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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
80,000 miles

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1996 Buick Riviera engine problems

engine problem

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1996 Buick Riviera Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 222010

Riviera 6-cyl

  • 80,000 miles


I smelled gas. I opened the hood, removed the engine cover & fuel was spraying from the plastic fuel line, the size of a pinhole. I contacted the dealer to order a new fuel line and was told the fuel line part #25648136 is discontinued, as soon as I find one left somewhere, I will be taking to an independent repair shop for repair. There are no recalls listed on this? a dangerous situation. I went into various auto forums on the internet & noticed that several other people were having the same problem. A pinhole leak in the plastic fuel line. This is the second time I have replaced this line in the 4 years I have owned this car with 60000 miles between the last time this happened and now. GM needs to offer a redesigned replacement part that doesn't leak.

- Port Richey, FL, USA

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