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BUICK
 
RIVIERA
 
1997

Technical Service Bulletins and Recalls for 1997 BUICK RIVIERA

Bulletin Number: 10601007 Bulletin Date: 09-01-2007
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:cooling system
Summary
Engine coolant consumption or coolant leak (inspect for material degradation/replace intake manifolds) *tt updated 11/02/07 *nj
Bulletin Number: 50604058 Bulletin Date: 09-01-2005
Component:
Vehicle speed control
Summary
Intermittent chuggle or fishbite on light acceleration or a highway speeds with no diagnostic trouble codes (dtcs). *tt
Bulletin Number: 50604058 Bulletin Date: 09-01-2005
Component:
180000 vehicle speed control
Summary
Intermittent chuggle or fishbite on light acceleration or a highway speeds with no diagnostic trouble codes (dtcs). *tt
Bulletin Number: 40861001 Bulletin Date: 12-01-2004
Component:
Electrical system:battery
Summary
Floor pan corrosion perforation in battery compartment. *eh
Bulletin Number: 40861001 Bulletin Date: 12-01-2004
Component:
111000 electrical system:battery
Summary
Floor pan corrosion perforation in battery compartment. *eh
Bulletin Number: 000310007F Bulletin Date: 11-17-2004
Component:
Suspension
Summary
Vehicles may experience shake / vibration in steering wheel, floor, seat at highway speeds on smooth roads. *jb updated *eh gm voicemail message. *tt
Bulletin Number: 010730032B Bulletin Date: 11-01-2004
Component:
Power train:automatic transmission
Summary
Some owners may comment on a transmission oil leak. *tt updated *eh
Bulletin Number: 40601017 Bulletin Date: 06-01-2004
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:exhaust system:manifold/header/muffler/tail pipe
Summary
New upper intake manifold and gasket kits. *tt
Bulletin Number: 40601021 Bulletin Date: 06-01-2004
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:engine
Summary
New rear main seal and special tool for installation. *tt
Bulletin Number: 40601017 Bulletin Date: 06-01-2004
Component:
063200 engine and engine cooling:exhaust system:manifold/header/muffler/tail pipe
Summary
New upper intake manifold and gasket kits. *tt
Bulletin Number: 40601021 Bulletin Date: 06-01-2004
Component:
061000 engine and engine cooling:engine
Summary
New rear main seal and special tool for installation. *tt
Bulletin Number: 990603009A Bulletin Date: 02-01-2004
Component:
Engine and engine cooling
Summary
Floor pan corrosion perforation in battery compartment. *tt update *eh
Bulletin Number: 000730002B Bulletin Date: 07-01-2002
Component:
Power train:manual transmission
Summary
Concerns with slips, harsh upshift or garage shifts, launch shudders, flares, erratic shifts and intermittent concerns, diagnostic trouble code p1811 or p0748 set. *tt
Bulletin Number: 020730014A Bulletin Date: 07-01-2002
Component:
Unknown or other
Summary
Information on servicing 4t65-e transaxle spacer plate and gaskets for various models from 1997 through 2002. *tt
Bulletin Number: 020730014A Bulletin Date: 07-01-2002
Component:
980000 unknown or other
Summary
Information on servicing 4t65-e transaxle spacer plate and gaskets for various models from 1997 through 2002. *tt
Bulletin Number: 020730014A Bulletin Date: 07-01-2002
Component:
980000 unknown or other
Summary
Information on servicing 4t65-e transaxle spacer plate and gaskets for various models from 1997 through 2002. *tt
Bulletin Number: 010601008A Bulletin Date: 05-01-2002
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:engine
Summary
Some owners may comment on a repeat engine oil pan leak. *tt
Bulletin Number: 20730014 Bulletin Date: 04-01-2002
Component:
Unknown or other
Summary
Information on servicing 4t65e transaxle spacer plate and gaskets. *tt
Bulletin Number: 010601007A Bulletin Date: 07-01-2001
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:cooling system
Summary
Experiencing excessive engine coolant consumption, or an engine coolant leak near or under the throttle body area of the upper intake manifold. *tt
Bulletin Number: 990730030A Bulletin Date: 04-01-2001
Component:
Power train:axle assembly
Summary
Owners of some vehicles equipped with hydra-matic 3t40, 4t60, 4t60-e or 4t65-e transaxles may comment on a grinding and / or growling noise that is noticeable when standing in park on a hill or slope with the engine running and the parking
Bulletin Number: 990730030A Bulletin Date: 04-01-2001
Component:
106000 power train:axle assembly
Summary
Owners of some vehicles equipped with hydra-matic 3t40, 4t60, 4t60-e or 4t65-e transaxles may comment on a grinding and / or growling noise that is noticeable when standing in park on a hill or slope with the engine running and the parking
Bulletin Number: 990730030A Bulletin Date: 04-01-2001
Component:
106000 power train:axle assembly
Summary
