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3.6

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
35,210 miles

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2003 Buick Century wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2003 Buick Century Owner Comments

problem #3

Nov 302011

Century

  • 96,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Firestone FR710 tires purchased in 2011 are experiencing tread separation around the shoulder of the tire starting with right front tire. Tires have approximately 30000 miles of mostly highway miles. All tires have been rotated every 6000 miles or less and all other vehicle components suspension, tie rods, ball joints, and alignment are all within spec per. Took said vehicle to two other tire shops to confirm tire shoulder separation.

- Wi, WI, USA

problem #2

Jul 012004

Century 6-cyl

  • miles
The consumer noticed water running from the door frame after opening and closing the door. The tire was found cut at the dealer.

- Detroit, MI, USA

problem #1

Aug 042003

Century 6-cyl

  • 9,630 miles
Upon applying the brakes there was a loud squeaking sound. Manufacturer was notified, and informed owner that this was the normal characteristic of that vehicle. Consumer was also advised that because of the material the pads are made of, there was nothing they could do. Consumer received a loaner 2003 Century and experienced the same defect with this vehicle. The brakes were previously replaced prior to the consumer purchasing the vehicle. The vehicle experienced vibration while driving. The dealer replaced all four tires.

- Fairburn, GA, USA

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