1996 Buick Century

31 Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs)

TSB List for the 1996 Buick Century

Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs) for the 1996 Century are official communications between Buick & their dealerships that describe processes for troubleshooting or fixing certain common problems. All vehicle manufacturers are required by U.S. law to make their TSBs available to the public.

  • STEERING:WHEEL AND HANDLE BAR
  • SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK
  • SERVICE BRAKES, AIR
  • ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
  • ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE
  • FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
  • FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM
  • FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM:INJECTORS
  • POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
  • POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DRIVESHAFT
  • POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY
  • ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: SOFTWARE
  • TIRES:PRESSURE MONITORING AND REGULATING SYSTEMS
  • EQUIPMENT
  • EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:ANTI-THEFT DEVICES
  • EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:RADIO/TAPE DECK/CD ETC.
  • EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE
  • STEERING:WHEEL AND HANDLE BAR

    • TSB #9709013202B

      Date Announced:
      SEP 01, 1997
      NHTSA ID:
      #54328

      EXPERIENCING INTERMITTENT STEERING COLUMN SNAP OR CLICK NOISE WHEN TURNING. *YC Read More »

    SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK

    • TSB #970801735026

      Date Announced:
      AUG 01, 1997
      NHTSA ID:
      #54419

      COMMENT THAT THE ABS LIGHT IS ON WITH DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES (DTC'S) 46 AND 86 SET AS CURRENT OR HISTORY. *YC Read More »

    SERVICE BRAKES, AIR

    • TSB #4615

      Date Announced:
      NONE PROVIDED
      NHTSA ID:
      #10023171

      ABS PUMP RUNNING WHEN NOT NEEDED. *NJ Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

    • TSB #010601002A

      Date Announced:
      DEC 01, 2002
      NHTSA ID:
      #10000782

      REVISED PISTON PIN REMOVAL / INSTALLATION PROCEDURE. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #98876121A

      Date Announced:
      APR 01, 1998
      NHTSA ID:
      #601058

      VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT A CLATTERING NOISE AT IDLE SPEED ORIGINATING FROM THE TIMING CHAIN AND FRONT COVER AREA. *YC Read More »

    • TSB #776001

      Date Announced:
      JUL 01, 1997
      NHTSA ID:
      #52935

      INFORMATION CONCERNING ENGINE KNOCK/RATTLE OR TAP NOISE BEFORE ENGINE HAS REACHED OPERATING TEMPERATURE OR UNDER LIGHT LOAD CONDITIONS AT OPERATING TEMPERATURE (REPLACE PISTON AND/OR ROD ASSEMBLIES). Read More »

    • TSB #776001

      Date Announced:
      MAR 01, 1997
      NHTSA ID:
      #51302

      KNOCK, RATTLE OR TAP NOISE FROM THE ENGINE BEFORE THE ENGINE HAS REACHED OPERATING TEMPERATURE OR UNDER LIGHT LOAD CONDITIONS AT OPERATING TEMPERATURE KNOCK, RATTLE OR TAP NOISE FROM THE ENGINE BEFORE THE ENGINE HAS REACHED ... Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE

    • TSB #020601014

      Date Announced:
      APR 01, 2002
      NHTSA ID:
      #634708

      SUBJECT REGARDING REVISED LOWER INTAKE MANIFOLD INSTALLATION. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #010601010A

      Date Announced:
      JUN 01, 2001
      NHTSA ID:
      #620810

      SUBJECT REGARDING POLYMER SERVICE PISTONS. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #990604005A

      Date Announced:
      APR 01, 2001
      NHTSA ID:
      #619360

      SOME OWNERS MAY COMMENT ON DRIVEABILITY SYMPTONS OF LONG OR HARD STARTS, CHUGGLE, ROUGH IDLE AND LIGHT OR INTERMITTENT MISFIRE DUE TO CLOGGED FUEL INJECTORS. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #990604005

      Date Announced:
      FEB 01, 1999
      NHTSA ID:
      #604343

      SOME OWNERS MAY EXPERIENCE A DRIVEABILITY SYMPTOM OF LONG OR HARD STARTS, CHUGGLE, ROUGH IDLE AND LIGHT OR INTERMITTENT MISFIRE. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #876002A

      Date Announced:
      JUL 01, 1998
      NHTSA ID:
      #615073

      SOME V6 ENGINES MAY, ON A VERY INFREQUENT BASIS, HAVE AN OIL ODOR CONDITION THAT IS GENERALLY ENCOUNTERED AFTER THE ENGINE'S OIL HAS BEEN CHANGED. Read More »

    • TSB #98576124A

      Date Announced:
      JUN 01, 1998
      NHTSA ID:
      #601915

      COMMENTS ON A TICKING TYPE NOISE THAT BEGINS SHORTLY AFTER COLD ENGINE START-UP AND GRADUALLY DIMINISHES AS THE ENGINE WARMS UP. *YC Read More »

    FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

    • TSB #PIP4723C

      Date Announced:
      SEP 20, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10157018

      This Preliminary Information communicates to the dealer the process for downloading or updating operating software for the Tire Pressure Monitor, Active Fuel Injector tester, multi media tester, PICO Scope, GR8 starting/charging tester ... Read More »

    FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM

    • TSB #971101776304

      Date Announced:
      NOV 01, 1997
      NHTSA ID:
      #54066

      SUBJECT PERTAINING TO DRIVEABILITY SYMPTOMS DUE TO FUEL INJECTOR DEPOSITS. *YC Read More »

    FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM:INJECTORS

    • TSB #98776304A

      Date Announced:
      FEB 01, 1998
      NHTSA ID:
      #600282

      SOME VEHICLES MAY EXPERIENCE A DRIVEABILITY SYMPTOM OF LONG OR HARD STARTS, CHUGGLE, ROUGH IDLE AND LIGHT OR INTERMITTENT MISFIRE. *YC Read More »

    POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

    • TSB #677164

      Date Announced:
      FEB 01, 1997
      NHTSA ID:
      #51296

      INTERMITTENT NEUTRAL OR LOSS OF DRIVE AT HIGHWAY SPEEDS OR FROM FOURTH GEAR (REPLACE CONTROL VALVE BODY ASSEMBLY). *TW Read More »

    • TSB #577106A

      Date Announced:
      DEC 01, 1996
      NHTSA ID:
      #50571

      COLD START RATTLE NOISE. *TW Read More »

    POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DRIVESHAFT

    • TSB #577106A

      Date Announced:
      FEB 01, 1997
      NHTSA ID:
      #51497

      COLD START RATTLE NOISE (DIAGNOSIS/SERVICE PROCEDURE). *TW Read More »

    POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY

    • TSB #990730030A

      Date Announced:
      APR 01, 2001
      NHTSA ID:
      #619370

      OWNERS OF SOME VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH HYDRA-MATIC 3T40, 4T60, 4T60-E OR 4T65-E TRANSAXLES MAY COMMENT ON A GRINDING AND / OR GROWLING NOISE THAT IS NOTICEABLE WHEN STANDING IN PARK ON A HILL OR SLOPE WITH THE ENGINE RUNNING AND THE ... Read More »

    • TSB #990730030

      Date Announced:
      DEC 01, 1999
      NHTSA ID:
      #6089996

      SOME VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH HYDRA-MATIC 3T40, 4T60 OR 4T60-E TRANSXALES MAY COMMENT ON A GRINDING AND / OR GROWLING NOISE THAT IS NOTICEABLE WHEN IN PARK ON INCLINE. *TT Read More »

    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: SOFTWARE

    • TSB #PIP4723C

      Date Announced:
      SEP 20, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10157018

      This Preliminary Information communicates to the dealer the process for downloading or updating operating software for the Tire Pressure Monitor, Active Fuel Injector tester, multi media tester, PICO Scope, GR8 starting/charging tester ... Read More »

    • TSB #PIP4723B

      Date Announced:
      FEB 22, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10113443

      This Preliminary Information communicates to the dealer the process for downloading or updating operating software for the Tire Pressure Monitor, Active Fuel Injector tester, multi media tester, PICO Scope, GR8 starting/charging tester ... Read More »

    TIRES:PRESSURE MONITORING AND REGULATING SYSTEMS

    • TSB #PIP4723C

      Date Announced:
      SEP 20, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10157018

      This Preliminary Information communicates to the dealer the process for downloading or updating operating software for the Tire Pressure Monitor, Active Fuel Injector tester, multi media tester, PICO Scope, GR8 starting/charging tester ... Read More »

    EQUIPMENT

    • TSB #PIC4696D

      Date Announced:
      SEP 05, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10165876

      This Preliminary Information communication provides information to the technician on how to unlock radios that are Delco TheftLock. Technician will use the radio to get the scrambled code. Read More »

    • TSB #PIC4696C

      Date Announced:
      MAY 31, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10141381

      This Preliminary Information communication provides information to the technician on how to unlock radios that are Delco Theft Lock. Technician will use the radio to get the scrambled code. Read More »

    • TSB #PIP4723C

      Date Announced:
      SEP 20, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10157018

      This Preliminary Information communicates to the dealer the process for downloading or updating operating software for the Tire Pressure Monitor, Active Fuel Injector tester, multi media tester, PICO Scope, GR8 starting/charging tester ... Read More »

    EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:ANTI-THEFT DEVICES

    • TSB #PIC4696E

      Date Announced:
      NOV 22, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10168979

      This Preliminary Information communication provides information to the technician on how to unlock radios that are Delco TheftLock. Technician will use the radio to get the scrambled code. Read More »

    EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:RADIO/TAPE DECK/CD ETC.

    • TSB #PIC4696E

      Date Announced:
      NOV 22, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10168979

      This Preliminary Information communication provides information to the technician on how to unlock radios that are Delco TheftLock. Technician will use the radio to get the scrambled code. Read More »

    • TSB #PIC4696C

      Date Announced:
      MAY 31, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10141381

      This Preliminary Information communication provides information to the technician on how to unlock radios that are Delco Theft Lock. Technician will use the radio to get the scrambled code. Read More »

    EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE

    • TSB #PIC4696C

      Date Announced:
      MAY 31, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10141381

      This Preliminary Information communication provides information to the technician on how to unlock radios that are Delco Theft Lock. Technician will use the radio to get the scrambled code. Read More »

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