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Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
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1996 Buick Skylark miscellaneous problems

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1996 Buick Skylark Owner Comments

problem #5

May 302000

(reported on)


  • miles


Consumer heard rattling noise coming from dash due to weld that was defective. Dealer stated that repairs were done. However, problem still exists.

- Dayton, NV, USA

problem #4

Jun 151997


  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Ongoing problem with engine check light coming on. On three occasions dealer replaced the oxygen sensor under warranty. However, problem reoccurred and oxygen sensor needed to be replaced again. Dealer notified, and has not informed consumer whether oxygen sensor will or will not be replaced at consumer's cost.

- South Euclid, OH, USA

problem #3

Jul 131998


  • miles
Rattling noise coming from dashboard due to to a defective weld. Dealer has repaired vehicle, but problem still exists.

- Dayton, NV, USA

problem #2

Dec 151998


  • miles
We replaced the right front wheel bearing hub assembly in 12/98. Our vehicle is now making same noise and we will have to replace the same part again in less than 8 months. We know of another 1996 Skylark owner with the same problem, that owner has since traded his vehicle. I contacted the Buick complaint line asking for assistance in this matter, but was told there was no courtesy reimbursements since the part was guaranteed for 12 months or 12,000 miles. I do not feel this part should have failed at 59000 or 69000 miles. I also feel Buick should have been more responsive to this matter. I feel this could be a safety hazard and possibly a factory defect. Any help in this matter would greatly be appreciated. Thank you.

- Kingsport, TN, USA

problem #1

Apr 301998

(reported on)


  • miles
Engine check light remains illuminated, indicating a malfunction within the system, cause unknown. Dealer cannot identify the problem.

- Milwaukee, WI, USA

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