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NHTSA — Service Brakes, Hydraulic: Antilock Problems

4.7

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
22,800 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 #8

Dec 162004

Century

  • miles

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

2001 Buick Century developed problems with the brake equipment. The brake, trac and ABS light illuminated. The dealer replaced some fuses, the problem was determined to be a short in the ABS, however 3 weeks later the lights illuminated again.

- St Augustine , FL, USA

problem #7

Aug 112005

Century 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 36,000 miles
Consumer owns a 2001 Buick Century custom. Consumer complained about several problems. One of the problems concerned the ABS light coming on. This has been going on for a couple of years. The ABS light will come on and then go back off. Had taken vehicle to dealer to see what problem was on August 1, 2005 when the light stayed on. Also, service vehicle light/trac light came on in conjunction with the ABS light. Another problem concerned the low tire light coming on. This happened when the wheel was removed from vehicle. Another problem concerned the power window. Consumer went to dealer, and told him that the passenger's rear window was falling down by itself, the dealer said that the register broke. Consumer did not want power windows. He wanted roll up windows which were trouble free. The ABS brake sensor wiring harness to the right front hub was discovered by consumer visually hanging down on August 11, 2005. Upon inspection at Goodyear. Technician stated wiring harness had been pulled off possibly by road debris although consumer didn't see any cut, abrasion, or impact. Hub assembly required to replacement because ABS sensor wiring damaged in hub.

- Redlins, CA, USA

problem #6

Aug 012005

Century 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 101,401 miles
Consumer owned a 2001 Buick Century custom. Consumer complained about several problems. One of the problems concerned the ABS light coming on. This has been going on for a couple years. The ABS light will come on and then go back off. Had not taken vehicle to dealer to see what problem was. The last time the ABS light came on was on August 1, 2005, this time the light stayed on. Also, engine service light came on in conjunction with the ABS light. In addition, track light came on. Another problem with this vehicle was that when tires were serviced the low tire light came on. This happened when the wheel was removed from vehicle. Another problem concerned the power window. Consumer went to the dealer and they told him that the passenger's rear window was falling down by itself, the dealer said that the regulator broke. Consumer did not want power windows. He wanted roll up windows which were trouble free.

- Redlands, CA, USA

problem #5

Dec 012004

Century

  • Automatic transmission
  • 16,000 miles

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

Brakes failed when depressed at 40 mph. The pedal went to the floor. This resulted in the vehicle skidding on dry pavement. Consumer pumped the brake pedal and vehicle stopped an one foot short of rear ending another vehicle. Engine light came on and stayed on four days prior to brake failure. Vehicle will be towed to the dealership to have the brakes inspected.. wilkins Buick-Mazda provided consumer with one complimentary brake inspection not to exceed $200. Dealer was unable to duplicate the brake problem.

- Darien, IL, USA

problem #4

Sep 292003

(reported on)

Century

  • miles
Consumer noticed ABS light flashing while traveling, indication that ABS system was not working. Manufacturer had been contacted.

- Minden Ontario, 00, USA

problem #3

May 292002

Century 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 28,997 miles
While in motion there was a thumping noise emmiting from the right front tire. The steering wheel locked and the key would not return it to it's normal postion. Also there is a problem with the brakes, also the gear would not shift out of park.

- Port Orange, FL, USA

problem #2

Jan 162002

Century

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving, consumer applied brakes and they locked up, and vehicle slid into a ditch. Dealer detemined that the ABS system was bad.

- Farwell, MI, USA

problem #1

Feb 202001

Century

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When applying brakes there is a metal knocking sound, brake pedal feels normal, but no braking action. This has happened 3 times. Dealer cannot remedy problem.

- Ann Arbor, MI, USA

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