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NHTSA — Steering: Wheel And Handle Bar Problems

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2001 Buick Century steering problems

steering problem

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2001 Buick Century Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 012002

Century

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Consumer states that the vehicle would intermittently backfired and stalls upon starting. Dealer notified. The engine was replaced by the manufacturer under bulletin teflon coating failure. The starting and stalling problem reoccured after 3000 miles, but the dealer refused to honor the warranty. The water pump failed. Also, the steering column flexes when the vehicles movement was reduced.

- Redlands, CA, USA

problem #1

May 282002

Century

  • 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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