TSB List for the 1998 Buick Riviera

Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs) for the 1998 Riviera are official communications between Buick & their dealerships that describe processes for troubleshooting or fixing certain common problems. All vehicle manufacturers are required by U.S. law to make their TSBs available to the public.

  • STEERING
  • SUSPENSION
  • SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS
  • ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
  • ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
  • ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE
  • FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
  • POWER TRAIN
  • POWER TRAIN:MANUAL TRANSMISSION
  • POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
  • POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY
  • ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
  • ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:12V/24V/48V BATTERY
  • ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING
  • ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: SOFTWARE
  • VISIBILITY:POWER WINDOW DEVICES AND CONTROLS
  • STRUCTURE:BODY
  • VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
  • TIRES:PRESSURE MONITORING AND REGULATING SYSTEMS
  • SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:SEAT HEATER/COOLER
  • EQUIPMENT
  • EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:ANTI-THEFT DEVICES
  • EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:RADIO/TAPE DECK/CD ETC.
  • EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL
  • EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE
  • UNKNOWN OR OTHER
  • STEERING

    • TSB #990232007

      Date Announced:
      SEP 01, 1999
      NHTSA ID:
      #608376

      THIS BULLETIN ADDRESSES CONCERNS OF STEERING VIBRATION / SHUDDER / MOAN DURING PARKING MANEUVERS ON DRY PAVEMENT. *TT Read More »

    SUSPENSION

    • TSB #000310007F

      Date Announced:
      NOV 17, 2004
      NHTSA ID:
      #618097

      VEHICLES MAY EXPERIENCE SHAKE / VIBRATION IN STEERING WHEEL, FLOOR, SEAT AT HIGHWAY SPEEDS ON SMOOTH ROADS. *JB UPDATED *EH GM VOICEMAIL MESSAGE. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #990308005

      Date Announced:
      OCT 01, 1999
      NHTSA ID:
      #6088866

      EXPERIENCING CLUNK, RATTLE OR METAL TO METAL NOISE FROM FRONT OF VEHICLE. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #990308005

      Date Announced:
      OCT 01, 1999
      NHTSA ID:
      #6088815

      EXPERIENCING CLUNK, RATTHE OR METAL TO METAL NOISE FROM FRONT OF VEHICLE. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #833004

      Date Announced:
      SEP 01, 1998
      NHTSA ID:
      #603826

      EXPERIENCING SHAKE / VIBRATION IN STEERING WHEEL, FLOOR, SEAT AT HIGHWAY SPEEDS ON SMOOTH ROADS. *YC Read More »

    SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS

    • TSB #735023A

      Date Announced:
      JAN 01, 1998
      NHTSA ID:
      #600208

      EXPERIENCING NOISE COMING FROM FRONT BRAKES. *YC Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

    • TSB #990603009A

      Date Announced:
      FEB 01, 2004
      NHTSA ID:
      #10001285

      FLOOR PAN CORROSION PERFORATION IN BATTERY COMPARTMENT. *TT UPDATE *EH Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

    • TSB #040601021

      Date Announced:
      JUN 01, 2004
      NHTSA ID:
      #10012148

      NEW REAR MAIN SEAL AND SPECIAL TOOL FOR INSTALLATION. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #010601008A

      Date Announced:
      MAY 01, 2002
      NHTSA ID:
      #634813

      SOME OWNERS MAY COMMENT ON A REPEAT ENGINE OIL PAN LEAK. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #010601008

      Date Announced:
      FEB 01, 2001
      NHTSA ID:
      #619177

      SOME OWNERS MAY COMMENT ON A REPEAT ENGINE OIL PAN LEAK. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #990603009

      Date Announced:
      OCT 01, 1999
      NHTSA ID:
      #6088903

      CONDITIONS WITH FLOOR PAN CORROSION PERFORATION IN BATTERY COMPARTMENT. *TT Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE

    • TSB #990605005

      Date Announced:
      OCT 01, 1999
      NHTSA ID:
      #6088811

      SOME VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT A POPPING TYPE NOISE HEARD IN THE PASSENGER COMPARTMENT. *TT Read More »

    FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

    • TSB #PIP4723C

      Date Announced:
      SEP 20, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10157018

      This Preliminary Information communicates to the dealer the process for downloading or updating operating software for the Tire Pressure Monitor, Active Fuel Injector tester, multi media tester, PICO Scope, GR8 starting/charging tester ... Read More »

    • TSB #05-06-04-035D

      Date Announced:
      MAY 09, 2014
      NHTSA ID:
      #10137901

      This informational bulletin provides the technician with information on what E85 fuel may due to a non E85 vehicle. Read More »

    POWER TRAIN

    • TSB #PI1217

      Date Announced:
      APR 15, 2014
      NHTSA ID:
      #10135203

      This preliminary bulletin provides a way to aid the technician in diagnosing transmission fluid leaking from the trans breather vent. Read More »

    POWER TRAIN:MANUAL TRANSMISSION

    • TSB #000730002B

      Date Announced:
      JUL 01, 2002
      NHTSA ID:
      #634985

      CONCERNS WITH SLIPS, HARSH UPSHIFT OR GARAGE SHIFTS, LAUNCH SHUDDERS, FLARES, ERRATIC SHIFTS AND INTERMITTENT CONCERNS, DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE P1811 OR P0748 SET. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #98737104A

