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1992 Buick Riviera Problems

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Most Common 1992 Buick Riviera Problems

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 loc...
The trunk pull down switch may fail causing the trunk lid not to close completely. Our technicians tell us that the failed switch can be replaced without changing the complete pull down motor ass...
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 ...
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2 Known 1992 Buick Riviera Brakes Problems

The anti-lock brake (ABS) accumulator may fail causing loss of power brake assist. (The brake pedal will become very hard.)
The ABS master cylinder assembly may fail internally causing the ABS light to illuminate.

2 Known 1992 Buick Riviera Drive Train Problems

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 ...
You may be able to prevent transmission problems by servicing the transmission and inspecting the fluid every 30,000 miles. If the fluid is dark or burned then the transmission system should be com...

3 Known 1992 Buick Riviera Electrical & Lights Problems

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 loc...
The trunk pull down switch may fail causing the trunk lid not to close completely. Our technicians tell us that the failed switch can be replaced without changing the complete pull down motor ass...
Vehicles with the optional CRT dash may have the display fail. Our technicians tell us that the CRT unit will need to be sent out to a specialized repair facility for repair.

6 Known 1992 Buick Riviera Engine Problems

The intake manifold and valve cover gaskets can develop external engine oil leaks.
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 fuel pump may fail causing the engine to stall and not restart. Our technicians recommend replacing the fuel filter every 30,000 miles to help prevent undue strain on the fuel pump.

1 Known 1992 Buick Riviera Exhaust & Emissions Problem

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

2 Known 1992 Buick Riviera Heating & Air Conditioning Problems

The air conditioning system can be prone to refrigerant leaks and failure of one or more pressure sensors. The AC pressure sensors should be checked for proper operation when ever the AC system i...
Our technicians highly recommend that the engine coolant be replaced every 30,000 miles.

1 Known 1992 Buick Riviera Maintenance Problem

Brake fluid can become dirty and may cause problems in the brake system; it should be flushed every 60,000 miles.

0 Known 1992 Buick Riviera Miscellaneous Problems

2 Known 1992 Buick Riviera Suspension & Steering Problems

The auto level ride compressor may fail causing the rear of the vehicle to ride to high or too low.
The high pressure power steering hose will commonly leak fluid; it should be replaced.

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Known 1992 Buick Riviera Problems & Complaints

The trunk pull down switch may fail causing the trunk lid not to close completely. Our technicians tell us that the failed switch can be replaced without changing the complete pull down motor ass...
The anti-lock brake (ABS) accumulator may fail causing loss of power brake assist. (The brake pedal will become very hard.)
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 loc...
The Engine Control Module (ECM) can fail causing stalling, and engine and transmission drivability concerns.
Our technicians highly recommend that the engine coolant be replaced every 30,000 miles.
Brake fluid can become dirty and may cause problems in the brake system; it should be flushed every 60,000 miles.
The camshaft position sensor interrupter (magnet) on the camshaft sprocket may fall off causing the check engine (SES) to illuminate. If this fault occurs on high mileage vehicles our technicians r...
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 ...
The fuel pump may fail causing the engine to stall and not restart. Our technicians recommend replacing the fuel filter every 30,000 miles to help prevent undue strain on the fuel pump.
A coolant leak may develop from the water pump. This can result in an engine overheating condition. A leaking water pump will require replacement.
You may be able to prevent transmission problems by servicing the transmission and inspecting the fluid every 30,000 miles. If the fluid is dark or burned then the transmission system should be com...
The high pressure power steering hose will commonly leak fluid; it should be replaced.
The auto level ride compressor may fail causing the rear of the vehicle to ride to high or too low.
Vehicles with the optional CRT dash may have the display fail. Our technicians tell us that the CRT unit will need to be sent out to a specialized repair facility for repair.
The air conditioning system can be prone to refrigerant leaks and failure of one or more pressure sensors. The AC pressure sensors should be checked for proper operation when ever the AC system i...
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