really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
98,188 miles

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1996 Buick Park Avenue seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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1996 Buick Park Avenue Owner Comments

problem #4

May 102015

Park Avenue

  • 259,726 miles


Slowed to turn corner, passenger air bag deployed. Airbag light on. No contact with anything outside the car.

- Brandon, CO, USA

problem #3

Oct 252007

Park Avenue 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 133,027 miles
The contact owns a 1996 Buick Park Avenue. While driving approximately 30 mph with the brake pedal depressed, the contact heard a loud sound and felt pain in her left hand. She realized that the air bag deployed without warning. The contact called the dealer and they suggested she call NHTSA. The contact sustained minor injuries. There were no air bag recalls available and the dealer has not inspected the vehicle. The current mileage was 133,037 and failure mileage was 133,027. Updated 12/12/07

- Minoa, NY, USA

problem #2

Nov 021996

Park Avenue

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Violent deployment of airbag upon impact caused bruises on passengers and flame from steering column.

- Alexandria, VA, USA

problem #1

Feb 261997

(reported on)

Park Avenue

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer concernrd about force of air bag when it deploys

- Blue Sprin, MO, USA

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