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Buick Century, Brakes, Sedan
#3 of 19 reply to #2
Jun 09, 2002 (3:52 am)
I think i've been through both 1 & 2 it seems they'll tell me they've cleaned and adjusted the brakes and I should be all set however later in the day the squeal returns, is it possible that the brake shoes or the drums themselves could have a manufactor defect to cause such squeal? Should I have the dealer replace the brake shoes?
I was even told to do a few hard stops which I tried and that didn't even get rid of the squeal.
I've had other GM vehicles in the past and this is the first time i've come across such issues, has anyone else had any problems or related issues on the 2002 Buick Century?
#5 of 19 RE: 2002 Century Bbrinley
Jul 18, 2002 (2:45 am)
Are they saying whats wrong with your 2002 Buick Century? how did it die actually?
#7 of 19 RE: Bbrinley
Jul 20, 2002 (6:43 pm)
Now that sounds like a lemon Century, i'm beginning to think I may have a lemon as well with the dash noises
#8 of 19 absolutely, dash noises are a safety defect ;)
Jul 20, 2002 (9:10 pm)
you've got something very slightly munged in the dash, perhaps the assembler leaned real hard on a corner to get it into your car and a spring clip is sprung wide. if you can't get a real wiggle out of anything to go with the noise, stick a chunk of foam rubber weatherstripping material anyplace you think two parts might be rubbing that aren't supposed to.
unless it falls off, or sways two inches on curves, it's going to be REAL hard to get the dealer's interest on that one.
#9 of 19 Dealer can't duplicate
Jul 21, 2002 (4:21 pm)
I've been to a few dealerships and none of them can duplicate the dash board noise, I can hear it however they cannot, ive driven other buick century's and a regal that didn't have any dash board noise. I didn't want to put in a lot of time and effort to fix it myself.
#10 of 19 Where should I start?
Jul 30, 2002 (2:04 pm)
I bought my Century (2002 Limited Special Edition) last September 2001. I immediately had it in the shop for a new headliner and a new back window (the triangle shaped ones) that was scratched. More problems ensued...I came out one day to find my car dead. The cause? The passenger vanity mirror was not shutting properly to turn the light off. It had slowly drained the battery the life of the car. Then my CD player was skipping - that took a week to fix while I drove around with a hole in my dash. Then, I came out one to day to find my radio dead. I noticed that night my interior lights weren't working. I took it into the shop, and I forget what it was, but it was a device that controls your radio, windows (yes - those were apparently not working as well!!), and interior lights. They fixed it and before I got the car back, all of that went out again! They had to remove the headliner and replace a fuse. I've barely had the car a year, and it's been in the shop 5 times or more. I love the car...but the problems are a complete headache.
#11 of 19 Century Problems
Jul 30, 2002 (7:05 pm)
At least i'm not the only one who's been having problems with the Buick Century, I would have thought Buick quality would be a higher standard above some of the other GM lines and other manufactors.
#12 of 19 2000 Century problems
Aug 18, 2002 (8:13 pm)
We have a 2000 Buick Century that "ticked" when cold starting, which progressively worsened over time. After the dealership told us that all Buicks do that and it was normal, we confronted them with a technical service bulletin, so the dealership took the whole motor out and replaced the pistons. Now 1500 miles after the pistons were replaced, the car is missing/hesitating when leaving stop signs, and at highway speeds it's missing horrible, and now the check engine light is one. With only about 2500 miles left to the warranty, we suspect the problem was caused when they replaced the pistons. Any suggestions as to what the problem is, or how to get the dealership to fix the problem, or make sure our rights our protected after the 36000 warranty is gone?