2002 Buick Century

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2002 Buick Century Reliability Rating

KEY: Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Significant Problems Significant Problems

Category

Rating

Comments

Engine

Significant Problems A common problem on this vehicle is failure of the upper and lower Intake Manifold Gaskets. The cost to repair the upper and lower Intake Manifold Gaskets is estimated at $100.00 for parts and $436.00 for labor. All prices are estimates based on $65.00 per flat rate hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax.

Transmission & Driveline

Significant Problems Occasional problems on this vehicle are failures of the Torque Converter Clutch Solenoid, the 2-3 Shift Solenoid and the Transmission Valve Body. A sticking valve in the Transmission Valve Body or a faulty solenoid can cause erratic shifting or the check engine light to come on. The Transmission Valve Body can become dirty and plugged. The cost to repair the Torque Converter Clutch Solenoid is estimated at $40.09 for parts and $312.00 for labor or $331.50 for labor on vehicles with California emissions. The cost to remove and clean the Transmission Valve Body and repair the 2-3 Shift Solenoid is estimated to be $27.80 for parts and $487.50 for labor or $507.00 for labor on vehicles with California emissions. All prices are estimates based on $65.00 per flat rate hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable taxes.

Steering & Suspension

Minimal Problems Infrequent problems reported, all with low repair costs.

Brakes

Moderate Problems An occasional problem on this vehicle is the Wheel Speed Sensor (WSS) that is part of the Antilock Brake System (ABS). When this part fails, the ABS lamp may illuminate. A periodic problem on this vehicle is failure of the Wheel Speed Sensor Harness.The cost to replace the WSS is estimated at $330.00 for parts and $78.00 for labor. The cost to replace the Wheel Speed Sensor Harness is estimated at $120.00 for parts and $65.00 for labor. All prices for labor are estimates based on $65.00 per flat rate hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax.

Heating & Air Conditioning

Minimal Problems Infrequent problems reported, all with low repair costs.

Starting & Charging

Minimal Problems Infrequent problems reported, all with low repair costs.

Accessories

Moderate Problems Occasional problems on this vehicle are failures of the Wiper Motor Crank Arm and Power Window Motor. The cost to repair the Wiper Motor Crank Arm is estimated at $67.88 for parts and $65.00 for labor. The cost to replace the Power Window Motor is estimated at $168.52 for parts and $65.00 for labor. All prices are estimates based on $65.00 per flat rate hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable taxes.

Overall

3 out of 5 3 out of 5

*Repair costs are based on a flat rate of $65.00 per hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax.

Reliability History
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KEY: Minimal Problems Minimal Problems  Moderate Problems Moderate Problems  Significant Problems Significant Problems
Click year for details: 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005
Engine Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Significant Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Significant Problems Significant Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems
Transmission & Driveline Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Significant Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems
Steering & Suspension Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Significant Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems
Brakes Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Minimal Problems Significant Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems
Heating & Air Conditioning Minimal Problems Moderate Problems Significant Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems
Starting & Charging Minimal Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Moderate Problems Minimal Problems
Accessories Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems
Overall 4 out of 5 4 out of 5 4 out of 5 4 out of 5 4 out of 5 3 out of 5 4 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5
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