NHTSA — Engine Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
151,967 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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2001 Buick Century engine problems

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2001 Buick Century Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 102014


  • 200,000 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Buick Century. While driving approximately 35 mph, the vehicle stalled. The vehicle was able to be restarted, but the failure recurred multiple times. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who could not determine the cause of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was not notified. The approximate failure mileage was 200,000.

- Novi, MI, USA

problem #2

May 222014


  • 144,900 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Buick Century. The contact stated that the vehicle overheated and the temperature warning light illuminated. The contact inspected the oil level and discovered that the anti freeze was leaking into the oil. The vehicle was taken to a private mechanic where it was diagnosed that the lower gasket intake set failed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 144,900 and the current mileage was 144,950.

- Amelia, OH, USA

problem #1

Jun 202013


  • 111,000 miles
We bought are Century like 3 months ago with 109K on it we noticed the transmission was shifting hard when car is warmed up or restarted GM current knows about just feeling it not there problem well it is a costly one to car owns as I read on the internet over 50 thousand complaints for this issue I feel GM has to recall this issue its there mistake not mine are Century other wise is a fine car but dash is out for odo and that GM cutting corners as well its poor penmenship on their behalf as car makers and we love them but we need them to do more and be like the old GM good and honest thanks hope to get resolved soon as I might add it does when it normal temp and when a restart happens shift really hard 2nd and 3 rd gear not normal I got a cost of $890 to fix 6,3 hours of labors to fix tc and other sensor in transmission on car.

- Oshkosh , WI, USA

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