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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
98,695 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.

2002 Buick Century brakes problems

brakes problem

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2002 Buick Century Owner Comments

problem #5

Sep 102014

Century 6-cyl

  • 123,980 miles


Applied brakes for the stop sign and the pedal went all the way to the floor. As it turned out the brake line had rusted out and fluid was lost.

- Saginaw, MI, USA

problem #4

Aug 022013


  • miles
The contact owns a 2002 Buick Century. When reversing or making a U-turn, the ABS warning indicator illuminated intermittently. The failure occurred on multiple occasions. The contact diagnosed the vehicle and determined that the failure was related to the braking system. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage and VIN were unavailable.

- Clark, NJ, USA

problem #3

Jun 062014

Century 6-cyl

  • 0 miles
Tire feels like it doesn't want to spin. No grip.

- Bristol, CT, USA

problem #2

May 152013

Century 6-cyl

  • 134,764 miles
I have a 2002 Buick Century cusedan and while turning or driving the low trac light comes on, the anti-lock brake light and the service light comes on and the brake pedal shutters and makes a loud noise when braking.....and sometimes just going down the road. When I turn the car off the lights go off and there are none of the symptoms until I hit an uneven spot in the road or go over a bump etc. The lights come on again.

- Odebolt, IA, USA

problem #1

Nov 282012

Century 6-cyl

  • 234,730 miles
I have a 2002 Buick Century limited and while driving 60 mph on the interstate the low trac light came on, the anti-lock brake light came on and the car started shuttering and making a loud noise when braking. It also pulls when the brakes are pressed when the lights are on and the brakes are hard to press. When I turn the car off the lights go off and there are none of the symptoms until the lights come on again. I was told it was a faulty wheel speed sensor and was going to get it repaired when all of the sudden the car overheated. I get the car serviced regularly and it has never overheated before. After having the thermostat and the water pump changed I was told that the problem is either the intake gasket or the head gasket. I was told the dexcool antifreeze breaks the gaskets down and the car could leak antifreeze without being noticed. I had the car towed to my home where it'll have to sit until I can afford to get it fixed. I own the car and I am on a fixed income and cannot afford the prices that mechanics want to charge to fix the gaskets. I found information online that Buick knew about the dexcool and had a recall but it's no longer active and I would like to know why. I think they should fix their mistakes and not make their customers pay for them.

- Coaling, AL, USA

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