Engine Problems of Buick Park Avenue



Buick Park Avenue owners have reported 11 problems related to engine (under the engine and engine cooling category).

car image   Engine problem of the 2003 Buick Park Avenue 1
Failure Date: 10/15/2010

The contact owns a 2003 Buick Park Avenue ultra. The contact stated that there was a leak from the engine intake which was repaired by the dealer. Three months later, the failure occurred again. The dealer stated that there was nothing they could do to fix the problem. The engine manufacturer had gone out of business. The failure mileage was 108,600 and the current mileage was 110,200.

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car image   Engine problem of the 1997 Buick Park Avenue 2
Failure Date: 12/08/2007

I drove my car out to a restaurant and parked it. When I tried to start it to go home a couple hours later, it would not turn over. I tried it again the next morning and then had it towed to my mechanic where he discovered that it was 'liquid locked because antifreeze had leaked into a cylinder and would not allow the piston to move up. I am looking at 2500 dollars for repairs and a week to get the parts and do it. There are TSB's out on this problem and it is a common problem. I feel I should have been notified of the problem and gm should shoulder the costs for the repair because it was caused by a defective gasket.

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car image   Engine problem of the 1997 Buick Park Avenue 3
Failure Date: 12/12/2004

After starting the vehicle, the vehicle back fire and then caught fire in the engine compartment. The local fire department arrived and extinguished the fire. The cause of the fire has not been determined.

car image   Engine problem of the 1999 Buick Park Avenue 4
Failure Date: 01/31/2003

The vehicle backfired and then caught on fire. Referenced in ea02-030.

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car image   Engine problem of the 1998 Buick Park Avenue 5
Failure Date: 12/09/2002

Turned on igniion key of 1998 Buick Park Avenue to start and heard loud bang and then noticed grey smoke at rear of hood area. Turned off key, got out and closed door, proceeded to house to call 911 and got kitchen fire extinguisher. I went back to burning car, opened hood, observed fire at side of engine next to firewall. I used fire extinguisher to get most of fire out. There was some fire under engine on ground which the extinguisher did not get out. The extinguisher was now empty so I went back to house and got baking soda from kitchen and threw it under engine to extenguish the fire under the engine. Fire department came but I had fire out by then.

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car image   Engine problem of the 1998 Buick Park Avenue 6
Failure Date: 08/15/2002

While driving at 25 mph and with no warning, the engine locked up. Consumer made contact with dealer. The consumer noticed that both the engine and the transmission had problems early on.


car image   Engine problem of the 1997 Buick Park Avenue 7
Failure Date: 08/07/2002

While driving engine mount bolts cracked, causing engine to fall on one side. Contacted dealer, and dealer was not willing to do anything.

car image   Engine problem of the 1998 Buick Park Avenue 8
Failure Date: 01/11/2002

Engine fire resulted in extensive damage. Referenced in ea02-030.

car image   Engine problem of the 1999 Buick Park Avenue 9
Failure Date: 06/01/2001

Vehicle experienced shaking and smoking due to anti-freeze leaking into the engine. (nar) the consumer is requesting a refund in the amount of $1177. 52 for repairs made on defective vehicle.

car image   Engine problem of the 1996 Buick Park Avenue 10

The rear main seal rod bearing/engine camshaft and push rods have all prematurely malfunctioned, cause unknown. Please give any further details.

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car image   Engine problem of the 1998 Buick Park Avenue 11

When the consumer started the vehicle, the engine exploded and a fire started under the hood.