really awful
Crashes / Fires:
4 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
35,145 miles

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2001 Buick Century seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2001 Buick Century Owner Comments

problem #4

Aug 152006

Century 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 129,000 miles


: the contact stated while driving in a torrential rain at 11:30 pm, the vehicle hydroplaned on standing water, went off the two lane road and hit a tree head on. The contact had no information as to the speed of travel and would not offer a guess. The seat belt was worn but the frontal air bags failed to deploy. The driver sustained a broken nose, broken right eye socket and multiple lesions from the seat belt strap. The contact walked 1/4 mile from the accident to the contact's residence, then was taken to the hospital. There was no police report and the vehicle was towed to an independent tow yard. There were photos available. Updated 1/17/2007 - insurance company has computer log of accident which was taken around August 20, 2006.

- Iron Station, NC, USA

problem #3

Aug 112003

Century 6-cyl

  • 11,581 miles
Consumer's vehicle rear ended another vehicle while driving at 50 mph. Front end pushd the engine back 2 - 3 inches. Most of the damage occurred on the passenger side. Upon impact, none of the frontal air bags deployed. Driver and passenger sustained serious injuries.

- Eugene, OR, USA

problem #2

Dec 252001


  • miles
While traveling approximately 55 to 60 mph his vehicle struck two cattles crossing the road. Both frontal air bags failed to deploy during this incident. An inspector from Buick concluded that air bags failed to deploy because vehicle maintained forward momentum and did not stop completely. Please provide any additional information / documentation.

- Paige, TX, USA

problem #1

Feb 042001


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Front crash at 35-40 mph, hit a tree, and neither airbag deployed.

- Chester Gap, VA, USA

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