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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
68,179 miles

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1998 Buick Park Avenue fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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1998 Buick Park Avenue Owner Comments

problem #1

Apr 302005

Park Avenue 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 68,179 miles


I purchased 1998 Buick Park Avenue, from sanderson Lincoln-Mercury dealership, glendale, AZ 85301, on February 24, 2005. Subsequently, I experienced a mechanical break-down on April 30, 2005. Hence, I have discerned that there were two recalls issued on February 24, 2004, campaign number 04V0900000 and campaign number 00V17000 on April 18, 2000. I am writing because I have experienced both defects. The former campaign caused me to expend $900. For repairs for a cracked manifold and the latter was recently experience when the front seat passenger could not attach the safety seat belt because it had jammed. Please advise as to what my recourses should be? power Buick, scottsdale, AZ, never advise me of a recall that is consistent with the auto's breakdown...but did charge me $887.44 for the repair costs.

- Tempe, AZ, USA

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