Bulletins


BulletinBulletin dateReplacement BulletinItem no.SummaryAdded
POWER TRAIN - AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
00704A11/18/200310004213The 4t65e automatic transmission may exhibit a condition of a harsh garage shift into reverse or drive on a cold start. *tt11/21/2003
03073001705/01/200310002394Grind noise or no vehicle movement when shifting into drive or reverse. *tt08/27/2003
010730032B11/01/2004010730032A628928Some owners may comment on a transmission oil leak. *tt updated *eh03/25/2002
04060106/04/2001623749Some vehicles may experience no forward, delayed forward, or the transmission may lock up in reverse intermittently, some vehicles will not move when placed in reverse intermittently. *slc10/30/2001
26020102/26/2001619245Some vehicles equipped with the 4t65e transmission may experience a condition where the fourth clutch is burnt up. *tt05/21/2001
01010101/01/2001617761Gm powertrain is currently seeking information regarding 4t65e transmissions with a whine noise in park and neutral. *tt03/26/2001
21020102/21/2001617613Subject regarding automatic transmission codes p0741, p0742 - request for information. *tt03/19/2001
POWER TRAIN - AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION - CONTROL MODULE (TCM, PCM)
9907711/01/19996089160Subject regarding voluntary emission recall campaign - evaporative emission system odb-ii diagnostic calibration - reflash pcm. *tt01/13/2000
POWER TRAIN - AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION - LEVER AND LINKAGE - FLOOR SHIFT
01073001704/01/2001619356Some owners may comment that the transmission range selector lever is difficult to move / shift. *tt05/23/2001
POWER TRAIN - AXLE ASSEMBLY
02073004811/02/200210006166Pressure control solenoid replacement for 4t65-e, 4t40-e, and 4t45-e transaxle/transmission.*mr04/23/2004
990730030A04/01/2001990730030619370Owners of some vehicles equipped with hydra-matic 3t40, 4t60, 4t60-e or 4t65-e transaxles may comment on a grinding and / or growling noise that is noticeable when standing in park on a hill or slope with the engine running and the parking05/24/2001
POWER TRAIN - AXLE ASSEMBLY - AXLE SHAFT - SEAL
01010101/01/2001619012Gm powertrain is currently seeking information regarding right side (passenger) axle leaks on the 4t65e transmission. *tt05/10/2001
POWER TRAIN - MANUAL TRANSMISSION
000730002B07/01/2002000730002A634985Concerns with slips, harsh upshift or garage shifts, launch shudders, flares, erratic shifts and intermittent concerns, diagnostic trouble code p1811 or p0748 set. *tt10/11/2002

Consumer Complaints


Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
POWER TRAIN
05/25/201283249
 Vehicle exhibited hard transmission shifts and jerking while shifting in traffic. vehicle was taken to an independant mechanic and diagnosed with code p1811, which indicates high transmission fluid pressure and solonoid problems.
05/25/201283249
 Vehicle exhibited hard transmission shifts and jerking while shifting in traffic. vehicle was taken to an independant mechanic and diagnosed with code p1811, which indicates high transmission fluid pressure and solonoid problems.
05/25/201283249
 Vehicle exhibited hard transmission shifts and jerking while shifting in traffic. vehicle was taken to an independant mechanic and diagnosed with code p1811, which indicates high transmission fluid pressure and solonoid problems.
05/25/201283249
 Vehicle exhibited hard transmission shifts and jerking while shifting in traffic. vehicle was taken to an independant mechanic and diagnosed with code p1811, which indicates high transmission fluid pressure and solonoid problems.
01/12/201165000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2000 buick century. the contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the transmission would shift hard and cause the vehicle to jerk abnormally. the vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnosed that the pressure control solenoid was defective and needed to be replaced. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 65,000 and the current mileage was 69,102.
