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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
24,667 miles

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2002 Buick Century seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2002 Buick Century Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 082006

Century 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 74,000 miles


: the contact stated while driving 50 mph and approaching a crossroads another vehicle ran a stop sign and was hit by the contact. This was a full frontal impact. The air bags did not deploy. Although seat belts were in use, both occupants sustained minor injuries. A police report was filed at the scene. The vehicle was towed to the towing company where it remains. The manufacturer was alerted.

- Hastings, MI, USA

problem #2

Jul 252003


  • miles
Vehicle air bags did not deploy upon impact. As a result of the air bags not deploying, the consumer was hurt in the accident. Enclosed is a picture showing damages to the vehicle. The consumer is questioning whether the air bags were defective and what caused them to malfunction. Please respond promptly in resolving matters.

- Hamilton, NJ, USA

problem #1

Nov 262002


  • miles
While exiting a driveway, consumer was involved in accident. Vehicle was greatly impacted in the center driver side door, consumer went through the side window and airbags did not deploy. Please provide additional information.

- San Deigo, CA, USA

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