fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
13,067 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

The NHTSA is the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints can be spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem. See the Back button — blue bar at the very top of the page — to explore more.

Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 1996 Buick Century:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

problem #2

Oct 012003

(reported on)


  • 26,134 miles
The vehicle's front end and steering wheel experienced severe vibrations at speeds exceeding 70 mph. The consumer purchased four new Michelin tire but they did not correct the vibration problem. The gear selector became stuck in the park position periodically. The dealer was unable to duplicate the problem.

- Sarasota, FL, USA

problem #1

Mar 131996


  • miles
Auto-tran: Vehicle suddenly loses power while driving uphill or while passing, lurches forward when started in park, tries to lurch backward while in reverse, jumps forward at high speed in drive position, nearly caused an accident. Also when went to have vehicle inspected it was found that a wheel alignment was needed and there was a fuel leak.

- Ada, OK, USA