really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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problem #1

Sep 231997


  • miles
Once a day, the first time of operation of vehicle, will exprience starting the vehicle and driving approx. 2 blocks before problem starts. When pressing gas pedal half way down, vehicle will immediately begin stalling. Then it will automatically begin to surge. When surging begins consumer would have to hit his brakes quickly. After this happen engine dies. Stalling and surging and engine dying happens sometimes. Buick service manager says the problem is happening in most 95/96 Buick with a 3.1 engine.

- Newton, IA, USA