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NHTSA — Electrical System: Ignition Problems

4.6

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
23,500 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 electrical problems

electrical problem

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1998 Buick Century Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 012003

Century

  • Automatic transmission
  • 47,000 miles

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

Ignition would not turn, causing the vehicle not to start. Vehicle was towed to the dealer, where the ignition was replaced. Currently, power steering fluid leaked.

- Valhalla, NY, USA

problem #1

Oct 252000

Century

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Engine check light started flashing on dashboard. Consumer parked vehicle, and dealership determined that 5th fuel injector was defective, and a spark plug was inoperative. On second occurrence, while traveling at approximately 50 mph, engine started misfiring, and engine check light came on. Then, engine suddenly died, causing consumer to lose power steering capabilities. Dealership examined vehicle, and found 4th fuel injector to be defective. Had to change oil because fuel leaked into T crank case.

- Brooklyn Park, MN, USA

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