01/12/201165000
 Tl - the contact owns a 2000 buick century. the contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the transmission would shift hard and cause the vehicle to jerk abnormally. the vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnosed that the pressure control solenoid was defective and needed to be replaced. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 65,000 and the current mileage was 69,102. kmj
01/12/201165000
 Tl - the contact owns a 2000 buick century. the contact stated that while driving at various speeds the vehicle transmission would shift hard and jerk. the vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnosed that the pressure control solenoid was defective and needed to be replaced. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 65,000 and the current mileage was 69,102. pm
04/03/2005395221
 Consumer letter in regards to reimbursement for all expenses incurred for repairs on the 2000 buick century.*mr the pressure solenoid was the proximate cause of subsequent damages tot he intake system, brake lines and transmisison. *nm
07/15/200354000
 My car was experiencing an erratic, and harsh upshift when shifting from first, to second, and then to third gear.this problem was due to a faulty pressure control solenoid valve assembly. after investigating i found out that 17 different vehicles have this transmission with the same valve in it, that could have the same trouble.gm has a file on this problem, shtml file=901351
10/18/2000508/31/2000
 Defective mileage counter adds one extra mile more for every 30 miles driven, gm extended the consumers service agreement to 75000 miles, however consumer is concerned about the other customers who are not aware of the faulty odometers. *yh
10/18/2000508/31/2000
 Defective mileage counter adds one extra mile more for every 30 miles driven, gm extended the consumers service agreement to 75000 miles, however consumer is concerned about the other customers who are not aware of the faulty odometers. *yh
POWER TRAIN - AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
01/01/2011131000
 Bought 2000 buick century and like many other complaints on the list i have repaired the manifold, water pump, fuel filter at 83,000. i have experienced the whinning and hard shifting the entire time i owned the car. i had intermittent dash light failure which is real dangerous since you can't see the speedometer or anything on the dash. my brakes have failed to brake and i went out into traffic - luckily no accident and there was a median i could steer into! i haven't had a working gas guage for years. last night going 70 mph i felt 3 chugs and lost power. again luckily i was at a freeway exit and could coast off the freeway. so my 3 most expensive bills (and none of the problems have been solved -$1800. for brake calipers, rotors and pads. $1100 for wire set, manifold set, fuel filter and water pump. $350 for headlamp switch and dash light problems. i am putting no more money into this car and up until last night i was looking for a buick but never again. i didn't put the mileage down when these incidents happened because the symptoms are ongoing!!! it looks like 1000's of complaints have been ignored through the years and the brake issue as well as shutting down going 70 mph are both safety issues which should have been addressed in a recall many years ago!!! i am devastated by the facts i learned researching the computer last night. i am on a fixed income and now without a car too. what reports do i believe when shopping for a new car?????? down below where you date the incident luckily i can say no to all of the questions (but by the grace of god!)
01/01/2011131000
 Bought 2000 buick century and like many other complaints on the list i have repaired the manifold, water pump, fuel filter at 83,000. i have experienced the whinning and hard shifting the entire time i owned the car. i had intermittent dash light failure which is real dangerous since you can't see the speedometer or anything on the dash. my brakes have failed to brake and i went out into traffic - luckily no accident and there was a median i could steer into! i haven't had a working gas guage for years. last night going 70 mph i felt 3 chugs and lost power. again luckily i was at a freeway exit and could coast off the freeway. so my 3 most expensive bills (and none of the problems have been solved -$1800. for brake calipers, rotors and pads. $1100 for wire set, manifold set, fuel filter and water pump. $350 for headlamp switch and dash light problems. i am putting no more money into this car and up until last night i was looking for a buick but never again. i didn't put the mileage down when these incidents happened because the symptoms are ongoing!!! it looks like 1000's of complaints have been ignored through the years and the brake issue as well as shutting down going 70 mph are both safety issues which should have been addressed in a recall many years ago!!! i am devastated by the facts i learned researching the computer last night. i am on a fixed income and now without a car too. what reports do i believe when shopping for a new car?????? down below where you date the incident luckily i can say no to all of the questions (but by the grace of god!)
01/01/2011131000
 Bought 2000 buick century and like many other complaints on the list i have repaired the manifold, water pump, fuel filter at 83,000. i have experienced the whinning and hard shifting the entire time i owned the car. i had intermittent dash light failure which is real dangerous since you can't see the speedometer or anything on the dash. my brakes have failed to brake and i went out into traffic - luckily no accident and there was a median i could steer into! i haven't had a working gas guage for years. last night going 70 mph i felt 3 chugs and lost power. again luckily i was at a freeway exit and could coast off the freeway. so my 3 most expensive bills (and none of the problems have been solved -$1800. for brake calipers, rotors and pads. $1100 for wire set, manifold set, fuel filter and water pump. $350 for headlamp switch and dash light problems. i am putting no more money into this car and up until last night i was looking for a buick but never again. i didn't put the mileage down when these incidents happened because the symptoms are ongoing!!! it looks like 1000's of complaints have been ignored through the years and the brake issue as well as shutting down going 70 mph are both safety issues which should have been addressed in a recall many years ago!!! i am devastated by the facts i learned researching the computer last night. i am on a fixed income and now without a car too. what reports do i believe when shopping for a new car?????? down below where you date the incident luckily i can say no to all of the questions (but by the grace of god!)
