Bulletins


BulletinBulletin dateReplacement BulletinItem no.SummaryAdded
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
08089-B11/01/200808089-C10027804General motors corp: special coverage adjustment; analog onstar deactivation. *pe updated 2/17/09. *pe02/09/2009
0414200404/14/200410009217With the ac on, led appears to toggle on and back off in one unique condition. this condition is the headlamps are on, instrument panel lamps are dimmed to the lowest extreme, daytime conditions and the rear defog button is turned on and o09/17/2004
0057901/01/200400579A10007518Diagnostic trouble code b 1001 in bcm and/or powertrain control module (pcm) speaical procedure. *mj06/29/2004
0167901/01/2004100071673.1l lg8 engine change oil light comes on too soon.*mr06/03/2004
0203801/01/200410006946Diagnostic trouble code b1000. *mr05/20/2004
0202701/01/200410006957A/c on led inoperative or appears to toggle on and off. also including 2005 buick century and 2005 buick regal. *mr05/20/2004
09170309/17/200310005034Instrument panel cluster function intermittently inoperative, especially fuel gauge or prindel, intermittent engine no crank or no start with a security light on, cannot remove the transaxle selector lever from the park position, and scs, a01/26/2004
10090310/09/200310004985Replacement of a body control module (bcm) or ignition switch due to lack of ignition one or ignition zero voltage. gm voicemail log. *tt01/22/2004
03084500410/01/200310004775Intermittent service engine soon (ses), anti-lock brake (abs) or traction control system (tcs) lamp illuminated, engine no crank/no start, various instrument panel (i/p) cluster intermittents, diagnostic trouble codes (dtcs) u1000, u1016, b01/07/2004
01391A11/18/200310004257Intermittent instrument panel cluster (ipc) inoperative (fuel gauge or prndl), engine no crank or start with the security light on, cannot remove the transaxle selector lever from the park position; or ses, abs, or tcs warning lights on.11/24/2003
03084400502/01/200310001112Poor radio reception or radio static/ increased interference with rear window defogger on or some rear window defogger grids may be inoperative. *tt04/15/2003
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - SOFTWARE
08089-B11/01/200808089-C10027804General motors corp: special coverage adjustment; analog onstar deactivation. *pe updated 2/17/09. *pe02/09/2009
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - WIRING
0174001/01/200410006270Cross injector wires causing misfire at steady state speed and rpm, malfunction indicator lamp (mil) illuminated, and a p0300 set. sit bulletin 1460291. *tt04/27/2004

Consumer Complaints


Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
01/12/201188000
 In january of this year my 2003 buick century began with panel lights flashing on and off at various times making the guages and speedometer impossible to read. very expensive estimate to fix. then in february was driving home at night and the abs light came on. took to shop and they couldn't get it to do it. after third time had it repaired. took whole driver side wheel assembley to get sensor $500. in march driver side window began going up and down by itself. took it to shop and they are unable to find a problem. the car only does it when the panel lights flash on and off. bad vibration in the car around june. had all four tires replaced and new brakes and rotors. on august 4, 2011 vibration started again, then started a popping noise in the front end when starting and stopping. car vibrates so bad you can not hold steering wheel at 45-50mph. this pop and vibration is now coming from front right side. not sure what it is yet.
01/12/201188000
 In january of this year my 2003 buick century began with panel lights flashing on and off at various times making the guages and speedometer impossible to read. very expensive estimate to fix. then in february was driving home at night and the abs light came on. took to shop and they couldn't get it to do it. after third time had it repaired. took whole driver side wheel assembley to get sensor $500. in march driver side window began going up and down by itself. took it to shop and they are unable to find a problem. the car only does it when the panel lights flash on and off. bad vibration in the car around june. had all four tires replaced and new brakes and rotors. on august 4, 2011 vibration started again, then started a popping noise in the front end when starting and stopping. car vibrates so bad you can not hold steering wheel at 45-50mph. this pop and vibration is now coming from front right side. not sure what it is yet.
01/12/201188000
 In january of this year my 2003 buick century began with panel lights flashing on and off at various times making the guages and speedometer impossible to read. very expensive estimate to fix. then in february was driving home at night and the abs light came on. took to shop and they couldn't get it to do it. after third time had it repaired. took whole driver side wheel assembley to get sensor $500. in march driver side window began going up and down by itself. took it to shop and they are unable to find a problem. the car only does it when the panel lights flash on and off. bad vibration in the car around june. had all four tires replaced and new brakes and rotors. on august 4, 2011 vibration started again, then started a popping noise in the front end when starting and stopping. car vibrates so bad you can not hold steering wheel at 45-50mph. this pop and vibration is now coming from front right side. not sure what it is yet.
