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1995 Buick Riviera Problems

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Most Common 1995 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 intake manifold gasket may develop external engine oil leak. The manifold gasket will need to be replaced to correct this issue.
The mass air flow or crankshaft position sensor may fail causing the engine to intermittently stall. It may be necessary for the engine to cool down before it will restart.
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2 Known 1995 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 1995 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...

2 Known 1995 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...
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.

5 Known 1995 Buick Riviera Engine Problems

The intake manifold gasket may develop external engine oil leak. The manifold gasket will need to be replaced to correct this issue.
The mass air flow or crankshaft position sensor may fail causing the engine to intermittently stall. It may be necessary for the engine to cool down before it will restart.
The fuel pump may fail causing the engine to stall and not restart.

1 Known 1995 Buick Riviera Exhaust & Emissions Problem

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

1 Known 1995 Buick Riviera Heating & Air Conditioning Problem

Extended life coolant may become contaminated and require cooling system service before the recommended 100,000 miles.

1 Known 1995 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 1995 Buick Riviera Miscellaneous Problems

1 Known 1995 Buick Riviera Suspension & Steering Problem

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.

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Known 1995 Buick Riviera Problems & Complaints

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.
The fuel pump may fail causing the engine to stall and not restart.
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.
Brake fluid can become dirty and may cause problems in the brake system; it should be flushed every 60,000 miles.
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...
Extended life coolant may become contaminated and require cooling system service before the recommended 100,000 miles.
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 mass air flow or crankshaft position sensor may fail causing the engine to intermittently stall. It may be necessary for the engine to cool down before it will restart.
The spark plugs should be replaced every 30,000 miles and the spark plug boots should be checked for hot spots and cracks.
Our technicians recommend to replace the fuel system filter every 30,000 miles.
The intake manifold gasket may develop external engine oil leak. The manifold gasket will need to be replaced to correct this issue.
The ABS master cylinder assembly may fail internally causing the ABS light to illuminate.
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