01/01/2011131000
 Bought 2000 buick century and like many other complaints on the list i have repaired the manifold, water pump, fuel filter at 83,000. i have experienced the whinning and hard shifting the entire time i owned the car. i had intermittent dash light failure which is real dangerous since you can't see the speedometer or anything on the dash. my brakes have failed to brake and i went out into traffic - luckily no accident and there was a median i could steer into! i haven't had a working gas guage for years. last night going 70 mph i felt 3 chugs and lost power. again luckily i was at a freeway exit and could coast off the freeway. so my 3 most expensive bills (and none of the problems have been solved -$1800. for brake calipers, rotors and pads. $1100 for wire set, manifold set, fuel filter and water pump. $350 for headlamp switch and dash light problems. i am putting no more money into this car and up until last night i was looking for a buick but never again. i didn't put the mileage down when these incidents happened because the symptoms are ongoing!!! it looks like 1000's of complaints have been ignored through the years and the brake issue as well as shutting down going 70 mph are both safety issues which should have been addressed in a recall many years ago!!! i am devastated by the facts i learned researching the computer last night. i am on a fixed income and now without a car too. what reports do i believe when shopping for a new car?????? down below where you date the incident luckily i can say no to all of the questions (but by the grace of god!)
01/01/2011131000
 Bought 2000 buick century and like many other complaints on the list i have repaired the manifold, water pump, fuel filter at 83,000. i have experienced the whinning and hard shifting the entire time i owned the car. i had intermittent dash light failure which is real dangerous since you can't see the speedometer or anything on the dash. my brakes have failed to brake and i went out into traffic - luckily no accident and there was a median i could steer into! i haven't had a working gas guage for years. last night going 70 mph i felt 3 chugs and lost power. again luckily i was at a freeway exit and could coast off the freeway. so my 3 most expensive bills (and none of the problems have been solved -$1800. for brake calipers, rotors and pads. $1100 for wire set, manifold set, fuel filter and water pump. $350 for headlamp switch and dash light problems. i am putting no more money into this car and up until last night i was looking for a buick but never again. i didn't put the mileage down when these incidents happened because the symptoms are ongoing!!! it looks like 1000's of complaints have been ignored through the years and the brake issue as well as shutting down going 70 mph are both safety issues which should have been addressed in a recall many years ago!!! i am devastated by the facts i learned researching the computer last night. i am on a fixed income and now without a car too. what reports do i believe when shopping for a new car?????? down below where you date the incident luckily i can say no to all of the questions (but by the grace of god!)
01/01/2011131000
 Bought 2000 buick century and like many other complaints on the list i have repaired the manifold, water pump, fuel filter at 83,000. i have experienced the whinning and hard shifting the entire time i owned the car. i had intermittent dash light failure which is real dangerous since you can't see the speedometer or anything on the dash. my brakes have failed to brake and i went out into traffic - luckily no accident and there was a median i could steer into! i haven't had a working gas guage for years. last night going 70 mph i felt 3 chugs and lost power. again luckily i was at a freeway exit and could coast off the freeway. so my 3 most expensive bills (and none of the problems have been solved -$1800. for brake calipers, rotors and pads. $1100 for wire set, manifold set, fuel filter and water pump. $350 for headlamp switch and dash light problems. i am putting no more money into this car and up until last night i was looking for a buick but never again. i didn't put the mileage down when these incidents happened because the symptoms are ongoing!!! it looks like 1000's of complaints have been ignored through the years and the brake issue as well as shutting down going 70 mph are both safety issues which should have been addressed in a recall many years ago!!! i am devastated by the facts i learned researching the computer last night. i am on a fixed income and now without a car too. what reports do i believe when shopping for a new car?????? down below where you date the incident luckily i can say no to all of the questions (but by the grace of god!)
