1996 BUICK Park Avenue

These recalls apply to the make, model, and year of your car – and should be fixed as soon as possible.

3 Recalls for 1996 BUICK Park Avenue

Recall Date Component Summary
March 5, 1996 SEAT BELTS:FRONT:BUCKLE ASSEMBLY

THESE VEHICLES WERE ASSEMBLED WITH ONE OR MORE INCORRECT SAFETY BELT AND/OR SAFETY BELT BUCKLE ENDS. THIS DOES NOT CONFORM WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 209, “SEAT BELT ASSEMBLIES.”

Remedy:

DEALERS WILL INSPECT ALL FRONT AND REAR SAFETY BELT LATCH ENDS AND SAFETY BELT BUCKLES FOR CORRECT PARTS AND REPLACE ANY INCORRECT PARTS.

October 23, 1995 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:ANTI-THEFT:CONTROL MODULE

THESE VEHICLES WERE ASSEMBLED WITH A MALFUNCTION ALARM, LIGHTING AND LOCKING (MALL) MODULE THAT CAN CONTAIN A DAMAGED CAPACITOR. IF THE CAPACITOR IS DAMAGED, THE “KEY IN THE IGNITION” WARNING CHIME AND THE DRIVER SEAT BELT UNBUCKLED WARNING CHIME AND INDICATOR LAMP MAY NOT WORK. THIS DOES NOT MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 114, “THEFT PROTECTION” AND FMVSS NO. 208, “OCCUPANT CRASH PROTECTION.” IN ADDITION, OTHER CHIME REMINDER FUNCTIONS, INTERIOR LIGHTING CONTROLS, AND POWER DOOR LOCKING FEATURES ARE ALSO AFFECTED.

Remedy:

DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND, IF REQUIRED, REPLACE THE MALL MODULE.

July 1, 1996 FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM

A BACKFIRE DURING ENGINE STARTING CAN CAUSE BREAKAGE OF THE UPPER INTAKE MANIFOLD.

Remedy:

DEALERS WILL UPDATE THE POWERTRAIN CONTROL MODULE PROGRAMMING. UNTIL THE CAMPAIGN REPAIR IS MADE, THE VEHICLE HOOD SHOULD BE SHUT WHENEVER STARTING THE VEHICLE TO REDUCE THE CHANCE OF PERSONAL INJURY.

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1 Complaints sent to the Center for Auto Safety for 1996 BUICK Park Avenue

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60 Complaints submitted to NHTSA for 1996 BUICK Park Avenue

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Date Component  
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING | ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:MANIFOLD/HEADER/MUFFLER/TAIL PIPE
ODI Number: 10184788
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE-INACTIVE
ODI Number: 10083253
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
ODI Number: 10910574
SUSPENSION:FRONT
ODI Number: 505579
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10715533
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:SWITCH
ODI Number: 10643149
TIRES
ODI Number: 10512661
SUSPENSION | TIRES
ODI Number: 10434978
STEERING | STRUCTURE:FRAME AND MEMBERS | SUSPENSION:FRONT
ODI Number: 10296637
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING | FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
ODI Number: 10230980
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10209173
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING | ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:MANIFOLD/HEADER/MUFFLER/TAIL PIPE
ODI Number: 10184788
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING
ODI Number: 10174227
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM | SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK/TRACTION CONTROL/ELECTRONIC LIMITED SLIP
ODI Number: 10153346
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
ODI Number: 10151076
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:ANTI-THEFT:CONTROL MODULE
ODI Number: 10148532
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:ANTI-THEFT:CONTROL MODULE
ODI Number: 10146289
TIRES:TREAD/BELT
ODI Number: 10142156
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
ODI Number: 10131898
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
ODI Number: 10126395
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:ANTI-THEFT:CONTROL MODULE
ODI Number: 10123985
AIR BAGS:SIDE/WINDOW
ODI Number: 10117740
AIR BAGS:SIDE/WINDOW
ODI Number: 10117735
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
ODI Number: 10112823
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:MASTER CYLINDER
ODI Number: 10107137
STEERING:RACK AND PINION
ODI Number: 10103131
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE
ODI Number: 10083253
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
ODI Number: 10071303
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
ODI Number: 10020439
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
ODI Number: 10013918
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:12V/24V/48V BATTERY
ODI Number: 8019486
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION
ODI Number: 986510
SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:SEAT HEATER/COOLER
ODI Number: 889907
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC:ROTOR
ODI Number: 887456
SEATS
ODI Number: 872570
INTERIOR LIGHTING
ODI Number: 852933
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE | ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
ODI Number: 850541
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK/TRACTION CONTROL/ELECTRONIC LIMITED SLIP | SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC:ROTOR
ODI Number: 837057
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK/TRACTION CONTROL/ELECTRONIC LIMITED SLIP | UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 826680
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK/TRACTION CONTROL/ELECTRONIC LIMITED SLIP
ODI Number: 820285
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE
ODI Number: 821586
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
ODI Number: 814192
STRUCTURE:BODY
ODI Number: 808872
VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER
ODI Number: 804873
TIRES
ODI Number: 746033
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION
ODI Number: 737078
POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE
ODI Number: 703775
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL
ODI Number: 604980
VISIBILITY:POWER WINDOW DEVICES AND CONTROLS
ODI Number: 604875
SEAT BELTS:FRONT:ANCHORAGE
ODI Number: 604838
PARKING BRAKE:CONVENTIONAL
ODI Number: 603910
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE
ODI Number: 604733
VISIBILITY:DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER/HVAC SYSTEM
ODI Number: 604694
SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:POWER ADJUST
ODI Number: 557225
POWER TRAIN:MANUAL TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 539106
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 538160
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 533550
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
ODI Number: 522003
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 520466
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 515173
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6 Investigations for 1996 BUICK Park Avenue

