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BUICK ELECTRA RECALLS - (16 Recalls Found)

Since 1969, BUICK has issued a total of 713 car recalls worldwide. Of those recalls, 16 have been for the BUICK ELECTRA starting in 1973. This accounts for approximately 1.3% of the 52992 car recalls issued by the NHTSA since 1966. The ELECTRA accounts for about 2.2% of all the BUICK recalls issued since 1969. Compared to other car manufacturers, BUICK ranks #24 in overall number of recalls issued by a car maker.

Please keep in mind these numbers are for statistical purposes only & do not necessarily reflect the quality of the BUICK ELECTRA or BUICK itself. These figures are based only on the number of recalls issued and NOT the total number of vehicles affected by a particular recall.

Find your BUICK ELECTRA listed below. Results are sorted year from newest to oldest. Select the desired BUICK ELECTRA to view the complete recall details. Information provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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1990 Recalls ↓

1990 BUICK ELECTRA Recall - SEAT BELTS:FRONT:WEBBING

Problem: OWNERS MANUALS DID NOT FULLY EXPLAIN HOW FRONT SHOULDER BELT COMFORT FEATURE WORKS.Recall Details - 6/6/1990
1987 Recalls ↓

1987 BUICK ELECTRA Recall - ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING:FUSES AND CIRCUIT BREAKERS

Problem: AN IN LINE FUSIBLE LINK MAY MELT DOWN AND CAUSE A FIRE.Recall Details - 9/1/1987

1987 BUICK ELECTRA Recall - VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:ACCELERATOR PEDAL

Problem: EXCESSIVE ACCELERATOR CABLE FRICTION MAY RESTRICT THE CABLES FREE MOVEMENT BETWEEN THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL AND THE THROTTLE BODY.Recall Details - 5/16/1988
1986 Recalls ↓

1986 BUICK ELECTRA Recall - EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS:SWITCH

Problem: THE PUSH PULL HEADLIGHT SWITCH MAY HAVE ELECTRICAL CONTACTS WHICH ALLOW AN INTERMITTENT HEADLIGHT CIRCUIT CAUSING HEADLIGHT TO FLICKER OR SUDDENLY GO OUT. CONSEQUENCE OF DEFECT: SUDDEN LOSS OF THE HEADLIGHTS UNDER SEVERE WEATHER OR NIGHTTIME DRIVING CONDITIONS COULD REDUCE DRIVER VISIBILITY WHICH MIGHT RESULT IN A VEHICLE CRASH WITHOUT PRIOR WARNING.Recall Details - 9/19/1986

1986 BUICK ELECTRA Recall - STEERING:HYDRAULIC POWER ASSIST:HOSE, PIPING, AND CONNECTIONS

Problem: THERE MAY NOT BE ENOUGH CLEARANCE BETWEEN THE POWER STEERING PUMP RETURN HOSE AND THE ENGINE EXHAUST MANIFOLD. CONSEQUENCE OF DEFECT: HOSE COULD OVERHEAT, RESULTING IN A HOLE AND FLUID LEAK, AND A POSSIBLE ENGINE COMPARTMENT FIRE WITHOUT PRIOR WARNING.Recall Details - 11/3/1986

1986 BUICK ELECTRA Recall - SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK/TRACTION CONTROL/ELECTRONIC LIMITED SLIP

Problem: THE ANTI LOCK BRAKE SYSTEM (ABS) PRESSURE/WARNING SWITCH MAY EXHIBIT BRAKE FLUID SEEPAGE WHICH EVENTUALLY CAN LEAD TO LOSS OF THE BRAKE SYSTEM HYDRAULIC PUMP MOTOR. ADDITIONALLY, THE HYDRAULIC PUMP MOTOR AND ABS ELECTRICAL RELAYS MAY HAVE BEEN EXPOSED TO WATER CONTAMINATION DURING VEHICLE ASSEMBLY. THIS CONDITION CAN CAUSE LOSS OF THE HYDRAULIC PUMP MOTOR AND/OR LOSS OF THE ABS FUNCTION.Recall Details - 6/23/1987
1984 Recalls ↓

1984 BUICK ELECTRA Recall - VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

Problem: A SMALL NYLON BUSHING IN THE CRUISE CONTROL SERVO BAIL MAY SLIP OUT OF PLACE, CAUSING INTERMITTENT AND UNEXPECTED INCREASES IN ENGINE SPEED OR DIESELING (ENGINE RUN ON WITH IGNITION OFF).Recall Details - 6/16/1989

1984 BUICK ELECTRA Recall - FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS

Problem: RUBBER FUEL HOSE COULD ALLOW A SLOW FUEL LEAK WHILE THE ENGINE IS RUNNING.Recall Details - 9/5/1984
1982 Recalls ↓

1982 BUICK ELECTRA Recall - FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM

Problem: UNDER CERTAIN VEHICLE OPERATING CONDITIONS, THE GOVERNOR WEIGHT RETAINER IN THE INJECTION PUMP MAY FAIL. THE THROTTLE VALVE COULD STICK, PREVENTING RETURN TO IDLE AND SHUT DOWN OF THE ENGINE BY THE DRIVER.Recall Details - 1/3/1982
1981 Recalls ↓

