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  Safety Recalls of Buick Century Vehicles

There have been 55 safety recalls for the Buick Century. The most recent recalls are shown below. Table 1 and Table 2 show the historical recalls and the recall statistics by the model year of the Buick Century.

NHTSA Recall #: 99V356000; Dec. 17, 1999

Driver visibility may be impaired increasing the risk of a crash.

Recalled Vehicles: 1998 Buick Century, 1999 Buick Century, 1998 Buick Regal, 1999 Buick Regal
Component: EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS
Recall Summary: Vehicle description: passenger vehicles. These vehicles do not conform to the requirements of fmvss no. 108, "lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment. " the vertical head lamp adjusting device may not be calibrated properly. ... Details of this recall goto detail
NHTSA Recall #: 99V348000; Dec. 16, 1999

Driver visibility could be reduced, increasing the risk of a crash.

Recalled Vehicles: 1997 Buick Century, 1997 Buick Regal, 1997 Pontiac Grand Prix
Component: VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER:LINKAGES
Recall Summary: Vehicle description: passenger vehicles. The windshield wipers may stop working due to a separation between the drive pin and crescent in the crank arm assembly. ... Details of this recall goto detail
NHTSA Recall #: 99V170000; Jul. 9, 1999

This short can cause extreme heating of the flexible brake pipe where it can melt a nearby flexible plastic fuel hose, which could result in an underhood fire.

Recalled Vehicles: 1999 Buick Century, 1999 Buick Regal
Component: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK
Recall Summary: Some of these vehicles with the key in the "on" position, exhibit a condition in which the antilock brake system (abs) motor shorts to its case and grounds through a flexible brake fluid pipe. ... Details of this recall goto detail
NHTSA Recall #: 98V102000; May. 15, 1998

If the headlamp assemblies are replaced, customers may not be able to properly aim the headlights.

Recalled Vehicles: 1997 Buick Century, 1998 Buick Century, 1997 Buick Regal, 1998 Buick Regal, 1999 Oldsmobile Intrigue
Component: EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS
Recall Summary: Vehicle description: passenger vehicles. The owner manuals do not contain the requirement information pertaining to the vehicle headlamp aiming device. This does not comply with requirements of fmvss no. 108, "lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment. "... Details of this recall goto detail
NHTSA Recall #: 95V173000; Sep. 15, 1995

Consequence of non-compliance: in a collison, stress can cause the attachment metal to tear and allow the anchorage to separate from the body of the vehicle. The safety belt may not protect an occupant in the event of a vehicle crash.

