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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
73,858 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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2001 Buick Century brakes problems

brakes problem

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2001 Buick Century Owner Comments

problem #4

Jul 032014

Century 6-cyl

  • 53,000 miles

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

Applied brake in preparation to reverse, from driveway heard a pop and brake pedal went to floor. Brake did seem a bit soft the previous day when parking car after short trip. Luckily did not lose brakes in traffic!! upon visual inspection brake fluid leaking from frame rails left and right side of vehicle due to rusted out brake lines.

- Hatboro, PA, USA

problem #3

Aug 262013

Century 6-cyl

  • 124,430 miles
I was traveling in heavy stop and go traffic traveling at about 40mph when the vehicle in front of me stopped, I applied the brakes hard but the vehicle did not stop and I tried to sway into the shoulder but hit the vehicle in front of me. There was plenty of space to stop but the brakes failed to stop the vehicle. Note: The air bags did not deploy.

- Va Beach, VA, USA

problem #2

Dec 132012

Century 6-cyl

  • 65,000 miles
Backing out of the driveway my brakes went straight to the floor. Luckily I was able to apply the parking brakes to stop the vehicle. After inspection, the brake lines have completely rotted out causing a rear brake line to burst. All four brake lines have now been replaced.

- Waukesha, WI, USA

problem #1

Sep 152012

Century 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 53,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 buck Century. The contact stated that while traveling 25 mph, the driver depressed the brakes and smoke started to emit from the vehicle. The contact mentioned that the vehicle failed to stop. The vehicle was towed to the dealer who stated that the brake lines failed and needed to be replaced due to corrosion. The manufacturer was contacted. The vehicle was repaired. The failure and current mileage was 53,000....updated 10/19/12 updated 10/25/2012

- Newington, CT, USA

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