1996 BUICK Century

These recalls apply to the make, model, and year of your car – and should be fixed as soon as possible.

2 Recalls for 1996 BUICK Century

Recall Date Component Summary
September 15, 1995 SEAT BELTS:FRONT:ANCHORAGE

THESE VEHICLES WERE ASSEMBLED WITH REAR OUTBOARD SAFETY BELT ANCHORAGES THAT MAY NOT WITHSTAND THE REQUIRED LOAD. THIS DOES NOT COMPLY WITH FMVSS NO.210, “SEAT BELT ASSEMBLY ANCHORAGES.”

Remedy:

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE EXISTING ANCHOR BOLTS WITH A NEW SHOULDER BOLT AND THREAD LOCKING ADHESIVE. ADDITIONALLY, NOISE CONTROL PATCHES WILL BE APPLIED AT EACH ANCHORAGE.

March 12, 2007 FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY:PRESSURE RELIEF DEVICES

CERTAIN DELPHI FUEL PRESSURE REGULATORS, P/NOS. FP10020-11B1, FP10026-11B1, AND FP10027-11B1, SOLD AFTER JANUARY 9, 2007, AS AFTERMARKET EQUIPMENT FOR VARIOUS PASSENGER VEHICLES LISTED ABOVE. THE UNIVERSAL PRESSURE REGULATORS (UPR) WERE PRODUCED WITHOUT AN O’RING AND RETAINER.

Remedy:

DELPHI WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND REPLACE THE UPR FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON APRIL 23, 2007. OWNERS CAN CONTACT DELPHI AT 877-411-8770.

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4 Complaints sent to the Center for Auto Safety for 1996 BUICK Century

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Date Component  
power options (window/door/seat/roof)
transmission
transmission
engine

92 Complaints submitted to NHTSA for 1996 BUICK Century

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Date Component  
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 507578
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE
ODI Number: 562500
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY
ODI Number: 801100
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK/TRACTION CONTROL/ELECTRONIC LIMITED SLIP
ODI Number: 863000
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
ODI Number: 10606448
FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
ODI Number: 10510943
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
ODI Number: 10407363
SEAT BELTS
ODI Number: 10268378
STEERING | SUSPENSION:FRONT
ODI Number: 10239849
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH
ODI Number: 10220312
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
ODI Number: 10095409
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
ODI Number: 10087882
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
ODI Number: 10075373
STEERING:RACK AND PINION
ODI Number: 10072649
POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 10069527
POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 10070048
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK/TRACTION CONTROL/ELECTRONIC LIMITED SLIP
ODI Number: 10064441
STEERING:RACK AND PINION
ODI Number: 10064780
STRUCTURE:BODY
ODI Number: 10055249
STEERING:HYDRAULIC POWER ASSIST:HOSE, PIPING, AND CONNECTIONS
ODI Number: 10054132
STEERING:HYDRAULIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM
ODI Number: 10054126
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10042720
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION | SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 10042128
VISIBILITY:GLASS, SIDE/REAR
ODI Number: 10014845
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
ODI Number: 10016014
INTERIOR LIGHTING
ODI Number: 9001830
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE
ODI Number: 8008744
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 8008740
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
ODI Number: 8004645
SUSPENSION:FRONT
ODI Number: 984240
VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER
ODI Number: 898966
STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR
ODI Number: 894605
VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD
ODI Number: 878088
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS
ODI Number: 866777
SUSPENSION:FRONT
ODI Number: 857873
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL | SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK/TRACTION CONTROL/ELECTRONIC LIMITED SLIP
ODI Number: 848023
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 846879
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 848788
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:LINKAGES
ODI Number: 851557
STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR
ODI Number: 851167
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE
ODI Number: 849099
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE
ODI Number: 845277
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DRUM:DRUM
ODI Number: 839835
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:ALTERNATOR/GENERATOR/REGULATOR | SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK/TRACTION CONTROL/ELECTRONIC LIMITED SLIP
ODI Number: 843870
STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR
ODI Number: 834086
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE
ODI Number: 832672
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION
ODI Number: 829080
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM
ODI Number: 824096
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:ACCELERATOR PEDAL
ODI Number: 816581
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:HOOD:LATCH
ODI Number: 819397
VISIBILITY:GLASS, SIDE/REAR
ODI Number: 816124
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE | SUSPENSION | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 805121
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:MODULE | SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC:PADS | SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC:ROTOR
ODI Number: 801145
STEERING:RACK AND PINION
ODI Number: 756353
STEERING:RACK AND PINION
ODI Number: 753262
STEERING:RACK AND PINION
ODI Number: 733896
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY
ODI Number: 727683
STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR | SUSPENSION:FRONT | VISIBILITY:POWER WINDOW DEVICES AND CONTROLS | VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER
ODI Number: 719524
PARKING BRAKE
ODI Number: 605147
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM
ODI Number: 604977
INTERIOR LIGHTING
ODI Number: 604830
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:LEVER AND LINKAGE:COLUMN SHIFT
ODI Number: 604830
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:FUEL PUMP
ODI Number: 603220
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 604192
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:SWITCH
ODI Number: 604702
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
ODI Number: 604702
VISIBILITY:GLASS, SIDE/REAR
ODI Number: 604702
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 604702
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:TURN SIGNAL:FLASHER UNIT
ODI Number: 604702
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 602599
STRUCTURE:BODY:HOOD
ODI Number: 602599
VISIBILITY:GLASS, SIDE/REAR
ODI Number: 559436
STRUCTURE:BODY | STRUCTURE:BODY
ODI Number: 559436
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK/TRACTION CONTROL/ELECTRONIC LIMITED SLIP | SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK/TRACTION CONTROL/ELECTRONIC LIMITED SLIP
ODI Number: 559436
VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER
ODI Number: 559436
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL
ODI Number: 559436
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS | SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 556802
SEAT BELTS:FRONT:ANCHORAGE | SEAT BELTS:FRONT:ANCHORAGE
ODI Number: 549532
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK/TRACTION CONTROL/ELECTRONIC LIMITED SLIP
ODI Number: 543559
STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR
ODI Number: 542638
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:12V/24V/48V BATTERY
ODI Number: 542638
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL
ODI Number: 542638
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 540968
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 536889
STEERING
ODI Number: 535108
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS
ODI Number: 535108
VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD
ODI Number: 529849
SUSPENSION:FRONT
ODI Number: 524954
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE
ODI Number: 523510
EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:RADIO/TAPE DECK/CD ETC.
ODI Number: 519293
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:FUEL PUMP
ODI Number: 519457
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 519336
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0 Investigations for 1996 BUICK Century

