1996 Buick Skylark - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

small car iamge Common problems of the 1996 Buick Skylark

85 problems have been reported for the 1996 Buick Skylark. The following chart shows the 16 most common problems for 1996 Buick Skylark. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's air bags with 18 problems. The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's electrical system (15 problems).

Table 1. Common problems of the 1996 Buick Skylark

Problem Category Number of Problems
  Air Bag
18
  Electrical System
15
  Engine And Engine Cooling
14
  Service Brakes
9
  Seat Belt
7
  Unknown Or Other
4
  Exterior Lighting
3
  Wheel
3
  Equipment
3
  Visibility
2
  Steering
2
  Seats
1
  Tire
1
  Gasoline Fuel System
1
  Structure
1
  Power Train
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 Skylark in 1996.

Table 2. Problem Occurrence Trend

Service Year Number of Problems
  2019
0
  2018
0
  2017
0
  2016
2
  2015
1
  2014
2
  2013
1
  2012
0
  2011
0
  2010
0
  2009
0
  2008
5
  2007
2
  2006
0
  2005
1
  2004
1
  2003
3
  2002
7
  2001
2
  2000
5
  1999
6
  1998
7
  1997
11
  1996
1

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

When making the decision between buying a new or used Buick Skylark, the following table can be used to compare the 1996 Buick Skylark with the Buick Skylark from other model years. Note that the number of problems reported for the 1996 Skylark is 85 while the average number of problems reported for the 4 model years of the Buick Skylark is 47.

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

Model Year Number of Problems
  2000 Skylark
1
  1998 Skylark
24
  1997 Skylark
80
  1996 Skylark
85


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