      Date Announced:
      MAY 01, 1998
      NHTSA ID:
      #601408

      CONCERNS OF NOISE/VIBRATION/GROWL FROM FRONT OF VEHICLE ON RIGHT TURNS OR HARD ACCELERATION. *YC Read More »

    POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

    • TSB #010730032B

      Date Announced:
      NOV 01, 2004
      NHTSA ID:
      #628928

      SOME OWNERS MAY COMMENT ON A TRANSMISSION OIL LEAK. *TT UPDATED *EH Read More »

    • TSB #01432

      Date Announced:
      JAN 01, 2003
      NHTSA ID:
      #10004412

      AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION POOR ACCELERATION, PERFORMANCE. *TT Read More »

    POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY

    • TSB #10001

      Date Announced:
      APR 01, 1998
      NHTSA ID:
      #601769

      INFORMATION ON GROWLING NOISE IN TRANSAXLE DURING FIRST FOUR MINUTES AFTER START UP. *YC Read More »

    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

    • TSB #PIP4723D

      Date Announced:
      JAN 31, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10171318

      This Preliminary Information communicates to the dealer the process for downloading or updating operating software for the Tire Pressure Monitor, Active Fuel Injector tester, multi media tester, PICO Scope, GR8 starting/charging tester ... Read More »

    • TSB #19NA273

      Date Announced:
      DEC 02, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10170494

      This informational bulletin provides information for dealers/technicians on Procedures to Unlock Delco Radio with Theftlock. Read More »

    • TSB #PIC5913

      Date Announced:
      SEP 19, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10113258

      This Preliminary Information communication provides information to the technician about vehicles that have a Supplemental Inflatable Restraint lamp, Service Vehicle Soon lamp on and/or radio locked, possibly after module replacement. Read More »

    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:12V/24V/48V BATTERY

    • TSB #040861001

      Date Announced:
      DEC 01, 2004
      NHTSA ID:
      #10012688

      FLOOR PAN CORROSION PERFORATION IN BATTERY COMPARTMENT. *EH Read More »

    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING

    • TSB #57

      Date Announced:
      JUL 01, 2003
      NHTSA ID:
      #10016464

      WIRE HARNESS MAY BE STRETCHED, OR THE PCS MAY NOT BE ORIENTED IN THE SAME POSITION, AFTER INSTALLING A SERVICE REPLACEMENT VALVE BODY ASSEMBLY. GM TECH LINK. *TT Read More »

    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: SOFTWARE

    • TSB #PIP4723C

      Date Announced:
      SEP 20, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10157018

      This Preliminary Information communicates to the dealer the process for downloading or updating operating software for the Tire Pressure Monitor, Active Fuel Injector tester, multi media tester, PICO Scope, GR8 starting/charging tester ... Read More »

    • TSB #PIP4723B

      Date Announced:
      FEB 22, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10113443

      This Preliminary Information communicates to the dealer the process for downloading or updating operating software for the Tire Pressure Monitor, Active Fuel Injector tester, multi media tester, PICO Scope, GR8 starting/charging tester ... Read More »

    VISIBILITY:POWER WINDOW DEVICES AND CONTROLS

    • TSB #98849602A

      Date Announced:
      OCT 01, 1998
      NHTSA ID:
      #602750

      SOME CUSTOMERS MAY COMMENT ON RADIO CLOCK GAINS AN EXCESSIVE AMOUNT OF TIME. *YC Read More »

    • TSB #849602

      Date Announced:
      SEP 01, 1998
      NHTSA ID:
      #603828

      SOME CUSTOMERS MAY COMMENT THE RADIO CLOCK GAINS AN EXCESSIVE AMOUNT OF TIME. *YC Read More »

    STRUCTURE:BODY

    • TSB #831704

      Date Announced:
      OCT 01, 1998
      NHTSA ID:
      #602983

      CONCERNS OF DOOR HANDLES ON WHITE PAINTED VEHICLES TRUNING YELLOW. *YC Read More »

    • TSB #836319

      Date Announced:
      SEP 01, 1998
      NHTSA ID:
      #603833

      EXPERIENCING A RATTLE NOISE FROM REAR OF VEHICLE. *YC Read More »

    • TSB #971101738125

      Date Announced:
      NOV 01, 1997
      NHTSA ID:
      #54204

      SUBJECT ON PARALLEL PARK ASSIST MODE AND BOTH MIRRORS ARE INOPERATIVE OR RH MIRROR MOVES UP TOO HIGH. *YC Read More »

    VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

    • TSB #050604058

      Date Announced:
      SEP 01, 2005
      NHTSA ID:
      #10017568

      INTERMITTENT CHUGGLE OR FISHBITE ON LIGHT ACCELERATION OR A HIGHWAY SPEEDS WITH NO DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES (DTCS). *TT Read More »

    TIRES:PRESSURE MONITORING AND REGULATING SYSTEMS

    • TSB #PIP4723C

      Date Announced:
      SEP 20, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10157018

