Brake Hoses, Lines/piping, And Fittings problems of the 1998 Buick Century

Two problems related to brake hoses, lines/piping, and fittings have been reported for the 1998 Buick Century. The most recently reported issues are listed below.

car   Brake Hoses, Lines/piping, And Fittings problem 1
Failure Date: 02/15/2010

My brakes stopped working because all the fluid suddenly drained out of the system and it is reported to me by a dealer that this is due to corrosion of the brake lines on my 1998 Buick Century. I am told that the brake lines need to be replaced and that makes sense to me, however, it would seem that this may be a safety problem beyond my car. Why would Buick use materials in a brake line that would corrode so badly that it would fail in only 11 years when the car could easily last much longer than that? I now have my car in my garage with no brakes. I will be looking for someone to repair my brake lines but thought that if this is not unique to my car someone would like to review their condition before I have the car repaired. Thank you.

car   Brake Hoses, Lines/piping, And Fittings problem 2
Failure Date: 08/30/2007

The contact owns a 1998 Buick Century. While approaching a stop sign at approximately 15 mph, the brake pedal extended to the floor when depressed. She drove the vehicle to the dealer and they informed her that all the brake lines had rusted and needed to be replaced. The dealer is currently replacing all of the parts. The current and failure mileages were 107,000.




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