NHTSA — Engine And Engine Cooling: Exhaust System: Manifold/Header/Muffler/Tail Pipe Problems


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2000 Buick Park Avenue exhaust system problems

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2000 Buick Park Avenue Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 142014

Park Avenue 6-cyl

  • miles


The contact owns a 2000 Buick Park Avenue. Immediately after starting the vehicle, the engine exploded. The vehicle was inspected by an independent mechanic. The technician diagnosed that the ruptured intake manifold displaced the fuel line, which pulled the injector out causing a fuel leak. No injuries were reported and a police report was not filed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The failure mileage was unknown. Updated 1/16/15 updated 01/20/15

- Fort Dodge, IA, USA

problem #1

Mar 182004

Park Avenue 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While turning the key to start vehicle caught on fire, flames and heavy smoke came under the hood. Fire department extinguished the fire. Insurance report indicated that fire was the result of an improper combustion within the intake manifold. This is because that the fuel vapors in this area were ignited and caused the resulting damage to vehicle.

- Highland, IL, USA

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