Buick Century owners have reported 9 problems related to instrument panel (under the electrical system 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.
Instrument panel cluster faulty! the digital odometer does not work. The gear shift display (prnd321) does not work either! I have to feel when I switch from park to drive. During vehicle inspections I have to guess my correct milage, because it's blank! I replaced the instrument panel cluster on February 28, 2010. In October 2011 the explained problems reoccurred!.
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The contact owns a 2002 Buick Century. The contact stated the gear selector failed to illuminate on the instrument panel which caused the uncertainty of knowing which gear was selected. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who informed her that the odometer needed to be replaced because the gear indicator light was located in the housing. The odometer must be sent out of state for over a week. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact will notify the manufacturer of the consistent failure. The approximate failure mileage was 80,000.
Instrument panel lights go out when emergency brake released and car is put in gear. If car in park with engine running and brake engaged lights on panel are on. However, when lights are manually turned on the panel lights go out. When lights manually turned off the lights go on. Once in gear the lights go out again.
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The contact owns a 2002 Buick Century. The contact stated that the lights on the cluster panel have failed. She could not see what gear the vehicle is in and she could not see the mileage. The contact contacted the manufacturer and they stated there was no recall on her vehicle and the repairs would cost approximately $600. 00. The vehicle has not been repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 75,000. Updated 10/28/10. Updated 10/29/jb.
The contact owns a 2003 Buick Century. The contact stated the instrument panel was no longer functioning. The gauges and warning lights were inoperable and the contact was unable to determine fuel levels or speeds traveled. The dealer advised making repairs to the connection or replacing the capacitor in the instrument cluster. There were no recalls. The manufacturer would not provide any assistance. The VIN was not available. The failure and current mileages were 120,000.
I drive with my headlights on all the time. The instrument panel illumination dims drastically when the headlights are on. I cannot see the gauges. Although there is a dimmer switch for the instrument panel, the brightest setting is inadequate when the headlights are on. I need to have the automatic dimming feature removed.
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The contact owns a 2001 Buick Century. The contact stated that rain would leak behind the dashboard when the vehicle was parked or being driven. The failure would not occur if parked at an angle or on a hill. The current mileage was 55,200, and failure mileage was 54,800. The purchase date was unavailable. Updated 01/29/08
the consumer stated a pool of water was on the floor of the vehicle due to rainwater leaking from behind the dashboard. Updated 01/29/08.
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Odometer does not illuminate,cannot tell what gear you are in or mileage on car. Have been told by dealer service manager,that this is a normal problem with the Century model,and would cost between 250-1000. Dollar to repair ,plus dealer could not give a time frame of how long vehicle would be in shop.
- the contact purchased a pre-owned 2002 Buick Century, from Buick landmark automobile of tuscaloosa on 10/22/2002 with 24733 miles on the odometer. In June 2006 the contact said the vehicle began to make clicking noises when turning right. In 6/7/2006 a goodyear store replaced the rf hub assembly and the rf outlet tie rod at a cost of $542. 91. The contact was told that the abs was vibrating causing the abs light to come on when in slow speed left turning. Two days after the contact experienced the same noises. The abs light turned on. The contact took the vehicle to leigh Buick of tuscaloosa on 7/6/2006 located at 3200 skyland blvd tuscaloosa al 35405 tel. 205-556-1111. The dealer replaced the left front hub, at a cost of $456. 92. Two days later the contact began to hear the same noise again. The contact took the vehicle back to the dealer where the left front hub was replaced at no charge. The contact drove the vehicle a few days after, but noticed the steering wheel was very loose and began to vibrate very hard making the car un-drivable. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer on a flatbed truck on 8/21/06. On 8/23/06 the dealer replaced 2 bulbs and the third brake, the vehicle drove normally. Shortly after, when making a left or right turn the contact could not apply the brake at all while turning. The anti lock brake system light turned on, but it turned off when completing the turn. The contact also sensed a burning smell. The dealer said the vehicle needed the pump valve block replaced and the abs pump mount fluid. The two rear power windows do not close, the digital odometer and digital panels are not working. The contact can not tell the mileage, speed or gear of the vehicle. The contact wants to make a complaint since there are so many issues. Updated 2/21/2007 -.
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