NHTSA — Electrical System: Ignition Problems


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1997 Buick Skylark electrical problems

electrical problem

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1997 Buick Skylark Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 112000

(reported on)


  • miles


ABS light would flash while traveling. When making turns vehicle would also stall. Also, when depressing brakes vehicle would go into extended stopping distance.

- Henderson, NC, USA

problem #1

Aug 011998


  • miles
This car has been stalling out almost from the beginning of our purchase. It was a used vehicle but it was under warranty. It has been in the repair shop numerious times and I keep getting told it is a phantom problem and they cannot recreate it at the service dept. I have in the past thought the service departments are doing their job but after a year of having the same problem, something needs to be done. This car stalls out most often when it has been sitting for a few hours - it has stalled in front of a dump truck full of gravel - he missed me by just inches since I had just pulled out from a stop sign and the truck came over a hill. Last week it stalled in front of a school bus filled with children! the ets and check engine light comes on sometimes & sometimes not! I need someone to look into this problem so I am not driving an unsafe car. After it stalls I sometimes need to leave it sit for a few minutes and sometimes I can get it restarted and then need to "rev" up the engine to keep it going. I have been treated like a "complete idiot" by more than one person at the stark dealership in stoughton, wi. Help!!!!!!!!

- Edgerton, WI, USA

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