NHTSA — Fuel System, Gasoline: Delivery Problems


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
44,495 miles

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1998 Buick Park Avenue fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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1998 Buick Park Avenue Owner Comments

problem #3

Mar 012008

Park Avenue 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 133,485 miles


The contact owns a 1998 Buick Park Avenue. While driving 20 mph, the vehicle began to vibrate, run hot, and make sounds as if the vehicle was gulping water. The motor locked up. When the vehicle was turned off, it would not restart. A mechanic explained that the motor locked up because coolant was entering into the motor. The failure has occurred twice in three years. The dealer stated that nothing could be done and informed the contact that he would have to pay for the repair. He paid for the repairs on both occasions. The purchase date, powertrain, and mileages were unknown. Updated 03-25-08 the dealer stated performed fuel recall for this vehicle. Updated 03/25/08

- Decatur, GA, USA

problem #2

Apr 202004

(reported on)

Park Avenue

  • miles
Consumer denied reimbursement for motor replacement prior to receiving fuel pressure regulator recall. The consumer replaced the vehicle's engine prior to receiving recall notice 03V-473. The recall was for the vehicle's fuel pressure regulator. The consumer contacted the manufacturer but they provided no assistance.

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #1

Aug 012004

Park Avenue 6-cyl

  • miles
Vehicle's manifold is cracked. The vehicle wouldn't start and a new battery was needed. It was found that the manifold had cracked. The consumer requested reimbursement due to the fact that the warranty insurance denied coverage. The consumer received a recall letter several months after the problem occurred. The started housing was also cracked. The consumer has since traded the vehicle.

- Escondido, CA, USA

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