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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
13,500 miles

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2001 Buick Park Avenue seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2001 Buick Park Avenue Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 012002

Park Avenue 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 27,000 miles


The consumer's vehicle was involved in a head on collision, and the air bags did not deploy. The vehicle hit a tractor trailer.

- Vero Beach, FL, USA

problem #1

Aug 232001

Park Avenue

  • miles
Vehicle would make weird noises; first time when making right turn, was grinding and then stopping. This caused driver to jerk forward. Then, a thumping noise before suddenly accelerating. Had happened every few yards. Towed to dealership, mechanic found nothing after test driving. Second was in parking lot and backing out when vehicle suddenly accelerated and hit a pole. Had shifted into drive, and it accelerated forward and hit a building. Air bags did not deploy. Wheels were spinning like crazy.

- Parrish, NY, USA

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