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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
32,500 miles

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1998 Buick Park Avenue drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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1998 Buick Park Avenue Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 262011

Park Avenue 6-cyl

  • 65,000 miles


Loss of coolant internally to combustion/compression chambers, hydro locked engine, thick smoke from engine exhaust, coolant mixing into oil, unstable temperature requiring vehicle stoppage to avoid overheating/fire, car will not run. Intake manifold failure and head gasket damage.

- Washington, D.C. 20016-2668, DC, USA

problem #1

Jul 162001

(reported on)

Park Avenue

  • miles
Consumer states every time that she has taken vehicle in for repairs, it seemed that the mileage odometer accelerated at a much faster rate, consumer states the miles that are being driven are not the correct mileage that is being placed on the vehicle.

- Houston, TX, USA

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