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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
19,333 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

1998 Buick Riviera accessories - interior problems

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1998 Buick Riviera Owner Comments

problem #3

Dec 292003

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • 58,000 miles


Intermittently horn became inoperable, obstructing the driver's safety. Dealer could not find cause of the problem.

- Cathedral City, CA, USA

problem #2

Dec 021999


  • miles
Consumer states horn is inoperable at times, on one occasion he had to hit the horn pad six times before the horn would sound, dealer has repaired/replaced parts on four separate occasions. Fuel gauge sending unit failed. Emergency brake needed adjusted, the pedal was not returning all the way up when it was released.

- Santa Ana, CA, USA

problem #1

Apr 171999


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When trying to blow horn it blows intermittently. Horn has been fixed twice, but problem still exists. Contacted dealer. Dealer found loose horn connections. Whining noise present when turning steering wheel.

- Frederick, MD, USA

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