Recalled Vehicles: 1989 Buick Century, 1990 Buick Century, 1991 Buick Century, 1992 Buick Century, 1993 Buick Century, 1994 Buick Century, 1995 Buick Century, 1996 Buick Century, 1989 Chevrolet Celebrity, 1990 Chevrolet Celebrity, 1989 Oldsmobile Ciera, 1990 Oldsmobile Ciera, 1994 Oldsmobile Ciera, 1995 Oldsmobile Ciera, 1996 Oldsmobile Ciera, 1991 Oldsmobile Cutlass, 1992 Oldsmobile Cutlass, 1993 Oldsmobile Cutlass, 1989 Pontiac 6000, 1990 Pontiac 6000, 1991 Pontiac 6000
Component: SEAT BELTS:FRONT:ANCHORAGE
Recall Summary: These vehicles were assembled with rear outboard safety belt anchorages that may not withstand the required load. This does not comply with fmvss no. 210, "seat belt assembly anchorages. "... Details of this recall goto detail
Table 1. Historical Recalls of Buick Century Vehicles
Date Component Vehicle Affected
Aug. 10, 2004   Exterior Lighting:headlights 199,793
Apr. 6, 2001   Seat Belt 116,007
Nov. 13, 2000   Air Bags:side/window 12
Aug. 7, 2000   Seat Belt 156,305
Jun. 16, 2000   Fuel System, Gasoline:storage:tank Assembly:filler Pipe And Cap 248
May. 17, 2000   Service Brakes, Hydraulic:foundation Components:drum 18,754
Dec. 17, 1999   Exterior Lighting:headlights 411,880
Dec. 16, 1999   Visibility:windshield Wiper/washer:linkages 155,149
Jul. 9, 1999   Service Brakes, Hydraulic:antilock 168,559
May. 15, 1998   Exterior Lighting:headlights 149,342
Sep. 15, 1995   Seat Belts:front:anchorage 2,216,325
Oct. 4, 1994   Steering:linkages:knuckle:spindle:arm 206
Aug. 31, 1994   Latches/locks/linkages:doors:latch 139,542
Jan. 12, 1994   Vehicle Speed Control:springs 49,047
Jan. 8, 1994   Vehicle Speed Control:cables 10,646
Sep. 27, 1993   Vehicle Speed Control 579
Jul. 21, 1993   Service Brakes, Hydraulic:foundation Components:hoses, Lines/piping, And Fittings 2,848
Sep. 1, 1992   Seats:front Assembly:recliner 319,181
May. 11, 1992   Electrical System:wiring 33
Dec. 6, 1991   Power Train:automatic Transmission 10,141
Oct. 18, 1988   Fuel System, Gasoline:delivery:hoses, Lines/piping, And Fittings 27,369
Apr. 1, 1988   Suspension:front:control Arm:lower Arm 3,428
Jan. 20, 1988   Seat Belt 6,083
May. 13, 1986   Electrical System:wiring: Rear Compartment/trunk 197
Oct. 4, 1985   Electrical System:alternator/generator/regulator 772
Aug. 14, 1985   Service Brakes, Hydraulic:foundation Components:drum 3,192
Apr. 29, 1985   Service Brakes, Hydraulic:foundation Components:drum:wheel Cylinders 1,810,000
Mar. 29, 1985   Fuel System, Gasoline:delivery:hoses, Lines/piping, And Fittings 121,095
Nov. 24, 1984   Power Train:axle Assembly:axle Shaft 3,100,000
Feb. 6, 1984   Seats:front Assembly:recliner 76,586
Oct. 13, 1983   Service Brakes, Hydraulic:foundation Components:differential Proportional Valve 352,036
Jan. 1, 1983   Service Brakes, Hydraulic:foundation Components:hoses, Lines/piping, And Fittings 15,495
Mar. 8, 1982   Fuel System, Gasoline:storage:tank Assembly:filler Pipe And Cap 519,329
Mar. 23, 1981   Wheels:center Section 6,690
Feb. 25, 1981   Suspension:rear 5,821,160
Feb. 11, 1981   Visibility:glass, Side/rear 67,350
Jan. 13, 1981   Wheel 17
Sep. 18, 1979   Power Train:automatic Transmission:lever And Linkage:floor Shift 55
Sep. 12, 1979   Suspension:rear 227
Jul. 23, 1979   Suspension:front:wheel Bearing 1,896,222
Jun. 6, 1979   Exterior Lighting:brake Lights:switch 15,328
Jun. 13, 1978   Power Train:axle Assembly:axle Shaft 265,068
Jun. 13, 1978   Engine And Engine Cooling:cooling System:fan 333,619
Jan. 24, 1978   Equipment:other:labels 100
Sep. 21, 1976   Electrical System:wiring:front Underhood 505
Sep. 7, 1976   Steering:wheel And Handle Bar 55,564
Feb. 10, 1976   Power Train:automatic Transmission:gear Position Indication (prndl) 3,011
Dec. 19, 1975   Service Brakes, Hydraulic:foundation Components:differential Proportional Valve 39,278
Feb. 19, 1975   Power Train:axle Assembly:axle Shaft 220,982
Sep. 4, 1974   Vehicle Speed Control 2,562
Feb. 15, 1974   Service Brakes, Hydraulic:power Assist:vacuum 1,218,387
Jan. 25, 1974   Seat Belts:front:retractor 26,421
Dec. 27, 1973   Suspension:front:control Arm:upper Arm 782,111
Jul. 16, 1973   Service Brakes, Hydraulic:foundation Components:master Cylinder 3,094
Nov. 14, 1972   Steering:linkages 155,418


Table 2. Recall Statistics of Buick Century Model Years
Model# Recalls
2001 Buick Century 3
2000 Buick Century 5
1999 Buick Century 3
1998 Buick Century 2
1997 Buick Century 2
1996 Buick Century 1
1995 Buick Century 1
1994 Buick Century 6
1993 Buick Century 2
1992 Buick Century 3
1991 Buick Century 2
1990 Buick Century 2
1989 Buick Century 1
1988 Buick Century 3
1986 Buick Century 2
1984 Buick Century 3
1983 Buick Century 1
1982 Buick Century 2
1981 Buick Century 3
1980 Buick Century 5
1979 Buick Century 5
1978 Buick Century 6
1977 Buick Century 3
1976 Buick Century 2
1975 Buick Century 2
1974 Buick Century 2
1973 Buick Century 3