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About Buick Riviera

As the bellwether of GM's first entry into the prestige niche, Buick Riviera was produced by an American multinational corporation General Motors Company's upscale automobile brand Buick from 1963 to 1993 and after a two-year hiatus, again from 1995 to 1999 as a personal luxury car. Originally introduced to replace the Buick Super, Riviera was built based on the GM E platform with the Oldsmobile Tornado and Cadillac Eldorado. "Riviera" in its name derives from Latin word, meaning coastline. Though it ranked fourth place in the 1986 Car of the Year contest conducted by Motor Trend Magazine, Buick Riviera was discontinued by GM due to the declining sales in the North American market after being manufactured through eight generations.
The seventh-generation Buick Riviera was produced from 1986 to 1993 and made a conversion to unibody construction based on the E-body platform. The size of the Riviera was scaled down and the fuel economy of its got improved. As a 2-door coupe, Riviera was powered by a 3.8 L V6 rated initially at 142 hp and 200 lb-ft of torque. And the engine sent power through a 4-speed automatic transmission to the front wheels. The latest generation Riviera returned in 1995 with radical styling. And it then had a supercharged version although the main power source was still the 3.8 L V6 in normal or supercharged versions with an output of 205-240 hp and 230-280 pound-feet of torque. And they still were mounted to the 4-speed automatic transmissions.

Buick Riviera Common Problems & Maintenance Tips

Until today, even though you have the latest Buick Riviera, then it must have at least more than eighteen years old, which is not a young age for a vehicle. Thus, you had better be prepared for these common problems on your Riviera:
First, the only problem issue that could trigger drivers' concern is the engine failure not only because of its trickiness but also its prediction of the breaking down vehicle. But lucky for you is that some experienced Buick Riviera drivers have learned about how to diagnose and solve this issue in advance to avoid the worst result. Generally, this problem often starts with strange noises from the engine, evolves in the engine running roughly, smelling burning odor, white or gray exhaust smoke and excessive oil consumption. Once the Check Engine Light comes on and your Riviera loses power while acceleration, then please inspect the Riviera camshaft, fuel pressure regulator, timing chain, piston ring and timing cover gasket.
Second, suspension failure is the second most serious issue on Buick Riviera. The main reason lies in the misunderstanding of Riviera drivers to this problem or they did not attach enough importance to it. At first, when the sounds coming from the beneath of the vehicle, they did not mind at all. Then the tire wear starts to be uneven and excessive even the vehicle tends to tilt to one side, they realize the seriousness, but the next thing is that they find difficulty in handling due to all these symptoms as well as intense car vibration and loose steering wheel. Before it is too late, please when the sounds become audible to you, you should set about inspecting the Riviera sway bar link, sway bar bushing, control arm bushing and wheel bearing.
Keeping away from any unexpected accidents always decides on the preventative measures. Thus, in your Buick Riviera, you need to perform routine maintenance on some vulnerable auto parts to let yourself enjoy a safe and comfortable driving experience without any hassle. Generally speaking, these vital and vulnerable auto parts include fog light, headlight, windshield wiper, wiper blade, seat belt, antenna, cabin air filter and some electrical parts.
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