Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety. Notes: If you're in the market for a used, comfortably-oversized luxury sedan, you could do worse than the 2005 Buick Park Avenue.

This was the last model year the Park Avenue was available in the US market, and there's just not that many complaints about it. Plus, it has a hood ornament! There just aren't enough cars with hood ornaments anymore. Just make sure you avoid getting rear-ended as the car did very poorly in rear-impact crash tests.


pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
4,250 miles

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2005 Buick Park Avenue Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 132007

(reported on)

Park Avenue 6-cyl

  • miles


2005 Buick Park Avenue with onstar customer states that onstar has informed him that they decided to install analog wiring only* the consumer is disappointed that GM will change her vehicle over to digital in order to continue using onstar features. The consumer was told her vehicle was came equipped with analog wiring only

- Lake Havasu City, AZ, USA

problem #1

Apr 162007

Park Avenue 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 8,501 miles
Purchased a 2005 Buick Park Avenue from van buren Buick 2257 jericho turnpike garden city park, NY 11040 1-888-300-1376. Prior to purchase required several safety features and one of these was onstar system. Asked dealer if system was digital ready and was told that due to vehicle being a 2005 it already is digital ready and will be converted prior to 2008. Now GM tells me it is only analog and will cease to function by 12/31/07 vehicle went in for a safety defect (onstar) and work order #296327 fulled out"onstar cannot be upgraded to digital" therefore, a safety feature that I purchased which should be available for the life of the vehicle will no longer be available to the consumer even though I was assured that it will be upgraded. Dealer should re-purchase vehicle to be applied to a GM vehicle with digital onstar.

- Floral Park, NY, USA

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