pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
5,900 miles

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2002 Buick Century miscellaneous problems

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2002 Buick Century Owner Comments

problem #4

Oct 272015


  • miles


My lights are on the dashboard and it's saying anit-lock brakes and trac-off. There's a noise in the steering column.

- Harrison Twp, MI, USA

problem #3

Jun 052010


  • miles
2002 Buick Century, while driving approximately 60 mph the ABS braking system light illumindated and the track off light illuminated. The contact staed once the vehicle was turned off and turned back on the light did not illuminate instantly but came back on after driving a few miles.

- Oroville, CA, USA

problem #2

Nov 152002


  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles
The rear defrost had 5 lines that quit, also caused radio antenna that is on the rear window to quit when turning on rear defrost. Window was replaced and same thing has happened with second window. Dealership accused me of damaging window and will not replace second window under warranty. Also have chirping noise near speedometer that dealership has not been able to fix after 4 repair attempts. Dealership has destroyed entire dashboard trying to repair noise.

- Warren, OH, USA

problem #1

May 022003


  • Automatic transmission
  • 23,600 miles
The odometer on my recently purchased 2002 Buick Century (from a Buick dealer with 22,000 miles and still under warranty) appears to be off by approximately 4%. on a recent trip of 450 miles (a trip taken and measured many times in the past), my ending trip mileage registered as 467 miles (an overage of 17 miles). On the return trip, I used numerous interstate mileage markers to compare distances. For each 100 miles traveled, the odometer registers it as 104 miles. To me, this is an issue of the speedometer not being correct, plus more miles are registering than are actually being placed on the vehicle. This affects service recommendations and the resale value of the vehicle. The dealer offered absolutely no help. Other than saying the mileage markers must be off - they suggested I use different size tires. (to my knowledge these are the original tires on the vehicle). Is there no way to recalibrate the speedometer?

- Gainesville, FL, USA

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