11/13/201070000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2000 buick century. the contact stated that while driving 20 mph the transmission makes a clunking noise on an intermittent basis. the vehicle has not been inspected or repaired by a dealer. the failure mileage was approximately 70,000. tb
11/13/201070000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2000 buick century. the contact stated that while driving 20 mph the transmission makes a clunking noise on an intermittent basis. the vehicle has not been inspected or repaired by a dealer. the failure mileage was approximately 70,000. tb
11/13/201070000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2000 buick century. the contact stated that while driving 20 mph the transmission makes a clunking noise on an intermittent basis. the vehicle has not been inspected or repaired by a dealer. the failure mileage was approximately 70,000. tb
05/14/200722000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2000 buick century. while traveling at any speed the contact noticed while the vehicle was changing gears the vehicle would began to vibrate and shake without warning. the vehicle was taken to a local mechanic where the contact was informed that the transmission needed to be replaced. there were no prior warnings. the current mileage was 22000 and the failure mileage was 66000. bml
05/14/200722000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2000 buick century. while traveling at any speed the contact noticed while the vehicle was changing gears the vehicle would began to vibrate and shake without warning. the vehicle was taken to a local mechanic where the contact was informed that the transmission needed to be replaced. there were no prior warnings. the current mileage was 22000 and the failure mileage was 66000. bml
05/14/200722000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2000 buick century. while traveling at any speed the contact noticed while the vehicle was changing gears the vehicle would began to vibrate and shake without warning. the vehicle was taken to a local mechanic where the contact was informed that the transmission needed to be replaced. there were no prior warnings. the current mileage was 22000 and the failure mileage was 66000. bml
05/14/200722000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2000 buick century. while traveling at any speed the contact noticed while the vehicle was changing gears the vehicle would began to vibrate and shake without warning. the vehicle was taken to a local mechanic where the contact was informed that the transmission needed to be replaced. there were no prior warnings. the current mileage was 22000 and the failure mileage was 66000. bml
02/22/201054500
 Tl* the contact owns a 2000 buick century. while driving at speeds of 15 mph uphill, the vehicle began exhibiting unusual noises and shifting gears excessively hard. the vehicle overheated and was taken to a local repair shop. the failure could not be duplicated. the failure persisted and the vehicle was taken to a second repair shop. the independent mechanic utilized a transmission cleaning solution in an attempt to correct the failure. the repair did not correct the failure. the vehicle was then taken to a third repair shop where she was awaiting a diagnosis of the failure. the approximate failure mileage was 54,500 and the current mileage was 55,200. the vin was not available. updated 05/19/10. *lj
11/22/2008750001
 Tl*the contact owns a 2000 buick century. while driving approximately 25 mph on normal road conditions, the transmission exhibited an aggressive hard jolt when shifting from first to second gear or from second to third gear. the service engine soon warning indicator illuminated on the instrument panel and remained lit until the engine was turned off. the failure occurred intermittently. the vehicle was taken to a transmission shop and the mechanic stated that the solenoid valve in the transmission failed. the technician stated that the repair would cost $1,800. the failure mileage was 75,000 and current mileage was 78,000. updated 5/26/09 *cn updated 05/28/09.*jb
07/01/200825500
 Tl*the contact owns a 2000 buick century. whenever the contact would accelerate from a stop, he heard a thumping sound coming from the transmission. the vehicle was taken to the dealer and they stated that the long shift cables needed to be replaced. the contact did not notice any differences beforehand. the failure mileage was 25,500 and current mileage was 26,325.
05/10/2008430001
 Automatic transmission jerks and clunks when shifting gears. *tr
01/26/2008400004809/23/2007
 Tl*the contact owns a 2000 buick century. while driving various speeds, the vehicle shifts hard between first, second, and third gears. the vehicle runs smoothly all other times. the contact took the vehicle to the dealer and they stated that the transmission solenoids needed to be rebuilt. the vin, engine size, and powertrain were unknown. the current mileage was 45,000 and failure mileage was 40,000.
04/04/2008111/22/2000
 Transmission problem on 2000 buick century according to internet reports many,many,many, owners experience the same problem with a solenoid problem internally. *tr
02/15/200859970103/08/2005
 Transmission problem, car was lurching into gear. mechanic said bad tran. codes. shift solenoid bad and something else. had to replace transmission and car only has 60,000 miles. work done at aaa car care center. *tr
01/01/20078000030004/01/2003
 Tl*the contact owns a 2000 buick century. while driving 2-20 mph, the vehicle jerked extremely hard when shifting from one gear to another. the mechanic stated that the solenoid valve was defective. as of october 31, 2007, the dealer had not inspected or repaired the vehicle. the failure mileage was 80,000 and current mileage was 86,000. updated 01-10-08. *kb the consumer stated the vehicle fails to shift out of gear on the consistent basis. updated 12/31/07 *tr
08/01/200360000146008/23/2000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2000 buick century. the contact stated that the vehicle shifted extremely hard and the service engine light illuminated while driving between 20 and 60 mph. the dealer stated that a computer should diagnosis the vehicle. the current mileage was 104,000 and failure mileage was 60,000.
