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BUICK RIVIERA RECALLS - (25 Recalls Found)

Since 1969, BUICK has issued a total of 713 car recalls worldwide. Of those recalls, 25 have been for the BUICK RIVIERA starting in 1973. This accounts for approximately 1.3% of the 52992 car recalls issued by the NHTSA since 1966. The RIVIERA accounts for about 3.5% 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 RIVIERA 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 RIVIERA listed below. Results are sorted year from newest to oldest. Select the desired BUICK RIVIERA to view the complete recall details. Information provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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1996 Recalls ↓

1996 BUICK RIVIERA Recall - ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:ANTI-THEFT:CONTROL MODULE

Problem: THESE VEHICLES WERE ASSEMBLED WITH A MALFUNCTION ALARM, LIGHTING AND LOCKING (MALL) MODULE THAT CAN CONTAIN A DAMAGED CAPACITOR. IF THE CAPACITOR IS DAMAGED, THE "KEY IN THE IGNITION" WARNING CHIME AND THE DRIVER SEAT BELT UNBUCKLED WARNING CHIME AND INDICATOR LAMP MAY NOT WORK. THIS DOES NOT MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 114, "THEFT PROTECTION" AND FMVSS NO. 208, "OCCUPANT CRASH PROTECTION." IN ADDITION, OTHER CHIME REMINDER FUNCTIONS, INTERIOR LIGHTING CONTROLS, AND POWER DOOR LOCKING FEATURES ARE ALSO AFFECTED.Recall Details - 10/23/1995

1996 BUICK RIVIERA Recall - FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM

Problem: A BACKFIRE DURING ENGINE STARTING CAN CAUSE BREAKAGE OF THE UPPER INTAKE MANIFOLD.Recall Details - 7/1/1996
1995 Recalls ↓

1995 BUICK RIVIERA Recall - SEAT BELTS:FRONT:WEBBING

Problem: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE REAR SHOULDER BELT(S) DO NOT RETRACT. A RETAINER COULD SEPARATE FROM A REAR SEAT SHOULDER BELT RETRACTOR WHICH RESULTS IN THE RETRACTOR RETURN SPRING BECOMING DISENGAGED.Recall Details - 2/28/2000
1993 Recalls ↓

1993 BUICK RIVIERA Recall - SEAT BELTS:FRONT:WEBBING

Problem: 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 Details - 5/31/1995
1992 Recalls ↓

1992 BUICK RIVIERA Recall - SEAT BELTS:FRONT:WEBBING

Problem: 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 Details - 5/31/1995

1992 BUICK RIVIERA Recall - STEERING:RACK AND PINION

Problem: THE INTERMEDIATE SHAFT TO STEERING RACK LOWER COUPLING PINCH BOLT MAY BE MISSING.Recall Details - 9/18/1991
1991 Recalls ↓

1991 BUICK RIVIERA Recall - SEAT BELTS:FRONT:WEBBING

Problem: 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 Details - 5/31/1995
1990 Recalls ↓

1990 BUICK RIVIERA Recall - SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:BRAKE FLUID LOW WARNING: LAMP

Problem: 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 Details - 9/13/1991

1990 BUICK RIVIERA Recall - SEAT BELTS:FRONT:WEBBING

Problem: 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 Details - 5/31/1995

1990 BUICK RIVIERA Recall - SEAT BELTS:FRONT:RETRACTOR

Problem: MISALIGNED REAR SEAT SAFETY BELT SHOULDER RETRACTOR ASSEMBLIES COULD CAUSE PENDULUM INTERFERENCE, CAUSING THE BELT TO REMAIN IN LOCKED POSITION OR TO TRAVEL FREELY WITHOUT LOCKING.Recall Details - 2/12/1990