Date Opened Date Closed Component  
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
STEERING
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
STEERING:RACK AND PINION
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
Manufacturers tell dealers about repairs for on your car. But they won’t tell you – unless you know to ask. Knowledge is power.

42 Service Alerts for 1996 BUICK Park Avenue

Date Description
December 2, 2019 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

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

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December 2, 2019 350000 EQUIPMENT

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

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November 22, 2019 353100 EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:ANTI-THEFT DEVICES

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. Technician will need to contact the radio unlock ce

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November 22, 2019 353400 EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:RADIO/TAPE DECK/CD ETC.

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. Technician will need to contact the radio unlock ce

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September 5, 2019 350000 EQUIPMENT

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. Technician will need to contact the radio unlock ce

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September 18, 2019 350000 EQUIPMENT

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

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September 20, 2017 070000 FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

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 and

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September 20, 2017 199000 TIRES:PRESSURE MONITORING AND REGULATING SYSTEMS

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 and

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September 20, 2017 350000 EQUIPMENT

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 and

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September 20, 2017 118000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:SOFTWARE

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 and

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March 15, 2017 355200 EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL

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

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December 4, 2015 353100 EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:ANTI-THEFT DEVICES

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. Technician will need to contact the radio unlock ce

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October 23, 2015 353100 EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:ANTI-THEFT DEVICES

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. Technician will need to contact the radio unlock ce

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October 23, 2015 353400 EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:RADIO/TAPE DECK/CD ETC.

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. Technician will need to contact the radio unlock ce

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October 1, 1998 020000 SUSPENSION

SOME CUSTOMERS MAY COMMENT THAT THE VEHICLE

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August 1, 1997 102000 POWER TRAIN:MANUAL TRANSMISSION

EXPERIENCE A TRANSAXLE GEAR WHINE NOISE ON COAST DOWN OR LIGHT ACCELERATION. *YC

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June 1, 1997 135100 VISIBILITY:REARVIEW MIRRORS/DEVICES:INTERIOR

EXCESSIVE VIBRATION OF ELECTROCHROMIC INSIDE REARVIEW MIRROR. *TW

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February 22, 2017 118000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:SOFTWARE

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 and

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September 1, 2005 180000 VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

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

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March 1, 1997 357100 EQUIPMENT:APPLIANCE:AIR CONDITIONER

INTERMITTENT A/C SYSTEM THUMP NOISE ON INITIAL START UP FROM FRONT PASSENGER SIDE FLOOR PANEL (REPLACE ACCUMULATOR). *TW

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May 1, 2002 061000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

