1997 Buick Riviera - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

small car iamge Common problems of the 1997 Buick Riviera

44 problems have been reported for the 1997 Buick Riviera. The following chart shows the 16 most common problems for 1997 Buick Riviera. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's steering with 10 problems. The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's engine and engine cooling (6 problems).

Table 1. Common problems of the 1997 Buick Riviera

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 1997 Buick Riviera in 1997.

Table 2. Problem Occurrence Trend

Service Year Number of Problems
  2019
0
  2018
0
  2017
0
  2016
0
  2015
0
  2014
0
  2013
0
  2012
0
  2011
2
  2010
0
  2009
1
  2008
3
  2007
2
  2006
2
  2005
2
  2004
3
  2003
5
  2002
2
  2001
6
  2000
0
  1999
2
  1998
6
  1997
1

small car iamge Compare the 1997 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 1997 Buick Riviera with the Buick Riviera from other model years. Note that the number of problems reported for the 1997 Riviera is 44 while the average number of problems reported for the 4 model years of the Buick Riviera is 31.

Table 3. Compare the 1997 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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