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NHTSA — Engine And Engine Cooling: Engine: Gasoline Problems

1998 Buick Park Avenue (Page 2 of 3)

9.6

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 29
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
927 miles

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1998 Buick Park Avenue engine problems

engine problem

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1998 Buick Park Avenue Owner Comments (Page 2 of 3)

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problem #21

Dec 042000

Park Avenue

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Insured entered the vehicle and turned the ignition on and heard an explosion and vehicle caught on fire inside her neighbors garage. Damage was done to the garage, claim 36-A152-007.

- Enid, OK, USA

problem #20

Sep 282001

Park Avenue

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Insured turned the key and there was a loud pop and the engine caught on fire, claim 13-7487-154.

- Peoria, IL, USA

problem #19

Mar 072001

Park Avenue

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle had been sitting overnight, insured started vehicle, puff of smoke appeared. Insured turned vehicle off and fire errupted, claim 49-3261-220.

- Madison, WI, USA

problem #18

Nov 042000

Park Avenue

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Insured was jump starting vehicle with cables, engine blew, fire started, claim 23-1290-238.

- Theif River Falls, MN, USA

problem #17

Dec 122000

Park Avenue

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Insured started up the vehicle and the vehicle caught on fire, claim 42-1319-967.

- Murfreesboro, TN, USA

problem #16

Dec 232000

Park Avenue

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Insured wasn't able to start car. Triple a came to start the car, when driver hooked up the battery cable and turned the ignition, the engine blew up and a fire began, claim 59-V656-995.

- Gainesville, FL, USA

problem #15

Apr 142002

Park Avenue

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

While turning on vehicle, there was an explosion that came from engine, causing cabinet door to blow open. Contacted dealer who was not willing to do anything. The fuel regulator was faulty, too much press.

- Greensburgh, PA, USA

problem #14

Nov 042000

Park Avenue

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer jump started vehicle with cables when engine blew and a fire started, claim 23-1290-238.

- Thief River Falls, MN, USA

problem #13

Dec 122000

Park Avenue

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer started up vehicle and it caught fire in the engine compartment, claim 42-1319-967.

- Murfreesboro, TN, USA

problem #12

Dec 232000

Park Avenue

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle would not start, consumer had vehicle jumped and when he hooked up the battery cable and turned the key to start the vehicle, the engine blew up and a fire started, claim 59-V656-995.

- Gainesville, FL, USA

problem #11

Mar 072001

Park Avenue

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Engine compartment fire, origin appears near left front apron, vehicle had been sitting all night, consumer started vehicle and a puff of smoke appeared, consumer turned vehicle off and fire began, claim 49-3261-220.

- Madison, WI, USA

problem #10

Jan 052002

Park Avenue

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer was starting vehicle when he heard a big boom, smoke came out of the engine and caught on fire, claim 25-5607-676.

- Springfield, MO, USA

problem #9

Dec 042000

Park Avenue

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer turned the ignition on and heard an explosion, vehicle caught fire in the engine compartment inside her neighbors garage, claim 36-A152-007.

- Enid, OK, USA

problem #8

Sep 282001

Park Avenue

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer turned key, there was a loud pop and the engine caught on fire, claim 13-7487-154.

- Peoria, IL, USA

problem #7

Sep 272001

Park Avenue

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While traveling at highway speed low coolant message flashed on while low temperature gauge was reading cool. Soon after, noticed engine running hard. Consumer pulled vehicle over, and engine stalled and would not restart. Dealer found plenum leaking, dealer replaced intake manifolds upper and lower, plenum, coolant bypass hose, and head gasket seal.

- Silverspring, FL, USA

problem #6

Dec 012000

Park Avenue

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The driver put the key in the ignition, turned it and heard a loud boom, then the car was on fire under the hood, this failure could possibly be to and engine failure.

- Grosse Ile, MI, USA

problem #5

Feb 112001

Park Avenue

  • miles
No summary for this vehicle.

- Tallahassee, FL, USA

problem #4

Jan 022001

(reported on)

Park Avenue

  • miles
As advised by the service rep the consumer shifter from fourth to third to second and to first but the engine still died while going down a long hill. Nlm

- Ross, CA, USA

problem #3

Oct 072000

Park Avenue

  • miles
Plastic case on intake manifold - holes burn through case and water goes into cylinder

- Mandeville, LA, USA

problem #2

Aug 112000

(reported on)

Park Avenue

  • miles
When going downhill the consumer places the vehicle in first gear and the engine dies the mechanic believes that shifting down effects the engine's computer so that it shuts down but the consumer is conserned about what's in the owners manual which states if you dont downshift the brakes could get hot and cause poor or no braking ability. Nlm

- Ross, CA, USA

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