NHTSA — Service Brakes, Hydraulic Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
89,935 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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2000 Buick Century brakes problems

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2000 Buick Century Owner Comments

problem #5

Jul 012011

Century 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 71,000 miles


The contact owns a 2000 Buick Century. While driving slow, the contact stated when she applied the brakes, her foot extended directly to the floor. The dealer diagnosed that the brake line was covered with rust and there was no brake fluid in the vehicle. The manufacturer was notified but denied any assistance with repairs to the vehicle. The failure mileage was 71,000 and the current mileage was 71,390. Updated 9/27/11 updated 10/07/11

- Lancaster, PA, USA

problem #4

Jul 162010

Century 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 150,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Buick Century. While driving 40 mph the contact applied the brakes and heard a grinding metal sound coming from the brakes. The brakes failed to engage properly causing the contact to crash into a vehicle. There were no injuries. A police report was written for the incident. The vehicle was currently being diagnosed by the repair shop. There were no prior warnings. The current and failure mileages were 150000. The VIN was not available. Updated 10/05/10 updated 10/07/10

- Sterling, VA, USA

problem #3

Sep 042008

Century 6-cyl

  • 71,673 miles
Loss of brakes 1st instance 9/4/2008 lost brakes. Problem found corroded brake lines front. 2nd instance 9/17/2009 lost brakes. Problem found corroded brake lines, rear.

- Bristol, CT, USA

problem #2

Apr 072009


  • 49,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Buick Century. The contact started the ignition and the anti-lock brake system warning light illuminated on the instrument panel. The failure occurred whenever the ignition key was turned to the start position. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. The vehicle had not been repaired when the complaint was filed. The failure mileage was 49,000. The current mileage was 49600.

- Williston Park, NY, USA

problem #1

Aug 042009


  • 108,000 miles
2000 Buick Century. Frequently I apply pressure to brakes and the car will not stop for several feet. I push pedal all the way down, it makes a grinding sound and sort of vibrates but car will not stop. Several times just missed hitting other cars/people. I am also a single parent with small children in my car. I have changed brakes, rotors, etc. Several times in last couple years. Have been to many different mechanics & dealer- none can find problem. Problem most often happens when it is cold outside. I am lucky no one has been hurt- or worse, but unable to afford another vehicle right now.

- West Jordan, UT, USA

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