Brakes Failed Problems of Buick Century

Buick Century owners have reported 5 problems related to brakes failed (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.

car image   Brakes Failed problem of the 2001 Buick Century 1
Failure Date: 08/26/2013

I was traveling in heavy stop and go traffic traveling at about 40mph when the vehicle in front of me stopped, I applied the brakes hard but the vehicle did not stop and I tried to sway into the shoulder but hit the vehicle in front of me. There was plenty of space to stop but the brakes failed to stop the vehicle. Note: the air bags did not deploy.

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car image   Brakes Failed problem of the 2000 Buick Century 2
Failure Date: 07/16/2010

The contact owns a 2000 Buick Century. While driving 40 mph the contact applied the brakes and heard a grinding metal sound coming from the brakes. The brakes failed to engage properly causing the contact to crash into a vehicle. There were no injuries. A police report was written for the incident. The vehicle was currently being diagnosed by the repair shop. There were no prior warnings. The current and failure mileages were 150000. The VIN was not available. Updated 10/05/10 updated 10/07/10.

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car image   Brakes Failed problem of the 2001 Buick Century 3
Failure Date: 12/01/2004

Brakes failed when depressed at 40 mph. The pedal went to the floor. This resulted in the vehicle skidding on dry pavement. Consumer pumped the brake pedal and vehicle stopped an one foot short of rear ending another vehicle. Engine light came on and stayed on four days prior to brake failure. Vehicle will be towed to the dealership to have the brakes inspected. . Wilkins Buick-Mazda provided consumer with one complimentary brake inspection not to exceed $200. 00. Dealer was unable to duplicate the brake problem.

car image   Brakes Failed problem of the 1999 Buick Century 4
Failure Date: 11/09/2001

On Nov. 9th 2001, we were on our way to atlanta, the cruise control froze up at 70 miles per hour, I was unable to disengage it or turn it off and the brakes failed to respond , they were locked up also. Thinking that the accelerator might be stuck I tapped it lightly and the car sped up to 85 mph. I was in atlanta traffic and finally after about 5 miles I was able to get it to disengage. There was no place to pull off and I decided to turn it off. It instead reengaged and would not disengage for awhile. We finally got onto I-285 looking for a place to get off. As we got up to speed it once again reengaged and it took me nearly 8 miles to get it off again. This happened three more times, each time I was not able to exit. We were fortunate that we were able to get off at the exit to our daughters house and I unplugged it under the hood. I had no further problems. I have never been so scared in a car in my life. 85 mph in atlanta traffic & no brakes. I took the car to the local Chevrolet/Buick dealer (bennett Chevrolet/Buick) on Monday the 12th. They told me that the cruse control module had gone out. I thought that you might need to know about this potential for a fatal crash. We were lucky, please see that this happens to no one else, they might not be so lucky.

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car image   Brakes Failed problem of the 1997 Buick Century 5
Failure Date: 03/06/1997

While coming down a steep hill the brakes failed, causing consumer vehicle to run off into someones yard, consumer states she pushed the brake pedal went to the floor, but there waere no brakes. No injuries.

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