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NHTSA — Structure: Frame And Members Problems

1.9

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
83,096 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 body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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1998 Buick Park Avenue Owner Comments

problem #5

Sep 242010

Park Avenue 6-cyl

  • 65,000 miles

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

While driving on a four lane highway, I applied the brakes and the car pulled violently to the left. Being only a few blocks from my repair shop, I slowly drove there. The mechanic took the car back on the road and when braked, pulled more violently to the left. Upon inspection the frame, engine cradle section, had broken. In 30 years, the mechanic had never seen this happen. The car has only 65,000 miles and even though it is a 1998 Buick Park Avenue it was in good shape. Updated 10/05/10 pictures received. Updated 10/07/10 updated 101810 updated IVOQ 10/21/10

- Mooresville, IN, USA

problem #4

Sep 292007

Park Avenue 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 128,500 miles
I was driving home from town. I moved over on the street near my home to let another car pass and I felt a large bump and the front passenger side of the car dropped down. I got out thinking I had a flat tire but that was not the case. The tire was in the wheel well at a very crooked angle and sit some what on the tires edge. I was able to straighten out the wheel and limped home. The mechanic on Monday said the cradle in the front of the car rusted out and had broken. When the cradle broke so did the right axle. He has had a hard time finding a good used cradle as GM does not make new ones anymore.

- Plymouth, IN, USA

problem #3

Sep 292007

Park Avenue 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 128,500 miles
I was driving home from town. I moved over on the street near my home to let another car pass and I felt a large bump and the front passenger side of the car dropped down. I got out thinking I had a flat tire but that was not the case. The tire was in the wheel well at a very crooked angle and sit some what on the tires edge. I was able to straighten out the wheel and limped home. The mechanic on Monday said the cradle in the front of the car rusted out and had broken. When the cradle broke so did the right axle. He has had a hard time finding a good used cradle as GM does not make new ones anymore.

- Plymouth, IN, USA

problem #2

Sep 172005

Park Avenue 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
1998 Buick Park Avenue. The consumer stated the cradle on the front end rotted. The vehicle was not driving correctly. The consumer jacked it up and noticed the frame was rotted. The vehicle has not been taken to a dealership; he did not feel it was to drive anymore. The dealership stated there were no recalls, and the manufacturer told him the same thing. The vehicle was also out of warranty for rust. The consumer filed a complaint with Buick, #1-363337234.

- Gagestown, MI, USA

problem #1

Mar 202005

Park Avenue 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 93,480 miles
The front frame of the car rusted at its weld and broke off the car. The consumer noticed it 2 months ago contacted the dealer once and the manucaturer twice. They told the consumer that there was nothing they could do about it after the year 2003. The consumer has priced a new frame from the dealership and other places. The front frame is attached to the underside of the vehicle body and supports the engine, transaxle steering rack and steering parts.

- Carleton, MI, USA

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