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NHTSA — Engine And Engine Cooling: Engine Problems

4.2

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
28,161 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2001 Buick Century engine problems

engine problem

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2001 Buick Century Owner Comments

problem #7

Sep 102007

Century 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles

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

Tappets sound on a 2001 Buick Century tappets were replaced twice until I was informed that all GM 2001 cars had this defect. It seems that oil is not getting to the center cylinders, because the connecting feeds are too small. Problem that can develop is the engine can seize.

- Ronkonkoma, NY, USA

problem #6

Aug 212006

Century 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Manifold gasket needs to be replaced due to a small leak which is causing considerable amount of problems. All mechanics that I have taken this car to say there is a problem with this particular engine where GM changed to plastic gasket. All seem to have same diagnoses except GM and GM dealership.

- Greensburg, PA, USA

problem #5

Feb 012006

Century

  • 20,900 miles
The consumer's 2001 Buick Century stalls when slowing down to make a turn.

- Crown Point, IN, USA

problem #4

Nov 172005

Century 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,030 miles

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

2001 Buick Century engine piston cracked damaging the cylinder wall. ** answer required***

- Hanover, IN, USA

problem #3

May 012003

Century

  • miles
Vehicle makes noises upon start up then vehicle dies.

- Champaign, IL, USA

problem #2

Apr 152002

Century 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 41,200 miles
Consumer stated vehicle stalled while driving 5 mph, the engine was replaced under warranty, however at 3000 miles the vehicle experienced engine problems again and was returned to the dealership for additional repairs.

- Redlands, CA, USA

problem #1

Jan 292002

Century

  • 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

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