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#9 of 32 1994 Buick Century Brake Problems
Aug 12, 2007 (11:48 am)
I own a 1994 Buick Century. I have experienced intermittent complete brake loss, usually when driving a slow pace, which is quite fortunate! I have taken it to a few Buick Dealers, other mechanics and no one can tell me what the problem is. They drive it around and it does not happen. They have looked at everything under the hood and can not tell me why it continues to happen. I have stopped driving it for fear it will happen again, which it will, and I don't want to hurt anyone, or myself! Can someone tell me why this could be happening??? The only thing that has happened is the antilock brake light goes on. This was checked out by a dealer and told me it was nothing but a minor electrical short but had nothing to do with me loosing the brakes. The brakes go all the way to the bottom and then when I pump they come back. I have been extremely lucky but, I need help!!! Can anyone give me advice????? Buick has no answers and no mechanic can tell me either???? I am at a complete loss!.....PLEASE HELP!
#10 of 32 Re: LEFT FRONT WHEEL BRAKE NOT RELEASING 
Oct 26, 2007 (8:34 am)
what did you do to fix your issue, I have a 1992 century doing the same thing. The brake lines have been replaced, (thought it might be a collapsed line) but the issue persists. the antilock valve body is next thing in line. I'm hoping for something else to have gone bad (a new one is $650-800)thanks!
#11 of 32 Re: LEFT FRONT WHEEL BRAKE NOT RELEASING [jheinze]
Oct 26, 2007 (5:30 pm)
I REPLACED THE ABS SYSTEM AND THAT SOLVED THE PROBLEM. I JUST GOT A USED ONE OUT OF A SALVAGE YARD FOR 80.00 AND THAT'S ALL IT TOOK. GOOD LUCK.......TOM.
#12 of 32 Re: brake problem [frogger14]
Sep 27, 2008 (5:21 am)
I also have a 2002 Buick Century with a "No traction" light warning. Ater 3 tries of taking it to a Service center, who advised me that it was in the wheel bearing sensor.(which they supposedly replaced). The problem keeps reappearing.When I make a slow left turn, I hear a buzzing noise and it seems like the brakes want to lock up. I am afraid to drive it in the city. However it does not happen when on a highway with no slow turns. I'm frustrated. I'm hearing that this model has frequent brake probloems. Can anyone help?
#13 of 32 Buick Century Brake Squeal
Oct 15, 2008 (8:45 am)
My 2003 Buick Century is perfect in every way otherwise, but damp weather makes the (rear, I think) brakes squeal terribly for the first few stops.
The mechanic does not seem worried but the sound makes me cringe, I dread the sound and the looks I get from others who hear the gosh-awful noise.
The other day I met someone with the same model and he has the same problem.
Suggestions? Solutions? Thanks for any advice.
#14 of 32 Brake Warning Light
Nov 13, 2008 (7:26 am)
I recently took my '95 Century in for an oil change, and when I started it after my brake light came on and stayed on. I checked the fluid level and topped it off, but then the next day the light came back on. My ABS light has been on sine I got the car 6 months ago, I don't know if they are related. Could something have happened while I was getting my oil changed? There was not a problem (to my knowledge) before this.
#15 of 32 Re: Brake Warning Light [themb]
Dec 19, 2008 (8:44 am)
I have the same issue with a '97 Century with the brake warning light on intermittently at first, now most of the time. But I do not have an ABS light on. This has been happening for approximately a month now. Would appreciate anything ideas on this.
#16 of 32 Re: Buick Century Brake Squeal [achybraky]
Jan 28, 2009 (2:06 pm)
Mine has the same exact problem as achybraky. It's terrible. I have to drive about 3 blocks using the brakes off and on before I can depend on them being there when I need them. Mine used to only have the problem during rain or if it was really humid, now it happens almost every time I get in the car.
#17 of 32 2002 Buick Century Rusted Brake Line
Apr 25, 2009 (6:02 am)
Mom's car has only 45,000 miles.The brake line rusted out.Anyone else have this problem?
#18 of 32 HELP Buick 1994 intermittent loss of brakes!
Jun 25, 2009 (5:43 pm)
1. I loose my brakes intermittently. I am usually going slow (Thank God!) but I just pump them and they come back. I never know when it is going to happen. I have had it checked with numerous dealers and know one can find a problem. CAN ANYONE HELP!!
Also, I was just told I needed new front struts and an o-ring (not sure of the name) the ring that holds the muffler in place in rear of car, to keep it from going back and forth. Also had a tire replaced, some mechanic put the wrong size on the car! He put a 195 instead of 185. Anyway, Now my car has a low grinding sound coming from the back. And, it does not drive as smooth as it did. The car has 65M miles... my brother thinks I got taken. Any advise on these issues?? Appreciate any help! Thanks!