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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
36,333 miles

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1996 Buick Century seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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1996 Buick Century Owner Comments

problem #3

Jan 232004

Century 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 109,000 miles

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

In 2003 I had the air bag system of my 1996 Buick Century wagon serviced at ragsdale Chevrolet in spencer, MA. The initial reason for bringing the car in for servicing was that the airbag light was on. The mechanics of ragsdale Chevrolet then went through the system and replaced the sensors. The cost of the repairs was very high and seemed legitimate and the airbag light was no longer on. On January 23, 2004 I was involved in a front end collission wherein I was cut-off at an intersection by an SUV. My front struck his car broadside. The airbag system failed to fully deploy the bag and in fact no part of the air bag exited the steering wheel.

- Worcester, MA, USA

problem #2

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 #1

Oct 271997

(reported on)

Century

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Unspecified, vision bad due to air bag unit.

- Pomona, CA, USA

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