NHTSA — Visibility: Windshield Wiper/Washer: Linkages Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
56,100 miles

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1997 Buick Century windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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1997 Buick Century Owner Comments

problem #3

Dec 142005

Century 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 118,900 miles


The contact states there is a NHTSA recall campaign 99V348000 concerning the windshield wiper linkages. This vehicle has the same problems as indicated in the recall, but it is not included in the recall due to VIN. The vehicle is being repaired at the contact's expense.

- Romulus, MI, USA

problem #2

Apr 122004

Century 6-cyl

  • 49,400 miles
While driving in a rain storm, the windshield wipers quit working. When this occurred, the consumer pulled off the road until the rain stopped. The windshield wipers quit working due to a failure in the windshield wiper motor. Recall 99V348000 was issued, but this vehicle was not included in the recall.

- Middle Village, NY, USA

problem #1

Dec 012000


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When windshield wipers are operating on delay speed and the wiper switch is turned to off position, wiper blades will stop in middle of windshield, blocking the view of the driver. Dealership previously serviced vehicle for recall 99V348000 in December of 2000, but problem has reoccurred.

- Newark, NY, USA

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