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1997 Buick Skylark 2dr Cpe Gran Sport SH (CMI)

  • Driver & front passenger airbag supplemental restraint system (SRS)
  • Automatic front safety system seat belts
  • Rear seat head restraints
  • Cloth reclining bucket seats w/full operating console, driver side lumbar support
  • Electronic warning tones-inc: seat belts, ignition key, headlamps, turn signal on
 
Crash Test Results for the 1997 Buick Models:
Car Frontal Star Rating Side Star Rating Rollover
Resistance
Rating
Driver Pass. Front Seat Rear Seat
1997 Buick LeSabre 44Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
1997 Buick Skylark 5413Not
Tested
1997 Buick Skylark 45Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
 
Service Bulletins for 1997 Buick Skylark 2dr Cpe Gran Sport SH (CMI)
1997 BUICK SKYLARK:

Bulletin Number: 000524001
INFORMATION REGARDING SNOW INTRUSION INTO REAR DRUM BRAKE ASSEMBLIES. **MR

Bulletin Number: 00966
ANTI-LOCK BRAKING SYSTEM (ABS) FRONT WHEEL SPEED CODES - JUMPER HARNESS. *TT

Bulletin Number: 00966B
ABS FRONT WHEEL SPEED CODES - JUMPER HARNESS. *TT

Bulletin Number: 010601002A
REVISED PISTON PIN REMOVAL / INSTALLATION PROCEDURE. *TT

Bulletin Number: 010601010A
SUBJECT REGARDING POLYMER SERVICE PISTONS. *TT

Bulletin Number: 010602012
SOME OWNERS MAY COMMENT ON LEAKAGE OF A FEW DROPS OF COOLANT AFTER PARKING THEIR VEHICLE. *TT

Bulletin Number: 010849020
SUBJECT REGARDING REVISED IGNITION LOCK CYLINDER OR IGNITION SWITCH ASSEMBLY REPLACEMENT. *SLC

Bulletin Number: 020601014
SUBJECT REGARDING REVISED LOWER INTAKE MANIFOLD INSTALLATION. *TT

Bulletin Number: 04152004
VEHICLES MAY SET ANYONE OR A COMBINATION OF FRONT-WHEEL SPEED SENSOR ANTI-LOCK BRAKE SYSTEM CODES AS INTERMITTENT OR HARD FAILURES. GM VOICEMAIL EXPRESS. *TT

Bulletin Number: 05-06-04-035D
This informational bulletin provides the technician with information on what E85 fuel may due to a non E85 vehicle.

Bulletin Number: 16NA260
THIS TECHNICAL BULLETIN PROVIDES A PROCEDURE TO REPROGRAM THE MEDIA DISC PLAYER WITH THE LATEST CALIBRATIONS TO CORRECT A CONDITION OF THE REAR ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM NOT OPERATING AS INTENDED IN COLDER AMBIENT TEMPERATURE AREAS DUE TO CALIBR

Bulletin Number: 3253
VEHICLE WILL NOT MOVE IN EITHER DIRECTION. TRANSMISSION MAY SHOW OVER FULL. P90 4T40E 4T45E NO MOVEMENT DRIVE OR REVERSE. CONVERTER MAY BE EMPTY OF FLUID. *TT

Bulletin Number: 3447
4T40E OR 4T45E WILL NOT SHIFT NO DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES. *TT

Bulletin Number: 4615
ABS PUMP RUNNING WHEN NOT NEEDED. *NJ

Bulletin Number: 549001A
CLN INDICATOR APPEARS ON RADIO DISPLAY AND DOES NOT TURN OFF (RESET CLN INDICATOR WITH THE EJECT BUTTON ON TAPE). *TW

Bulletin Number: 577106A
COLD START RATTLE NOISE. *TW

Bulletin Number: 577106A
COLD START RATTLE NOISE (DIAGNOSIS/SERVICE PROCEDURE). *TW

Bulletin Number: 631109
AIR COMING FROM I/P VENT WHILE IN HEATER MODES OR A DELAY OCCURS WHEN CHANGING TO A NEW MODE SETTING (DIAGNOSE/MODIFY/REPLACE). *TW

