2002 Buick Century - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Common problems of the 2002 Buick Century

164 problems have been reported for the 2002 Buick Century.
The following chart shows the 21 most common problems for 2002 Buick Century.
The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's engine and engine cooling
with 31 problems.
The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's electrical system
(23 problems).

Table 1. Common problems of the 2002 Buick Century

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 2002 Buick Century in the United States are 141,819 units [1]. If the total number of problems reported by Buick Century owners in the last 17 years is 164, and the age of the vehicle is 17, the PPMY index can then be calculated as

The following chart shows the number of problems reported during each of the service
years since the debut of the 2002 Buick Century in 2002.

Table 2. PPMY Index and Problem Occurrence Trend

Service Year

Number of Problems

2019

0

2018

4

2017

3

2016

2

2015

6

2014

12

2013

7

2012

3

2011

8

2010

14

2009

7

2008

5

2007

13

2006

12

2005

13

2004

18

2003

10

2002

1

Compare the 2002 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 2002 Buick Century
with the Buick Century from other model years.
Note that the number of problems reported for the 2002 Century is 164
while the average number of problems reported for the 10 model years of the Buick Century is 137.

Table 3. Compare the 2002 Buick Century with other model years