      This Preliminary Information communicates to the dealer the process for downloading or updating operating software for the Tire Pressure Monitor, Active Fuel Injector tester, multi media tester, PICO Scope, GR8 starting/charging tester ... Read More »

    SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:SEAT HEATER/COOLER

    • TSB #990850021

      Date Announced:
      DEC 01, 1999
      NHTSA ID:
      #6089947

      A CONDITION WITH THE FRONT SEAT BACK AND / OR SEAT CUSHION HEAT ELEMENT IS NON-FUNCTIONING. *TT Read More »

    EQUIPMENT

    • TSB #19NA273

      Date Announced:
      DEC 02, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10170494

      This informational bulletin provides information for dealers/technicians on Procedures to Unlock Delco Radio with Theftlock. Read More »

    • TSB #17NA073

      Date Announced:
      SEP 18, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10166638

      This warranty administration bulletin provides information regarding the field action courtesy transportation policy. Read More »

    • TSB #PIC4696D

      Date Announced:
      SEP 05, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10165876

      This Preliminary Information communication provides information to the technician on how to unlock radios that are Delco TheftLock. Technician will use the radio to get the scrambled code. Read More »

    • TSB #17NA073

      Date Announced:
      FEB 15, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10154641

      This warranty administration bulletin provides information regarding the field action courtesy transportation policy. Read More »

    • TSB #PIC4696C

      Date Announced:
      MAY 31, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10141381

      This Preliminary Information communication provides information to the technician on how to unlock radios that are Delco Theft Lock. Technician will use the radio to get the scrambled code. Read More »

    • TSB #PIP4723C

      Date Announced:
      SEP 20, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10157018

      This Preliminary Information communicates to the dealer the process for downloading or updating operating software for the Tire Pressure Monitor, Active Fuel Injector tester, multi media tester, PICO Scope, GR8 starting/charging tester ... Read More »

    EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:ANTI-THEFT DEVICES

    • TSB #PIC4696E

      Date Announced:
      NOV 22, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10168979

      This Preliminary Information communication provides information to the technician on how to unlock radios that are Delco TheftLock. Technician will use the radio to get the scrambled code. Read More »

    • TSB #PIC4696B

      Date Announced:
      DEC 04, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10114947

      This Preliminary Information communication provides information to the technician on how to unlock radios that are Delco TheftLock. Technician will use the radio to get the scrambled code. Read More »

    • TSB #PIC4696A

      Date Announced:
      OCT 23, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10114924

      This Preliminary Information communication provides information to the technician on how to unlock radios that are Delco TheftLock. Technician will use the radio to get the scrambled code. Read More »

    EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:RADIO/TAPE DECK/CD ETC.

    • TSB #PIC4696E

      Date Announced:
      NOV 22, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10168979

      This Preliminary Information communication provides information to the technician on how to unlock radios that are Delco TheftLock. Technician will use the radio to get the scrambled code. Read More »

    • TSB #PIC4696C

      Date Announced:
      MAY 31, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10141381

      This Preliminary Information communication provides information to the technician on how to unlock radios that are Delco Theft Lock. Technician will use the radio to get the scrambled code. Read More »

    • TSB #16NA260

      Date Announced:
      AUG 26, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10082506

      THIS TECHNICAL BULLETIN PROVIDES A PROCEDURE TO REPROGRAM THE MEDIA DISC PLAYER WITH THE LATEST CALIBRATIONS TO CORRECT A CONDITION OF THE REAR ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM NOT OPERATING AS INTENDED IN COLDER AMBIENT TEMPERATURE AREAS DUE TO ... Read More »

    • TSB #PIC4696A

      Date Announced:
      OCT 23, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10114924

      This Preliminary Information communication provides information to the technician on how to unlock radios that are Delco TheftLock. Technician will use the radio to get the scrambled code. Read More »

    EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL

    • TSB #17-NA-073

      Date Announced:
      MAR 15, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10138060

      This warranty administration bulletin provides policy information with the field action courtesy transportation policy. Read More »

    EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE

    • TSB #PIC4696C

      Date Announced:
      MAY 31, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10141381

      This Preliminary Information communication provides information to the technician on how to unlock radios that are Delco Theft Lock. Technician will use the radio to get the scrambled code. Read More »

    UNKNOWN OR OTHER

    • TSB #020730014A

      Date Announced:
      JUL 01, 2002
      NHTSA ID:
      #635006

      INFORMATION ON SERVICING 4T65-E TRANSAXLE SPACER PLATE AND GASKETS FOR VARIOUS MODELS FROM 1997 THROUGH 2002. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #020730014

      Date Announced:
      APR 01, 2002
      NHTSA ID:
      #634997

      INFORMATION ON SERVICING 4T65E TRANSAXLE SPACER PLATE AND GASKETS. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #10004

      Date Announced:
      MAR 24, 1998
      NHTSA ID:
      #601771

      INFORMATION ON ABS AND / OR TRACTION LIGHT ON WITH CODES AND / OR ERRATIC ENGINE IDLE OR MIL ON. *YC Read More »

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