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6.3

fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
$600.00
Average Mileage:
107,942 miles
Total Complaints:
6 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (5 reports)
  2. pressure solenoid needed replacement (1 reports)
2001 Buick Century transmission problems

transmission problem

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2001 Buick Century Owner Comments

problem #6

Jan 312014

Century Custom

  • Automatic transmission
  • 152,000 miles

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

The car shifted very hard into the next gear, but was nice and smooth when shifting down. Ended up needing the pressure control solenoid changed in the transmission.

- , North Logan, UT, USA

problem #5

Jul 012013

Century Custom 3.1L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 94,000 miles

I bought an 2001 Buick Century Custom because were great cars. Bullshit! I mean they are, But the transmission starts shifting very hard around 45 MPH to 60 MPH. I even had the fluids flushed at 30K. Then when the problem occured around 80,000 miles it got worse. I even added Lucas Stop Slip and it still does it. It scares me cause I dont have the money to replace the Transmission. And GM isn't doing jack.

- , St.Louis, MO, USA

problem #4

Sep 222010

Century 3.1L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 92,650 miles

APPARENTLY THIS IS A COMMON PROBLEM WITH THIS VEHICLE!!!!!! WHY WOULD A COMPANY SELL A LEMON LIKE THIS BUICK SHOULD EITHER MAKE IT RIGHT OR REPLACE. WHEN I PUT A DIAGNOSTIC MACHINE ON IT A CODE CAME BACK THAT THE TORQUE CONVERTER SOMETHING WAS WIDE OPEN. DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY SUGGESTIONS???????????????

- , superior, Ariz, USA

problem #3

Feb 012011

Century Custom 3.1L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 156,000 miles

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

This really gets annoying because it's like the car will be running fine and all of a sudden I'll take off from a stop light and it starts shifting hard.

- , Danville, IL, USA

problem #2

Aug 102010

Century Limited 3.1L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,000 miles

On the way home last night my transmission started herking and jerking when shifting between gears. At first it only happened in the first two lower gears and as soon as the car hit around 50mph it all smoothed out.But then I'd intermittently experience some jerking at the higher speeds, and definitely a loss of power when goin uphill. Adding to the confusion the car would then behave in the lower gears, so it wasn't consistant at all. Sometimes it behaved and other times it was being a real pain.

Eventually the check engine light came on (maybe half-way through my 50 mile drive). I haven't had it checked by a mechanic yet, it's older and just going to trade it in. Looks like everyone else has experienced this issue around this mileage anyway

- , Cromwell, CT, USA

problem #1

Jan 052006

Century Custom 3.1L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 78,000 miles

As I have read and written GM has serious issues and should not be allowed to practice auto manufacturing.

When I had my other problems I had the transmission filter changed knowing I shouldn�t as I had no problem but was in the garage and had most of the 100,000 mile maintenance done but on most cars I would never mess with a transmission unless it had problems and I was either able to do it myself or trust someone to do it.

Years or I should say 3 decades ago only Chrysler and Ford had drains for the torque converter so the majority of the old fluid remained in the tranny and most filters were a joke consisting of a screen a mouse could crawl through, Chrysler and a few others did have a real paper filter so unless you were having clutch or hardware problems changing fluid was a waste of time IMHO.

Junk GM

Hooty Hoot

- , Washington, In, USA

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