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2.5

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
59,000 miles

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1996 Buick Park Avenue electrical problems

electrical problem

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1996 Buick Park Avenue Owner Comments

problem #2

Sep 272016

Park Avenue

  • 88,000 miles

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

The driver seat belt unbuckled warning chime doesn't work. The "key in the ignition" warning chime usually doesn't work. The mall module has been diagnosed as the cause by a local Buick dealership. This same issue is a recall on some of this model and make of car, but not currently on this VIN#. GM and suttle motors of newport news, va refuse to pay the cost of the repair. I feel like this VIN# should be part of the recall. I purchased this vehicle used 5 years ago, with the problem occurring the 1st day of ownership.

- Hampton, VA, USA

problem #1

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

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