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NHTSA — Service Brakes, Hydraulic Problems

1.7

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
95,667 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 #3

Jun 172011

Century

  • 83,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 1998 Buick Century. The contact stated the anti-lock braking system was activated indicating a brake malfunction. The contact took the vehicle to a local mechanic who stated the ABS motor pack needed to be replaced. The contact stated the vehicle does not have anti-lock brakes and she does not feel safe driving the vehicle. The contact did not call the manufacturer regarding the failure. The failure mileage was 83,000.

- Greeley, CO, USA

problem #2

May 232005

Century

  • 20,000 miles
The contact owns a 1998 Buick Century. While driving in rainy weather approximately 10 mph he had to apply the brakes several times before they would function properly. The vehicle has not been diagnosed by a dealer or a local mechanic. The approximate failure mileage was 20,000. The current mileage was 30,000.

- St. Louis, MO, USA

problem #1

Feb 152010

Century 6-cyl

  • 184,000 miles
My brakes stopped working because all the fluid suddenly drained out of the system and it is reported to me by a dealer that this is due to corrosion of the brake lines on my 1998 Buick Century. I am told that the brake lines need to be replaced and that makes sense to me, however, it would seem that this may be a safety problem beyond my car. Why would Buick use materials in a brake line that would corrode so badly that it would fail in only 11 years when the car could easily last much longer than that? I now have my car in my garage with no brakes. I will be looking for someone to repair my brake lines but thought that if this is not unique to my car someone would like to review their condition before I have the car repaired. Thank you

- Madison, NJ, USA

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