1992 Buick Century

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1992 Buick Century
Available in 6 styles:  Century 4dr Sedan shown
Asking Price Range
$738–$1,882
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Century

SEAT BELTS:FRONT:ANCHORAGE

Recall number: 95V173000
Recall date: 09/15/1995

Problem Summary:

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.

Consequence:

CONSEQUENCE OF NON-COMPLIANCE: IN A COLLISON, STRESS CAN CAUSE THE ATTACHMENT METAL TO TEAR AND ALLOW THE ANCHORAGE TO SEPARATE FROM THE BODY OF THE VEHICLE. THE SAFETY BELT MAY NOT PROTECT AN OCCUPANT IN THE EVENT OF A VEHICLE CRASH.

Corrective Action:

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.

The manufacturer first notified owners of this recall on 10/19/1995.

This recall affects vehicles manufactured between 04/01/1988 and 08/30/1995.


ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING

Recall number: 92V066000
Recall date: 05/11/1992

Problem Summary:

THE OPTIONAL REMOTE ENTRY MODULE MAY HAVE A FAULT WHICH CAUSES RANDOM ACTUATION OF INTERIOR LAMPS, DOOR LOCKS, AND/OR TAILGATE RELEASE. THIS ACTUATION MAY OCCUR WHILE THE VEHICLE IS IN USE OR UNATTENDED.

Consequence:

IF THE TAILGATE RELEASE ACTUATES, THE TAILGATE WILL OPEN.UNRESTRAINED PASSENGERS IN THE REAR SEAT AREA COULD FALL OUT OF THE VEHICLEWHILE THE CAR IS IN MOTION, AND RECEIVE SERIOUS INJURIES.

Corrective Action:

REPLACE THE REMOTE ENTRY MODULE WITH A NEWLY REVISED MODULE TO PREVENT RANDOM ACTUATION.

The manufacturer first notified owners of this recall on 05/13/1992.

This recall affects vehicles manufactured between 03/01/1992 and 03/01/1992.


POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

Recall number: 91V214000
Recall date: 12/06/1991

Problem Summary:

THE REVERSE SERVO APPLY PIN MAY BIND IN THE CASE WHICH COULD CAUSE REVERSE BAND DISTRESS (LOSS OR SLIPPING OF REVERSE), REVERSE BAND DRAG IN DRIVE RANGE (POOR PERFORMANCE -- POOR POWER), OR THE TRANSMISSION TO REMAIN IN REVERSE WHILE THE SHIFT INDICATOR SHOWS NEUTRAL GEAR POSITION.

Consequence:

IF THE TRANSMISSION REMAINS IN REVERSE WHILE THE SHIFTINDICATOR SHOWS NEUTRAL, THE VEHICLE MAY UNEXPECTEDLY MOVE REARWARD AND RESULTIN A VEHICLE ACCIDENT.

Corrective Action:

REPLACE THE TRANSAXLE WHERE REQUIRED.

The manufacturer first notified owners of this recall on 11/29/1991.

This recall affects vehicles manufactured between 10/01/1991 and 11/01/1991.


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