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9.7

really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
50,000 miles
Total Complaints:
6 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (6 reports)
2001 Buick Century electrical problems

electrical problem

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2001 Buick Century Owner Comments

problem #6

Jun 262011

Century

  • Automatic transmission
  • 53,000 miles

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

cruise control works great up to 73 mph, at 74 mph the car goes into runnaway acceleration. I got on an open road and wanted to see how fast it would go, at 75mph the pedal went to the floor and the car took off (as much as the whimpy 3.8 lter v6 could be considered taking off) I turned off the cuise control at 95 mph.

- , Sacramento, CA, USA

problem #5

Feb 142006

Century LTD 3.1L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles

Please e-mail correspondence to: guitgeo59@att.net

- , Windsor, CT, USA

problem #4

Feb 142006

Century LTD 3.1L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles

Gas gauge stopped working. Either reads full or empty, neither is accurate.

- , Windsor, CT, USA

problem #3

Dec 152008

Century

  • Automatic transmission
  • 85,000 miles

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

Who fixes the problem? What's the cost? The gas gauge does not work either and the back window on the passenger side will not work.

- , Burlington, NJ, USA

problem #2

Oct 032007

Century 3.1L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 51,000 miles

The cruise control sometimes accelerates much above the desired set point immediately after pushing the set button. Undesired acceleration may also happen at random after the speed has been successfully set. Another symptom is that sometimes the cruise will not engage at all.

I believe the problem is in the Off/On/Resume switch located in the turn signal lever. Apparently the switch contacts do not properly go into the On position, sometimes sticking in the Resume position which causes the undesired acceleration. Tapping on the switch in the direction of the Off position sometimes temporarily corrects the problem.

- , Independence, KY, USA

problem #1

Sep 092007

(reported on)

Century LTD 3.1L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 31,000 miles

Cruise control sometimes does not engage, and after pushing resume and set, etc. sometimes accelerates the vehicle uncontrollably. This morning I tried setting the cruise at 45 mph and when the cruise finally took it was in an acceleration mode with no end in sight. I was on a long straight road with no traffic so I let it go to see where it would settle out. It was still accelerating at 80 mph when I chickened out and tapped the brake. It has done this about 3 times in the last 6 months but works fine most of the time. I tried it again later this morning it worked fine. Has anyone else heard of this?

- , Kingwood, TX, USA

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