10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 19
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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1997 Buick Park Avenue engine problems

engine problem

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1997 Buick Park Avenue Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #25

Jun 162002

Park Avenue

  • miles

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

Vehicle will stall out while consumer is driving at any speed. Contacted dealer, and the dealer cannot find cause of problem.

- Perth-Amboy, NJ, USA

problem #24

Oct 192001

Park Avenue

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When vehicle was started, there was an explosion and vehicle was on fire, claim 53-C849-836.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #23

Jan 052002

Park Avenue

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Insured was starting the vehicle when he heard a big boom and then smoke came from engine and caught on fire, claim 25-5607-676.

- Springfield, MO, USA

problem #22

Jan 172002

(reported on)

Park Avenue

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Fuse box relay box suspected for cause of fire, claim 42-1331-250.

- Gray, TN, USA

problem #21

Sep 062001

Park Avenue

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Insured believes the engine fire was caused by a loose wire in the starter, claim 25-5562-917.

- Festus, MO, USA

problem #20

Feb 282001

Park Avenue

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Insured attempted to start vehicle. After hearing what sounded like back firing, a fire started under the hood of vehicle, claim 52-2467-692.

- Malta, NY, USA

problem #19

Oct 192001

Park Avenue

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

When vehicle was started, there was an explosion and vehicle was on fire, claim 53-C849-836.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #18

Nov 182001

Park Avenue

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer tried to crank vehicle when it immediately popped and caught on fire, claim 24-5198-330.

- Meridian, MS, USA

problem #17

Feb 282001

Park Avenue

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer attempted to start vehicle and heard what he thought was a back fire, a fire started under the hood, claim 52-2467-692.

- Malta, NY, USA

problem #16

May 012002

Park Avenue

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
At 70 mph vehicle began to slow down a lot, then stalled. Towed to dealer, antifreeze flooded engine, causing the engine to seize.. consumer was forced off the road by an 18 wheeler because vehicle had started slowing and consumer could not get vehicle to respond. Loss of steering accompanied the sudden decelleration.

- Kalamazoo, MI, USA

problem #15

Oct 192001

Park Avenue

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

When vehicle was started, there was an explosion and vehicle was on fire, claim 53-C849-836.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #14

Sep 062001

Park Avenue

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Insured believes the engine fire was caused by a loose wire in the starter, claim 25-5562-917.

- Festus, MO, USA

problem #13

Jan 172002

(reported on)

Park Avenue

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Fuse box relay box suspected for cause of fire, claim 42-1331-250.

- Gray, TN, USA

problem #12

Jan 172002

(reported on)

Park Avenue

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Fuse box relay box suspected for cause of fire, claim 42-1331-250.

- Gray, TN, USA

problem #11

Feb 282001

Park Avenue

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Insured attempted to start vehicle. After hearing what sounded like back firing, a fire started under the hood of vehicle, claim 52-2467-692.

- Malta, NY, USA

problem #10

Sep 062001

Park Avenue

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Insured believes the engine fire was caused by a loose wire in the starter, claim 25-5562-917.

- Festus, MO, USA

problem #9

Jan 052002

Park Avenue

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Insured was starting the vehicle when he heard a big boom and then smoke came from engine and caught on fire, claim 25-5607-676.

- Springfield, MO, USA

problem #8

Nov 182001

Park Avenue

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer tried to crank vehicle when it immediately popped and caught on fire, claim 24-5198-330.

- Meridian, MS, USA

problem #7

Feb 282001

Park Avenue

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer attempted to start vehicle and heard what he thought was a back fire, a fire started under the hood, claim 52-2467-692.

- Malta, NY, USA

problem #6

Oct 192001

Park Avenue

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When vehicle was started, there was an explosion and vehicle was on fire, claim 53-C849-836.

- Austin, TX, USA

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