NHTSA — Power Train: Automatic Transmission Problems


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
11,923 miles

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2001 Buick Park Avenue transmission problems

transmission problem

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2001 Buick Park Avenue Owner Comments

problem #3

Apr 162006

Park Avenue

  • 35,769 miles


Transmission failed in consumer's 2001 Buick Park Avenue.

- Wallingford, CT, USA

problem #2

Jul 182006

Park Avenue 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The contact stated the planetary gears of the transmission are going out and the contact feels this should not be happening this early with the vehicles and that it is a defect.

- Oklahoma City, OK, USA

problem #1

Jan 012002

Park Avenue

  • miles
The vehicle shifts hard in gear after the initial start up. Consumer had the vehicle towed and checked at the parent company. The transmission went through several tests but the problem could not be duplicated. Since that time, the solenoid and transmission have been replaced. One week later the transmission failed and had to be completely rebuilt. Again, while driving, the vehicle made two hard jerks and would barely move. When putting vehicle in reverse it will hit hard twice and go backwards, when putting it in forward gear it will take off slowly. After traveling for a while, the check engine light illuminates and the cruise control will not work once the light has illuminated, if the vehicle is shut off for an hour or so, the problem will rectify itself until the vehicle is drivin 15-20 miles, then the same process occurs all over.

- Henderson, KY, USA

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