Power Window Switch May Fail on Buick Century

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

RepairPal Verified
Average mileage: 106,847 (26,000–190,000)
14 model years affected: 1990, 1991, 1994, 1995, more1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005
128 people reported this problem
Get Your Car Fixed at a RepairPal Certified Shop.
We certify shops based on expertise, quality work, and verified customer reviews
Viewing 1 - 20 of 75 problem details
I bought a used car, the power switch for the driver side failed, few days ago,it worked for 2 days but when I tried the third day, the window didn't get down. The other 3 windows are working properly. So what should I do to fix? Thanks
Currently none of my windows work in my Buick Century Limited. I have tried to replace the window motors, but this has failed to work as well. I am worried there might be some other kind of electrical issue going on. Anyone else have this problem?
1999 Buick Century 140,000 mi,
First my driver's side window failed. Had a mechanic replace the entire assembly. Worked for about 2 months, but during that time, both rear windows failed. Now all four windows have failed. I'm hesitant to spend the $800-$1000 to fix them all, after having the driver's side fail. Is it the assembly that is failing or some electrical issue we're missing.
2003 Buick Century 165,000 mi,
My dad used to own this car, & he said his windows would get stuck up/down & roll up/down themselves. & all he had to do was clean the sensors under the buttons. Now, I own the car & for a year now, they would randomly get stuck & i'd let them sick for 5 minutes & they'd work fine. A month ago, it wouldn't roll up for a day. Now, they are stuck up completely. & My AC is shotty so I NEED my windows to work. Going to TRY to clean the senors after work.
2000 Buick Century 64,000 mi,
driver side window rolls down on its own
1999 Buick Century 64,000 mi,
driver side passenger window broke. Looking at how to repair.
1999 Buick Century 130,000 mi,
switch works sometimes sometimes not sometimes leaving window down visa versa replace switch several time same problem w new !
2003 Buick Century 129,000 mi,
windows only would go up and down sometimes at first. it got worse and worse and now they are stuck down I replaced the window switch once and it fixed the problem for a little while now the same thing junk they obviously need a recall on these.
None of the power windows work properly. Sometimes there is a noise in the switch or motor when a switch is pressed.
2002 Buick Century 150,000 mi,
When I turn off the car the driver-side window rolls down. Sometimes it will roll back up when I push the button and sometimes it will not. I have not found as solution as this problem just started.
2001 Buick Century 100,000 mi,
Same thing sometimes the window will not go down
2003 Buick Century 145,000 mi,
3 windows stop working,tried to slam the doors in the hope that motors will work.nothing happened.Buick should recall centuries
2000 Buick Century 105,000 mi,
My windows were having on and off problems. The problem was dirt in the switches. Used can air cleaner for computer keyboards. Problem was solved. Use it all the switches and the light switch (a common problem on Buicks)they do not stick anymore.
None of my windows are coming down when i press the window down button i just hear a buzzing sound
1999 Buick Century 69,000 mi,
The power windows work intermittently. The driver's side switch seems to be the issue, rather than the window motors. Either none of the windows work or they all work.
The drivers side front window rolls down slowly to where it barely rolls up or down and I have to continually push the power button for it to work
Front window started sticking then stopped other three followed now those last three stock half way down
1999 Buick Century 130,000 mi,
Just replace regulator,and replaced switch last year, now no windows will let down buzzing noise when attempting to let driver window down
2001 Buick Century 117,000 mi,
My rear passenger window would not roll back up and when you tried to, it would slowly slide back down. I ended up sticking a 2x4 in the door to make sure it won't roll back down. If I didn't have power windows, it would be so much easier! Hopefully it doesn't happen with my other doors.
2005 Buick Century 152,000 mi,
Window will go up but only goes down when it wants too.