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

It seems my dim lights are not working.What could be the problem. (1 answer)

My bright lights work and my flashers work. All rear lights work as well.

can the transmission be repaired? I've been told by 2 repair shops no (3 answers)

The car will go in reverse & 1 and 2 but not in Drive or 3. There's 166,000 miles on it. I've been told twice that the transmission on these Buicks are not repairable & it will have to be replaced. blue value = $995. transmission=$1450. whats the smart thing to do?

Other than the resistor, what else could cause my heater to only work on high se (1 answer)

Other than the resistor, what else could cause my heater to only work on high setting in my '99 Buick century custom?

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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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