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NHTSA — Power Train: Automatic Transmission Problems

7.5

pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
6,534 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.

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1996 Buick Century transmission problems

transmission problem

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1996 Buick Century Owner Comments

problem #4

Oct 012003

(reported on)

Century

  • 26,134 miles

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

The vehicle's front end and steering wheel experienced severe vibrations at speeds exceeding 70 mph. The consumer purchased four new Michelin tire but they did not correct the vibration problem. The gear selector became stuck in the park position periodically. The dealer was unable to duplicate the problem.

- Sarasota, FL, USA

problem #3

Sep 261999

Century

  • miles
While driving on a two lane highway car shut down, and consumer had to coast to the nearest shoulder. Car restarted 5minutes later. There were no injuries.

- Louisville, KY, USA

problem #2

Sep 031999

Century

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle has problems accelerating when it stops and goes. Car seems to be running out of gas when shifting gears.

- Lancaster, CA, USA

problem #1

Aug 011996

Century

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Transmission failed.

- Ramona, CA, USA

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