Buick Regal cruise control

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Old 10-07-02, 08:31 PM
mac2001
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Buick Regal cruise control

My 2001 Buick Regal's cruise control has failed. All else (speedometer) works fine. Fuse is intact. What is likely to be cause of the problem? Is it worth having it repaired?
 
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Old 10-08-02, 03:32 AM
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2001 car, covered by the OEM GM warranty. Back to the dealer for free repair.
 
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Old 10-08-02, 03:28 PM
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If your vehicle is under warranty you should do as Joe says. If not make sure your brake lights are working. If they are not working check the fuse, if the fuse is good check the bulbs. If the bulbs are good it could be the brake switch itself. The brake light switch is an input for cruise control, when you touch the brake pedal it disengages your cruise. Other than that you should probably have it professionally diagnosed.
 
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Old 10-08-02, 03:46 PM
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I agree with both of these guys its under warranty.But if not check the wiring harness near the a/c accumulator for chafing.There is a bulletin about various electical failures from this.It's located under the air filter housing.
 
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Old 10-10-02, 08:12 PM
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Buick 2001, cruise control

Thanks for responses. Car's been in an accident and warranty voided. Will check suggestions made.
 
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Old 10-11-02, 03:59 AM
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How? If the vehicle is sold new and in an accident and repaired properly, this doesn't affect the warranty.

If it is a salvage vehicle, watch out. Those things are sold "cheap" for a reason. Lots of troubles and gremlins to come down the road....or else it wouldn't have been totalled.
 
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Old 10-11-02, 04:51 PM
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I'm going to ask about this tomorrow at work.Was it repaired by a GM dealer?Was it totalled or near total.
 
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Old 10-11-02, 08:43 PM
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salvage / total loss / etc.

Once GM is notified (usually by an alert dealer) that a vehicle was or is considered a total loss, warranty coverage for that VIN is terminated.

Anyone that buys a wreck is on their own whether the car is a week old or 3 years old.
 
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Old 10-12-02, 08:39 AM
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True, depends on whether or not it was a total loss/salvage.

If the car was in an accident and repaired, it should be covered.
 
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