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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
56,400 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 steering problems

steering problem

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2002 Buick Century Owner Comments

problem #5

Oct 272015


  • miles


My lights are on the dashboard and it's saying anit-lock brakes and trac-off. There's a noise in the steering column.

- Harrison Twp, MI, USA

problem #4

Feb 042010

Century 6-cyl

  • 108,000 miles
Driving thur Ohio from mich, hit large pot hole, did over one thousand dollars damage to the steering, could have been a lot worse, car must not be made properly to withstand hitting pot holes, this should be a safety issue there are hundreds of pot holes in all states. The state of Ohio does not responsibility for there pot holes they are a drive at your risk state....

- Grand Junction, MI, USA

problem #3

Jul 302009


  • miles
I purchased the car from family auto easley SC, ive had several repairs on this car that didnt help, radiators, thermastat, water pump, hoses replace, alternator, coolant recovery tank has brown sludge inside, the windows didnt work, its moist inside from the floor being wet had a heating core put in didnt help, the carpet on the inside is damaged, the paint is coming off, had a alternator put in, run hot all the time, dosnt matter, buy coolant, oil put water in it, manifold gasket is bad in it ive lost power several times, the last time I did it was on Nov 6 this year on the way to work lost power while driving ran into a gurad gate right beside a dumpster, I had to get it towed, its in the shop getting the bumper fixed, I had to get a rental car, I had to get my car refinance with dilco of greenville SC he couldnt believe how much I was charge for this car over $13,000 dollars, so I was over charged and sold a lemon and its not fair to me and this car is not safe for me or anyone to drive, I want to be able to drive a car without being afriad if im going to make it or not or get stranded

- Greenville, SC, USA

problem #2

Apr 252002


  • 138,000 miles
While performing maintenance (wheel bearing replacement) I discovered a through and through crack in the steering knuckle at the point of attachment of the tie rod end on the drivers side, the casting was split which would have allowed the tie rod to disconnect and potentially fatal consequences. The car is a 2002 Buick Century custom with 138,000 miles.

- Barberton, OH, USA

problem #1

Jan 122004


  • 36,000 miles
Most of the complaints on the Buick Century 2002, my car has them: 1. windows not working, only passengers' up to now 2. hard upshifts on transmission 3. mileage on the digital odometer won't show 4. volume on steering wheel never corrected so, what's being done about it?

- El Paso , TX, USA

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