Bulletin Number: 676204
COOLANT LOSS, VISIBLE COOLANT LEAKAGE, LOW COOLANT LAMP ON OR COOLANT ODOR CAUSED BY COOLANT LEAKAGE. *TW

Bulletin Number: 676305
DIFFICULT TO DEPRESS ACCELERATOR PEDAL AND/OR ACCELERATOR CABLE SEPARATION (INSTALL ACCELERATOR CABLE AND CLIP). *TW

Bulletin Number: 676528
INTERMITTENT DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE P0107 MAP SENSOR CIRCUIT LOW VOLTAGE (PCM FLASH CALIBRATION) *TW

Bulletin Number: 676528
INTERMITTENT DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE P0107 MAP SENSOR CIRCUIT LOW VOLTAGE (PCM FLASH CALIBRATION) *TW

Bulletin Number: 677164
INTERMITTENT NEUTRAL OR LOSS OF DRIVE AT HIGHWAY SPEEDS OR FROM FOURTH GEAR (REPLACE CONTROL VALVE BODY ASSEMBLY). *TW

Bulletin Number: 733301
SQUAWK NOISE COMING FROM FRONT SUSPENSION OR ENGINE COMPARTMENT AREA (INSTALL ULTRA HIGH MOLECULAR TAPE). *TW

Bulletin Number: 776109
ENGINE STALL AT COLD START, ROUGH IDLE, OIL FILTER EXPANSION, HIGH OIL PRESSURE AND ENGINE MISFIRE DTC'S (REPLACE OIL PUMP WITH IMPROVED PRESS RELIEF VALVE BORE). *TW

Bulletin Number: 831704
CONCERNS OF DOOR HANDLES ON WHITE PAINTED VEHICLES TRUNING YELLOW. *YC

Bulletin Number: 833208
SOME CUSTOMERS MAY COMMENT ABOUT A SQUEAK/ SQUAWK TYPE NOISE COMING FROM THE STEERING COLUMN AREA WHEN TURNING THE STEERING WHEEL. *YC

Bulletin Number: 876002A
SOME V6 ENGINES MAY, ON A VERY INFREQUENT BASIS, HAVE AN OIL ODOR CONDITION THAT IS GENERALLY ENCOUNTERED AFTER THE ENGINE'S OIL HAS BEEN CHANGED.TYPICALLY THE ODOR LASTS APPROXIMATELY 1000 MILES AFTER THE CHANGE OF OIL AND THEN DOES NOT RE

Bulletin Number: 970501776109
EXHIBITING DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303, AND P0304 INDICATING ENGINE MISFIRE CONDITIONS. *YC

Bulletin Number: 970801676305
SOME VEHICLES EXPERIENCE DIFFICULTIES TO DEPRESS ACCELERATOR PEDAL AND/OR AN ACCELERATOR CABLE SEPARATION. *YC

Bulletin Number: 970801735026
COMMENT THAT THE ABS LIGHT IS ON WITH DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES (DTC'S) 46 AND 86 SET AS CURRENT OR HISTORY. *YC

Bulletin Number: 9709015015A
COMPLAINTS THAT THE ABS INDICATOR LAMP IS "ON". *YC

Bulletin Number: 971101631041
COMMENTS ON INOPERATIVE POWER DOOR LOCKS (FRONT AND/OR REAR DOORS).

Bulletin Number: 971101731616
COMMENTS THAT THE SEAT BELT LATCH SLIDES TO THE SEAT BELT ANCHOR SLEEVE. *YC

Bulletin Number: 971101776304
SUBJECT PERTAINING TO DRIVEABILITY SYMPTOMS DUE TO FUEL INJECTOR DEPOSITS. *YC

Bulletin Number: 9810015
INFORMATION ON GENERATOR NOT CHARGING. *YC

Bulletin Number: 98576124A
COMMENTS ON A TICKING TYPE NOISE THAT BEGINS SHORTLY AFTER COLD ENGINE START-UP AND GRADUALLY DIMINISHES AS THE ENGINE WARMS UP. *YC

