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NHTSA — Latches/Locks/Linkages: Doors: Latch Problems

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

1998 Buick Park Avenue accessories - exterior problems

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1998 Buick Park Avenue Owner Comments

problem #8

Aug 012005

Park Avenue 6-cyl

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

1998 Buick Park Avenue had the water pump, fuel pressure regulator, oil pressure switch, left door lock control bezel, tensioner pulley and bearing replaced.** answer required***. the gas gauge needle jumped past the full mark then all the way back around to empty. The plastic upper intake plenum was replaced because it had warped from the heat and started to leak.

- Eden Prairie, MN, USA

problem #7

Nov 032005

(reported on)

Park Avenue

  • miles
1998 Buick Park Avenue drivers door handle malfunctioned. The tabs on the handle broke, therefore the door could not be opened from the outside.

- So Windsor, CT, USA

problem #6

Aug 102003

Park Avenue

  • miles
Doors will no longer open from the outside.

- Lockney, TX, USA

problem #5

Jun 032003

Park Avenue

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Door cannot be opened from the outside. Dealer states door's latch mechanism broke.

- Plainview, TX, USA

problem #4

Jan 092003

(reported on)

Park Avenue

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The right rear passenger door fails to unlock by using electronic locking button or manually pulling on the door lock. The cause of the problem has not been determined.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

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problem #3

Jun 052000

(reported on)

Park Avenue

  • miles
Trunk locks failed.

- Wayne, PA, USA

problem #2

Jun 052000

(reported on)

Park Avenue

  • miles
The door locks failed.

- Wayne, PA, USA

problem #1

Aug 011998

Park Avenue

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Door lock failed.

- Tuscon, AZ, USA

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