1997 Buick Riviera

1997 Buick Riviera Prices
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1997 Buick Riviera Fuel Economy
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1997 Buick Riviera Reliability Rating

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

Category

Rating

Comments

Engine

Moderate Problems Occasional problems with the vehicle are the Crankshaft Position Sensor and the Powertrain Control Module. The cost to repair the Crankshaft Position Sensor is estimated at $46.35 for parts and $78.00 for labor. The cost to repair the Powertrain Control Module is estimated at $235.96 for parts and $78.00 for labor. The price to reprogram the Powertrain Control Module is estimated to be $65.00. All prices are estimated based on $65.00 per flat rate hour and do not include diagnostic time or applicable taxes.

Transmission & Driveline

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

Steering & Suspension

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

Brakes

Significant Problems Occasional problems on this vehicle are failures of the Antilock Brake System (ABS) Pressure Modulator Valve (PMV) and the ABS Relay. The cost to repair the ABS PMV is estimated at $474.00 for parts and $117.00 for labor. The cost to repair the ABS Relay is estimated at $12.00 for parts and $26.00 for labor. All prices are estimates based on $65 per flat rate hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax.

Heating & Air Conditioning

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

Starting & Charging

Moderate Problems Occasional problems with this vehicle are the Ignition Lock Cylinder and the Thermister to the alternator. The cost to repair the Ignition Lock Cylinder is estimated at $132.13 for parts and $97.00 for labor. The cost to repair the Thermister is estimated at $25.00 for parts and $19.50 for labor. All prices are estimated based on $65.00 per flat rate hour and does not include diagnostic time or applicable taxes.

Accessories

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

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.

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KEY: Minimal Problems Minimal Problems  Moderate Problems Moderate Problems  Significant Problems Significant Problems
Click year for details: 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Engine Moderate Problems Minimal Problems Moderate Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems
Transmission & Driveline Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems
Steering & Suspension Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems
Brakes Significant Problems Significant Problems Significant Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems
Heating & Air Conditioning Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems
Starting & Charging Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems
Accessories 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
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