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Crashes / Fires:
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Injuries / Deaths:
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Average Mileage:
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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

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2001 Buick Century Owner Comments

problem #5

Oct 222002

(reported on)


  • miles


The consumer states that the pedal will not hold its breaking power and would slowly creep to the floor.

- Titusville, FL, USA

problem #4

Mar 022002


  • miles
Brakes on vehicle were making noises when driving, and there was extended stopping distance. Consumer was trying to slow down. Contacted dealer, and dealer was not willing to do anything.

- Christan, IL, USA

problem #3

Jul 132002


  • miles
Consumer was at a intersection and was approaching a stop lightapplied brakes and hit the vehicle in front of him. Pedal went all the way down to the floor.

- Carmi, IL, USA

problem #2

Jan 292002


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle made loud noises, vibrated when at a complete stop. This was a result of piston malfunctioning that caused motor to go bad, and engine to not run properly. Fuel tank missing insulators. Brakes squeak and are pulsating.

- Lake Station, IN, USA

problem #1

May 282002


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When changing gears vehicle really feels rough. Consumer can feel transmission moving like something is broken..when in first and reverse gear the vehicle will not hold on grade at idle. The engine races and disengages itself from the transmission and thunks into gear. The engine feels funny when resuming acceleration from coast speed as though it is moving on mounts. The engine feels as if it will cut off. There is a whine from the engine compartment. The engine cabin containers are impossible to open. Steering column and casing gives slight movement during acceleration and braking. This was partially corrected by replacement of the ball joint tie rod end (right side). There are exhaust fumes being emmitted into the cabin. Possible defect with the catalytic convertor. The oil drain plug shows signs of leaking. Also, the brakes seem under powered. Consumer would like information of possible recalls on parts mentioned above, also the windshiled washer fluid disappears after filling.

- Redlands, CA, USA

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