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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
5,000 miles

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2002 Buick Century body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2002 Buick Century Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 262005

Century 6-cyl

  • miles


Consumer 2002 Buick Century front end assembly fell off. When consumer released the tension off of the steering wheel the slip joint on the lower end of the steering column dropped leaving consumer with no steering. ** received 9-29-05*** the consumer stated there were 2 bolts that held the engine and transmission onto the frame under the body. The dealer re-installed both rear subframe bolts.

- Hammond, IN, USA

problem #2

Nov 152002


  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles
The rear defrost had 5 lines that quit, also caused radio antenna that is on the rear window to quit when turning on rear defrost. Window was replaced and same thing has happened with second window. Dealership accused me of damaging window and will not replace second window under warranty. Also have chirping noise near speedometer that dealership has not been able to fix after 4 repair attempts. Dealership has destroyed entire dashboard trying to repair noise.

- Warren, OH, USA

problem #1

Dec 292002

Century 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 15,000 miles
Knocking or popping noise after vehicle gets wet, and before it dries off. Dealer is stonewalling and acting completely clueless.

- Madison, WI, USA

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