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NHTSA — Power Train: Automatic Transmission: Gear Position Indication (Prndl) Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
63,998 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 transmission problems

transmission problem

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2001 Buick Century Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 232007

Century 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 99,000 miles


Lost ability to read position of gear selection (prndl) on instrument cluster and odometer readings on 2001 Buick Century custom. This was an electronic prndl and odometer display. It was like shifting the transmission blind folded. Safety.

- Canton, MI, USA

problem #1

May 292002

Century 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 28,997 miles
While in motion there was a thumping noise emmiting from the right front tire. The steering wheel locked and the key would not return it to it's normal postion. Also there is a problem with the brakes, also the gear would not shift out of park.

- Port Orange, FL, USA

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