1997 Buick Park Avenue

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1997 Buick Park Avenue Reliability Rating

KEY: Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Significant Problems Significant Problems

Category

Rating

Comments

Engine

Significant Problems Occasional problems with this vehicle are the Crankshaft Position Sensor, Camshaft Position Sensor, Fuel Pressure Regulator, Idle Air Control Valve and the Upper and Lower Intake Manifold (3.8L vin K only). The Intake Manifolds may allow coolant to leak into the combustion chambers. The cost to repair the Crankshaft Position Sensor is estimated at $45.00 for parts and $71.50 for labor. Labor will be slightly higher for the supercharged engine. The cost to repair the Camshaft Position Sensor is estimated at $62.00 for parts and $45.50 for labor. The cost to repair the Fuel Pressure Regulator is estimated at $82.17 for parts and $65.00 for labor. The cost to repair the Idle Air Control Valve is estimated at $43.93 for parts and $52.00 for labor. The cost to repair the Upper and Lower Intake Manifold is estimated at $634.86 for parts and $214.50 for labor. All prices are estimated at $65.00 per flat rate hour and do not include diagnostic time or applicable taxes.

Transmission & Driveline

Moderate Problems An occasional problem with the vehicle is the Pressure Control Solenoid within the Transmission. A problem with the Pressure Control Solenoid can cause harsh shifting or engine flare while driving. The cost to repair the Pressure Control Solenoid is estimated at $45.61 for parts and $377.00 for labor. All prices are estimates based upon $65.00 per flat rate hour and do not include diagnostic time and applicable taxes.

Steering & Suspension

Minimal Problems Infrequent problems reported, all with low repair costs.

Brakes

Minimal Problems Infrequent problems reported, all with low repair costs.

Heating & Air Conditioning

Minimal Problems Infrequent problems reported, all with low repair costs.

Starting & Charging

Minimal Problems Infrequent problems reported, all with low repair costs.

Accessories

Moderate Problems An occasional problem with this vehicle is the Fuel Tank Gauge Module. The cost to repair the Fuel Tank Gauge Module is estimated at $116.32 for parts and $84.50 for labor. All prices are estimates based on $65.00 per flat rate hour and do not include diagnostic time or applicable taxes.

Overall

4 out of 5 4 out of 5

*Repair costs are based on a flat rate of $65.00 per hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax.

Reliability History
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KEY: Minimal Problems Minimal Problems  Moderate Problems Moderate Problems  Significant Problems Significant Problems
Click year for details: 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005
Engine Significant Problems Significant Problems Significant Problems Moderate Problems Minimal Problems Significant Problems Significant Problems Significant Problems Moderate Problems
Transmission & Driveline Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Significant Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems
Steering & Suspension Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Moderate Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems
Brakes Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems
Heating & Air Conditioning Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Significant Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems
Starting & Charging Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems
Accessories Moderate Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems
Overall 4 out of 5 4 out of 5 4 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 4 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5
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