1990 BUICK RIVIERA Recall - POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:LEVER AND LINKAGE:FLOOR SHIFT

Problem: TRANSAXLE SHIFT CONTROL CABLE MAY DISENGAGE FROM THE FROM THE FLOOR SHIFT CONTROL WITH LOSS OF GEAR INDICATOR REFERENCE AND SHIFT SELECTOR OPERATION.Recall Details - 9/6/1990
1989 Recalls ↓

1989 BUICK RIVIERA Recall - SERVICE BRAKES, AIR:ANTILOCK

Problem: ONE OR BOTH ABS HYDRAULIC UNIT MOUNTING BOLTS MAY NOT BE PROPERLY SEATED AND COULD LOOSEN.Recall Details - 4/5/1989

1989 BUICK RIVIERA Recall - SERVICE BRAKES, AIR:ANTILOCK

Problem: LEFT FRONT BRAKE PIPE MAY CONTACT THE CRUISE CONTROL SERVO BRACKET.Recall Details - 4/5/1989
1987 Recalls ↓

1987 BUICK RIVIERA Recall - STEERING:HYDRAULIC POWER ASSIST:PUMP

Problem: INSUFFICIENT CLEARANCE BETWEEN THE POWER STEERING PUMP PRESSURE HOSE ASSEMBLY AND THE TRANSMISSION GOVERNOR/SPEED SENSOR CONNECTOR COULD CAUSE ABRASION OF THE HOSE.Recall Details - 5/10/1988
1986 Recalls ↓

1986 BUICK RIVIERA Recall - STEERING:HYDRAULIC POWER ASSIST:PUMP

Problem: INSUFFICIENT CLEARANCE BETWEEN THE POWER STEERING PUMP PRESSURE HOSE ASSEMBLY AND THE TRANSMISSION GOVERNOR/SPEED SENSOR CONNECTOR COULD CAUSE ABRASION OF THE HOSE.Recall Details - 5/10/1988
1985 Recalls ↓

1985 BUICK RIVIERA 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 Recalls ↓

1984 BUICK RIVIERA 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
1983 Recalls ↓

1983 BUICK RIVIERA Recall - VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER:MOTOR

Problem: DURING WINDSHIELD WIPER OPERATION, THE NOISE SUPPRESION CAPACITOR IN THE WIPER MOTOR RELAY MAY OVERHEAT.Recall Details - 11/15/1982
1982 Recalls ↓

1982 BUICK RIVIERA 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 RIVIERA Recall - SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM:UPPER ARM

Problem: THE FRONT LEFT UPPER CONTROL ARM NUTS MAY NOT HAVE BEEN SECURELY TIGHTENED. THE NUTS MAY LOOSEN AND COME OFF AND WITH CONTINUED DRIVING THE CONTROL ARM FRONT BOLT MAY WORK ITS WAY OUT OF POSITION OR BECOME DISPLACED.Recall Details - 6/16/1981
1979 Recalls ↓

1979 BUICK RIVIERA Recall - EXTERIOR LIGHTING

Problem: THE INVOLVED VEHICLES MAY HAVE BEEN ASSEMBLED WITH CLEAR LAMP BULBS INSTEAD OF THE CORRECT AMBER COLORED BULBS. AS A RESULT, THESE VEHICLES DO NOT CONFORM TO FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, "LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT", WHICH REQUIRES THAT THE FRONT SIDE MARKER LAMPS BE AMBER WHEN ILLUMINATED.Recall Details - 1/5/1979

1979 BUICK RIVIERA Recall - PARKING BRAKE:CONVENTIONAL

Problem: VEHICLES FAIL TO COMPLY WITH FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 105, "HYDRAULIC BRAKE SYSTEMS". AN INCORRECT PARKING BRAKE ADJUSTING SPRING WAS INSTALLED ON CERTAIN VEHICLES. THIS MAY CAUSE INTERFERENCE WHEN ATTEMPTING TO APPLY THE PARKING BRAKES.Recall Details - 3/13/1979
1978 Recalls ↓

1978 BUICK RIVIERA 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 RIVIERA 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 RIVIERA 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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