NHTSA — Service Brakes, Hydraulic: Foundation Components: Hoses, Lines/Piping, And Fittings Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
18,750 miles

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2001 Buick Century brakes problems

brakes problem

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2001 Buick Century Owner Comments

problem #2

May 042006

Century 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 28,000 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Buick Century. While servicing the vehicle, the mechanic noticed that the brake line had rusted and brake fluid was came out. There were no warning indicators. The mechanic replaced the brake line. The contact stated that he previously owned a 1997 Buick Century with the same failure. The purchase date was unknown. The current mileage is 28,500 and failure mileage was 28,000.

- Wappingers Falls, NY, USA

problem #1

Mar 082005

Century 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 9,500 miles
In stop & go traffic on highway went to stop for 8th or 9th time that morning and brakes failed and caused me to rearend another vehicle. Upon further investigation, there is about a 6" section of brake line that is completely rusted through. Same place on both sides at a bend. Rest of the lines are pefectly fine. This should not happen on a carr that is only 3 ears old and has 9000 miles on it. The defective part of the line is not in a place where it can be attributed to any cause other than defective material.(ie: No rubbing, no sitting in dirt or salt, can't be hit by flying debris, etc)

- Wakeman, OH, USA

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