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  Safety Recalls of Buick Riviera Vehicles

There have been 33 safety recalls for the Buick Riviera. The most recent recalls are shown below. Table 1 and Table 2 show the historical recalls and the recall statistics by the model year of the Buick Riviera.

NHTSA Recall #: 96V116000; Jul. 1, 1996

This condition can cause a no-start condition and possibly an engine compartment fire.

Recalled Vehicles: 1996 Buick Lesabre, 1997 Buick Lesabre, 1996 Buick Park Avenue, 1996 Buick Regal, 1996 Buick Riviera, 1996 Oldsmobile 88, 1996 Oldsmobile 98, 1996 Pontiac Bonneville
Component: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM
Recall Summary: A backfire during engine starting can cause breakage of the upper intake manifold. ... Details of this recall goto detail
NHTSA Recall #: 95V204000; Oct. 23, 1995

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.

Recalled Vehicles: 1996 Buick Lesabre, 1996 Buick Park Avenue, 1996 Buick Riviera, 1996 Oldsmobile 88, 1996 Oldsmobile 98, 1996 Oldsmobile Aurora, 1996 Pontiac Bonneville
Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:ANTI-THEFT CONTROLLER
Recall 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.... Details of this recall goto detail
NHTSA Recall #: 95V110000; May. 31, 1995

This condition can prevent a person from using their restraint system resulting in an increased risk of injury in an accident.

Recalled Vehicles: 1990 Buick Riviera, 1991 Buick Riviera, 1992 Buick Riviera, 1993 Buick Riviera, 1990 Cadillac Eldorado, 1991 Cadillac Eldorado, 1990 Oldsmobile Toronado, 1991 Oldsmobile Toronado, 1992 Oldsmobile Toronado
Component: SEAT BELTS:FRONT:WEBBING
Recall Summary: The front outer shoulder belt web sew stop can become stuck in the retractor. The belt can be difficult to pull out of the retractor and some occupants may not be able to fasten the belt. ... Details of this recall goto detail
NHTSA Recall #: 91V158000; Sep. 13, 1991

Vehicles would not meet the requirements of fmvss 101and 105.

Recalled Vehicles: 1990 Buick Reatta, 1990 Buick Riviera
Component: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:SWITCHES:BRAKE WARNING
Recall Summary: Brake indicator light may not light when ignition is in the "on" position, the parking brake is applied, and the shift selector is in the park or neutral gear range. ... Details of this recall goto detail
NHTSA Recall #: 91V157000; Sep. 18, 1991

If this condition exists and shaft disengagement occurs, loss of steering control will be experienced by the driver which could result in an accident.

Recalled Vehicles: 1992 Buick Riviera, 1992 Cadillac Eldorado, 1992 Cadillac Seville, 1992 Oldsmobile Toronado
Component: STEERING:RACK AND PINION
Recall Summary: The intermediate shaft to steering rack lower coupling pinch bolt may be missing. ... Details of this recall goto detail
Table 1. Historical Recalls of Buick Riviera Vehicles
Date Component Vehicle Affected
Feb. 28, 2000   Seat Belts:front:webbing 85,253
Jul. 1, 1996   Fuel System, Gasoline:fuel Injection System 275,811
Oct. 23, 1995   Electrical System:ignition:anti-theft Controller 32,869
May. 31, 1995   Seat Belts:front:webbing 113,343
Sep. 18, 1991   Steering:rack And Pinion 2,371
Sep. 13, 1991   Service Brakes, Hydraulic:switches:brake Warning 18,904
Sep. 6, 1990   Power Train:automatic Transmission:lever And Linkage:floor Shift 63,964
Feb. 12, 1990   Seat Belts:front:retractor 10,166
Jun. 16, 1989   Vehicle Speed Control 1,755,897
Apr. 5, 1989   Service Brakes, Air:antilock 634
Apr. 5, 1989   Service Brakes, Air:antilock 10,535
May. 10, 1988   Steering:hydraulic Power Assist:pump 65,136
Nov. 15, 1982   Visibility:windshield Wiper/washer:motor 5,316
Jan. 3, 1982   Fuel System, Gasoline:fuel Injection System 79,686
Jun. 16, 1981   Suspension:front:control Arm:upper Arm 9,070
Mar. 13, 1979   Parking Brake:conventional 92
Jan. 5, 1979   Exterior Lighting 8,534
Jun. 13, 1978   Engine And Engine Cooling:cooling System:fan 333,619
Nov. 3, 1976   Exterior Lighting:turn Signal:switch 66,632
Oct. 22, 1976   Service Brakes, Hydraulic:foundation Components:differential Proportional Valve 158
Oct. 12, 1976   Fuel System, Gasoline:carburetor System 811,180
Dec. 19, 1975   Service Brakes, Hydraulic:foundation Components:differential Proportional Valve 39,278
Jul. 28, 1975   Wheel 687
Nov. 14, 1974   Wheels:center Section 2,578
Sep. 4, 1974   Vehicle Speed Control 2,562
Dec. 27, 1973   Suspension:front:control Arm:upper Arm 782,111
Jan. 24, 1973   Structure: Frame And Members:underbody Shields 3,707,064
Oct. 25, 1972   Vehicle Speed Control 688
May. 25, 1972   Steering:linkages 41,711
Mar. 13, 1972   Steering:gear Box (other Than Rack And Pinion) 149
Jan. 15, 1972   Wheel 30,885
Jan. 15, 1970   Service Brakes, Hydraulic:foundation Components:hoses, Lines/piping, And Fittings 1,178
Jan. 13, 1970   Wheel 4,527


Table 2. Recall Statistics of Buick Riviera Model Years
Model# Recalls
1996 Buick Riviera 2
1995 Buick Riviera 1
1993 Buick Riviera 1
1992 Buick Riviera 2
1991 Buick Riviera 1
1990 Buick Riviera 4
1989 Buick Riviera 2
1987 Buick Riviera 1
1986 Buick Riviera 1
1985 Buick Riviera 1
1984 Buick Riviera 1
1983 Buick Riviera 1
1982 Buick Riviera 1
1981 Buick Riviera 1
1979 Buick Riviera 2
1978 Buick Riviera 1
1977 Buick Riviera 2
1976 Buick Riviera 1
1975 Buick Riviera 3
1974 Buick Riviera 1
1973 Buick Riviera 1
1972 Buick Riviera 3
1971 Buick Riviera 2
1970 Buick Riviera 2
1966 Buick Riviera 1