Bulletin Number: 98731616A
SEAT BELT LATCH SLIDES TO SEAT BELT ANCHOR SLEEVE. *YC

Bulletin Number: 98776304A
SOME VEHICLES MAY EXPERIENCE A DRIVEABILITY SYMPTOM OF LONG OR HARD STARTS, CHUGGLE, ROUGH IDLE AND LIGHT OR INTERMITTENT MISFIRE. *YC

Bulletin Number: 98776514A
SOME VEHICLES MAY EXPERIENCE A MIL (MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP) LIGHT ILLUMINATED ON THE VEHICLE'S INSTRUMENT PANEL. *YC

Bulletin Number: 98836416
CONDITIONS REGARDING WEAK OR DISCHARGED BATTERY, SLOW STARTING, GEN OR MIL LAMP ON, VARIOUS DRIVEABILITY SYMPTOMS. *YC

Bulletin Number: 990604005
SOME OWNERS MAY EXPERIENCE A DRIVEABILITY SYMPTOM OF LONG OR HARD STARTS, CHUGGLE, ROUGH IDLE AND LIGHT OR INTERMITTENT MISFIRE. *TT

Bulletin Number: 990604005A
SOME OWNERS MAY COMMENT ON DRIVEABILITY SYMPTONS OF LONG OR HARD STARTS, CHUGGLE, ROUGH IDLE AND LIGHT OR INTERMITTENT MISFIRE DUE TO CLOGGED FUEL INJECTORS. *TT

Bulletin Number: 990730030
SOME VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH HYDRA-MATIC 3T40, 4T60 OR 4T60-E TRANSXALES MAY COMMENT ON A GRINDING AND / OR GROWLING NOISE THAT IS NOTICEABLE WHEN IN PARK ON INCLINE. *TT

Bulletin Number: 990730030A
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: PIC4696C
This Preliminary Information communication provides information to the technician on how to unlock radios that are Delco TheftLock. Technician will use the radio to get the scrambled code. Technician will need to contact the radio unlock ce

Bulletin Number: PIP4723B
This Preliminary Information communicates to the dealer the process for downloading or updating operating software for the Tire Pressure Monitor, Active Fuel Injector tester, multi media tester, PICO Scope, GR8 starting/charging tester and

Bulletin Number: PIP4723C
This Preliminary Information communicates to the dealer the process for downloading or updating operating software for the Tire Pressure Monitor, Active Fuel Injector tester, multi media tester, PICO Scope, GR8 starting/charging tester and

Bulletin Number: PIP4723C
This Preliminary Information communicates to the dealer the process for downloading or updating operating software for the Tire Pressure Monitor, Active Fuel Injector tester, multi media tester, PICO Scope, GR8 starting/charging tester and

Bulletin Number: PIP4723C
This Preliminary Information communicates to the dealer the process for downloading or updating operating software for the Tire Pressure Monitor, Active Fuel Injector tester, multi media tester, PICO Scope, GR8 starting/charging tester and

Bulletin Number: PIP4723C
This Preliminary Information communicates to the dealer the process for downloading or updating operating software for the Tire Pressure Monitor, Active Fuel Injector tester, multi media tester, PICO Scope, GR8 starting/charging tester and

