletters

FREE e-mail Newsletters! Choose from cars, safety, health, and more!
Already signed-up?
Manage your newsletters here too.

Safety News


and safety with
subscribers and fans

Follow us on:


Cars New Car Price Report
Find out what the dealers don't want you to know! Get dealer pricing information on a new car with the New Car Price Report.

Order Your Report


Mobile Get Ratings on the go and compare
while you shop

Learn more