2nd Gen (1997 – 2005) Buick Park Avenue Problems

The 2nd generation of the Park Avenue has a cumulative PainRank™ of 1.56. That can be compared against other Buick generations. Shopping for a Buick? This generation is generally a good bet.

Owners of the 1997–2005 Park Avenue model years have sent in 46 complaints on CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most common below. Most are about the interior (17%) followed by the engine (15%) and the transmission (13%).

Comparing Years in This Generation

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 Reliability PainRank (?)
2005 1
0.73
2004 4
1.23
2003 8
3.26
2002 1
0.58
2001 9
1.81
2000 0
0.0
1999 14
3.22
1998 4
2.07
1997 5
1.17

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