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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
160,000 miles

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2001 Buick Century lights problems

lights problem

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2001 Buick Century Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 012014

Century 6-cyl

  • 190,000 miles


Low beam headlights suddenly stopped working while driving at night. I bought the car used a year ago, and the multifunction switch was replaced just before I bought it. After doing some investigation, I discover it's a very common, almost universal problem with these vehicles that costs almost $800 to repair. GM hasn't issued a recall for this defect.... yes, I said defect.

- Upton, MA, USA

problem #1

May 032013


  • 130,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Buick Century. The contact stated that while driving 40 mph, the panel lighting failed to illuminate without warning. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagnosis but the vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 130,000. The VIN was not available.

- Madison , WI, USA

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