NHTSA — Service Brakes, Hydraulic: Antilock Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
50,000 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.

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1996 Buick Park Avenue brakes problems

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1996 Buick Park Avenue Owner Comments

problem #4

Jan 102006

Park Avenue 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 200,000 miles


: the contact stated the vehicle stalled at various speeds. The vehicle was towed to an independent repair shop where the starter, timing belt, and electronic computer relay was replaced. Afterwards, the problem persisted and the vehicle was seen by a dealer. A NHTSA recall, # 96V116000 concerning the fuel system was completed by the dealer however, the stalling issue remained. The vehicle was taken back to the independent repair shop for further inspection of the fuel pump assembly. Upon investigation of the engine compartment, while the engine was started, a backfire occurred and damaged the engine. The independent mechanic attributed the damage to the recall repair. Updated 05/30/06 4 fuel pumps repaired in the last 6 months and still there is a short in the air condition after fixing the recalls on the vehicle. In addition, checked brakes due to noise and increased stopping distance. Found rear pads with uneven wear, and rear rotors flaking.

- Corpus Christi, TX, USA

problem #3

Aug 011996

Park Avenue

  • miles
Rotors pulsate and extended stopping distance occurs when brakes are applied. Doesn't stop evenly. Dealer contacted, and cannot remedy problem due to warranty expiration. Problem still exists.

- Saco, ME, USA

problem #2

Dec 101997

Park Avenue

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
In rainy conditions, the ABS braking system malfunctions, causing the brakes to have a extended stopping distance which almost resulted in an accident. Dealer cannot determine problem.

- Syracruse, NY, USA

problem #1

Aug 131998

(reported on)

Park Avenue

  • miles
ABS brakes when depressed did not stop vehicle. Pedal went to floor of vehicle resulting in consumer having an accident. Also engine check light comes on. Cause unknown.

- Clarkston, MI, USA

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