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Automatic Transmission Problems of Buick Century



Buick Century owners have reported 41 problems related to automatic transmission (under the power train category).

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2000 Buick Century 1
Failure Date: 07/01/2008

The contact owns a 2000 Buick Century. Whenever the contact would accelerate from a stop, he heard a thumping sound coming from the transmission. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and they stated that the long shift cables needed to be replaced. The contact did not notice any differences beforehand. The failure mileage was 25,500 and current mileage was 26,325.

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car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2000 Buick Century 2
Failure Date: 05/10/2008

Automatic transmission jerks and clunks when shifting gears.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2001 Buick Century 3
Failure Date: 07/14/2007

Brake system / abs braking system failed/ abs light illuminated. Replaced abs hub system.

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car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2000 Buick Century 4
Failure Date: 05/14/2007

The contact owns a 2000 Buick Century. While traveling at any speed the contact noticed while the vehicle was changing gears the vehicle would began to vibrate and shake without warning. The vehicle was taken to a local mechanic where the contact was informed that the transmission needed to be replaced. There were no prior warnings. The current mileage was 22000 and the failure mileage was 66000.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2001 Buick Century 5
Failure Date: 11/13/2006

2001 Buick Century with 25,000 miles, needed to have entire transmission replaced. Some slippage a week before, then two stop signs, slippage, then horrible grinding. When mechanic tore down transmission, shards of metal were found. Word from the shop was that they had never seen this model at 25,000 miles, usually see this model around 40,000 miles.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2001 Buick Century 6
Failure Date: 05/16/2006

2001 Century transmission problems. While coming out of a parking lot, the consumer discovered the vehicle would not move forward.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2002 Buick Century 7
Failure Date: 11/22/2005

The contact stated after accelerating to pass another vehicle the cruise control would not deactivate. She tried with the brake pedal and the off switch for the cruise control it did not work. The vehicle stopped and he had to stand on the brakes. Once the vehicle stopped the rpms increased. She took the vehicle home and could feel something in the transmission. There was metal on the oil dipstick. The vehicle has not been to a mechanic for inspection and no repairs have been made. The consumer stated she was able to pull off to the shoulder. Updated 01/11/05.

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car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2000 Buick Century 8
Failure Date: 02/19/2005

Automatic transmission starts to whine and shifts irradically after warmup. Have done some research and found that this is a common problem with this model's transmission. Many complaints on websites. Conyacted gm and they said it was to be expected with a vehicke with that many miles,true,but what are the odds of it happening in so many of the same type of car at about the same mileage. Something needs to be done to reign gm in with their sorry attitude.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2000 Buick Century 9
Failure Date: 01/03/2005

2000 Buick Century developed problems with the 4t65 automatic transmission. ** answer required***. The consumer stated the transmission shifted very hard and made unusual sounds.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2001 Buick Century 10
Failure Date: 07/19/2004

While driving vehicle stopped accelerating. Then, started shaking. Vehicle was towed to the dealership. The bearing between the sun gear failed, and caused sun gears to strip, creating metal contamination through out the transmission. The sun gear assembly and transmission were replaced.


 
car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2001 Buick Century 11
Failure Date: 06/11/2004

While driving uphill transmission down shifted. Dealership was notified, but did not resolve the problem.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2000 Buick Century 12
Failure Date: 06/01/2004

Transmission jerks into gear when on the highway - seems to be especially prominent after using the overdrive; will stop if car is stopped, engine shut off for awhile, and then restarted.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2000 Buick Century 13
Failure Date: 04/15/2004

My 2000 Century special has 38,497 miles on it. We had to spend $1718. 42 to have the transmission rebuilt.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 1998 Buick Century 14
Failure Date: 02/23/2004

Transmission fell apart at 41,600 miles. (nar).

