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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
76,076 miles

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2002 Buick Century drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2002 Buick Century Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 102015


  • 44,000 miles


Automatic transmission has very harsh shift between 1st and 2nd gears and also between 2nd and 3rd. Seems to happen after warmed up and on highway for awhile.

- New Berlin, WI, USA

problem #1

Aug 072013

Century 6-cyl

  • 108,152 miles
The odometer cluster lights go out and sometimes come back on for a few minutes and back off while driving. Therefore you can not see mileage and the shifting of gears. The dealer recommends sending it back to the factory for 2 weeks while they repair it at a cost of $ $2000 or drive the car without repairing.

- Towson, MD, USA

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