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4.1

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
28,667 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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1996 Buick Skylark electrical problems

electrical problem

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1996 Buick Skylark Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 042008

Skylark

  • 86,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 1996 Buick Skylark. All of the gauges on the instrument panel were fluctuating up and down. Neither the speedometer nor the fuel gauge displayed accurate readings. The dealer stated that there were no recalls on the vehicle and that the repair would be the contact's responsibility. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign id number 02V070000 (electrical system:ignition:switch). The current and failure mileages were 86,000.

- Little Neck, NY, USA

problem #2

Apr 102002

Skylark 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The air bag warning light came on and the interior of the vehicle was wet. The dealers diagnosis indicated the SDM had failed. The air bag module deployed suddenly during normal diagnostic procedures because the SDM was wet and damaged and shorted out.

- Red Bank, NJ, USA

problem #1

Jan 101997

Skylark

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving at any speed vehicle stalls, in for repairs, changed all parts, vehicle still continues to stall due to an electrical short.

- Ellicott City, MD, USA

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