20th Mar 2007, 20:11
16:54, it sounds to me like you have a clogged fuel filter. Most mechanics are clueless on how to diagnose a drivability problem if they hook a vehicle up to a scanner and it does not spit out a code. I doubt there is anything seriously wrong with the car. Of course there is no guarantee your problem is from the fuel filter, if it has not been changed yet, I would fully expect it to be giving you problems by now. Given the symptoms you described, and the presumed absence of a trouble code, the fuel filter would be the first thing I would check. Even if that is not the problem, I doubt it is anything serious. When troubleshooting, always check the basics first. Good luck.
16th Apr 2007, 13:44
My Buick had electrical problems. I found that the wires that run through the door were breaking off one-by-one. It's easily fixed and you don't have to take it to the shop. Simply cut through the hose covering the wires and extend any broken wires you find.
26th Oct 2007, 20:27
I bought my 1999 Buick Century new from the dealer with 9 miles on the odometer. It is a lemon. I have had nearly every problem I have read other people have had.
Minor problems: the bad power window switch (2001), a headlight that keeps burning out (and then causes the corresponding blinker to blink in fast mode) (2003), had the fuel tank leak checked (2007), when you shut off the car it wouldn't restart (2006), numerous spurious check engine lights (1999-2007), rear plate lights don't work & it isn't the bulb or fuse (?) (2007).
Major problems: replaced the valve in the transmission that keeps the pressure up for the over drive (2002), a couple years later (2004) had the transmission rebuilt, replaced the fuel pump (2006), taillights & dash lights are out and it isn't the fuse (2007).
I love the ride, but hate the unreliability - this is my one and only foray into a GM product. I'm going to drop this for a Lexus. GM loses $30K and Lexus gets $40K.
28th Jan 2009, 11:04
I have a 1999 Century, and when I have the key on and the engine off, I lose all power when I turn on the left turn indicator.
5th Oct 2010, 14:02
Hi. Just bought a 1999 Buick Century Custom with 166.000Kms for 2300.00 out the door. All of these problems that have been mentioned; 2/3 of the problems are actually not that hard to fix, it's a GM.
Now on the other hand, just sold my 1989 BMW 325i. Excellent car, but the parts are killer.
Going to love my Buick.
26th Aug 2006, 17:18
I bought a Buick Century 1999. There is a high noise level when the windows are closed. It is impossible to open the windows, as the vibrating sound is deafening.