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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
48,657 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 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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1998 Buick Century Owner Comments

problem #5

Oct 162014


  • miles


Was driven off the road by another vehicle I then hit a pothole at the same time my passenger dash airbag deployed.

- Conesville, OH, USA

problem #4

Jul 252013


  • 144,000 miles
TL * the contact owns a 1998 Buick Century. The contact stated that the driver side air bag was starting to detach from the steering wheel. The vehicle was taken to a dealer. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 144,000 and the current mileage was 162,000.

- Ellenwood, GA, USA

problem #3

Jan 062014

Century 6-cyl

  • 99,285 miles
I first noticed the engine shutting off in January of 2014, especially going down a hill. The engine shuts down at different speeds and the air bag light stays on. At first I thought that there was moisture in my gas tank, but after filling up a couple of times and putting in some gas dryer, the problem continued. I usually shift to neutral and start the engine while the car is still moving. I took my remote and other keys off the key ring. It still shuts off the engine with just one key in the ignition switch, but not as much. Can you tell me how I can remedy this problem with my 1998 Buick Century" will this be at my own expense"

- Terre Haute, IN, USA

problem #2

Nov 212009


  • miles
The contact owns a 1998 Buick Century. While attempting to merge onto a highway she crashed into another vehicle. She was hospitalized for injuries. None of the air bag deployed. The failure and current mileages were unknown.

- Lyon, MS, USA

problem #1

Sep 221999


  • miles
Protective cover over the air bag is missing clips and the cover is bent. Mjs

- Terry, MS, USA

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