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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
48,500 miles

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1998 Buick Century suspension problems

suspension problem

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1998 Buick Century Owner Comments

problem #4

Sep 072008


  • 145,000 miles


The contact owns a 1998 Buick Century. After purchasing the vehicle on September 7, 2008, the contact noticed the vehicle swaying from left to right. He took the vehicle to a local repair shop to replace the tires and the mechanic stated that the sway bar failed on the passenger side. The mechanic called the manufacturer and local part stores, but none of them had the necessary part for the repair because it was on back order. The current and failure mileages were 145,000.

- Chippewa Falls, WI, USA

problem #3

Jun 152004

Century 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 49,000 miles
While driving at any speed, consumer can hear a distinct popping sound coming from the front end of the vehicle. The dealer has examined the vehicle and cannot locate the problem. Also, the dealer has replaced the shocks on the front end.

- Loves Park, IL, USA

problem #2

Sep 231998


  • 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 #1

Jun 021998

(reported on)


  • miles
While driving vehicle at 70 mph vehicle pulls to right. Problem has occurred on several occasions. Dealers are unable to correct problem.

- Port Aransas, TX, USA

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