2nd Generation (1997—2005) Park Avenue Problems

Park Avenue owners with a 1997—2005 model year have the most problems with the interior (17%), engine (15%), and the transmission (13%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below. The full list is available on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Multiple Electrical Issues 1 complaints at an average of 450 miles in the 2003 Buick Park Avenue.
  2. Windshield Blurry at Night, Bad Glare 1 complaints at an average of 21,422 miles in the 2005 Buick Park Avenue.
  3. Vibration at Highway Speeds 1 complaints at an average of 9,000 miles in the 1999 Buick Park Avenue.

What Park Avenue Year is Most Reliable?

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Buick model years.

Watch out for the 2003 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2005 1 0 308 0.73
2004 4 0 261 1.23
2003 8 1 273 3.26
2002 1 1 265 0.58
2001 9 2 250 1.81
2000 0 3 208 0.0
1999 14 3 73 3.22
1998 4 2 76 2.07
1997 5 3 66 1.17

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