1981 BUICK ELECTRA Recall - SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:PEDALS AND LINKAGES

Problem: THE INVOLVED VEHICLES MAY HAVE BEEN ASSEMBLED WITH A BRAKE PEDAL SUPPORT BRACKET WHICH WAS DESIGNED FOR USE IN DIESEL ENGINE VEHICLES. THE INCORRECT BRACKET MAY CAUSE THE SERVICE BRAKES TO REMAIN PARTIALLY APPLIED, RESULTING IN BRAKE OVERHEATING AND REDUCED BRAKING EFFECTIVENESS.Recall Details - 9/25/1980

1981 BUICK ELECTRA Recall - SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS

Problem: THE POWER BRAKE VACUUM HOSES MAY FAIL TO CONFORM TO FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 106, "BRAKE HOSES". THE MATERIAL USED IN THE HOSES WILL NOT PERFORM ACCORDING TO SPECIFICATIONS. THE PURPOSE OF THIS REGULATION IS STATED AS, "TO REDUCE DEATH AND INJURIES OCCURRING AS A RESULT OF BRAKE SYSTEM FAILURE FROM PRESSURE OR VACUUM LOSS DUE TO HOSE ASSEMBLY RUPTURE".Recall Details - 3/23/1981
1979 Recalls ↓

1979 BUICK ELECTRA Recall - EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BRAKE LIGHTS:SWITCH

Problem: ON THE INVOLVED VEHICLES THE BRAKE STOPLIGHT AND CRUISE CONTROL SWITCH WHICH IS OPERATED BY THE BRAKE PEDAL MAY HAVE BEEN ASSEMBLED WITH AN INCORRECT LUBRICANT ON THE ACTUATING PLUNGER. THIS CAN CAUSE THE REAR BRAKE STOPLIGHTS TO BECOME INOPERATIVE AND THE CRUISE CONTROL, IF ACTIVATED, TO STAY ELECTRICALLY ENGAGED.Recall Details - 6/6/1979

1979 BUICK ELECTRA Recall - SEAT BELTS:FRONT:ANCHORAGE

Problem: THE HEADS MAY BREAK OFF THE FRONT OUTBOARD SEAT BELT ANCHOR BOLTS DURING NORMAL VEHICLE OPERATION EVEN UNDER NO LOAD CONDITIONS. THIS IS DUE TO THE COMBINATION OF BOLTS USED, HIGH INSTALLATION TORQUE AND ARRANGEMENT OF THE BODY ANCHORAGE.Recall Details - 11/13/1979
1978 Recalls ↓

1978 BUICK ELECTRA Recall - ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM:FAN

Problem: THE HUB PORTION OF THE FAN BLADE ASSEMBLY COULD CRACK DUE TO HIGH STRESS LEVELS GENERATED DURING ENGINE OPERATING CONDITIONS. EVENTUALLY, THE BLADE COULD BREAK APART AT THE HUB AND BLADE PIECES COULD BE PROPELLED INTO THE ENGINE. IF THE HOOD IS OPEN WHILE THE ENGINE IS RUNNING, THE FRAGMENTS WOULD BE FREE TO FLY FROM THE VEHICLE.Recall Details - 6/13/1978
1972 Recalls ↓

1972 BUICK ELECTRA Recall - STRUCTURE:FRAME AND MEMBERS:UNDERBODY SHIELDS

Problem: THE POSSIBILITY EXISTS THAT DRIVING ON UNPAVED ROAD SURFACES, PARTICULARLY ROADS WHICH ARE HEAVILY GRAVELED AND WHICH ARE EXTREMELY WAVY OR FILLED WITH CHUCKHOLES, AT SPEEDS WHICH CAUSE THE CAR TO PITCH EXCESSIVELY, THE FRONT CROSSMEMBER MAY SCOOP UP LOOSE STONES OR GRAVEL AND COULD BE THROWN INTO THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT. IT IS POSSIBLE FOR ONE OF THESE STONES TO LODGE BETWEEN THE STEERING COUPLING AND THE FRAME AND CAUSE INCREASED STEERING EFFORT OR INTERFERENCE WITH STEERING CONTROL OF THE CAR WHEN STEERING WHEEL IS TURNED TO THE LEFT.Recall Details - 1/24/1973
1971 Recalls ↓

1971 BUICK ELECTRA Recall - STRUCTURE:FRAME AND MEMBERS:UNDERBODY SHIELDS

Problem: THE POSSIBILITY EXISTS THAT DRIVING ON UNPAVED ROAD SURFACES, PARTICULARLY ROADS WHICH ARE HEAVILY GRAVELED AND WHICH ARE EXTREMELY WAVY OR FILLED WITH CHUCKHOLES, AT SPEEDS WHICH CAUSE THE CAR TO PITCH EXCESSIVELY, THE FRONT CROSSMEMBER MAY SCOOP UP LOOSE STONES OR GRAVEL AND COULD BE THROWN INTO THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT. IT IS POSSIBLE FOR ONE OF THESE STONES TO LODGE BETWEEN THE STEERING COUPLING AND THE FRAME AND CAUSE INCREASED STEERING EFFORT OR INTERFERENCE WITH STEERING CONTROL OF THE CAR WHEN STEERING WHEEL IS TURNED TO THE LEFT.Recall Details - 1/24/1973
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