general problems of the 2003 Buick Century

11 problems related to exterior lighting have been reported for the 2003 Buick Century. The most recently reported issues are listed below. Please also check out the statistics and reliability analysis of the 2003 Buick Century based on all problems reported for the 2003 Century.

car   Exterior Lighting problem 1
Failure Date: 04/13/2016

When driving at night head lights just shut off briefly. It seems to do this on dims or brights. I see a lot of similar complaints and I don't see any recalls. They come back on, but I can't seem to determine if they come back on from messing with the switch or if they just come back on by themselves. I'm not sure if the taillights go out as well but if they do that's a hazard for those coming up behind on highway at 65 mph. This is clearly a safety hazard that needs to be addressed!.

car   Exterior Lighting problem 2
Failure Date: 03/03/2016

Tl-the contact owns a 2003 Buick Century. The contact stated that while driving at 55 mph, the low beam head lamps were activated but failed to illuminate. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 94,000. Oo.

car   Exterior Lighting problem 3
Failure Date: 01/22/2016

When driving at night all lights go out, interior and driving lights, resuming when clicking bright light switch. Driving at 65 mph.

car   Exterior Lighting problem 4
Failure Date: 06/12/2013

Bright lights won't stay on.

car   Exterior Lighting problem 5
Failure Date: 06/12/2013

Bright lights won't stay on and sometimes if you can get them to come on they will go out while driving. Was on a city street and turned right , they went off. Since then you can hold the bright light switch, but when you turn loose they goes off.

car   Exterior Lighting problem 6
Failure Date: 12/25/2010

03 Buick Century headlamps go out while driving seems to be occurring with high beams 'still early in diag have not repaired yet { great christmas gift }.

car   Exterior Lighting problem 7
Failure Date: 06/01/2010

All lights (ext and control panel) will suddenly go out. If I quickly flick the light control lever they come back on. This is an intermittant problem but quite un nerving! I have seen no recall or service bulliten.

car   Exterior Lighting problem 8
Failure Date: 01/18/2009

My lights go out when I try to switch from dim to bright. I feel that this could be a big safety issue while driving at night, so I don't switch to bright lights in fear that my lights wont come back on.

car   Exterior Lighting problem 9
Failure Date: 06/25/2008

Whenever I have attempted to use my high beams, I lose all lights, which is extremely dangerous, especially since I live in a mostly unlighted rural area with many curvy roads. I haven't replaced any parts since I've heard estimates are in the $700+ range, and I cannot afford the expense. . . I just do not use the high beams at all for fear I'll lose all lights. I still don't feel safe that the lights won't just cut off anyway. I inherited the car in 2008 and noticed the problem right away. This problem occurs every single time I try to use the high beams. I've research the internet and realize there is plenty of documentation that many others have the same problem. This is obviously a manufacturer defect and should be a recall item before a death occurs. Trust me. . . If I filed a lawsuit, there is plenty of evidence that this is a manufacturer problem and that they are aware of this potentially fatal problem, especially for those who buy the vehicle used and are not aware of the problem.

car   Exterior Lighting problem 10
Failure Date: 03/23/2005

Purchased on 2004, used, the 2003 vehicle has consistently had the head lamps go out when in highbeams are activated. The dealer said this is a short and said it would cost me to fix them and this happens to many of these vehicles. Major safety issue when you are driving at night and the lights go out. Clicking the low beams on turn the lights back on. Since this seems to be a known issue, why is there. To a recall on this? this happens while the vehicle is in motion at all speeds. (only in the dark, since this is when the high bea,s are used!).

car   Exterior Lighting problem 11
Failure Date: 01/01/2004

One of the taillight bulbs in my fiance's car needs to be replaced more frequently than it should be. I thought the issue might be particular to the car, but I have noticed while driving that other late-model Buick Century's have the same non-functioning tail-light, so I believe this must be a mfr. Defect.


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