01/12/201188000
 In january of this year my 2003 buick century began with panel lights flashing on and off at various times making the guages and speedometer impossible to read. very expensive estimate to fix. then in february was driving home at night and the abs light came on. took to shop and they couldn't get it to do it. after third time had it repaired. took whole driver side wheel assembley to get sensor $500. in march driver side window began going up and down by itself. took it to shop and they are unable to find a problem. the car only does it when the panel lights flash on and off. bad vibration in the car around june. had all four tires replaced and new brakes and rotors. on august 4, 2011 vibration started again, then started a popping noise in the front end when starting and stopping. car vibrates so bad you can not hold steering wheel at 45-50mph. this pop and vibration is now coming from front right side. not sure what it is yet.
01/12/201188000
 In january of this year my 2003 buick century began with panel lights flashing on and off at various times making the guages and speedometer impossible to read. very expensive estimate to fix. then in february was driving home at night and the abs light came on. took to shop and they couldn't get it to do it. after third time had it repaired. took whole driver side wheel assembley to get sensor $500. in march driver side window began going up and down by itself. took it to shop and they are unable to find a problem. the car only does it when the panel lights flash on and off. bad vibration in the car around june. had all four tires replaced and new brakes and rotors. on august 4, 2011 vibration started again, then started a popping noise in the front end when starting and stopping. car vibrates so bad you can not hold steering wheel at 45-50mph. this pop and vibration is now coming from front right side. not sure what it is yet.
03/23/200760000
 Instrument cluster on 2003 buick century dosnt work , i understand this is common on this car and very expensive to fix. i feel gm should be acountable. also the head gasket is blown i was told by a garage that it was the type of coolant they used and also very common on these cars. these are clearly defects in their product and they should be recalled. i have bought american cars all my life but i,m done with them ,they don't stand behind their product.
03/23/200760000
 Instrument cluster on 2003 buick century dosnt work , i understand this is common on this car and very expensive to fix. i feel gm should be acountable. also the head gasket is blown i was told by a garage that it was the type of coolant they used and also very common on these cars. these are clearly defects in their product and they should be recalled. i have bought american cars all my life but i,m done with them ,they don't stand behind their product.
04/01/200729000
 When i switch to high beams my headlights go out completely.they only go back on when i switch back to dims.this is a common problem and i don't understand why you haven't owned up to it and had a recall.
03/23/200760000
 Instrument cluster on 2003 buick century dosnt work , i understand this is common on this car and very expensive to fix. i feel gm should be acountable. also the head gasket is blown i was told by a garage that it was the type of coolant they used and also very common on these cars. these are clearly defects in their product and they should be recalled. i have bought american cars all my life but i,m done with them ,they don't stand behind their product.
04/01/200729000
 When i switch to high beams my headlights go out completely.they only go back on when i switch back to dims.this is a common problem and i don't understand why you haven't owned up to it and had a recall.
03/23/200760000
 Instrument cluster on 2003 buick century dosnt work , i understand this is common on this car and very expensive to fix. i feel gm should be acountable. also the head gasket is blown i was told by a garage that it was the type of coolant they used and also very common on these cars. these are clearly defects in their product and they should be recalled. i have bought american cars all my life but i,m done with them ,they don't stand behind their product.
04/01/200729000
 When i switch to high beams my headlights go out completely.they only go back on when i switch back to dims.this is a common problem and i don't understand why you haven't owned up to it and had a recall.
04/01/200729000
 When i switch to high beams my headlights go out completely.they only go back on when i switch back to dims.this is a common problem and i don't understand why you haven't owned up to it and had a recall.
11/10/201086000
 The internal panal lights go off when i turned on the head lights. i could no longer read my gauges or speedometer. the head lights still work but i feel this is the same complaint that many on the internet have complained about with there head lights going off. when will mine stop working? this problem has existed with buicks since 1998 and i consider very dangerous problem. the dealer wants almost 700.00 to replace the dimmer switch the car is a 2003 buick century.
11/10/201086000
 The internal panal lights go off when i turned on the head lights. i could no longer read my gauges or speedometer. the head lights still work but i feel this is the same complaint that many on the internet have complained about with there head lights going off. when will mine stop working? this problem has existed with buicks since 1998 and i consider very dangerous problem. the dealer wants almost 700.00 to replace the dimmer switch the car is a 2003 buick century.
11/10/201086375
 Instrument panel lights go out when emergency brake released and car is put in gear. if car in park with engine running and brake engaged lights on panel are on. however, when lights are manually turned on the panel lights go out. when lights manually turned off the lights go on. once in gear the lights go out again.
