I've heard the dealership explain off a slight hesitation on the drive by wire. Basically it takes a split second for the sensors to talk to each other. Yours description sounds more severe than that tho.
I apologize for the inconvenience that you have been having with your 2011 Buick Regal. When you take your vehicle into the dealership keep me updated on the resolution from the diagnosis.I have been noticing that the transmission on my '11 2.4L CXL Regal hesitates when I'm crawling in traffic and then try to accelerate to merge. I believe it is happening at speeds below 10 MPH and the computer trying to choose between 1st and 2nd gears. For example, today I was trying to merge into traffic, i pressed the accelerator and the car completely paused for a good second or two. This isn't the first time it's happened, and it's scary. Is this just a programming issue I need to have addressed or is this just the way the car is? It doesn't seem safe.
I'd love any input from other members who may have had similar experiences and can help me better describe to the dealership what I am experiencing.
Hi all, for anyone still monitoring this thread, I have noticed that the transmission (with the 2.0T engine) hesitation on my car disappears as the temp drops, that is, the air temp: at 60F, it seems to be the borderline for the issue. Lower, the transmission is tight, perfect running and gear changes. Monitor your cars. I would appreciate if anyone else is able confirm the same as I have done on my car. Thanks, all.
Just spent 2 hours getting car towed, at dealer, at rental car agency. Buick service said it might take up to 2 weeks to repair the transmission! Thanks goodness Buick is paying for the rental car.The transmissions seems to have quit on my year old Regal. The check engine light came on less than 3 miles to my home. Since it was night and snowing, I decided to limp home. Once I put it in reverse to park, it wouldn't go back into any forward gear. Fun to push a year old car into a parking spot. Anyone else having same problem? Right noe, I am feeling pretty bad about this car and not looking forward to arranging towing, rental car and all the other hassle of dealing with the dealership.
It took the Buick dealership 30 hours to confirm that the transmission is indeed the root cause of the vehicle not driving forward. Estimated time to repair: "a week or so?"Just spent 2 hours getting car towed, at dealer, at rental car agency. Buick service said it might take up to 2 weeks to repair the transmission! Thanks goodness Buick is paying for the rental car.
Guy at the rental place told me the Buick Regal is a sweet car. Yeah, except mine won't go forward. A minor defect.
So if my regal is hesitating for 3 or 4 seconds when trying to pass then its the tranny? Not good because mine is doing that too. In fact I already had a two second downshift lag coming off the lot but its gotten progressively worse. Looks like I need to go to the dealer soon.It took the Buick dealership 30 hours to confirm that the transmission is indeed the root cause of the vehicle not driving forward. Estimated time to repair: "a week or so?"
They did give me a free loaner vehicle, even if it is a huge, black monstrosity-- something called a Traverse-- that I think should be called a Perverse. I think they did it so that I will be glad to get back my hunk of junk Buick.
Good evening Darkvette,I just bought a 2011 CXL Turbo, and am noticing similar issues. Since it has an updated engine design of the 2007 Saturn Ion Redline that I used to own, I have a good idea of how this car should handle. Since it isn't accelerating anywhere close to how it should, and noticeable hesitation on accelerating, it's a definite issue.