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NHTSA — Service Brakes, Hydraulic: Antilock Problems

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
8,571 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.

1996 Buick Century brakes problems

brakes problem

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1996 Buick Century Owner Comments

problem #7

Jan 012002

Century 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles

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

Excessive vibration when applying brakes.

- Clayton, NM, USA

problem #6

Feb 052001

(reported on)

Century

  • miles
The ABS brakes do not operate properly, they locked up causing vehicle to go through a red light. Nlm

- New Castle, IN, USA

problem #5

Feb 052001

(reported on)

Century

  • miles
The ABS brakes do not operate properly, they locked up causing vehicle to go through a red light. Nlm

- New Castle, IN, USA

problem #4

Apr 052000

Century

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Anti-lock brake light keeps coming on. Consumer is afraid that ABS brakes may not work properly.

- Ft. Lauderdale, FL, USA

problem #3

Aug 291999

Century

  • miles
While riding about 25 mph car in front started to put on its brakes. Consumer also attempted to put on the brakes. But, instead, car speeded up and jumped the curve. Car gained even more speed and finally was stopped by hitting a tree, upon impact, air bag didn't diploy. Consumer's foot was broken in the process of trying to put on the brakes. The passenger was also banged up. Passenger side does not have an air bag.

- Wood-Ridge, NJ, USA

problem #2

Jul 301999

(reported on)

Century

  • miles
Alternator went out 3 times. ABS warning lights come on when this happened. Dlr has replaced alternator.

- Birmingham, AL, USA

problem #1

Jan 281999

(reported on)

Century

  • miles
Anti lock brakes loosen when high pressure is applied.

- Monroe, CT, USA

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