NHTSA — Engine And Engine Cooling: Engine Problems


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Crashes / Fires:
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Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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1997 Buick Riviera engine problems

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1997 Buick Riviera Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 172008

Riviera 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


GM has recalled 1997-2002 Pontiac Grand Prix and Buick regals wit the 3.8 liter supercharged V-6 engines for oil leaking and burning on the exhaust manifold causing some 267 known fires. I have a 1997 Buick Riviera 3.8 liter supercharged engine which has begun doing the same thing recently. I have not seen the Riviera included in any web search but I am sure GM is trying to get by without repairing as many 3.8 supercharged as possible.

- Columbus, OH, USA

problem #1

Sep 062003

Riviera 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
As I turned the switch on, the car back fired and then smoke started coming in the car and it was smoking from under the hood. The car was parked in the driveway, I immediately got out. My husband who had heard the back fire from inside the house, opened the hood, and the fire was already blazing. We tried to put the fire out but ended up calling the fire department. The care was completely destroyed.

- Hawkinsville, GA, USA

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