Date Opened Date Closed Component  
Manufacturers tell dealers about repairs for on your car. But they won’t tell you – unless you know to ask. Knowledge is power.

28 Service Alerts for 1996 BUICK Century

Date Description
November 22, 2019 353100 EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:ANTI-THEFT DEVICES

This Preliminary Information communication provides information to the technician on how to unlock radios that are Delco TheftLock. Technician will use the radio to get the scrambled code. Technician will need to contact the radio unlock ce

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November 22, 2019 353400 EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:RADIO/TAPE DECK/CD ETC.

This Preliminary Information communication provides information to the technician on how to unlock radios that are Delco TheftLock. Technician will use the radio to get the scrambled code. Technician will need to contact the radio unlock ce

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September 5, 2019 350000 EQUIPMENT

This Preliminary Information communication provides information to the technician on how to unlock radios that are Delco TheftLock. Technician will use the radio to get the scrambled code. Technician will need to contact the radio unlock ce

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September 20, 2017 070000 FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

This Preliminary Information communicates to the dealer the process for downloading or updating operating software for the Tire Pressure Monitor, Active Fuel Injector tester, multi media tester, PICO Scope, GR8 starting/charging tester and

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September 20, 2017 199000 TIRES:PRESSURE MONITORING AND REGULATING SYSTEMS

This Preliminary Information communicates to the dealer the process for downloading or updating operating software for the Tire Pressure Monitor, Active Fuel Injector tester, multi media tester, PICO Scope, GR8 starting/charging tester and

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September 20, 2017 350000 EQUIPMENT

This Preliminary Information communicates to the dealer the process for downloading or updating operating software for the Tire Pressure Monitor, Active Fuel Injector tester, multi media tester, PICO Scope, GR8 starting/charging tester and

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September 20, 2017 118000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:SOFTWARE

This Preliminary Information communicates to the dealer the process for downloading or updating operating software for the Tire Pressure Monitor, Active Fuel Injector tester, multi media tester, PICO Scope, GR8 starting/charging tester and

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May 31, 2018 350000 EQUIPMENT

This Preliminary Information communication provides information to the technician on how to unlock radios that are Delco Theft Lock. Technician will use the radio to get the scrambled code. Technician will need to contact the radio unlock c

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May 31, 2018 353400 EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:RADIO/TAPE DECK/CD ETC.

