2018 Buick Regal Reviews, Ratings & Specs

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Color:  Rioja Red Metallic
MSRP
$17,096 - $30,553
Crash Test
Source: NHTSA.gov
MPG (up to)
22 City / 32 HWY
Horsepower
250-310
Seats
5

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Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

What's New

The 2018 Buick Regal Sportback and its higher-power GS variant are all-new. While it looks like a sleek sedan, the Sportback is secretly a cargo-swallowing 5-door liftback. Another model, the Regal TourX, has a similar name but a taller, crossover-SUV-like body. It is a separate model and has its own review.

Buick Regal Models & Trims

chevronDown icon Base Sport $17,096 - $19,271
Horsepower: 250 hp
Engine Type: Turbocharged Gas I4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 17 (in.) - Aluminum
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close icon Blind Spot Monitor
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close icon Lane Departure Warning
chevronDown icon Preferred Sport $20,328 - $22,595
Horsepower: 250 hp
Engine Type: Turbocharged Gas I4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 17, 18 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon Preferred II Sport $23,390 - $25,823
Horsepower: 250 hp
Engine Type: Turbocharged Gas I4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon Essence Sport $24,783 - $27,324
Horsepower: 250 hp
Engine Type: Turbocharged Gas I4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18 (in.) - Aluminum
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check icon Premium Audio
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check icon Blind Spot Monitor
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chevronDown icon GS Sport $27,228 - $30,553
Horsepower: 310 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 19 (in.) - Aluminum
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check icon Sun Roof
check icon Back-Up Camera
check icon Premium Audio
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check icon WiFi Hotspot
check icon Keyless Start
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close icon Automated Emergency Braking
check icon Blind Spot Monitor
check icon Cross-Traffic Alert
check icon Lane Departure Warning
chevronDown icon Base $21,377 - $23,892
Horsepower: 250 hp
Engine Type: Turbocharged Gas I4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18 (in.) - Aluminum
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close icon Navigation System
close icon Heated Seats
close icon Sun Roof
check icon Back-Up Camera
close icon Premium Audio
check icon Smart Device Integration
check icon WiFi Hotspot
close icon Keyless Start
check icon Keyless Entry
close icon Automated Emergency Braking
close icon Blind Spot Monitor
close icon Cross-Traffic Alert
close icon Lane Departure Warning
chevronDown icon Preferred $20,328 - $22,595
Horsepower: 250 hp
Engine Type: Turbocharged Gas I4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 17, 18 (in.) - Aluminum
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check icon Navigation System
close icon Heated Seats
check icon Sun Roof
check icon Back-Up Camera
check icon Premium Audio
check icon Smart Device Integration
check icon WiFi Hotspot
check icon Keyless Start
check icon Keyless Entry
close icon Automated Emergency Braking
check icon Blind Spot Monitor
check icon Cross-Traffic Alert
close icon Lane Departure Warning
chevronDown icon Preferred II $23,390 - $25,823
Horsepower: 250 hp
Engine Type: Turbocharged Gas I4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18 (in.) - Aluminum
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check icon Navigation System
close icon Heated Seats
check icon Sun Roof
check icon Back-Up Camera
check icon Premium Audio
check icon Smart Device Integration
check icon WiFi Hotspot
check icon Keyless Start
close icon Keyless Entry
close icon Automated Emergency Braking
check icon Blind Spot Monitor
check icon Cross-Traffic Alert
close icon Lane Departure Warning
chevronDown icon Essence $24,783 - $27,324
Horsepower: 250 hp
Engine Type: Turbocharged Gas I4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18 (in.) - Aluminum
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check icon Navigation System
close icon Heated Seats
check icon Sun Roof
check icon Back-Up Camera
check icon Premium Audio
check icon Smart Device Integration
check icon WiFi Hotspot
check icon Keyless Start
check icon Keyless Entry
close icon Automated Emergency Braking
check icon Blind Spot Monitor
check icon Cross-Traffic Alert
check icon Lane Departure Warning
chevronDown icon GS $27,228 - $30,553
Horsepower: 310 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 19 (in.) - Aluminum
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check icon Navigation System
close icon Heated Seats
check icon Sun Roof
check icon Back-Up Camera
check icon Premium Audio
check icon Smart Device Integration
check icon WiFi Hotspot
check icon Keyless Start
close icon Keyless Entry
close icon Automated Emergency Braking
check icon Blind Spot Monitor
check icon Cross-Traffic Alert
check icon Lane Departure Warning

Owner Reviews

4.67
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IT is a good vehicle for the money

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My car drives well and has good handling. IT also is fairly quiet. I like the interior and exterior. The issues I have are with the entertainment systems and gas mileage but there are minor issues.

Geoff K
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It's expensive but very sporty and it's unique; I haven't seen another one on the road yet.

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It's sporty, all-wheel drive. It's made in Germany. It has a fantastic nav system. It has a great infotainment system. The seats are very comfortable and very adjustable.

Robert M
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It's beautiful and amazing on gas. We had an amazing deal from our sales person and I just love our car.

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This vehicle is perfect for a small family. However I have 3 kids and my oldest is 6'5. There isn't enough room.

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Compare Models & Key Features

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Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$17,096 - $19,271
$20,328 - $22,595

Horsepower

Horsepower
250 (hp)
250 (hp)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
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Standard
check icon
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
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Standard
check icon
Standard

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.0L turbo DOHC 4, 2.0L TURBO DOHC 4
2.0L turbo DOHC 4, 2.0L TURBO DOHC 4
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Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

Alarm

Alarm
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Standard
check icon
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
check icon
Standard
check icon
Standard

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
close icon
Not Available
check icon
Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Rain Sensing Wipers

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
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Standard
check icon
Standard

Heated Steering Wheel

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
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Standard
check icon
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
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Standard
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Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
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Standard
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Standard

Rear Defrost

Privacy Glass

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
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Standard
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Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.1 (in.)
42.1 (in.)

