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NHTSA — Power Train: Automatic Transmission Problems

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 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 transmission problems

transmission problem

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1998 Buick Riviera Owner Comments

problem #3

Feb 242002

Riviera

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Vehicle was not able to shift properly due to gears grinding in transmission. Engine was super charged, but not transmission. At transmission center, consumer was informed bearings were failing and caused the grinding.

- Marietta, GA, USA

problem #2

Dec 172001

(reported on)

Riviera

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Upon stopping vehicle has to press brakes down hard to hold vehicle in place. Vehicle jumps if brakes are not held down firmly.

- Moyock, NC, USA

problem #1

Jan 222001

(reported on)

Riviera

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While vehicle is stopped in gear extreme vibrations occurs. Dealer can not correct problem.

- Laguna Woods, CA, USA

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