NHTSA — Steering: Linkages: Tie Rod Assembly Problems


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
20,500 miles

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2002 Buick Century steering problems

steering problem

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2002 Buick Century Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 072006

Century 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


- the contact purchased a pre-owned 2002 Buick Century, from Buick landmark automobile of tuscaloosa on 10/22/2002 with 24733 miles on the odometer. In June 2006 the contact said the vehicle began to make clicking noises when turning right. In 6/7/2006 a Goodyear store replaced the rf hub assembly and the rf outlet tie rod at a cost of $542.91. The contact was told that the ABS was vibrating causing the ABS light to come on when in slow speed left turning. Two days after the contact experienced the same noises. The ABS light turned on. The contact took the vehicle to leigh Buick of tuscaloosa on 7/6/2006 located at 3200 skyland blvd tuscaloosa al 35405 tel.205-556-1111. The dealer replaced the left front hub, at a cost of $456.92. Two days later the contact began to hear the same noise again. The contact took the vehicle back to the dealer where the left front hub was replaced at no charge. The contact drove the vehicle a few days after, but noticed the steering wheel was very loose and began to vibrate very hard making the car un-drivable. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer on a flatbed truck on 8/21/06. On 8/23/06 the dealer replaced 2 bulbs and the third brake, the vehicle drove normally. Shortly after, when making a left or right turn the contact could not apply the brake at all while turning. The anti lock brake system light turned on, but it turned off when completing the turn. The contact also sensed a burning smell. The dealer said the vehicle needed the pump valve block replaced and the ABS pump mount fluid. The two rear power windows do not close, the digital odometer and digital panels are not working. The contact can not tell the mileage, speed or gear of the vehicle. The contact wants to make a complaint since there are so many issues. Updated 2/21/2007 -

- Tuscaloosa, AL, USA

problem #1

Jan 312004

Century 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 41,000 miles
The dealership was unable to perform a front end alignment because the front tie rods were worn and about to fall off. This problem occurred because the tie rod could not be greased.

- Titusville, FL, USA

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