This Preliminary Information communication provides information to the technician on how to unlock radios that are Delco Theft Lock. Technician will use the radio to get the scrambled code. Technician will need to contact the radio unlock c

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May 31, 2018 356000 EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE/MOBILITY

This Preliminary Information communication provides information to the technician on how to unlock radios that are Delco Theft Lock. Technician will use the radio to get the scrambled code. Technician will need to contact the radio unlock c

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February 1, 1998 073200 FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM:INJECTORS

SOME VEHICLES MAY EXPERIENCE A DRIVEABILITY SYMPTOM OF LONG OR HARD STARTS, CHUGGLE, ROUGH IDLE AND LIGHT OR INTERMITTENT MISFIRE. *YC

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February 1, 1999 061100 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE

SOME OWNERS MAY EXPERIENCE A DRIVEABILITY SYMPTOM OF LONG OR HARD STARTS, CHUGGLE, ROUGH IDLE AND LIGHT OR INTERMITTENT MISFIRE. *TT

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February 22, 2017 118000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:SOFTWARE

This Preliminary Information communicates to the dealer the process for downloading or updating operating software for the Tire Pressure Monitor, Active Fuel Injector tester, multi media tester, PICO Scope, GR8 starting/charging tester and

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December 1, 1996 103000 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

COLD START RATTLE NOISE. *TW

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June 1, 1998 061100 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE

COMMENTS ON A TICKING TYPE NOISE THAT BEGINS SHORTLY AFTER COLD ENGINE START-UP AND GRADUALLY DIMINISHES AS THE ENGINE WARMS UP. *YC

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April 1, 2002 061100 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE

SUBJECT REGARDING REVISED LOWER INTAKE MANIFOLD INSTALLATION. *TT

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June 1, 2001 061100 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE

SUBJECT REGARDING POLYMER SERVICE PISTONS. *TT

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February 1, 1997 103000 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

INTERMITTENT NEUTRAL OR LOSS OF DRIVE AT HIGHWAY SPEEDS OR FROM FOURTH GEAR (REPLACE CONTROL VALVE BODY ASSEMBLY). *TW

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July 1, 1998 061100 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE

SOME V6 ENGINES MAY, ON A VERY INFREQUENT BASIS, HAVE AN OIL ODOR CONDITION THAT IS GENERALLY ENCOUNTERED AFTER THE ENGINE’S OIL HAS BEEN CHANGED.TYPICALLY THE ODOR LASTS APPROXIMATELY 1000 MILES AFTER THE CHANGE OF OIL AND THEN DOES NOT RE

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December 1, 2002 061000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

REVISED PISTON PIN REMOVAL / INSTALLATION PROCEDURE. *TT

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December 1, 1999 106000 POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY

SOME VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH HYDRA-MATIC 3T40, 4T60 OR 4T60-E TRANSXALES MAY COMMENT ON A GRINDING AND / OR GROWLING NOISE THAT IS NOTICEABLE WHEN IN PARK ON INCLINE. *TT

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April 1, 1998 061000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT A CLATTERING NOISE AT IDLE SPEED ORIGINATING FROM THE TIMING CHAIN AND FRONT COVER AREA. *YC

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September 1, 1997 011000 STEERING: STEERING WHEEL/HANDLE BAR

EXPERIENCING INTERMITTENT STEERING COLUMN SNAP OR CLICK NOISE WHEN TURNING. *YC

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February 1, 1997 105300 POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DRIVESHAFT

COLD START RATTLE NOISE (DIAGNOSIS/SERVICE PROCEDURE). *TW

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March 1, 1997 061000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

KNOCK, RATTLE OR TAP NOISE FROM THE ENGINE BEFORE THE ENGINE HAS REACHED OPERATING TEMPERATURE OR UNDER LIGHT LOAD CONDITIONS AT OPERATING TEMPERATURE KNOCK, RATTLE OR TAP NOISE FROM THE ENGINE BEFORE THE ENGINE HAS REACHED OPERATING

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August 1, 1997 036000 SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK/TRACTION CONTROL/ELECTRONIC LIMITED SLIP

COMMENT THAT THE ABS LIGHT IS ON WITH DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES (DTC’S) 46 AND 86 SET AS CURRENT OR HISTORY. *YC

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April 1, 2001 061100 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE

SOME OWNERS MAY COMMENT ON DRIVEABILITY SYMPTONS OF LONG OR HARD STARTS, CHUGGLE, ROUGH IDLE AND LIGHT OR INTERMITTENT MISFIRE DUE TO CLOGGED FUEL INJECTORS. *TT

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July 1, 1997 061000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

INFORMATION CONCERNING ENGINE KNOCK/RATTLE OR TAP NOISE BEFORE ENGINE HAS REACHED OPERATING TEMPERATURE OR UNDER LIGHT LOAD CONDITIONS AT OPERATING TEMPERATURE (REPLACE PISTON AND/OR ROD ASSEMBLIES). AK

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