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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
5 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
6 / 0
Average Mileage:
133 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.

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1998 Buick Century seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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1998 Buick Century Owner Comments

problem #6

Jun 222003

Century 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

While driving 60 mph, the vehicle was hit by another vehicle on the front passenger side. The consumer stated that both frontal air bags did not deploy upon impact. The driver sustained minor injuries as a result. The consumer tried to avoid the accident but the steering wheel locked up and the vehicle shut off.

- Bridgeport, CT, USA

problem #5

Sep 011999

(reported on)

Century

  • miles
Consumer was involved in a 40 mph frontal collision in which driver's/passenger's air bags did not deploy. Cause unknown.

- Key West, FL, USA

problem #4

Sep 011999

(reported on)

Century

  • miles
Consumer was involved in a 40 mph frontal collision in which driver's/passenger's air bags did not deploy. Cause unknown.

- Key West, FL, USA

problem #3

Jun 011999

Century

  • 800 miles

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

Consumer experienced false deployment of air bags when she was backing into garage and tappped the back wall resulting in minor injuries to the face (swollen and bruised lips, gums and chin). Please review claim # 990064058 for further investigations.

- Grand Ledg, MI, USA

problem #2

Jun 161998

Century

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer was involved in a rear end collision and was forced into another vehicle in which neither driver or passenger side air bags deployed, causing injuries to both driver and passenger. Consumer has contacted the dealer. Dealer stated vehicle had over 5000 dollars worth of damage to the front end.

- Madsion, ME, USA

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problem #1

Jun 161998

Century

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer was involved in a rear end collision and was forced into another vehicle in which neither driver or passenger side air bags deployed, causing injuries to both driver and passenger. Consumer has contacted the dealer. Dealer stated vehicle had over 5000 dollars worth of damage to the front end.

- Madsion, ME, USA

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