NHTSA — Fuel System, Gasoline Problems


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
34,000 miles

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1996 Buick Century fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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1996 Buick Century Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 162012

Century 6-cyl

  • 68,000 miles


While backing into my daughter's attached garage, the gas line ruptured and leaked a lot of gasoline before I shut-off the ignition. I promptly re-started the car and backed it out of the garage, unwittingly risking igniting the gasoline in the process, but still afraid of the gas/fumes in the garage igniting and burning us, the car and the house down! we got a water hose and broom and swept as much of it out of the garage as we could. We were lucky. The point of this complaint is that there are probably tens of thousands of G M cars being driven and parked in garages with quite old, deteriorating gas lines whose drivers are totally unaware of it. Our experience, alone, could have been a disaster. My son-in-law has experienced the same problem with his 1995 Oldsmobile ciera, although he believes that the squirrels around his home like to chew on the plastic gas lines. It seems to me that these old plastic gas lines represent an enormous risk to the safety of millions of people while they're not even in or near the source of ignition. They could, in fact, be in bed at the other end of the home when it all blows-up!

- Rensselaer, IN, USA

problem #1

Mar 131996


  • miles
Auto-tran: Vehicle suddenly loses power while driving uphill or while passing, lurches forward when started in park, tries to lurch backward while in reverse, jumps forward at high speed in drive position, nearly caused an accident. Also when went to have vehicle inspected it was found that a wheel alignment was needed and there was a fuel leak.

- Ada, OK, USA

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