Buick Century Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Buick Century

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Buick Century Problems

Intake Manifold Gasket May Leak Coolant or Engine Oil

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.

Power Window Switch May Fail

One or more power window switch may fail. The affected window may work intermittently before failing completely.

Erratic Shifting of the Automatic Transmission

The transmission pressure control solenoid may fail causing erratic shifting. Our technicians tell us that partial dis-assembly of the transmission is necessary to replace a failed pressure control solenoid.

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Buick Century Questions

Starter good battery good but can't figure out why it won't turn over to start (1 answer)

Checked fuses and everything

what size is the power steering high pressure hose (2 answers)

i need to replace the high pressure power steering hose and i need to know the size of it and the fittings

So my car will reverse but won't drive while its in drive? (1 answer)

My car will reverse but won't drive in drive, my coworker told me to add a whole bottle of stop slip? To it and see if that helps ? Anybody use that stuff before and does it work ? Or should I jus get a new transmission?

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Buick Century Recalls

Recall 04V375000
CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES DO NOT CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, "LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT." SOME OF THESE VEHICLES DO NOT MEET THE OVERHEAD SIGN ILLUMINATION REQUIREMENTS.
GM Recalls 2000-2001 Models Due to Faulty Air Bag Label

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.

2000-2001 Buick Century, Regal, and Chevrolet Impala Models Recalled Due to Side Air Bag Defect

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.

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Buick Century Reviews

I purchased this vehicle in April 2003 with 11,000 miles. It has held up well, however, it apprears that this year model was plagued with power window problems. Same with my '03 Century. The electrical seems to have evolved, now the left rear door is always locked, no power to the locking motor and the odometer area bulb operates occasionally, the last time it lit up the odometer read 168,00...
I use for delivering mail around neighborhoods. It's a well built solid car the 3.8L motor is peppy the Buick is more efficient around winding roads it's so crisp with being a six passenger car. Overall my Buick is in wonderful shape dependable lasting still rides very smooth on roads really pleased with this car. It's flawless plenty of room running like brand new gets estimated of 23mpg just ...
Good quality car. No problems very excellent on highway.

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