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NHTSA — Electrical System: Wiring: Front Underhood Problems

2.7

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
54,000 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.

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1998 Buick Park Avenue electrical problems

electrical problem

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1998 Buick Park Avenue Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 192004

Park Avenue

  • Automatic transmission
  • 48,000 miles

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

Driver started the vehicle and heard a loud bang. Vehicle caught on fire under the hood. Fire department extinguished the fire.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #1

Nov 142003

(reported on)

Park Avenue

  • 60,000 miles
There was an explosion under hood. This occurred when key was turned in the ignition to start the vehicle. The fire inspector was unable to locate the cause of the explosion because the under hood components were melted together.

- Hastings, NE, USA

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