1996 Buick Riviera - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

small car iamge Common problems of the 1996 Buick Riviera

46 problems have been reported for the 1996 Buick Riviera. The following chart shows the 13 most common problems for 1996 Buick Riviera. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's engine and engine cooling with 8 problems. The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's seat belts (7 problems).

Table 1. Common problems of the 1996 Buick Riviera

Problem Category Number of Problems
  Engine And Engine Cooling
8
  Seat Belt
7
  Gasoline Fuel System
6
  Power Train
6
  Electrical System
5
  Service Brakes
4
  Steering
2
  Air Bag
2
  Other Fuel System
2
  Tire
1
  Visibility
1
  Structure
1
  Exterior Lighting
1

small car iamge Problem Occurrence Trend

The following chart shows the number of problems reported during each of the service years since the debut of the 1996 Buick Riviera in 1996.

Table 2. Problem Occurrence Trend

Service Year Number of Problems
  2019
0
  2018
0
  2017
0
  2016
0
  2015
0
  2014
2
  2013
1
  2012
1
  2011
0
  2010
3
  2009
1
  2008
3
  2007
0
  2006
1
  2005
0
  2004
3
  2003
0
  2002
5
  2001
2
  2000
1
  1999
3
  1998
2
  1997
0
  1996
1

small car iamge Compare the 1996 Buick Riviera with Other Model Years

When making the decision between buying a new or used Buick Riviera, the following table can be used to compare the 1996 Buick Riviera with the Buick Riviera from other model years. Note that the number of problems reported for the 1996 Riviera is 46 while the average number of problems reported for the 4 model years of the Buick Riviera is 31.

Table 3. Compare the 1996 Buick Riviera with other model years

Model Year Number of Problems
  1999 Riviera
8
  1998 Riviera
29
  1997 Riviera
44
  1996 Riviera
46


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