general problems of the 2003 Buick Century
Nine problems associated with electrical system have been reported for the 2003 Buick Century.
Electrical System problem #1
In January of this year my 2003 Buick Century began with panel lights flashing on and off at various times making the guages and speedometer impossible to read. Very expensive estimate to fix. Then in February was driving home at night and the abs light came on. Took to shop and they couldn't get it to do it. After third time had it repaired. Took whole driver side wheel assembley to get sensor $500. In March driver side window began going up and down by itself. Took it to shop and they are unable to find a problem. The car only does it when the panel lights flash on and off. Bad vibration in the car around June. Had all four tires replaced and new brakes and rotors. On August 4, 2011 vibration started again, then started a popping noise in the front end when starting and stopping. Car vibrates so bad you can not hold steering wheel at 45-50mph. This pop and vibration is now coming from front right side. Not sure what it is yet. It was Wednesday, January 12, 2011 when this electrical system issue occurred.
Electrical System problem #2
The vehicle involved was a 2003 Buick Century. The door locks failed to lock from using the remote key entry device. Also, consumer noticed that the lock button failed to unlock the doors intermittently. Inspector verified that the power door locks operated as designed. The odometer operated normally. Trunk popped open once while driving. The brakes applied and released as designed; and the the emergency brake held the vehicle properly and appeared to be properly adjusted. This electrical system problem happened on Thursday, July 1, 2004.
Electrical System problem #3
The car involved is a 2003 Buick Century. The VIN of the car is 2G4W552J93_. When the vehicle was shut off, the daytime running lights failed to shut off. This caused the vehicle to remain unlocked for a long period of time. Both the manufacturer and the dealer were contacted. The failure date was Thu., Jul. 1, 2004.
Electrical System problem #4
I have a 2003 Buick Century v6 while driving at night my lights go out it is very scary and dangerous I would like to no the problem as I have read that there has been others with the same problem also if I hit the dimmer switch they will come back on but then go back off. This issue happened on Sunday, May 10, 2009.
Electrical System problem #5
The vehicle involved was a 2003 Buick Century. 1) while driving on a narrow, curvy, hilly two lane road in the dark I attempted to turn on my high beam headlights as I was having trouble seeing which way the road ways turning. When I click the high beam switch my headlights went out totally and I could not see the road at all. The high beam switch on this car is the general motors multifunction switch mounted on the steering column. I went off the road narrowly missing a large boulder and tree. 2) I had trouble getting the headlights to come back on. My car now only has low beam. The multifunction switch must be fiddled with and operated many time to try to gets the headlight to come back on. If I try to get the high beam headlights to come on the headlights go out and I must play with the switch to have the lights come back on. This is a dangerous situation when you need to travel narrow hilly roads in rural areas without any road lights. When the headlights go out you become surprised and need a second to understand what has happened. In that second you become a little dis-oriented as you are trying to get the lights to come back on and trying to stop. The failure is still there as I am trying to get it in for repair. 3) I will have the car in for repair in the next few day and will ask for the faulty switch back. I have a friend with Chevrolet impala who told me he had the sand problem with this general motors multi-function switch. It is the same switch in his car as mine. This problem occurred on Nov. 26, 2009.
Electrical System problem #6
Faulty instrument cluster on 2003 Buick Century. Other general motors vehicles with similar problems were recalled and fixed, but Buick has not. Cost to replace exceeds $600. This problem occurred on June 11, 2009.
Electrical System problem #7
The car involved is a 2003 Buick Century. The internal panel lights go off when I turned on the head lights. I could no longer read my gauges or speedometer. The head lights still work but I feel this is the same complaint that many on the internet have complained about with there head lights going off. When will mine stop working? this problem has existed with Buicks since 1998 and I consider very dangerous problem. The dealer wants almost 700. 00 to replace the dimmer switch the car is a 2003 Buick Century. This electrical system issue occurred Wednesday, November 10, 2010.
Electrical System problem #8
The vehicle involved was a 2003 Buick Century. When I switch to high beams my headlights go out completely. They only go back on when I switch back to dims. This is a common problem and I don't understand why you haven't owned up to it and had a recall. The failure date was Sunday, April 1, 2007.
Electrical System problem #9
Instrument cluster on 2003 Buick Century doesn't work , I understand this is common on this car and very expensive to fix. I feel gm should be accountable. Also, the head gasket is blown I was told by a garage that it was the type of coolant they used and also very common on these cars. These are clearly defects in their product and they should be recalled. I have bought american cars all my life but I,m done with them ,they don't stand behind their product. This issue happened on 03/23/2007.
Other Electrical System related problems of the 2003 Buick Century:
|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Electrical System problems||9|
|Instrument Panel problems||2|