The front struts may show signs of wear, or be excessively bouncy ride at freeway speeds. This may begin to occur at around 75,000 miles.
Problems for specific Buick Century years:
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Most reported Buick Century problems
The steering may develop a clunk type noise from the upper intermediate steering shaft. Our technicians tell us that you should check with your local GM dealer to find out what the latest repair is for this condition.
The display on the heater and AC control panel may become dim or go completely blank. Our technicians tell us the control panel must be replaced to correct this fault.
One or more power window switch may fail. The affected window may work intermittently before failing completely.
The steering rack may fail causing the steering to become hard to turn.
The outer tie rod ends on the steering linkage may wear causing excessive free play in the steering and uneven tire wear. If the worn tie rod ends are replaced, the wheel alignment should be checked and adjusted as necessary.
When the heater only works on high, the most common problem is a blower motor resistor. The correct repair is to replace it with a new resistor.
A ticking noise may develop from the engine due to a cracked exhaust manifold. Damaged exhaust manifolds will require replacement to correct this issue.
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.
Fuel injectors can short-circuit electrically causing a rougher than normal idle and reduced performance.