1996 Buick Park Avenue

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1996 Buick Park Avenue

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Available in 2 styles:  Park Avenue 4dr Sedan shown
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Asking Price Range
$871–$6,331

Estimated MPG

18–19 city / 27–29 hwy


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Park Avenue

FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM

Recall number: 96V116000
Recall date: 07/01/1996

Problem Summary:

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

Consequence:

THIS CONDITION CAN CAUSE A NO-START CONDITION AND POSSIBLY AN ENGINE COMPARTMENT FIRE.

Corrective Action:

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.

The manufacturer first notified owners of this recall on 07/08/1996.

This recall affects vehicles manufactured between 07/01/1995 and 05/01/1996.


SEAT BELTS:FRONT:BUCKLE ASSEMBLY

Recall number: 96V044000
Recall date: 03/05/1996

Problem Summary:

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.

Consequence:

CONSEQUENCE OF NON-COMPLIANCE: IF AN INCORRECT PART IS USED, THE BELT MAY NOT LATCH PROPERLY, INCREASING THE RISK OF INJURY TO THE OCCUPANT SHOULD A VEHICLE CRASH OCCUR.

Corrective Action:

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

The manufacturer first notified owners of this recall on 03/04/1996.

This recall affects vehicles manufactured between 01/01/1996 and 02/01/1996.


ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:ANTI-THEFT CONTROLLER

Recall number: 95V204000
Recall date: 10/23/1995

Problem Summary:

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.

Consequence:

CONSEQUENCE OF NON-COMPLIANCE; THE DRIVER MAY NOT BE AWARE THAT THE KEY WAS LEFT IN THE IGNITION OR THAT THE SAFETY BELT WAS NOT BUCKLED.

Corrective Action:

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

The manufacturer first notified owners of this recall on 09/22/1995.

This recall affects vehicles manufactured between 03/01/1995 and 08/01/1995.


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