Buick Century owners have reported 25 problems related to brake electric antilock (under the service brakes category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Buick Century based on all problems reported for the Century.
The paint on my car keeps chipping off and the brakes have been replaced three times.
See all problems of the 1998 Buick Century .
Abs system on my 1998 Buick Century custom failed while I was driving on local street at about 40 mph. Failure caused handling issues. Buick dealer inspected the vehicle and said the abs motor power pack and the modulator have gone bad. According to the internet, it's a common problem for this vehicle.
I never knew such a problem existed with the anti-lock brake system on my car & never informed by gm or my dealer. Now, I've had numerous occasions of near misses. Never been taken so badly in my life. I paid 28,000 for a car worth barely 3k now,
what a joke!.
See all problems of the 1999 Buick Century .
Consumer was driving the car and came to stop sign applied the brakes, they failed and vehicle went through the stop sign. Took vehicle to dealer, they checked the brakes system and found nothing. On the day that the dealer stated nothing was wrong, this happened again. Took back to dealer, left it with the dealer for 5 days. They drove the car 337 miles and found nothing. The next day while driving the brakes were very spongy. Today, took vehicle back to dealer, and it had proper brakes.
See all problems of the 2003 Buick Century .
Consumer complained about brake problems. When they were applied vehicle hesitated to stop. Consumer took vehicle to dealer to be serviced, but dealership could not determine the cause of the problem. . . . . GMC ha dbrake problems in the past, which they failed to admit. The vehicle was repaired at independent garage at owner's expense.
See all problems of the 2002 Buick Century .
Cable to brakes are not working properly. Please provide further information. Ak.
While driving, consumer applied brakes and they locked up, and vehicle slid into a ditch. Dealer detemined that the abs system was bad.
See all problems of the 2001 Buick Century .
Excessive vibration when applying brakes.
See all problems of the 1996 Buick Century .
My wife maria nena a. Florido was involved in a total wreck accident. It took place before the exit of pioneer boulevard. She was driving around 60 mph on u. S. Highway 91 heading eastbound in cerritos, CA. She was on the second lane from the outer lane when the vehicle suddenly started to wiggle and begun moving towards the right lane. She tried to control the steering wheel to stay on the lane. When she applied pressure on the brake, the vehicle spun out of control. The driver's door slammed into the guardrail facing in the oppoite direction of traffic. Without the guardrail,the accident could have been fatal.
When applying brakes there is a metal knocking sound, brake pedal feels normal, but no braking action. This has happened 3 times. Dealer cannot remedy problem.
Abs problems: when making an emergency stop at 15 mph brake pedal went down but the vehicle just didn't stop, causing vehicle to crash into back of a work truck. It had just started drizzling when this happened. This caused $1,202. 00 dollars worth of damage. Vehicle was taken to the dealership. Dealer was not able to determine what caused this problem.
See all problems of the 2000 Buick Century .
When backing out of driveway on a hill consumer feels a hesitation and pedal going down more than normal. Consumer can hear medal scratching. Consumer feels vechicle is not safe because it takes a while to stop.
See all problems of the 1997 Buick Century .
As I was pulling into the driveway I pulled up to the closed garage door and as I pulled to within a few feet of the door I put the brakes on but the car would not stop. I was basically at idle speed but the car kept going through the garage door at which time I put the car in neutral to avoid proceeding through the house. Please let me know if this is a problem with other cars, I contacted the dealer when this happened. We have driven the car since then and the problem has not occurred again.
Consumer is not satisfied with recall procedure and repair (99v-170), dealership problem.
No parts were available for recall 99v170 for the abs motor which may short and result in a underhood fire. Nlm.
Consumer had problems getting recall repair (99v-170) done. The repair was suppose to take 15 minutes, but it took 2 hours & 15 minutes causing inconvience to owner.
Brakes are squeaking when driving down the street at approx 20 mph even when not applying the brakes.
Power steering mechanism moans, graons, and shudders, steering wheel hard to turn and fluid levels drop. According to their service manager, the power steering pump system has a factory defect. Engineers have been trying five years to resolve, they cannot fix problem. Brake system has abnormal wear for age of car, rotors have been turned and ground twice in 18 months. Front-end components have broken namely rocker arm assembly in first 100 miles and remained broke for 28,000 miles. Nuts and bolts have fallen out of the front end suspense system. (tiresize: p205/70r15) (tiresize: p205/70r15)( dot number: tire size: p205/70r15 ).
When starting vehicle the noise is coming from the dash. When foot is on the brake.
While driving at 40 mph applied brakes and the vehicle was shaking.
Brake pedal went to the floor.
Anti lock brakes loosen when high pressure is applied.
Consumer has contacted the dealer to schedule an appointment for NHTSA recall 99v170000/ anufacturer recall 99033. After arriving at the dealership , consumer was informed that the parts were not available.
My complaint is not a failure that has happened, but that when I.
Vehicle was in an emergency stop situation, and the anit-skid system did not respond. Dealer has been contacted.
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|Brake Hoses, Lines/piping, And Fittings problems||
|Service Brakes problems||
|Brake Foundation Components problems||
|Brake Light On problems||
|Brake Abs Warning Light problems||
|Brake Disc Rotor problems||
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|Brake Drum Wheel Cylinder problems||
|Brake Disc Pads problems||