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

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June 1, 2004 061000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

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

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February 1, 2001 061000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

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

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September 1, 2007 062000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM

ENGINE COOLANT CONSUMPTION OR COOLANT LEAK (INSPECT FOR MATERIAL DEGRADATION/REPLACE INTAKE MANIFOLDS) *TT UPDATED 11/02/07 *NJ

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May 1, 1997 033000 SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:POWER ASSIST

WHEN BRAKES ARE DEPRESSED FORCE OR ENGINE LOAD MAY AFFECT AND CAUSE VARIOUS NOISES. *YC

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December 1, 1996 103000 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

COLD START RATTLE NOISE. *TW

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July 1, 2001 062000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM

EXPERIENCING EXCESSIVE ENGINE COOLANT CONSUMPTION, OR AN ENGINE COOLANT LEAK NEAR OR UNDER THE THROTTLE BODY AREA OF THE UPPER INTAKE MANIFOLD. *TT

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February 1, 1997 103000 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

INTERMITTENT NEUTRAL OR LOSS OF DRIVE AT HIGHWAY SPEEDS OR FROM FOURTH GEAR (REPLACE CONTROL VALVE BODY ASSEMBLY). *TW

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January 1, 1997 357100 EQUIPMENT:APPLIANCE:AIR CONDITIONER

A/C SYSTEM FLUTTER AND/OR MOAN NOISE WITH HVAC IN A/C MODES. *TW

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December 1, 1999 106000 POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY

SOME VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH HYDRA-MATIC 3T40, 4T60 OR 4T60-E TRANSXALES MAY COMMENT ON A GRINDING AND / OR GROWLING NOISE THAT IS NOTICEABLE WHEN IN PARK ON INCLINE. *TT

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June 1, 2004 063200 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:MANIFOLD/HEADER/MUFFLER/TAIL PIPE

NEW UPPER INTAKE MANIFOLD AND GASKET KITS. *TT

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April 1, 1998 106000 POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY

EXPERIENCING A TRANSAXLE GEAR WHINE NOISE ON COAST DOWN OR LIGHT ACCELERATION BETWEEN 20 AND 40 MPH. *YC

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September 1, 1997 011000 STEERING: STEERING WHEEL/HANDLE BAR

EXPERIENCING INTERMITTENT STEERING COLUMN SNAP OR CLICK NOISE WHEN TURNING. *YC

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September 1, 1997 061100 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE

COMMENTS OF AN ENGINE OIL LEAK THAT APPEARS TO ORIGINATE TOWARD THE DRIVER’S SIDE OF THE VEHICLE; REAR OF ENGINE. *YC

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August 1, 1997 105100 POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:UNIVERSAL JOINT

EXPERIENCING A TRANSAXLE GEAR WHINE NOISE ON COAST DOWN OR LIGHT ACCELERATION. *YC

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January 1, 2004 160000 STRUCTURE

HVAC FACEPLATE LENS AVAILABLE FOR REPLACEMENT. SERVICE VME. *TT

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March 1, 1997 353400 EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:RADIO/TAPE DECK/CD ETC.

CLN INDICATOR APPEARS ON RADIO DISPLAY AND DOES NOT TURN OFF (RESET CLN INDICATOR WITH THE EJECT BUTTON ON TAPE). *TW

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February 1, 1997 105300 POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DRIVESHAFT

COLD START RATTLE NOISE (DIAGNOSIS/SERVICE PROCEDURE). *TW

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April 1, 1998 106000 POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY

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

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November 1, 1997 050000 PARKING BRAKE

COMMENTS THAT THE PARK BRAKE PEDAL IS NOT SETTING CORRECTLY OR RELEASING PREMATURELY WHILE TRYING TO SET THE PARK BRAKE. *YC

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November 1, 1997 980000 UNKNOWN OR OTHER

COMMENTS ON INSUFFICIENT RANGE OF THE KEYLESS ENTRY SYSTEM. *YC

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December 1, 1998 162000 STRUCTURE:BODY

SOME CUSTOMERS MAY COMMENT THAT THERE IS CORROSION ( RUST ) APPEARING ON THE LEFT AND /OR RIGHT ROCKER PANEL(S). *YC

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