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.8 (in.)
38.8 (in.)

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
36.9 (in.)
36.9 (in.)

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.4 (in.)
37.4 - 39.6 (in.)

Trunk Volume

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
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Standard
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Standard

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
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Standard
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Standard

Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

WiFi Hotspot

WiFi Hotspot
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Standard
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Standard

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
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Standard
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Standard

AUX Input

AUX Input
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Standard
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Standard

CD Player

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

AC

AC
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Standard
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Standard

Dual Zone

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Cloth

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
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Not Available
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Standard

Power Passenger Seat

Heated Front Seats

Heated Rear Seats

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
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Standard
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Standard

Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
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Not Available
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Standard
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Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Running Boards

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P225/55R17
P235/50R18

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
111.4 (in.)
111.4 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
39 (ft.)
39 - 41 (ft.)

Length

Length
192.9 (in.)
192.9 - 196.3 (in.)

Width

Width
73.3 (in.)
73.3 (in.)
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Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3748 (.lbs)
3783 - 3840 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
250 (hp)
250 (hp)

Torque

Torque
260 (ft. lbs.)
295 (ft. lbs.)

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
- TBD - (.lbs)
- TBD - (.lbs)

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

Turbocharged
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Standard
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Standard

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
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Standard
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Standard

Limited Slip Differential

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
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Standard
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Standard

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
16.3 (gal.)
16.3 (gal.)

Combined

Combined
27 (mpg)
25 (mpg)

City

City
22 (mpg)
21 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
32 (mpg)
29 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Overdrive

CTV Transmission

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Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
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Standard
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Standard

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
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Standard
check icon
Standard

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
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Standard
check icon
Standard

Child Safety Locks

Stability Control

Stability Control
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Standard
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Standard

Traction Control

Traction Control
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Standard
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Standard

HID Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Auto Leveling Headlinghts
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

Adaptive Cruise Control

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Cross Traffic Alert

Cross Traffic Alert
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
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Standard
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Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
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Standard
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Standard

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
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Standard
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Standard

Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
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Standard
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Standard

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
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Standard
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Standard

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
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Standard
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Standard

Knee Airbag

Seatbelt Airbag

Crash Test Results: Front, Side & Rollover

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is a non-profit group which conducts safety testing beyond federal regulations. "Good" is the highest rating.

Moderate Overlap Front
G
Side
G
Roof Strength
N/A
Driver-side Overlap Front
G
G
Good
A
Acceptable
M
Marginal
P
Poor

Safety Features

  • StabiliTrak, stability control system with Traction Control
  • Daytime Running Lamps, LED
  • Air bags, frontal, driver and right-front passenger, head curtain side-impact and thorax for front and rear outboard seating positions and knee for driver and front passenger (Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)
  • Air bag, Passenger Sensing System, sensor indicator inflatable restraint, front passenger/child presence detector (Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)
  • OnStar and Buick connected services capable; EFFECTIVE WITH RETAIL SALES STARTING 5/1/2018. (Visit onstar.com for coverage map, details and system limitations. Services vary by model.)
  • Buick Connected Access with 10 years of standard connectivity which enables services such as, Vehicle Diagnostics, Dealer Maintenance Notification, Buick Smart Driver, Marketplace and more; EFFECTIVE WITH SALES STARTING 5/1/2018. (Limitations apply. Not transferable. Standard connectivity available to original purchaser for ten years from the date of initial vehicle purchase for model year 2018 or newer Buick vehicles. See onstar.com for details and further plan limitations. Connected Access does not include emergency or security services. Availability and additional services enabled by Connected Access are subject to change.)
  • Rear Vision Camera
  • Safety belts, 3-point, driver and front passenger, height-adjustable includes pretensioners and load limiters
  • Safety belts, 3-point, rear, all seating positions
  • LATCH system (Lower Anchors and Top tethers for CHildren), for child safety seats in all rear seating positions
  • Teen Driver
  • Trunk emergency release handle
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Front and Rear Park Assist
  • Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Alert

* Optional Safety Feature

Long-Term Reliability

Reliability results are currently not available.

Safety Recalls (2)

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Service Brakes, Hydraulic Aug 30, 2018
Report Receipt Date:
Aug 30, 2018
NHTSA Campaign:
18V576000
Summary:
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain 2018-2019 Chevrolet Equinox, Impala, Cruze, Volt and Bolt EV vehicles, GMC Terrain vehicles, Buick Lacrosse and Regal vehicles, Cadillac XTS and XTS Professional vehicles and 2018 Chevrolet Malibu vehicles. The rear brake caliper pistons may have an insufficient coating causing gas pockets to form, potentially reducing rear brake performance.
Consequence:
A reduction of braking performance can increase the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
GM will notify owners, and dealers will bleed the vehicle's brake system, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Buick customer service at 1-800-521-7300, Cadillac customer service at 1-800-458-8006, Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020, or GMC customer service at 1-800-462-8782. GM's number for this recall is 18279.
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Seat Belts Apr 12, 2018
Report Receipt Date:
Apr 12, 2018
NHTSA Campaign:
18V230000
Summary:
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain 2018 Buick Regal vehicles. During the manufacturing process, the rear seat belts may have been improperly routed around the bolster bracket on the rear outboard seats, which can cause inadequate restraint of the passengers.
Consequence:
If the seat belt fails to adequately restrain the passengers in a crash, it can increase the risk of injury.
Remedy:
GM will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the rear outboard seat belts, correcting the routing of the seat belts as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin June 5, 2018. Owners may contact Buick customer service at 1-800-521-7300. GM's number for this recall is 18117.

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