really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 3
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
129,219 miles

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2002 Buick Park Avenue electrical problems

electrical problem

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2002 Buick Park Avenue Owner Comments

problem #4

Jun 132017

Park Avenue

  • 107,000 miles


The contact owns a 2002 Buick Park Avenue. While driving approximately 35 mph, the contact heard a chime twice and the vehicle shook violently. The vehicle lost acceleration and a burning odor was present. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic (richie's auto repair in Chicago heights, Illinois) who diagnosed that the ignition module and a coil were damaged and needed replacement. The contact also stated that the vehicle was repaired by christi anson Chevrolet (9700 indianapolis boulevard highland, Indiana) for the same failure back on September 22, 2015 and December 15, 2012. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failures. The approximate failure mileage was 107,000.

- Dyer, IN, USA

problem #3

Mar 132013

Park Avenue 6-cyl

  • 132,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Buick Park Avenue. The contact stated that while driving approximately 60 mph, smoke and flames were seen from the rear driver's side. The fire department was contacted to extinguish the fire. A fire report was filed with no injuries reported. The vehicle was towed to a mechanic where however, the vehicle was destroyed. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure and current mileage was 132,000.

- Union , NH, USA

problem #2

Feb 262013

Park Avenue 6-cyl

  • 195,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Buick Park Avenue. The contact stated that while driving approximately 35 mph, the contact noticed smoke and flames coming from the rear window defroster on the driver's side. The contact stated he was driving with the defroster on for about 45 minutes when the window started to smoke. The vehicle was destroyed. The fire department was able to extinguish the fire and a fire report was filed. The vehicle was towed to a dealer. The manufacturer was not notified of the incident. The failure mileage was 195,000.

- Norwood, MA, USA

problem #1

Dec 102004

Park Avenue 6-cyl

  • 82,876 miles
The instrument cluster on the consumer's 2002 Buick Park Avenue failed.

- Mineola, NY, USA

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