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5.9

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
13,674 miles

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1998 Buick Century body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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1998 Buick Century Owner Comments

problem #4

Sep 192001

Century 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 54,696 miles

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

The vehicle drifted to the left, noises seemed to have been coming from the steering, the power steering locked up, the rack and pinion had gone out and leaked, the A/C control was inoperative, the seat belt button latch had fallen and the button was missing, the wheel alignment was out of specifics, the driver door was hard to open, the panel had moved when the window was rolled down, the power window(s) were inoperative, the shifter goes in and out, the right front door exterior trim was hard to open, the passengers seat coushin was too soft and had collapsed, and the door's mirror was loose. The service dealer had found no problems with the steering. Scc

- Madeira Beach, FL, USA

problem #3

Jul 071999

Century

  • miles
Right side power lock system failed. Mjs

- Terry, MS, USA

problem #2

Mar 121999

(reported on)

Century

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Automatic door locks failed.

- Seal Beach, CA, USA

problem #1

Aug 201998

Century

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When lowering rear window, sounds like a helicopter is next to vehicle, very loud noise in vehicle. Dealer service advises to keep window up. Dealer cannot duplicate the problem.

- Spencerport, NY, USA

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