5th Gen (1982 – 1982) Buick Century Problems

The 5th generation of the Century has a cumulative PainRank™ of 0.28. That can be compared against other Buick generations. Shopping for a Buick? This generation is generally a good bet.

Owners of the 1982–1982 Century model years have sent in 36 complaints on CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most common below. Most are about the engine (50%) followed by the fuel system (22%) and the electrical (8%).

Comparing Years in This Generation

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Buick model years.

Watch out for the 1995 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Reliability PainRank (?)
1996 2
0.52
1995 7
2.08
1994 2
0.38
1993 10
2.02
1992 4
0.75
1991 3
0.46
1990 4
0.49
1989 3
0.4
1988 1
0.28
1987 0
0.0
1986 1
0.12
1982 1
0.28

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