really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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1996 Buick Century body / paint problems

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1996 Buick Century Owner Comments

problem #5

Aug 171999


  • miles


While driving at 10 mph another vehicle hit front left side of vehicle. 'doorlocks jammed, and consumer could not get out of vehicle. Consumer felt that if car had caught on fire it would have been burned up.

- Hoosick Falls, NY, USA

problem #4

Jul 011996


  • miles
My car has had a horrible front end vibration since the day I bought the car. I took it to the dealer several times and they always blamed my tires, even though the tires were brand new. They blamed the tires even after the defect caused the original tires to fall apart and I bought brand new tires of better quality than was on it originally. Then, a few months after I bought the car, windshield wipers starting not working. I had it to the shop, but the failure is intermittent, and when it was in the shop, they worked fine. That doesn't help me when it starts to rain and I can't see the road and turn on the wipers and they fail. Next, the driver's door power window quit working. After replacing it, there was a small piece of steel on the door handle that broke. It stunned me. If it had broken a few days earlier, I would have been trapped in my car with no way out the window or door. I failed to understand why a piece of steel in a $20,000 car would break. We are really disappointed in this car. My husband has been a GM fan all his 62 years, but we will never own another one. Thank you very much.

- Cocoa, FL, USA

problem #3

Apr 041999


  • miles
While attempting to exit vehicle the handle on the inside of the vehicle broke off. The dealer has replaced the handle.

- Beth Page, NY, USA

problem #2

Jan 251999


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer accidently tripped the door locks when getting out of car. Consumer should not be able to get out of the car when keys are in vehicle. Consumer gets locked out and has no prior warning or indication. Dealer contacted and stated that vehicle had a design flaw, and cannot remedy the problem.

- Ft. Madison, IA, USA

problem #1

Jul 011998


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Front door power door motors failed.

- Navarre, FL, USA

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