NHTSA — Structure: Frame And Members Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
93,215 miles

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2003 Buick Century body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2003 Buick Century Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 012011

Century 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 130,000 miles


The contact owns a 2003 Buick Century. The contact stated that the rocker panels were corroded on both sides. The vehicle was taken to a local mechanic who verified the failure and refused to make repairs to the vehicle. The manufacturer was not made aware of failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and the current mileage was 130,000...updated 03/21/12 the consumer was informed by Buick, the rust was traveling up to the drivers side door and was beyond repair. The consumer has since learned the radiator supports have also rotted out. Updated 03/23/12

- Middleboro, MA, USA

problem #1

Oct 052008


  • 56,430 miles
The cross member holding the engine came loose and dropped the engine to about 6 inches from the ground. Only 1 bolt was found. This was discovered while backing out of the driveway. It will require a floor jack to lift the engine so the bolt can be replaced and then towed to a shop for inspection of further possible damage.

- Nashville, TN, USA

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