really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
7,500 miles

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2000 Buick Century steering problems

steering problem

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2000 Buick Century Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 042012


  • miles


The contact owns 2000 Buick Century. The contact stated that the service engine warning light illuminated intermittently. Additionally, the vehicle was shaking violently and became extremely difficult to steer. The failure would occur while the contact was in drive, park or reverse. The contact also stated that there was a constant burning odor near the front end of the vehicle. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign id numbers: 09E005000 (steering), 07E021000 (fuel system, other) and 00V160000 (fuel system, gasoline) but was not included in any recall. The vehicle was not inspected or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was unknown.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #1

May 122002

Century 6-cyl

  • 15,000 miles
2000 Century limited.....20,340 mile bought new. Noise from the engine (lifters) is getting louder and the front end is pounding. I see that the tie rods are bad, the rack is sloppy the brakes and rotors have failed due to chinese materials. The car is garaged, maintained and taken care of. The hydraulic brakes line have failed and had to be replaced. Presently owning 12 GM cars right now, this car is falling apart. It has the V-6 engine that has gotten 35 mpg on a trip (if it makes it).

- Galway, NY, USA

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