Buick Riviera Problems
RepairPal has identified the most common problems with the Buick Riviera based on complaints from actual vehicle owners. We'll tell you what the problem is and what it'll take to fix it.
The front struts may show signs of wear, or be excessively bouncy ride at freeway speeds. This may begin to occur at around 75,000 miles.
A coolant leak may develop from the water pump. This can result in an engine overheating condition. A leaking water pump will require replacement.
The high pressure power steering hose will commonly leak fluid; it should be replaced.
The crankshaft position sensor, ignition module, and/or powertrain control module (PCM) may fail resulting in illumination of the Check Engine Light with ignition system related fault codes stored in the PCM. Patience is necessary when dealing with this specific situation as normal diagnostic procedures are not effective. In many cases, the best option is to replace parts, one at a time until the fault is corrected.
The intake manifold gasket may develop external engine oil leak. The manifold gasket will need to be replaced to correct this issue.
An automatic transmission fluid leak may develop from the rubber section of a transmission cooler line. In some cases the rubber section of hose can be replaced. In others, the complete cooler line must be replaced to correct this type of leak.