Service Brakes Problems of Buick Century

Buick Century owners have reported 17 problems related to service brakes (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   Service Brakes problem of the 1998 Buick Century 1
Failure Date: 09/29/2016

The contact owned a 1998 Buick Century. While the vehicle was being operated, the brakes and steering column seized. As a result, the vehicle was involved in a front end crash. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic and deemed destroyed. A police report was filed. The contact sustained short term memory loss, a concussion, and several unknown injuries that required medical attention. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign numbers: 09e005000 (steering) and 03v527000 (steering); however, the VIN was not included. The failure mileage was not provided.

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car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2000 Buick Century 2
Failure Date: 06/27/2014

My sister owned vehicle above until I purchased it in 2004 from her. She nor I have never received any recall letters from gm on the 7 recalls that your records show that needed to be corrected or replaced. Would it be possible for you to check into this as to why we didn't receive notices from gm. I have not have any incidents,but would like to know why I did not receive any recall notices. Nor did my sister the previous owner . Thank you . Sincerely wylene t. Tripp 9434 green needle dr. New port richey,FL 34655 phone 727-376-4032 email tripplene@gmail. Com.

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car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2002 Buick Century 3
Failure Date: 06/06/2014

Tire feels like it doesnt want to spin. No grip.

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car image   Service Brakes problem of the 1999 Buick Century 4
Failure Date: 03/05/2014

I never was informed of any recalls on my 1999 Buick Century. Now I see all the advertisements on television, in the paper, online that the car can burn up. Brakes, steering, ignition. Which was repaired for 400 dollars. My engine warning light is on constantly, and they can't find what's going on. Once, it just completely stopped.

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car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2002 Buick Century 5
Failure Date: 08/02/2013

The contact owns a 2002 Buick Century. When reversing or making a u-turn, the abs warning indicator illuminated intermittently. The failure occurred on multiple occasions. The contact diagnosed the vehicle and determined that the failure was related to the braking system. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage and VIN were unavailable.

car image   Service Brakes problem of the 1998 Buick Century 6
Failure Date: 06/17/2011

The contact owns a 1998 Buick Century. The contact stated the anti-lock braking system was activated indicating a brake malfunction. The contact took the vehicle to a local mechanic who stated the abs motor pack needed to be replaced. The contact stated the vehicle does not have anti-lock brakes and she does not feel safe driving the vehicle. The contact did not call the manufacturer regarding the failure. The failure mileage was 83,000.

car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2003 Buick Century 7
Failure Date: 09/01/2009

Turn brights on and radio/clock light goes off. No headlights on during day driving, radio/clock light randomly goes on and back off. Head lights briefly gone off during night driving 3 different times only for maybe 5 seconds, but it only takes a second for a deer or object to appear at night or a car ahead braking suddenly. Speedometer back light does not illuminate for night driving. Trac off and anti lock warning lights continuously stay on, I have had my brakes replaced throughout the years of owning the car since October 2007 and the warning lights do not reset themselves as they should, they continuously stay on since 2009. I am tired of dealing with all of these electrical and lightening issues with this car. I have tried to find gm recall for these problems. Please tell me where and how I can have these defects fixed.

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car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2000 Buick Century 8
Failure Date: 08/04/2009

2000 Buick Century. Frequently I apply pressure to brakes and the car will not stop for several feet. I push pedal all the way down, it makes a grinding sound and sort of vibrates but car will not stop. Several times just missed hitting other cars/people. I am also a single parent with small children in my car. I have changed brakes, rotors, etc. Several times in last couple years. Have been to many different mechanics & dealer- none can find problem. Problem most often happens when it is cold outside. I am lucky no one has been hurt- or worse, but unable to afford another vehicle right now.

car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2000 Buick Century 9
Failure Date: 04/07/2009

The contact owns a 2000 Buick Century. The contact started the ignition and the anti-lock brake system warning light illuminated on the instrument panel. The failure occurred whenever the ignition key was turned to the start position. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. The vehicle had not been repaired when the complaint was filed. The failure mileage was 49,000. The current mileage was 49600.

car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2002 Buick Century 10
Failure Date: 08/28/2007

The contact owns a 2002 Buick Century. When the contact applied pressure to the brake pedal, the antilock brake system engaged. The traction and engine warning lights illuminated on the instrument control panel at the time of the failure. She took the vehicle to the dealer and they replaced the brake system; however, the failure still persists. The VIN was unknown. The failure and current mileages were 130,000.

car image   Service Brakes problem of the 1999 Buick Century 11
Failure Date: 06/05/2005

The vehicles brakes went out just after getting the tires rotated. According to the mechanic that repaired the brakes, there was a recall on the brakes and headlights. The consumer didnt take the vehicle to the dealer because they previously didn't do work they were suppose to do.

car image   Service Brakes problem of the 1998 Buick Century 12
Failure Date: 05/23/2005

The contact owns a 1998 Buick Century. While driving in rainy weather approximately 10 mph he had to apply the brakes several times before they would function properly. The vehicle has not been diagnosed by a dealer or a local mechanic. The approximate failure mileage was 20,000. The current mileage was 30,000.

car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2003 Buick Century 13
Failure Date: 09/01/2004

Problems with brake equipment on 2003 Buick Century. The consumer stated the brakes squealed. The brakes were checked and the consumer was told they were good.

car image   Service Brakes problem of the 1996 Buick Century 14
Failure Date: 07/20/2004

When the brake pedal was depressed it failed to stop the vehicle. The pedal didn't depress which resulted in consumer's vehicle rear ending another vehicle. Dealership inspected the brakes, and indicated that the power booster failed, and a check valve in the anti lock brake system froze up.

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car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2003 Buick Century 15
Failure Date: 07/01/2004

When the brake pedal was depressed the consumer experienced extended stopping distance.

car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2002 Buick Century 16
Failure Date: 05/04/2004

When it rains the brakes squeal. Even when the humidity is high the brakes will not hold. When the brakes are applied, the vehicle skids forward. The consumer took the vehicle to the dealer. The consumer was told by the dealer that this was how the vehicle was designed, and there was nothing else they could do.

car image   Service Brakes problem of the 2003 Buick Century 17

When brake pedal is depressed while driving on a wet surface vehicle fails to stop,resulting in extended stopping distance. The cause of failure not yet determined.



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