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NHTSA — Service Brakes, Hydraulic: Foundation Components: Disc: Pads Problems


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
39,350 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.

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2002 Buick Century brakes problems

brakes problem

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2002 Buick Century Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 012006

Century 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 64,500 miles


: the contact stated the brake pads on the vehicle were defective. The brake pads began to separate after 64500 miles. The service dealer identified the separation. The contact replaced the brake pads. Updated 12/28/06.

- Oelwein, IA, USA

problem #1

Jun 212004

Century 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 14,200 miles
The brake pads wore out prematurely to the point where they were making a grinding metal to metal noise. The brakes were not able to stop vehicle immediately when applied. This resulted in extended stopping distanced. Dealership replaced front brake pads and adjusted the rear brakes.

- Union City, NJ, USA

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