2001 Buick Century - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

small car iamge Common problems of the 2001 Buick Century

151 problems have been reported for the 2001 Buick Century. The following chart shows the 18 most common problems for 2001 Buick Century. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's engine and engine cooling with 29 problems. The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's service brakes, hydraulic (20 problems).

Table 1. Common problems of the 2001 Buick Century

small car iamge PPMY Index and Problem Occurrence Trend

In our research we use the PPMY index to compare the reliability of vehicles. The PPMY index of a certain model is defined as the problems reported per thousand vehicles per Year. The total sales of the 2001 Buick Century in the United States are 126,283 units [1]. If the total number of problems reported by Buick Century owners in the last 18 years is 151, and the age of the vehicle is 18, the PPMY index can then be calculated as

      PPMY Index = 151 / 126,283 / 18 * 1000 = 0.07.

For more information, refer to this page: A study of reliability comparison across Buick Century model year vehicles.

The following chart shows the number of problems reported during each of the service years since the debut of the 2001 Buick Century in 2001.

Table 2. PPMY Index and Problem Occurrence Trend

Service Year Number of Problems
  2019
0
  2018
2
  2017
2
  2016
0
  2015
2
  2014
6
  2013
4
  2012
4
  2011
3
  2010
4
  2009
3
  2008
8
  2007
11
  2006
13
  2005
16
  2004
15
  2003
9
  2002
22
  2001
3

small car iamge Compare the 2001 Buick Century with Other Model Years

When making the decision between buying a new or used Buick Century, the following table can be used to compare the 2001 Buick Century with the Buick Century from other model years. Note that the number of problems reported for the 2001 Century is 151 while the average number of problems reported for the 10 model years of the Buick Century is 137.

Table 3. Compare the 2001 Buick Century with other model years

Model Year Number of Problems
  2005 Century
22
  2004 Century
42
  2003 Century
139
  2002 Century
164
  2001 Century
151
  2000 Century
203
  1999 Century
246
  1998 Century
219
  1997 Century
107
  1996 Century
80


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