What's Wrong with the Buick Century?

Century owners have made 326 complaints to CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most active below. Most are about the engine (26%), followed by the windows (18%) and the electrical (9%).

Want more information about these problems? Clicking on the link will bring you over to CarComplaints.com for additional details. While you're there, add your own complaints about the Century.

Comparing Century Generations

Watch out for the 6th generation's (1999–2005) 8.07 PainRank™, which is the worst of 2 generations. Looking for a year-to-year comparison? We've got that too.

Generation Model Years Reliability Complaints PainRank (?)
6th Gen Century 1999–2005
290 8.07
5th Gen Century 1982–1982
36 0.28

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The Worst Century Years

This bar chart shows the seven years with the highest complaint volume. Clicking on the year will take you to their problem pages on CarComplaints.com.

But wait, there's more ... outside of the top seven, there's the 1995 (7), 2004 (6), 2005 (4), 1990 (4), 1992 (4), 1997 (3), 1989 (3), 1991 (3), 1994 (2), 1996 (2), 1988 (1), 1986 (1), 1982 (1), and 1987 (0).