11/10/201086000
 The internal panal lights go off when i turned on the head lights. i could no longer read my gauges or speedometer. the head lights still work but i feel this is the same complaint that many on the internet have complained about with there head lights going off. when will mine stop working? this problem has existed with buicks since 1998 and i consider very dangerous problem. the dealer wants almost 700.00 to replace the dimmer switch the car is a 2003 buick century.
11/10/201086375
 Instrument panel lights go out when emergency brake released and car is put in gear. if car in park with engine running and brake engaged lights on panel are on. however, when lights are manually turned on the panel lights go out. when lights manually turned off the lights go on. once in gear the lights go out again.
11/10/201086000
 The internal panal lights go off when i turned on the head lights. i could no longer read my gauges or speedometer. the head lights still work but i feel this is the same complaint that many on the internet have complained about with there head lights going off. when will mine stop working? this problem has existed with buicks since 1998 and i consider very dangerous problem. the dealer wants almost 700.00 to replace the dimmer switch the car is a 2003 buick century.
11/10/201086375
 Instrument panel lights go out when emergency brake released and car is put in gear. if car in park with engine running and brake engaged lights on panel are on. however, when lights are manually turned on the panel lights go out. when lights manually turned off the lights go on. once in gear the lights go out again.
11/10/201086375
 Instrument panel lights go out when emergency brake released and car is put in gear. if car in park with engine running and brake engaged lights on panel are on. however, when lights are manually turned on the panel lights go out. when lights manually turned off the lights go on. once in gear the lights go out again.
11/22/2009120000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2003 buick century. the instrument panel in the vehicle is no longer functioning to show what is going on with the gauges. the vehicle was taken to the dealer and he was informed they have to resoder the connection or replace the capaciter in the instrument cluster. this will be an expense he has to pay due to no recalls or warranty on this failure. the manufacturer was also called and stated they will not repair the vehicle unless he pays for the repairs due to no recalls or warranty on this failure. the vin was unavilable. the failure and current mileage was 120,000....mw
06/11/20091250001
 Faulty instrument cluster on 2003 buick century. other general motors vehicles with similar problems were recalled and fixed, but buick has not. cost to replace exceeds $600. *tr
11/26/20091204001
 1) while driving on a narrow, curvy, hilly two lane road in the dark i attempted to turn on my high beam headlights as i was having trouble seeing which way the road ways turning. when i click the high beam switch my headlights went out totally and i could not see the road at all. the high beam switch on this car is the general motors multifunction switch mounted on the steering column. i went off the road narrowly missing a large boulder and tree. 2) i had trouble getting the headlights to come back on. my car now only has low beam. the multifunction switch must be fiddled with and operated many time to try to gets the headlight to come back on. if i try to get the high beam headlights to come on the headlights go out and i must play with the switch to have the lights come back on. this is a dangerous situation when you need to travel narrow hilly roads in rural areas without any road lights. when the headlights go out you become surprised and need a second to understand what has happened. in that second you become a little dis-oriented as you are trying to get the lights to come back on and trying to stop. the failure is still there as i am trying to get it in for repair. 3) i will have the car in for repair in the next few day and will ask for the faulty switch back. i have a friend with chevrolet impala who told me he had the sand problem with this general motors multi-function switch. it is the same switch in his car as mine. *tr
05/10/20091
 I have a 2003 buick century v6 while driving at night my lights go out it is very scary and dangerous i would like to no the problem as i have read that there has been others with the same problem also if i hit the dimmer switch they will come back on but then go back off. *tr
07/01/2004104/22/2003
 When the vehicle was shut off, the daytime running lights failed to shut off. this caused the vehicle to remain unlocked for a long period of time. both the manufacturer and the dealer were contacted. *ak *sc *jb
07/01/2004204/22/2003
 The door locks failed to lock from using the remote key entry device. also, consumer noticed that the lock button failed to unlock the doors intermittently. *ak inspector verified that the power door locks operated as designed. the odometer operated normally. trunk popped open once while driving. the brakes applied and released as designed; and the the emergency brake held the vehicle properly and appeared to be properly adjusted. *tt
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - ALTERNATOR/GENERATOR/REGULATOR
07/26/200438264103/05/2004
 Loud humming noise from interior of vehicle. one non gm car dealership says it is a defective alternator. gm dealer says they cannot hear anything and everything is fine. going on trip next week and afraid of not only alternator failing, but taking battery out wth it.*ak
07/21/200321000307/05/2003
 The alternator produced a loud humming sound. the dealer replaced the alternator three times, however the problem continued. *ak *jb