1990 Buick Riviera Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1990 Buick Riviera

1990 Buick Riviera Problems

ABS accumulater may fail

The anti-lock brake (ABS) accumulator may fail causing loss of power brake assist. (The brake pedal will become very hard.)

Engine Control Module (ECM) can fail

The Engine Control Module (ECM) can fail causing stalling, and engine and transmission drivability concerns.

Car Won't Start Because of Anti-Theft System That Uses Raised-Chip Key

Problems with anti-theft systems using the raised-chip key can prevent the car from starting. The wires in the steering column to the ignition lock cylinder tend to break. The key and ignition lock cylinder should be replaced to correct this condition.

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1990 Buick Riviera Questions

Need ABS Accumulator replacement (1 answer)

I have a 1974 Buick Riviera. I signed up under t he year 1990 because thats as far back as your site allows. (1 answer)

Question - how do I re-adjust the door hinges after replacing the hinge pins? I had to back off the hinge bolts in order to replace the hinge pins but when I tighten t he bolts, the door is way out of alignment. I cant find any site online that can give me advice on this.

Thanks

car wont fire replaced ignition module and crank sensor what would be next? (1 answer)

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1990 Buick Riviera Recalls

Recall 95V110000
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.
Recall 91V158000
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.
Recall 90E043004
THREADED INFLATOR COMPONENTS MAY HAVE BEEN DAMAGED DURING ASSEMBLY WHICH MAY ALLOW COMPONENTS TO SEPARATE WHEN INFLATOR RECEIVES A SIGNAL TO DEPLOY THE AIR BAG.

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