Buick Century Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Buick Century
Buick Century Problems
The intake manifold gasket may develop and external engine oil or coolant leak. In some cases, an internal coolant leak may occur causing coolant to mix with the engine oil. Our technicians tell us that operating the engine with a coolant/oil mix can result in internal engine damage. Replacing the intake manifold gasket should correct these leaks.
A coolant leak may develop from the water pump. The engine may overheat as a result of the coolant loss. A leaking water pump should be replaced.
One or more power window switch may fail. The affected window may work intermittently before failing completely.
Buick Century Questions
My mechanic hard wired my cooling fan because I run a mail route. But it has quit and been replaced 3 times in 6 months. He says it should last longer than that, but doesn't know why it won't. Is there another way to pull heat out of the engine compartment?
It starts up fine and then the engine light comes on and then after a while it stalls at any speed and then starts up 1st try but it stalls at high speeds on the freeway and it is HARD to steer and stop it so it is dangerous. We have replaced the alternator,
I need help ASAP since my children are driving the car on the highway at 70mph and it stalls.
Buick Century Recalls
The air bag warning label on the sun visors does not comply with required size and content guidelines. GM mailed customers a new label to install on their visors.
The side air bag inflator may separate from the air bag module during deployment. This may cause reduced protection and injury to occupants. Dealers will replace the side impact air bag module.
Buick Century Reviews
My grandfather bought this car brand new in 96' and did nothing more than the usual tune ups, oil changes, brakes, tires belts, etc... Sadly he passed away in 2007 and the car was left to me with approx. 92,000 miles on it. There is now around 98,000 on it and is in excellent shape other than a few dents and dings that I caused lol. Overall thought, I think this is an excellent car and would re...
As many problems as I've had with this car, I just can't seem to part with it! I've had the intake manifold gasket done twice, and the transmission just conked out on me for the second time. Still, I'm wrestling with getting rid of it. It handles like a dream, especially in snow, the engine still has a lot of pep to it, and with regular maintenance, it has had few problems in the 5 years I've h...
What would make a 2005 Buick Century leak gas out on the carburator intake every now and then?