Buick Century owners have reported 10 problems related to brake light on (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.
When to court on 11/12/13. Was told if I did not take the car I would get charged storage. Went to the garage were the car was. At the court house was told car needs rotors. They took the car out of the garage and parked it running. I got in it stepped on the pedal and it went down on the floor with the brake light on. Had to get the car out so I got it to my home. Beside structural damage from rocker panel filled with spray foam no brakes. You take corners and the car bangs from the frame moving. This car is suppose to have 39000 miles on it. The steering wheel is worn out and the struts bang and bounce. This car is now sitting in my yard. I would like a dot person check this car for true mileage. I ran my own garage and did state inspections and I really think some one altered the mileage. My inspection number was 1495 back in April 2000. . Updated 11-25-13.
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I have a 2002 Buick Century cusedan and while turning or driving the low trac light comes on, the anti-lock brake light and the service light comes on and the brake pedal shutters and makes a loud noise when braking. . . . . And sometimes just going down the road. When I turn the car off the lights go off and there are none of the symptoms until I hit an uneven spot in the road or go over a bump etc. The lights come on again.
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I have a 2002 Buick Century limited and while driving 60 mph on the interstate the low trac light came on, the anti-lock brake light came on and the car started shuttering and making a loud noise when braking. It also pulls when the brakes are pressed when the lights are on and the brakes are hard to press. When I turn the car off the lights go off and there are none of the symptoms until the lights come on again. I was told it was a faulty wheel speed sensor and was going to get it repaired when all of the sudden the car overheated. I get the car serviced regularly and it has never overheated before. After having the thermostat and the water pump changed I was told that the problem is either the intake gasket or the head gasket. I was told the dexcool antifreeze breaks the gaskets down and the car could leak antifreeze without being noticed. I had the car towed to my home where it'll have to sit until I can afford to get it fixed. I own the car and I am on a fixed income and cannot afford the prices that mechanics want to charge to fix the gaskets. I found information online that Buick knew about the dexcool and had a recall but it's no longer active and I would like to know why. I think they should fix their mistakes and not make their customers pay for them.
This latest series of incidents occurred while braking hard. The anti lock braking system failed with a grinding sound occurring. The "anti lock" brake light goes on, the "trac off" light goes on and the "service vehicle soon" light goes on. Since this incident, both while braking and when I'm not braking I will hear the grinding sound and then the lights might go on and stay on till the car is shut off. This problem has been going on for about 2 weeks and happens on most of my driving trips. About a year ago the same problem occurred and it took till may to determine that it was a faulty wire harness on the left side of the car. I only found this solution by going on the internet. The difference between the two sets of instances is that turning left and slowing down triggered the issue from a year ago while there seems to be no trigger for the current series of anti lock failures. It seems that many individuals have had this problem and when it kicks in while braking it takes longer to stop the car. I would think that this is a safety hazard and should require a full investigation before somebody gets hurt.
2009 while my sister was pulling into the hospital parking garage with my mother, driving mom's 2001 Buick Century, the brakes failed and went to the floor, no pedal, no brakes. Had towed back home. Mechanic said had rusted brake line. Thank god my mother was not driving, she would not have been able to get the car stopped. Well Friday July 9th 2010 my sister taking my mother to dr appt with car full of kids,again the brakes failed and had no brakes to stop the car. I guess the man upstairs sure takes care of mom, it sure as heck is not gm. A recall should be issued for this long known problems with the rusty brake lines. Brake lines should last alot longer than 45,000 miles. There are recalls for brake lights, how about one for these brake lines.
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Abs failure. Now 54,931 miles on odometer. . 1998 Buick Century custom. I sent a letter to ray lahood several weeks ago, but have not received an answer from any one! this is s safety issue! I can't believe that gm engineers could not design an abs that would last at least 100,000 miles! how many failures has gm experienced?
the consumer stated a few weeks ago, the brake and abs light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and the consumer was informed the abs pump had failed and it would cost $800 to replace it. Updated ivoq 10/29/10.
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Our anti brake light came on and would not go off. Took it to the dealership. Was told the abs system was faulty. Replaced the ebcm and hydraulic control unit and also replaced brake master cylinder. . The brakes were fine. They charged us $2,223. 14. The service done was: the ebcm and hydraulic control unit faulty . 07 brakes/ traction ctrl . 1- valve kit,1- module,2- fluid 1-,cylinder. Parts was $1,948. 40, labor $401. 93 . . . This is ridiculous!. We had no problem with our brakes at all ! I came in to get the light turned off and came out with my savings gone!.
2002 Buick Century with brake failure customer states that brake problems this early only means more problems to come* the consumer stated the vehicle was service for a brake squeak for a period of 1 to 2 days after it rained the consumer was told there was no problem, but the dealer did clean and adjust the rear brakes. The consumer stated the brake continued to squeak. A year and 1 month later, the anti-lock brake light illuminated due to water intrusion on the hub. The consumer was told the brake squeak and water intrusion were un-related.
When starting vehicle abs and brake light stay on. Took vehicle to dealer, and dealer indicated needed abs module.
Anti-lock brake light keeps coming on. Consumer is afraid that abs brakes may not work properly.
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|Brake Electric Antilock problems||
|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||
|Brakes Failed problems||
|Brake Drum Wheel Cylinder problems||
|Brake Disc Pads problems||