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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
49,500 miles

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2002 Buick Century seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2002 Buick Century Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 252009


  • 99,000 miles


Lost control of the car on a wet road and hit a tree. Totaled car with most of the damage and impact being the front of the car. The problem is neither of the air bags deployed to prevent sternum and broken back..

- Xenia, OH, USA

problem #1

Jun 252002


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The vehicle was involved in a frontal/T-bone collision at 65-70 mph impact and neither air bag deployed. The consumer states while driving, the consumer had sneezed and ran off of the road striking a private driveway, went airborne for over 100 feet and landed on the front of a vehicle, flipped over side to side, and struck four trees and two fence posts had come to a stop on the tires. The air bags did not deploy. The consumer stated that the Buick investigator suggested that the air bags worked as designed.

- Larue, TX, USA

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