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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
18,232 miles

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1998 Buick Century suspension problems

suspension problem

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1998 Buick Century Owner Comments

problem #3

Sep 192001

Century 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 54,696 miles


The vehicle drifted to the left, noises seemed to have been coming from the steering, the power steering locked up, the rack and pinion had gone out and leaked, the A/C control was inoperative, the seat belt button latch had fallen and the button was missing, the wheel alignment was out of specifics, the driver door was hard to open, the panel had moved when the window was rolled down, the power window(s) were inoperative, the shifter goes in and out, the right front door exterior trim was hard to open, the passengers seat coushin was too soft and had collapsed, and the door's mirror was loose. The service dealer had found no problems with the steering. Scc

- Madeira Beach, FL, USA

problem #2

Jan 012000


  • miles
I am not reporting a "failure" per SE. I am experiencing the problem described in SB606088, described as "steering shudder or vibration at low speed (replace power steering lines)." However, the dealer described refuses to repair the problem, claiming inability to verify the problem. As I explained, however, the problem is intermittent, so there is no reason to expect that the problem can be verified on any particular occasion. Can you help in getting the dealer to repair this defect?

- Pacifica, CA, USA

problem #1

Jun 291999

(reported on)


  • miles
Engine check light stayed on, and vehicle vibrated. Also, dealer has replaced the fuel injectors.

- Cleveland, OH, USA

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