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NHTSA — Service Brakes, Hydraulic: Antilock Problems

7.2

pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
7,671 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

1998 Buick Century brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Buick Century Owner Comments

problem #14

Jan 032010

Century 6-cyl

  • 53,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

ABS failure. Now 54,931 miles on odometer.. 1998 Buick Century custom. I sent a letter to ray lahood several weeks ago, but have not received an answer from any one! this is S safety issue! I can't believe that GM engineers could not design an ABS that would last at least 100,000 miles! how many failures has GM experienced? the consumer stated a few weeks ago, the brake and ABS light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and the consumer was informed the ABS pump had failed and it would cost $800 to replace it. Updated IVOQ 10/29/10.

- Lake Clarke Shores, FL, USA

problem #13

Dec 272006

Century

  • miles
The paint on my car keeps chipping off and the brakes have been replaced three times.

- Dayton, OR, USA

problem #12

Aug 042006

Century 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 54,400 miles
ABS system on my 1998 Buick Century custom failed while I was driving on local street at about 40 mph. Failure caused handling issues. Buick dealer inspected the vehicle and said the ABS motor power pack and the modulator have gone bad. According to the internet, it's a common problem for this vehicle.

- Tustin, CA, USA

problem #11

Sep 022002

Century

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Cable to brakes are not working properly.ak

- Eau Claire, WI, USA

problem #10

Jan 032002

Century

  • miles
When starting vehicle ABS and brake light stay on. Took vehicle to dealer, and dealer indicated needed ABS module.

- Staten Island, NY, USA

problem #9

Jul 262001

Century

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
ABS motor pack failed, causing ABS failure to the. Vehicle taken to dealer shop for repairs. Owner have part available for analysis.

- Auburn, IN, USA

problem #8

Apr 012001

Century

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

ABS light is coming on and staying on. Operation of brakes is not affected. Dealership diagnostic states that the ebcm computer chip had stopped operating. Please provide any additional information/attachments.

- Glen Burnie, MD, USA

problem #7

Sep 231998

Century

  • miles
Power steering mechanism moans, graons, and shudders, steering wheel hard to turn and fluid levels drop. According to their service manager, the power steering pump system has a factory defect. Engineers have been trying five years to resolve, they cannot fix problem. Brake system has abnormal wear for age of car, rotors have been turned and ground twice in 18 months. Front-end components have broken namely rocker arm assembly in first 100 miles and remained broke for 28,000 miles. Nuts and bolts have fallen out of the front end suspense system. (tiresize: P205/70R15) (tiresize: P205/70R15)( dot number: Tire size: P205/70R15 )

- Cypress, TX, USA

problem #6

Sep 132000

Century

  • miles
Anti lock brake system failed.

- Castle Rock, CO, USA

problem #5

Jun 151999

Century

  • miles
Brakes are squeaking when driving down the street at approx 20 mph even when not applying the brakes.

- North Adover, MA, USA

problem #4

Jun 121998

Century

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

While driving at 40 mph applied brakes and the vehicle was shaking.

- O'mar, WV, USA

problem #3

Aug 281998

(reported on)

Century

  • miles
Anti lock brakes make noise continually.

- Montgomery, AL, USA

problem #2

Jun 171998

Century

  • miles
When starting vehicle the noise is coming from the dash. When foot is on the brake.

- Tillman, SC, USA

problem #1

Oct 241997

Century

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Brakes pulsate.

- Kenmore, NY, USA

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