Owners of some vehicles equipped with hydra-matic 3t40, 4t60, 4t60-e or 4t65-e transaxles may comment on a grinding and / or growling noise that is noticeable when standing in park on a hill or slope with the engine running and the parking
Bulletin Number: 10601008 Bulletin Date: 02-01-2001
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:engine
Summary
Some owners may comment on a repeat engine oil pan leak. *tt
Bulletin Number: 990850021 Bulletin Date: 12-01-1999
Component:
Seats:front assembly:seat heater/cooler
Summary
A condition with the front seat back and / or seat cushion heat element is non-functioning. *tt
Bulletin Number: 990605005 Bulletin Date: 10-01-1999
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline
Summary
Some vehicles may exhibit a popping type noise heard in the passenger compartment. *tt
Bulletin Number: 990603009 Bulletin Date: 10-01-1999
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:engine
Summary
Conditions with floor pan corrosion perforation in battery compartment. *tt
Bulletin Number: 990232007 Bulletin Date: 09-01-1999
Component:
Steering
Summary
This bulletin addresses concerns of steering vibration / shudder / moan during parking maneuvers on dry pavement. *tt
Bulletin Number: 831704 Bulletin Date: 10-01-1998
Component:
Structure:body
Summary
Concerns of door handles on white painted vehicles truning yellow. *yc
Bulletin Number: 833004 Bulletin Date: 09-01-1998
Component:
Suspension
Summary
Experiencing shake / vibration in steering wheel, floor, seat at highway speeds on smooth roads. *yc
Bulletin Number: 98737104A Bulletin Date: 05-01-1998
Component:
Power train:manual transmission
Summary
Concerns of noise/vibration/growl from front of vehicle on right turns or hard acceleration. *yc
Bulletin Number: 10001 Bulletin Date: 04-01-1998
Component:
Power train:axle assembly
Summary
Information on growling noise in transaxle during first four minutes after start up. *yc
Bulletin Number: 10004 Bulletin Date: 03-24-1998
Component:
Unknown or other
Summary
Information on abs and / or traction light on with codes and / or erratic engine idle or mil on. *yc
Bulletin Number: 735023A Bulletin Date: 01-01-1998
Component:
Service brakes, hydraulic:foundation components
Summary
Experiencing noise coming from front brakes. *yc
Bulletin Number: 9.71102E+11 Bulletin Date: 11-01-1997
Component:
Unknown or other
Summary
Comments on insufficient range of the keyless entry system. *yc
Bulletin Number: 9.71102E+11 Bulletin Date: 11-01-1997
Component:
Structure:body:door
Summary
Comments on inoperative power door locks (front and/or rear doors).
Bulletin Number: 9.71102E+11 Bulletin Date: 11-01-1997
Component:
Structure:body
Summary
Subject on parallel park assist mode and both mirrors are inoperative or rh mirror moves up too high. *yc
Bulletin Number: 9709016116A Bulletin Date: 09-01-1997
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline
Summary
Comments of an engine oil leak that appears to originate toward the driver's side of the vehicle; rear of engine. *yc
Bulletin Number: 9709017160A Bulletin Date: 09-01-1997
Component:
Power train:driveline
Summary
Vehicles equipped with harsh garage shift reverse to drive. *yc
Bulletin Number: 731608 Bulletin Date: 06-01-1997
Component:
Visibility:rearview mirrors/devices:interior
Summary
Excessive vibration of electrochromic inside rearview mirror. *tw
Bulletin Number: 776110 Bulletin Date: 06-01-1997
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:engine
Summary
Engine oil level indicates over full (replace oil level indicator tube assembly). *tw
Bulletin Number: 735023 Bulletin Date: 06-01-1997
Component:
Service brakes, hydraulic:foundation components:disc
Summary
Brake noise (grunt/groan/grind/crunch) coming from front brakes (replace front brake pads). *tw
Bulletin Number: 9.70502E+11 Bulletin Date: 05-01-1997
Component:
Service brakes, hydraulic:power assist
Summary
When brakes are depressed force or engine load may affect and cause various noises. *yc
Bulletin Number: 9.70502E+11 Bulletin Date: 05-01-1997
Component:
Power train:driveline:universal joint
Summary
Experiencing harsh engagement from reverse to drive. *yc
Bulletin Number: 738125 Bulletin Date: 03-01-1997
Component:
Visibility:power window devices and controls
Summary
Parallel park assist mode and both mirrors are inoperative (replace memory seat/mirror control module). *tw
Bulletin Number: 549001A Bulletin Date: 03-01-1997
Component:
Equipment:electrical:radio/tape deck/cd etc.
Summary
Cln indicator appears on radio display and does not turn off (reset cln indicator with the eject button on tape). *tw
Bulletin Number: 631050 Bulletin Date: 03-01-1997
Component:
Unknown or other
Summary
Wavy or dimpling appearance in roof panel running front to back or excessive rain noise (replace cardboard roof insulator adhesive). *tw
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