NHTSA — Service Brakes, Hydraulic Problems


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
41,200 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.

1997 Buick Park Avenue brakes problems

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1997 Buick Park Avenue Owner Comments

problem #4

Mar 012001

Park Avenue

  • miles


I own a 1997 park ave ultra with several recall repair issues the following were addressed by GM but not properly repaired: (faulty) ABS system (with campaign code sticker) replaced ABS system cuts out randomly causing changes in stopping distance (in severe braking situations the ABS system has cut out on me getting off of the highway causing me to have to apply excessive pressure to the brakes just to come to a normal stop) front passenger seat belt replacement(no campaign sticker) middle rear seat belt anchor was never fixed or torqued to proper specified standards while in for repairs let alone addressed at all rack and pinion has multiple issues some due to age and miles but regardless the entire assembly is loose and bearings are shot the faulty recall repairs on my vehicle don't instill trust in GM's ability to repair my vehicle a second time.

- Vancouver, WA, USA

problem #3

Jun 152008

Park Avenue

  • 47,800 miles
The contact owns a 1997 Buick Park Avenue. While driving at various speeds, the antilock brake and traction control lights illuminated. Currently, the antilock brakes will engage during braking. Occasionally, they engage by themselves. In addition, the contact hears a grinding sound when she is not braking. The dealer could not find any failures and advised the contact to call the manufacturer. The current mileage was 48,000 and failure mileage was 47,800.

- Richmond Heights, OH, USA

problem #2

May 262007

Park Avenue 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,000 miles
The contact owns a 1997 Buick Park Avenue. While driving 1 mph, the contact depressed the brake pedal and it went down to the floorboard. He was unable to stop the vehicle using the brake pedal. He noticed brake fluid leaking from the vehicle. The dealer and mechanic have not inspected the vehicle. The contact stated that the cause of failure was due to corrosion of the driver side rear brake line. The VIN was unavailable. The current and failure mileages were 45,000.

- Carmel, NY, USA

problem #1

Oct 152003

Park Avenue

  • Automatic transmission
  • 72,000 miles
The heater in the seat quit working. A new one was installed and it doesn't heat up correctly. The motor in the window failed. The rotors/brakes were warped. The stereo failed. The window will not roll up correctly despite a new one being put in. The starter is dragging. Some of this was covered under the smart choice extended warranty. However some of the repairs are still needed and I still have time remaining on my smart choice warrranty but they have went bankrupt and my dealer says the warranty is no longer valid and I will have to pay for any repairs done.

- Holdrege, NE, USA

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