13 problems related to cruise control have been reported for the 2001 Buick Century. The most recently reported issues are listed below. Please also check out the statistics and reliability analysis of the 2001 Buick Century based on all problems reported for the 2001 Century.
For almost the entire time of 16 years of owning this car, the set cruise control often times speeds uncontrollably. Have replaced the module twice but continues to happen. Local Buick dealer tells me they have not heard of this before. I firmly believe they are untruthful.
After setting cruise control it will take off and accelerate until you manually shut the cruise control switch off. I even tapped on brake and it would continue. This problem seems to be very random.
The problem I'm experiencing is with the cruise control. Once engaged, if the car gets into a situation requiring acceleration (e. G. Going up a hill), the car goes into high acceleration mode and does not stop once the set speed is reached. After initial engagement, but not with the control set, virtually any movement of the turn signal level causes engagement of the cruise control in the acceleration mode. Tapping the lever, activating the turn signal or high beam control cause the car to go into cruise mode under acceleration. I have allowed it to go as fast as 85 mph to see if it would disengage and it did not. I first thought it was intermittent, but now that I have been playing closer attention to what was going on when it runs away, I can cause it to happen on cue. This is especially dangerous since it goes into accelerate mode until the cruise control is either disengaged with the power switch or the brake pedal. I have not yet gotten it repaired. The initial visit to the shop was unsuccessful in determining the cause or replicating the problem. I have since established how to initiate the runaway acceleration.
2001 Buick Century suddenly accelerates when cruise control is on but not engaged. This typically happens when hitting a bump or pot hole or putting on the turn signal. Also, the car has suddenly accelerated when driving on a smooth road with the cruise control engaged. I have be able to stop the acceleration by either tapping the brake or turning off the cruise control with the switch at the end of the stalk. I no longer drive with the cruise control turned; and have not experienced any problem as long as the cruise control is not turned on. This event has occurred several times over the past 12 months.
I purchased a 2001 Buick Century with lest than 1000 miles on it from the original order. In just a short time, it began to surge when the cruise control was on. It would keep accelerating until you turned it off. It still does this from time to time. I have checked with Buick dealers, but they don't seem to know why. Sometimes it surges when you use the turning signal also.
The contact owns a 2001 Buick Century. The contact stated when driving 35 mph or more, the cruise control would independently activate and would cause the accelerator pedal to seize in the open throttle position. He would then depress the brakes and the cruise control would deactivate. The failure would occur intermittently. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the contact was advised that the failure was not common in his year, make and model. The dealer did not perform a diagnostic test. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not contacted. The failure mileage was 98,000.
: the contact stated while driving with the cruise control on, the vehicle accelerates out of control. The only way to stop the vehicle from accelerating is to manually turn off the cruise control. This happens intermittently and at various speeds. The vehicle was taken to the dealer; the cruise control module was replaced. The vehicle was driven for a short period of time when the cruise control stopped working. It was taken back to the dealer; upon inspection the cruise control cable at the throttle body came loose. The cable was reconnected and the cruise control worked temporally. The vehicle is now having the same problem as before with the acceleration of the cruise control. Updated 04/11/06.
: the contact stated after setting the cruise control the vehicle accelerates to unknown speeds. There is no pressure applied to the accelerator when the problem occurs. The problem continues until the cruise control button is turned off. Although the problem was intermittent at first it continues to worsen. The vehicle has not been inspected.
This is serious. Cruise control just takes off. 1. Going 60 mph with cruise on and when cruise opens throttle it just keeps on speeding up. 2. Come to a full stop at a red light and then drive without touching cruise control kicks in and runs away again- on a residential street. I got to reading and there are lots of reports about this including reports of dealers not being able to solve the problem.
While driving 50 mph, the consumer engaged the cruise control and the vehicle accelerated uncontrollably. The driver was able to maintain control of the vehicle and pulled over. The cause has not been determined at this time. Please provide further details.
The cruise control failed continuously, which resulted in the vehicle accelerating to high speeds. The dealership replaced the lever, but the failure recurred.
Had the speed control function on while driving 65 mph. Vehicle suddenly accelerated to 90 mph. Brakes were applied to decelerate vehicle, which deactivated the cruise control. Had taken vehicle to dealership, where mechanic could not duplicate the problem.
While driving in cruise control vehicle continued to accelerate at high speed. Had to slam on brakes to stop vehicle, and then cruise control went out completely.