really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
73,589 miles

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2000 Buick Park Avenue steering problems

steering problem

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2000 Buick Park Avenue Owner Comments

problem #3

Dec 072012

Park Avenue

  • miles


I was driving a Buick park ave 2000. After stopping at a stop sign I made a right hand turn onto a busy 3 lane city street. When I accelerated and began changing lanes the car lunged a little and continued to accelerate on its own. I tried pressing the brake and it felt like there was a block of wood underneath it. The brake was not working and the car kept accelerating I was approaching a busy intersection and the light was red. I tried down shifting but nothing changed. I kept trying to brake but.it didn't work and the car kept accelerating so as I approached the red light the only thing I could think to do was try making a sharp turn with the cars that were turning headed in the opposite direction I was going. I managed to slice between two cars in the turn but the steering wheel became incredibly stiff and I couldn't negotiate the turn as hoped. I ran into two cars that in turn were pushed into two other cars as a result of my not being able to break or control the steering into the turn. There were two people who went to the hospital and had injuries.

- Sacramento, CA, USA

problem #2

Jul 072010

Park Avenue

  • 146,766 miles
Rack and pinion breakage caused by rust out of component due to placement of air conditioning system drain pipe. Condensate dripped directly on component and caused the component to fail while in service creating steering hazard and inability to control vehicle steering. Vehicle was serviced and rack and pinion had to be totally replaced due to rust out.

- Knoxville, TN, USA

problem #1

Feb 032004

Park Avenue 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 74,000 miles
Upon starting the vehicle there was a popping noise from the engine. The engine caught on fire.

- White Bear Lake, MN, USA

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