1997 BUICK Riviera

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0 Recalls for 1997 BUICK Riviera

Recall Date Component Summary
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3 Complaints sent to the Center for Auto Safety for 1997 BUICK Riviera

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Date Component  
accessories (cd/tape, radio, navigation system, etc)
body & frame

44 Complaints submitted to NHTSA for 1997 BUICK Riviera

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Date Component  
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | SEAT BELTS
ODI Number: 10441133
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
ODI Number: 10406811
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
ODI Number: 10280631
STEERING
ODI Number: 10278474
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
ODI Number: 10252095
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 10249436
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING | ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
ODI Number: 10221494
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE
ODI Number: 10221447
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING:FRONT UNDERHOOD
ODI Number: 10193186
STEERING:RACK AND PINION
ODI Number: 10187580
STRUCTURE:BODY
ODI Number: 10132259
STEERING:COLUMN LOCKING:ANTI-THEFT DEVICE
ODI Number: 10125281
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:MANIFOLD/HEADER/MUFFLER/TAIL PIPE
ODI Number: 10105736
WHEELS
ODI Number: 10103404
STRUCTURE:BODY
ODI Number: 10102781
EQUIPMENT:MECHANICAL:ACCESSORY SCISSOR/SCREW/BOTTLE JACK/LIFT
ODI Number: 10093047
FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER:STORAGE:FUEL GAUGE SYSTEM
ODI Number: 10092730
STRUCTURE
ODI Number: 10068989
STEERING:HYDRAULIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM
ODI Number: 10054192
STEERING
ODI Number: 10040759
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:MANIFOLD/HEADER/MUFFLER/TAIL PIPE
ODI Number: 10042940
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
ODI Number: 10039206
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 8021474
STEERING
ODI Number: 9006336
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:MODULE
ODI Number: 8019598
STEERING:HYDRAULIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM
ODI Number: 8012340
FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER
ODI Number: 886180
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH
ODI Number: 862120
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC:ROTOR
ODI Number: 861395
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 858660
STEERING:RACK AND PINION
ODI Number: 855168
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 821631
STEERING: STEERING WHEEL/HANDLE BAR
ODI Number: 822333
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK/TRACTION CONTROL/ELECTRONIC LIMITED SLIP | SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC:ROTOR
ODI Number: 819489
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK/TRACTION CONTROL/ELECTRONIC LIMITED SLIP
ODI Number: 810688
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 752079
STEERING:RACK AND PINION
ODI Number: 748767
SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:POWER ADJUST
ODI Number: 740437
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 714376
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC
ODI Number: 606816
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION
ODI Number: 568001
SEAT BELTS:FRONT:RETRACTOR | SEAT BELTS:FRONT:RETRACTOR
ODI Number: 564868
SERVICE BRAKES, AIR:DISC:ROTOR
ODI Number: 533573
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC:PADS
ODI Number: 533573
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3 Investigations for 1997 BUICK Riviera

Date Opened Date Closed Component  
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
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.

53 Service Alerts for 1997 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

Click to view a copy of the full alert on NHTSA's website (select "Manufacturer Communication")

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

Click to view a copy of the full alert on NHTSA's website (select "Manufacturer Communication")

May 9, 2014 070000 FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

This informational bulletin provides the technician with information on what E85 fuel may due to a non E85 vehicle.

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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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April 15, 2014 100000 POWER TRAIN

This preliminary bulletin provides a way to aid the technician in diagnosing transmission fluid leaking from the trans breather vent.

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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

Click to view a copy of the full alert on NHTSA's website (select "Manufacturer Communication")

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

Click to view a copy of the full alert on NHTSA's website (select "Manufacturer Communication")

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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July 1, 2002 980000 UNKNOWN OR OTHER

INFORMATION ON SERVICING 4T65-E TRANSAXLE SPACER PLATE AND GASKETS FOR VARIOUS MODELS FROM 1997 THROUGH 2002. *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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July 1, 2002 102000 POWER TRAIN:MANUAL TRANSMISSION

CONCERNS WITH SLIPS, HARSH UPSHIFT OR GARAGE SHIFTS, LAUNCH SHUDDERS, FLARES, ERRATIC SHIFTS AND INTERMITTENT CONCERNS, DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE P1811 OR P0748 SET. *TT

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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 034500 SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC

BRAKE NOISE (GRUNT/GROAN/GRIND/CRUNCH) COMING FROM FRONT BRAKES (REPLACE FRONT BRAKE PADS). *TW

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June 1, 1997 061000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

ENGINE OIL LEVEL INDICATES OVER FULL (REPLACE OIL LEVEL INDICATOR TUBE ASSEMBLY). *TW

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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

Click to view a copy of the full alert on NHTSA's website (select "Manufacturer Communication")

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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November 1, 1997 162000 STRUCTURE:BODY

SUBJECT ON PARALLEL PARK ASSIST MODE AND BOTH MIRRORS ARE INOPERATIVE OR RH MIRROR MOVES UP TOO HIGH. *YC

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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 105100 POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:UNIVERSAL JOINT

EXPERIENCING HARSH ENGAGEMENT FROM REVERSE TO DRIVE. *YC

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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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September 1, 1997 105000 POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE

VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH HARSH GARAGE SHIFT REVERSE TO DRIVE. *YC

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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, 2004 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

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

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April 1, 2002 980000 UNKNOWN OR OTHER

INFORMATION ON SERVICING 4T65E TRANSAXLE SPACER PLATE AND GASKETS. *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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January 1, 1998 034000 SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS

EXPERIENCING NOISE COMING FROM FRONT BRAKES. *YC

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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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March 1, 1997 133000 VISIBILITY:POWER WINDOW DEVICES AND CONTROLS

PARALLEL PARK ASSIST MODE AND BOTH MIRRORS ARE INOPERATIVE (REPLACE MEMORY SEAT/MIRROR CONTROL MODULE). *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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March 24, 1998 980000 UNKNOWN OR OTHER

INFORMATION ON ABS AND / OR TRACTION LIGHT ON WITH CODES AND / OR ERRATIC ENGINE IDLE OR MIL ON. *YC

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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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August 26, 2016 353400 EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:RADIO/TAPE DECK/CD ETC.

THIS TECHNICAL BULLETIN PROVIDES A PROCEDURE TO REPROGRAM THE MEDIA DISC PLAYER WITH THE LATEST CALIBRATIONS TO CORRECT A CONDITION OF THE REAR ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM NOT OPERATING AS INTENDED IN COLDER AMBIENT TEMPERATURE AREAS DUE TO CALIBR

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November 1, 2004 103000 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

SOME OWNERS MAY COMMENT ON A TRANSMISSION OIL LEAK. *TT UPDATED *EH

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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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