hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
51,000 miles

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2002 Buick Century engine problems

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2002 Buick Century Owner Comments

problem #5

Mar 052017


  • 150,000 miles


Intake leaking antifreeze - cost too much to repair for me. My only car to get to work. Replacing bearings today for sticking back brakes. All interior accessories are broken; cosmetic mirror, ashtray, center console, passenger windshield wiper stripped motor, 1 window working. Still owe on car but cannot fix everything. Any help "??"

- Butte, MT, USA

problem #4

Jun 062014

Century 6-cyl

  • 0 miles
Tire feels like it doesn't want to spin. No grip.

- Bristol, CT, USA

problem #3

Jul 092010

Century 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 105,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Buick Century. The contact was driving at 65 mph with the cruise control set. Suddenly, the vehicle increased acceleration without warning. The brake pedal was applied several times and then the gear selector was shifted into the neutral position. The engine was turned off and restarted. The vehicle was able to resume normally. The failure occurred two different times. The contact stated on the third occurrence the cruise control was not engaged. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the technician informed that the failure could possibly be contributed to the cruise control module. The cruise control module was disabled. The failure mileage was approximately 105,000. Updated 10/01/2010. Updated 10/04/10

- Eagle River, WI, USA

problem #2

Mar 202002

Century 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
My 2002 Buick Century odometer is over recording miles by 4%. after taking my car to the Buick dealer two times I am informed that GM responded that there are no federal regulations regarding the accuracy of an odometer. Buick (G.M.) responded that 4% error is acceptable to them. I have a copy of the G.M. response to the dealer(G.M. document id#1216409---service vme-odometer accuracy, #PI00746-(12/24/2002). When I file my federal tax return-form 2106 business expense since I travel 40,000 miles a year I would be over reporting 1.600 miles at a 4% rate. Is there a federal regulation regarding the accuracy of an odometer. I am able to find state and federal regulations regarding fraud and roll-back of an odometer but nothing regarding the accuracy. This would also have an effect on the regulated fuel mpg requirements. Any published mpg would need to be reduced by 4%.

- Sylvania, OH, USA

problem #1

Sep 232002

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When braking from speeds of 30 mph vehicle accelerated with no known cause. Vehicle was towed to doan Buick, westridge road, rochester NY. Dealership has not diagnosed the failure as of yet.

- Rochester, NY, USA

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