1996 BUICK Riviera

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

2 Recalls for 1996 BUICK Riviera

Recall Date Component Summary
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.

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.

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4 Complaints sent to the Center for Auto Safety for 1996 BUICK Riviera

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Date Component  
engine cooling (radiator, water pump)
paint
paint
paint

49 Complaints submitted to NHTSA for 1996 BUICK Riviera

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Date Component  
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 506612
ENGINE | FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
ODI Number: 10680980
SERVICE BRAKES | STEERING
ODI Number: 10630201
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
ODI Number: 10594863
SEAT BELTS
ODI Number: 10492888
SEAT BELTS | SEAT BELTS:FRONT:WEBBING
ODI Number: 10373140
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
ODI Number: 10291539
FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER
ODI Number: 10232104
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
ODI Number: 10230002
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM:INJECTORS
ODI Number: 10220677
SEAT BELTS:FRONT:RETRACTOR
ODI Number: 10092902
SEAT BELTS:FRONT:BUCKLE ASSEMBLY
ODI Number: 10080843
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
ODI Number: 10054927
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
ODI Number: 10055854
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:DRIVER SIDE:INFLATOR MODULE
ODI Number: 10025588
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:CONTROL MODULE (TCM, PCM)
ODI Number: 8019252
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK/TRACTION CONTROL/ELECTRONIC LIMITED SLIP
ODI Number: 8015955
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE | POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:CONTROL MODULE (TCM, PCM) | SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK/TRACTION CONTROL/ELECTRONIC LIMITED SLIP
ODI Number: 8018154
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
ODI Number: 8018293
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:ANTI-THEFT:CONTROL MODULE
ODI Number: 8011983
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
ODI Number: 10152100
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY | FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY
ODI Number: 984515
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE
ODI Number: 975561
STEERING:COLUMN
ODI Number: 865255
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:TURN SIGNAL:SWITCH | VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER
ODI Number: 848589
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 802233
SEAT BELTS:FRONT:RETRACTOR
ODI Number: 780203
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:CONTROL MODULE (TCM, PCM) | SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK/TRACTION CONTROL/ELECTRONIC LIMITED SLIP
ODI Number: 764952
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM
ODI Number: 753914
SEAT BELTS:FRONT:ANCHORAGE
ODI Number: 750726
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK/TRACTION CONTROL/ELECTRONIC LIMITED SLIP
ODI Number: 726449
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM | SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK/TRACTION CONTROL/ELECTRONIC LIMITED SLIP | UNKNOWN OR OTHER | VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD
ODI Number: 715035
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:CONTROL MODULE (TCM, PCM)
ODI Number: 605128
STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR
ODI Number: 605518
SEAT BELTS:FRONT:ANCHORAGE
ODI Number: 605513
STEERING:COLUMN
ODI Number: 605513
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM
ODI Number: 604854
POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 604839
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:ALTERNATOR/GENERATOR/REGULATOR
ODI Number: 602949
TIRES
ODI Number: 602935
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
ODI Number: 566311
STEERING: STEERING WHEEL/HANDLE BAR | STEERING: STEERING WHEEL/HANDLE BAR | STEERING:COLUMN | STEERING:COLUMN
ODI Number: 552641
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:ALTERNATOR/GENERATOR/REGULATOR | ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:ALTERNATOR/GENERATOR/REGULATOR | ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE | ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
ODI Number: 552641
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM | ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM
ODI Number: 552641
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC:PADS | SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC:PADS
ODI Number: 552641
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:HORN | ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:HORN
ODI Number: 552641
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING:INTERIOR/UNDER DASH
ODI Number: 538777
VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD
ODI Number: 538526
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:HORN
ODI Number: 515068
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4 Investigations for 1996 BUICK Riviera

Date Opened Date Closed Component  
SEAT BELTS:REAR/OTHER
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
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42 Service Alerts for 1996 BUICK Riviera

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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November 17, 2004 020000 SUSPENSION

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

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September 1, 1998 020000 SUSPENSION

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

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May 1, 1998 102000 POWER TRAIN:MANUAL TRANSMISSION

CONCERNS OF NOISE/VIBRATION/GROWL FROM FRONT OF VEHICLE ON RIGHT TURNS OR HARD 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 980000 UNKNOWN OR OTHER

WAVY OR DIMPLING APPEARANCE IN ROOF PANEL RUNNING FRONT TO BACK OR EXCESSIVE RAIN NOISE (REPLACE CARDBOARD ROOF INSULATOR ADHESIVE). *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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October 1, 1998 162000 STRUCTURE:BODY

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

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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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December 1, 1999 221700 SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:SEAT HEATER/COOLER

A CONDITION WITH THE FRONT SEAT BACK AND / OR SEAT CUSHION HEAT ELEMENT IS NON-FUNCTIONING. *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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February 1, 2004 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

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

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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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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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September 1, 1999 010000 STEERING

THIS BULLETIN ADDRESSES CONCERNS OF STEERING VIBRATION / SHUDDER / MOAN DURING PARKING MANEUVERS ON DRY PAVEMENT. *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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October 1, 1999 061000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

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

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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 980000 UNKNOWN OR OTHER

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

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December 1, 2004 111000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:12V/24V/48V BATTERY

FLOOR PAN CORROSION PERFORATION IN BATTERY COMPARTMENT. *EH

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