09/01/2001140002012/27/1999
 Tl*the contact owns a 2000 buick century. the contact felt the midsection of her vehicle begin to shake while driving. the contact pulled over and shut off the vehicle. when she restarted it an hour later, the gears failed to shift. the contact took the vehicle to the mechanic and they stated that the pcs valve failed. the mechanic replaced the valve, but the failure has recurred. the speed and powertrain were unknown. the current mileage was 15,000 and failure mileage was 14,000.
06/04/2007500005006/10/2003
 Tl*the contacts mother owns a 2000 buick century. the contact stated that the transmission is failing when shifting from first to second gear. the vehicle also makes a thud sound while driving 35 mph. she took the vehicle to the dealer and was issued transmission failure code number 1811. the dealer found other internal failures with the transmission. the purchase date was unknown. the current mileage is 56,974 and failure mileage was 50,000. updated 12/12/07 *bf updated 12/12/07 *tr
04/20/20078200010011/24/2005
 2000 buick century transmission shifts very hard causing vehicle to lurch. intermittent problem. after checking online message boards found that this is a fairly common problem in 2000 buick models, and that gm has refused to address the issue or offer a resolution out of pocket cost of getting a transmission valve and solenoid repaired is about $600. these issues are popping up anywhere between 30k and 80k miles, and these parts are parts that should last the life of the car and never be replaced. ongoing problem. *tr
04/13/200751570208/19/2004
 Tl*- the contact owns a 2000 buick century with a current mileage of 70,200 miles. the transmission was hesitating in first gear. a mechanic at midway service center looked at the vehicle on 4-13-07 and the code p1811 for transmission shift valve was detected. the contact stated that he had the same problem on 10/18/2004 with a failure mileage of 51,570 miles. at the time, the dealer, jim stutzman, replaced the pc solenoid transmission shift valve part #10478146. ak
08/28/200234000301/12/1999
 I own a 2000 buick century with an automatic transmission. it has been repaired three times and is starting to do the same thing it has done the other three times. it was repaired all three times at the gm dealer where i purchased it. each time it has cost over $600 to repair it. the transmission shifts hard between gears and sometimes the vehicle almost stops moving in traffic. *jb
04/10/20005000601/03/2000
 This 2000 buick century was purchased in 2000. and from the start it began to have serious issues with the engine, and transmission. causing the engine to be completely rebuilt at on 10,000 miles. the transmission went out at 5.000 miles and needed to be replaced. since that time the car has had a total of 6 transmissions. one being replaced at the dealer just after they had installed the 3 transmission. the car never left the lot and needed repair. *nm
01/03/20051
 2000 buick century developed problems with the 4t65 automatic transmission.***no answer required***. *mr the consumer stated the transmission shifted very hard and made unusual sounds.*jb
02/19/2005620002006/21/2000
 Automatic transmission starts to whine and shifts irradically after warmup.have done some research and found that this is a common problem with this model's transmission.many complaints on websites.conyacted gm and they said it was to be expected with a vehicke with that many miles,true,but what are the odds of it happening in so many of the same type of car at about the same mileage.something needs to be done to reign gm in with their sorry attitude.*ak
02/01/200429150206/29/2000
 While drivingm, the transmission slipped as if it did not know what gear it should be in. took vehicle to the dealer, but problem was not resolved. *ak there was also a jerking motion displayed when shifting the gears up and or down. the p/c solenoid was replaced. *sc *jb
06/01/2004105/15/2000
 Transmission jerks into gear when on the highway - seems to be especially prominent after using the overdrive; will stop if car is stopped, engine shut off for awhile, and then restarted. *la
11/25/200368000108/27/2001
 When making a left hand turn transmission failed without warning. *ak now when the gear selector was put into any gear the vehicle would not move. when the battery was disconnected then reconnected miles started moving on the vehicle although the vehicle was not in motion. *nm
05/01/200433000104/29/2000
 Two hundred miles away from home i started having tansmission problems on my 2000 buick century, limited edition, with 33,000 miles on it. brought the car brand new and maintained it religiously. shifting was extremely harsh. did ok going 55 - 65 miles an hour on the freeway. non freeway driving it went back to harsh shifting, whining engine, slow acceleration. took it in to the dealer next am. was told my car was out of warranty, and that pressure control solenoid valve needed to be replaced to the tune of $750. after talking with the assistant service manager, they agreed to a 50-50 split. however, i feel gm is solely responsible. they were aware of this two years ago. fortunately, i wasn't stranded in the desert in 100 degrees temperature with my young grand children. it is my understanding that gm had issued a bulletin regarding this defective part. the pcs solenoids were made of a softer metal than the hole they ride in after a while they wear and start hanging up. the gm bulletin states, slips, harsh shift or grage shifts, launch shudders, flares, erratic shifts and intermittent concerns, dtc p1811 or po748 set (replace pressure control solenoid valve assembly) #00-07-30-002b-(02/19/2002). *ak