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car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2002 Buick Century 15
Failure Date: 09/23/2003

While stopped on an incline, the consumer removed her foot from the brake pedal and the vehicle rolled back several feet. The dealer claimed that the roll back was due to the weight of the vehicle and the torque of the wheels. The dealer informed the consumer the vehicle operated as designed.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2000 Buick Century 16
Failure Date: 08/01/2003

The contact owns a 2000 Buick Century. The contact stated that the vehicle shifted extremely hard and the service engine light illuminated while driving between 20 and 60 mph. The dealer stated that a computer should diagnosis the vehicle. The current mileage was 104,000 and failure mileage was 60,000.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2000 Buick Century 17
Failure Date: 03/27/2003

My Buick has 90,000 miles on it. I had a problem with the car. The car was jumping into gear. The jumping started very very small in August 2002. Today the jumping is very noticeable. After only driving it, they told me there was some internal transmission problems. Then they hooked my car up to a diagnostic computer and told me the pressure in transmission was low. They told me they were not sure I would be able to drive safely to my next destination. I asked the representatives was the problem under warranty? the representatives said "no. " the powertrain had just gone out at 80 thousand miles. Only 10 thousand miles ago. The representatives at sale auto mall encouraged me to go ahead and trade the car. They were sorry but the warranty had expired and they could not replace anything. I asked the representatives how much would it cost me to replace the transmission? they quoted me a price of about $3000. Which would be for a rebuilt one gm would guarantee for 3 years or 50,000 miles. I drove away without letting them fix the car. My complaints are: 1. Since I kept good service on my car, the car's transmission should have lasted longer than it has---trouble free. Powertrain warranties usually last 5 years/ 100,000 miles not 8 years/80,000 miles. 2. When I purchased my Buick, I was told by all Buick commercials on tv all fluids, like the brake fluid, transmission fluid(dex-traniii), and antifreeze(dex-cool) are guaranteed for at least 100,000 miles. I get the oil changed regularly at every 3,000 miles. If overheated transmission fluid possibly helped cause this jumping transmission problem, why did general motors market such fluids, as I mentioned, were guaranteed for 100,000 miles? 3. Transmissions should not be failing at 90,000 on a car that has been taken care of, that is only 3 years old.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2000 Buick Century 18
Failure Date: 08/28/2002

I own a 2000 Buick Century with an automatic transmission. It has been repaired three times and is starting to do the same thing it has done the other three times. It was repaired all three times at the gm dealer where I purchased it. Each time it has cost over $600 to repair it. The transmission shifts hard between gears and sometimes the vehicle almost stops moving in traffic.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2001 Buick Century 19
Failure Date: 03/11/2002

Consumer states when engine is on and on an incline in drive, consumer has to keep foot on brake or vehicle will roll backards. When coming up to a stop at a stop sign vehicle rolls back until you press brake, and when vehicle is in reverse it will go forward, dealer stated this was normal.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 1998 Buick Century 20
Failure Date: 01/19/2002

I attempted to back up out of the garage to go to an evening function. The car seemed to resist the reverse procedure. After exiting the car and continuing to receive continuing resistance to reverse or in drive I exited the car. I could see no problem with obstacles. My neighbor, who was walking her dog, said that the rear wheels were not turning. I attempted several times to go forward but could not. Therefore, I forced the car back into the garage with the rear wheels screeching at the forward movement into the garage. This is where the car is at present. In the garage Sunday morning 1/20/02.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2001 Buick Century 21
Failure Date: 11/27/2001

When vehicle is on a hill in drive gear, vehicle will roll backwards, unless brake is applied.

