Buick Century owners have reported 17 problems related to transmission solenoid (under the power train 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 transmission on my 2000 Buick Century has a hard shift condition that was diagnosed at 2 different transmission shops as a pressure control solenoid failure that is very common with this car. One of the shops said the problem will reoccur even with replacement of the part unless a shift kit is installed. After researching this issue on line it becomes apparent that the shops are correct in their diagnosis. Why has this issue not been a recall!.
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Vehicle exhibited hard transmission shifts and jerking while shifting in traffic. Vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic and diagnosed with code p1811, which indicates high transmission fluid pressure and solenoid problems.
I have a 2000 Buick Century limited and the transmission harsh shift 1234, when hot and sometimes cold, I know that it needs a new 1234 up shift solenoid and to be inspected for failed parts etc, also the odometer,fuel gauge,and window regulators/motors have failed, the odometer is out and fuel gauge floats and windows have failed due to bad design of motors/regulators and my airbag light is on and each 4t65- e trans and many Buick trans like the one above has harsh shift and could cause damage and cause trans to fail. And the problems above will be found in many Buick Century and gm should fix the issues above for free it is a danger for the trans to fail and odometer/gear shift select to fail because most people will not know what gear they are in, and the trans could lock and cause a wreck or a huge injury or worst. And the trans 1234 up shift pressure control solenoid not keeping the right pressure could damage the trans, and even if the trans is bought used it still has this problem and is the same 4t65-e trans and gm needs to fix this for free there are many complaints and issue with the 2000 Buick Century,regals etc with this type of trans. And should be fixed right away before it becomes a costly repair or wreck! and the trans should be checked for any other failures. For free.
The contact owns a 2000 Buick Century. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the transmission would shift hard and cause the vehicle to jerk abnormally. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnosed that the pressure control solenoid was defective and needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 65,000 and the current mileage was 69,102. . . . Updated 07/06/12.
The contact owns a 2000 Buick Century. While driving approximately 25 mph on normal road conditions, the transmission exhibited an aggressive hard jolt when shifting from first to second gear or from second to third gear. The service engine soon warning indicator illuminated on the instrument panel and remained lit until the engine was turned off. The failure occurred intermittently. The vehicle was taken to a transmission shop and the mechanic stated that the solenoid valve in the transmission failed. The technician stated that the repair would cost $1,800. The failure mileage was 75,000 and current mileage was 78,000. Updated 5/26/09 updated 05/28/09.
Transmission problem on 2000 Buick Century according to internet reports many,many,many, owners experience the same problem with a solenoid problem internally.
Transmission problem, car was lurching into gear. Mechanic said bad tran. Codes. Shift solenoid bad and something else. Had to replace transmission and car only has 60,000 miles. Work done at aaa car care center.
The contact owns a 2000 Buick Century. While driving various speeds, the vehicle shifts hard between first, second, and third gears. The vehicle runs smoothly all other times. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer and they stated that the transmission solenoids needed to be rebuilt. The VIN, engine size, and powertrain were unknown. The current mileage was 45,000 and failure mileage was 40,000.
2000 Buick Century transmission shifts very hard causing vehicle to lurch. Intermittent problem. After checking online message boards found that this is a fairly common problem in 2000 Buick models, and that gm has refused to address the issue or offer a resolution out of pocket cost of getting a transmission valve and solenoid repaired is about $600. These issues are popping up anywhere between 30k and 80k miles, and these parts are parts that should last the life of the car and never be replaced. Ongoing problem.
- the contact owns a 2000 Buick Century with a current mileage of 70,200 miles. The transmission was hesitating in first gear. A mechanic at midway service center looked at the vehicle on 4-13-07 and the code p1811 for transmission shift valve was detected. The contact stated that he had the same problem on 10/18/2004 with a failure mileage of 51,570 miles. At the time, the dealer, jim stutzman, replaced the pc solenoid transmission shift valve part #10478146. Ak.
The contact owns a 2000 Buick Century. While driving 2-20 mph, the vehicle jerked extremely hard when shifting from one gear to another. The mechanic stated that the solenoid valve was defective. As of October 31, 2007, the dealer had not inspected or repaired the vehicle. The failure mileage was 80,000 and current mileage was 86,000. Updated 01-10-08. The consumer stated the vehicle fails to shift out of gear on the consistent basis. Updated 12/31/07.
Transmissions on american cars are messing up too early. My friend's Dodge caravan went out after the 36000 mile warranty, month later. Other cars the solenoid on upshifts 1-2 and 3-4 were causing harsh upshift problems on many cars. Old cars before 2000, transmissions did not fail for more than 10 years, today's model transmissions were causing problems the first 3-5 years. These problems on the 2002 Buick Century happened the last 3-5 years. 1. Harsh upshifts on transmission, 1-2 3-4. 2. Power windows, after 3 years, didn't work on rear windows and were to slow on the front windows. 3. Steering wheel stereo controls volume was never fixed after taking 5-10 times for repairs. These were thousands of dollars I was spending for 4-5 years of driving. If nothing was done about this I will be turning Toyota, camry. Your advice will very gladly be appreciated.
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Consumer letter in regards to reimbursement for all expenses incurred for repairs on the 2000 Buick Century. The pressure solenoid was the proximate cause of subsequent damages tot he intake system, brake lines and transmisison.
Two hundred miles away from home I started having tansmission problems on my 2000 Buick Century, limited edition, with 33,000 miles on it. Brought the car brand new and maintained it religiously. Shifting was extremely harsh. Did ok going 55 - 65 miles an hour on the freeway. Non freeway driving it went back to harsh shifting, whining engine, slow acceleration. Took it in to the dealer next am. Was told my car was out of warranty, and that pressure control solenoid valve needed to be replaced to the tune of $750. After talking with the assistant service manager, they agreed to a 50-50 split. However, I feel gm is solely responsible. They were aware of this two years ago. Fortunately, I wasn't stranded in the desert in 100 degrees temperature with my young grand children. It is my understanding that gm had issued a bulletin regarding this defective part. The pcs solenoids were made of a softer metal than the hole they ride in after a while they wear and start hanging up. The gm bulletin states, "slips, harsh shift or grage shifts, launch shudders, flares, erratic shifts and intermittent concerns, dtc p1811 or po748 set (replace pressure control solenoid valve assembly) #00-07-30-002b-(02/19/2002). ".
While drivingm, the transmission slipped as if it did not know what gear it should be in. Took vehicle to the dealer, but problem was not resolved. There was also a jerking motion displayed when shifting the gears up and or down. The p/c solenoid was replaced.
My car was experiencing an erratic, and harsh upshift when shifting from first, to second, and then to third gear. This problem was due to a faulty pressure control solenoid valve assembly. After investigating I found out that 17 different vehicles have this transmission with the same valve in it, that could have the same trouble. Gm has a file on this problem, shtml file=901351.
Vehicle had a delay in acceleration when taking off from a stop. Dealer replaced the pressure control solenoid that is located in the transmission.
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|Automatic Transmission problems||
|Transmission Solenoid problems||
|Power Train problems||
|Automatic Transmission Gear Indicator problems||
|Transmission Failure problems||
|Noises During Shifting problems||
|Manual Transmission Shift Pattern Indicator problems||
|Automatic Transmission Torque Converter problems||
|Vehicle Shudder problems||
|Automatic Transmission Column Shift problems||