NHTSA — Visibility Problems


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
37,424 miles

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1998 Buick Century windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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1998 Buick Century Owner Comments

problem #4

Oct 302003


  • 72,000 miles


Power window and mirror issues in 1998 Buick Century. I have been dealing with this problem since 2004, I've been told by multiple mechanics that it's a known issue with the Buick Century, why is there no recall" the windows keep coming off the track, I drive on smooth roads and follow the speed limit, so what is going on???" my power mirrors haven't worked since 2004. Drivers side window is the one that's given me the worst headache, put in a new motor thinking that's why it was sticking and then it quit working again. Please look into this issue, it's not safe.

- Fort Benning, GA, USA

problem #3

Dec 082008


  • 23,000 miles
Windshield wipers are not functioning properly. My left wiper bangs a few inches up then smacks back down. This is not snow related because I've learner to cover all aspects of the wipers and windshield because of my first time waiting for snow to melt. This has been ongoing since I acquired the car from my grandmother in Dec. 2008. She purchased the car, but is too old too keep up with recalls and such. I see there are many other complaints and I was almost in a crash with my children due to a sudden rain shower causing the visibility to be awful.

- Fairfield, CT, USA

problem #2

Sep 192001

Century 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 54,696 miles
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 #1

Jun 161998

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle has poor visibility while driving. Owner cannot see over front hood while driving, possible design flaw.

- Plantation, FL, USA

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