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Failure Date: 11/09/2001

Vehicle cannot be parked on a incline in a nose down position due to the fact that automatic transmission in reverse can not hold weight of vehicle, once the car started and emergency brake was removed,consumers foot had to be applied to gas pedal, and one to brake pedal in order to keep car from moving, dealer has been contacted, and stated that was normal, two weeks after purchase problem occurred, resulting in a thousand dollars damage done to vehicle.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2000 Buick Century 23
Failure Date: 09/20/2001

Transmission went out while consumer was driving, vehicle would no longer move. , consumer had to slow down and pull over. Consumer stated the vehicle was still runnning and just stopped in the middle of the street on an incline, therefore consumer could not roll back down the hill.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 1998 Buick Century 24
Failure Date: 02/05/2001

Inititially the problem was thought to be the transmission and the transmission was rebuilt, along with clutches that were burned up. I picked the car up and drove it for about 30 minutes and at 30 miles per hour the car would not shift into the next gear. I immediately returned the car to the transmission specialist, bracey's auto repair who does the work for r. E. Davis and mr. Bracey checked the pressure on the modulator and replaced the modulator. He then did a test while driving the car and discovered that the pressure wasn't where it should be. He kept the car another day because he needed to maybe replace a piston. When I picked the car up he discovered a pin hole in the drum that was from a poor weld during assembly. Mr. Bracey gave me the part with the poor weld and is writing a description of the problem for me.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2000 Buick Century 25
Failure Date: 04/10/2000

This 2000 Buick Century was purchased in 2000. And from the start it began to have serious issues with the engine, and transmission. Causing the engine to be completely rebuilt at on 10,000 miles. The transmission went out at 5. 000 miles and needed to be replaced. Since that time the car has had a total of 6 transmissions. One being replaced at the dealer just after they had installed the 3 transmission. The car never left the lot and needed repair.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 1996 Buick Century 26
Failure Date: 09/26/1999

While driving on a two lane highway car shut down, and consumer had to coast to the nearest shoulder. Car restarted 5minutes later. There were no injuries.

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car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 1996 Buick Century 27
Failure Date: 09/03/1999

Vehicle has problems accelerating when it stops and goes. Car seems to be running out of gas when shifting gears.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 1999 Buick Century 28
Failure Date: 09/03/1999

Vehicle has problems accelerating when it stops and goes. Car seems to be running out of gas when shifting gears.

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car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 1999 Buick Century 29
Failure Date: 08/18/1999

When the vehicle is on an incline and the transmission is in "drive" the vehicle will rapidly roll backward immediately after the brake is released. The service department indicated that all of the new Buicks will roll back while in drive and on an incline when the driver releases the brake and does not simultaneously accelerate. The service technician demonstrated with a vehicle off of the lot that other Buick Century vehicles also rapidly roll backward. This roll back has also occurred at a rise for a railroad crossing and in the parking lot near my place of business. The dealership checked the transmission and told me that the car was operating according to specifications. No warning of the rapid roll back problem is present in the literature concerning the vehicle. A safety warning needs to be included in the manufacturer's information. Additionally, the gradent level at which the consumer will experience the roll back should be stated in the product information.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 1998 Buick Century 30
Failure Date: 08/01/1999

Again nearly 20 times when reverse when activated, the car did not go into reverse but the engine roared louder. Until the gears were taken out of reverse and then put back did it finally engaged. This has happened nearly 20 times since Aug 1999. Twice on Dec 25,1999, when reverse did not engage, car stalled when taking out of reverse gear. It has not reoccurred with the stalling out.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 1999 Buick Century 31
Failure Date: 05/10/1999

Vehicle drifts forward when in reverse and when backing up an incline with foot on or off the accelerator, dealer indicated condition was normal. Nlm.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 1998 Buick Century 32
Failure Date: 04/28/1999

Automatic transmission malfunctioned, causing vehicle to go into neutral while driving. This could result in a crash.

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Failure Date: 04/04/1999

Started engine,no reverse, no forward; turned engine off, waited 30 seconds or so; turned engine on, shifted to drive- ok, shifted reverse - ok. Brought to dealer on 4/5/99. Told today 4/9/99 that a "ring" in transmission popped out. My question "if a ring did pop out the first time I shifted, did it pop back in again after shutting of engine and restarting?" my mechanic at my local garage has heard of the same problem several times,but in those cases (gm cars) it was a problem with a computer part. Thank you. .