hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
47,333 miles

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1996 Buick Park Avenue electrical problems

electrical problem

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1996 Buick Park Avenue Owner Comments

problem #3

May 012004

Park Avenue 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,000 miles


: the contact stated the anti-theft controller malfunctioned. There is a NHTSA recall, regarding the anti-theft controller. The vehicle has the same problems as indicated in the recall; however it is not included in the recall due to the VIN. The interior lighting intermittently illuminates, alarm system indicator lamp illuminates and the horn does not work. The vehicle was taken to the local dealership for inspection and the local mechanic determined the mall module needed replaced. Updated 02/27/06.

- Montgomery, AL, USA

problem #2

Oct 312005

Park Avenue 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The contact states there is a NHTSA recall campaign 95V204000 concerning the electrical system:ignition:anti-theft controller. This vehicle has the same problems as indicated in the recall, but it is not included in the recall due to the VIN.

- York, PA, USA

problem #1

Mar 232005

Park Avenue 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 112,000 miles
Consumer has same problem as recall #95V204000, electrical system ignition anti-theft controller. Manufacturer said consumer's VIN is not included in recall. Dealer said she would have to pay to get the part in car repaired (the capacitor), but would give her the remote for free. Consumer added that the capacitor is broken therefore the remote cannot be programmed to work.

- Dwight, IL, USA

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