04/15/200438497101/07/2000
 My 2000 century special has 38,497 miles on it. we had to spend $1718.42 to have the transmission rebuilt. *ak
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 Vehicle had a delay in acceleration when taking off from a stop. dealer replaced the pressure control solenoid that is located in the transmission.*ak
03/27/20030
 My buick has 90,000 miles on it. i had a problem with the car. the car was jumping into gear. the jumping started very very small in august 2002. today the jumping is very noticeable. after only driving it, they told me there was some internal transmission problems. then they hooked my car up to a diagnostic computer and told me the pressure in transmission was low. they told me they were not sure i would be able to drive safely to my next destination. i asked the representatives was the problem under warranty? the representatives said no. the powertrain had just gone out at 80 thousand miles. only 10 thousand miles ago. the representatives at sale auto mall encouraged me to go ahead and trade the car. they were sorry but the warranty had expired and they could not replace anything. i asked the representatives how much would it cost me to replace the transmission? they quoted me a price of about $3000. which would be for a rebuilt one gm would guarantee for 3 years or 50,000 miles. i drove away without letting them fix the car. my complaints are: 1.since i kept good service on my car, the car's transmission should have lasted longer than it has---trouble free. powertrain warranties usually last 5 years/ 100,000 miles not 8 years/80,000 miles. 2. when i purchased my buick, i was told by all buick commercials on tv all fluids, like the brake fluid, transmission fluid(dex-traniii), and antifreeze(dex-cool) are guaranteed for at least 100,000 miles. i get the oil changed regularly at every 3,000 miles. if overheated transmission fluid possibly helped cause this jumping transmission problem, why did general motors market such fluids, as i mentioned, were guaranteed for 100,000 miles? 3. transmissions should not be failing at 90,000 on a car that has been taken care of, that is only 3 years old. *nlm
09/20/2001101/26/2001
 Transmission went out while consumer was driving, vehicle would no longer move., consumer had to slow down and pull over.*ak consumer stated the vehicle was still runnning and just stopped in the middle of the street on an incline, therefore consumer could not roll back down the hill.*slc
 When putting vehicle into park or shifting out of park vehicle makes a clicking noise as if doors are locking. dealer has seen vehicle, and said it was not a problem. *ak
POWER TRAIN - AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION - CONTROL MODULE (TCM, PCM)
08/08/200599000207/13/2001
 I have a 2000 buick century. the transmission started to shift hard at 70000 miles in sept of 2001 and dealer replaced the pressure control solenoid that is located in the transmission. at 99000 miles june, 2005, the transmission started doing the same thing and the dealer could not find the problem. i spoke with the sales manager after threatening to go to the owner and the problem was the same solenoid problem. the shop foreman at cambron chevy/buick in tell city, in could replace the part for $575.00 because the warranty had expired. i contacted marama hanset-callies and informed her that i have had this problem in sept of 2001 and that the valve should not be going out. i since have discovered that there are 17-19 other complaints for the same problem. gm has not corrected the problem on the t65-e transmission. the dealer and hanset-callies have a very that's to bad attitude. *jb
POWER TRAIN - AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION - GEAR POSITION INDICATION (PRNDL)
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 Consumer complains that the gear shift light does not illuminate once the car is started. *jg
 Shift gear indicator light does not illuminate. when vehicle is being placed into gear, this presentes a problem. consumer thought vehicle was in park, but it was in reverse. dealer has been contacted. *ak
 Gear shift indicator light malfunctioned, preventing the driver from determining the gear position. please give any further details. *ak
POWER TRAIN - AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION - TORQUE CONVERTER
07/01/2006600001
 The transmission on my 2000 buick century fails to readily downshift on deceleration, and bucks severely during normal drive and may cause an accident. repair shops have been unable to fix. *tr
POWER TRAIN - MANUAL TRANSMISSION
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 The transmission has a tendency for frequent and unnecessary shifting. nlm