NHTSA — Visibility: Power Window Devices And Controls Problems


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
21,429 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2002 Buick Century windows / windshield problems

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2002 Buick Century Owner Comments

problem #7

Jan 122004


  • 36,000 miles


Most of the complaints on the Buick Century 2002, my car has them: 1. windows not working, only passengers' up to now 2. hard upshifts on transmission 3. mileage on the digital odometer won't show 4. volume on steering wheel never corrected so, what's being done about it?

- El Paso , TX, USA

problem #6

Mar 202008

(reported on)

Century 6-cyl

  • 38,000 miles
2002 Buick Century with several problems. Consumer states that the electric window controls had to be replaced due to failure. Headlights started working intermittently. Multi-function switch needs replacement. The consumer stated using the turn signal indicator or the high beams, apparently triggered all the lights to go out. The heater controls did not function properly.

- East Hampton, NY, USA

problem #5

Oct 222007

Century 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 44,946 miles
At 44,9xx miles the front driver's side window in my 2002 Buick Century failed. The regulator failed and the window dropped of it's own Accord. I was on a trip and had to leave my window open for 2 days until I returned and was able to get it to a dealer for repairs. It cost me a $100, (extended warranty), but the bs with having it fail for no reason, just pisses me off.

- Tucson, AZ, USA

problem #4

Mar 122007

Century 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 31,055 miles


2002 Buick Century with window problems. Consumer stated that one dealer gave her an estimate $200 more than another dealer. She went with the cheaper dealer and windows are working fine. The consumer stated the other 2 windows had also failed.

- Delray Beach, FL, USA

problem #3

Jul 262007

Century 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The contact owns a 2002 Buick Century. The contact stated that the regulator for the driver side electric window has failed. The window is off track and the regulator no longer works. He notified the manufacturer and the dealer, but they have not responded. The VIN was invalid. The current mileage was 65,000 and the failure mileage was unknown.

- Centereville, VA, USA

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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

Mar 022003

Century 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
2002 Buick Century all four power windows cease to go up or down. ***** the repair shop stated the mechanism of Buick's consists of plastic material in one piece, so the entire unit has to be replaced.

- Montgomery, AL, USA

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