 
Recalls for 1997 Buick Skylark 2dr Cpe Gran Sport SH (CMI)
1997 BUICK SKYLARK
NHTSA Campaign ID: 96V212000
Component: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY
Manufacturer: GENERAL MOTORS CORP.
Manufacture Dates: 09/01/1996 - 09/30/1996
Potential Units Affected: 245
Defect Description:
DURING ASSEMBLY OF THE LEFT REAR QUARTER PANEL, SOME WELDS WERE MISSED. THIS DOES NOT COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 301, "FUEL SYSTEM INTEGRITY."
Consequence:
IN THE EVENT OF A REAR END COLLISION, THE VEHICLE SHEET METAL STRUCTURE WILL NOT PERFORM AS DESIGNED CAUSING UNEXPECTED DAMAGE TO THE FUEL TANK OR FUEL LINES, RESULTING IN FUEL LEAKAGE. IF THIS IS A FUEL LEAK AND AN IGNITION SOURCE, A FIRE COULD OCCUR.
Action to take:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT FOR THE MISSING WELDS AND, IF NECESSARY, PLACE THREE WHELDS BETWEEN THE INVOLVED PANELS APPLYING PRIMER, SEALER AND ANTI-CORROSION MATERIALS.
1997 BUICK SKYLARK
NHTSA Campaign ID: 02V070000
Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:SWITCH
Manufacturer: GENERAL MOTORS CORP.
Manufacture Dates: 06/01/1996 - 07/31/1997
Potential Units Affected: 1589948
Defect Description:
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES. IF THE ENGINE FAILS TO START AND THE DRIVER HOLDS THE KEY IN THE "START" POSITION FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD, HIGH CURRENT FLOWS THROUGH THE IGNITION SWITCH, AND SOMETIMES PRODUCES ENOUGH HEAT TO MELT INTERNAL SWITCH PARTS.
Consequence:
IF THE SWITCH IS DAMAGED, A FIRE COULD OCCUR IN THE STEERING COLUMN, EVEN WITH THE ENGINE OFF AND THE KEY REMOVED.
Action to take:
DEALERS WILL INSTALL A RELAY KIT IN THESE VEHICLES TO PREVENT HIGH CURRENT FROM FLOWING THROUGH THE IGNITION SWITCH. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN MARCH 27, 2002. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT CHEVROLET AT 1-800-222-1020, PONTIAC AT 1-800-762-2737, BUICK AT 1-800-521-7300, OR OLDSMOBILE AT 1-800-442-6537.
1997 BUICK SKYLARK
NHTSA Campaign ID: 97V059000
Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING:FRONT UNDERHOOD
Manufacturer: GENERAL MOTORS CORP.
Manufacture Dates: 12/01/1996 - 01/30/1997
Potential Units Affected: 3464
Defect Description:
THE PROTECTIVE COVER FOR THE UNDERHOOD FUSE CENTER WAS OMITTED. WITHOUT THIS COVER, THE POSITIVE TERMINAL BOLT ON THE FUSE BLOCK IS EXPOSED AND CAN CONTACT THE INSULATED NEGATIVE BATTERY CABLE. IF THE INSULATION ON THE NEGATIVE CABLE BECOMES SUFFICIENTLY WORN, AN ELECTRICAL SHORT CIRCUIT CAN OCCUR BETWEEN THE POSITIVE TERMINAL AND NEGATIVE CABLE RESULTING IN EXTREMELY HIGH CURRENT FLOW.
Consequence:
THIS HIGH CURRENT FLOW CAN CAUSE ARCING AND RESULT IN AN UNDERHOOD FIRE.
Action to take:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THESE VEHICLES FOR THE PRESENCE OF THE PROTECTIVE COVER AND, IF NECESSARY, INSTALL A PROTECTIVE COVER TO THE UNDERHOOD FUSE CENTER.
 


1998 Lexus SC 300 Luxury Sport Cpe 2dr Cpe Auto (CA/NY/MA/CT)

  • 10-way pwr front bucket seats w/adjustable lumbar support, headrests
  • Driver & front passenger air bags supplemental restraint system (SRS)
  • Shift lock system w/recessed/covered shift lock button
  • Front/rear 3-point safety belts
  • Front/rear crumple zones
  • Side door beams
  • First aid kit located in trunk
  • Front A-pillar retractable assist grips
  • Flush-mounted retracting rear assist grips
 
Crash Test Results for the 1998 Lexus Models:
Car Frontal Star Rating Side Star Rating Rollover
Resistance
Rating
Driver Pass. Front Seat Rear Seat
1998 Lexus ES300 4454Not
Tested
 
Service Bulletins for 1998 Lexus ES300 2dr Cpe Auto (CA/NY/MA/CT)
No service bulletins exist
 
Recalls for 1998 Lexus ES300 2dr Cpe Auto (CA/NY/MA/CT)
No recalls exist.
 






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