1994 Buick Century

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1994 Buick Century

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Available in 3 styles:  Century 4dr Sedan shown
Asking Price Range
$112–$4,200
Estimated MPG

19–25 city / 29–31 hwy

NHTSA Vehicle Safety Recalls

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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.


STEERING:LINKAGES:KNUCKLE:SPINDLE:ARM

Recall number: 94V189000
Recall date: 10/04/1994

Problem Summary:

THE RIGHT HAND SPINDLE NUT WAS NOT PROPERLY TIGHTENED DURING ASSEMBLY. THIS CAN CAUSE PREMATURE WHEEL BEARING FAILURE AND OVER TIME, THE SPINDLE CAN FRACTURE.

Consequence:

THIS WOULD CAUSE THE WHEEL TO SEPARATE FROM THE AXLE AND RESULT IN A VEHICLE CRASH.

Corrective Action:

DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE TORQUE ON THE RIGHT HAND FRONT SPINDLE NUT. IF THE SPINDLE NUT IS UNDERTORQUED THE DEALER WILL REPLACE THE RIGHT HAND FRONT WHEEL BEARING ASSEMBLY AND THE SPINDLE NUT WILL BE REPLACED.

The manufacturer first notified owners of this recall on 10/21/1994.

This recall affects vehicles manufactured between 01/01/1994 and 01/01/1994.


LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH

Recall number: 94V159000
Recall date: 08/31/1994

Problem Summary:

WATER INTRUSION CAN CAUSE A SHORT CIRCUIT IN THE POWER DOOR LOCK ASSEMBLY.

Consequence:

A SHORT CIRCUIT IN THE POWER DOOR LOCK ASSEMBLY CAN RESULT IN A VEHICLE FIRE.

Corrective Action:

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE POWER DOOR LOCK RELAY AND ANY CORRODED TERMINALS. IN ADDITION, THE NEW RELAY WILL BE RELOCATED TO AN AREA WHERE WATER INTRUSION IS LESS LIKELY.

The manufacturer first notified owners of this recall on 09/22/1994.

This recall affects vehicles manufactured between 11/01/1993 and 05/01/1994.


VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:SPRINGS

Recall number: 94V008000
Recall date: 01/12/1994

Problem Summary:

IN THE EVENT OF A PRIMARY ACCELERATOR CONTROL SPRING FAILURE, THE SECONDARY (BACK-UP) ACCELERATOR CONTROL RETURN SPRING WILL NOT RETURN THE THROTTLE TO THE FULLY CLOSED POSITION, AS REQUIRED BY FMVSS NO. 124, "ACCELERATOR CONTROL SYSTEM.

Consequence:

CONSEQUENCE OF NON-COMPLIANCE: LOSS OF THROTTLE CONTROL COULD RESULT IN A VEHICLE CRASH WITHOUT PRIOR WARNING.

Corrective Action:

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE SECONDARY THROTTLE RETURN SPRING.

The manufacturer first notified owners of this recall on 02/17/1994.

This recall affects vehicles manufactured between 08/01/1993 and 10/01/1993.


VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:CABLES

Recall number: 94V021000
Recall date: 01/08/1994

Problem Summary:

DURING ASSEMBLY, WATER MAY HAVE ENTERED THE ACCELERATOR CONTROL CABLE CONDUIT CAUSING IT TO DEVELOP A HIGH EFFORT AND/OR BINDING CONDITION IN VERY COLD WEATHER.

Consequence:

HIGH EFFORT OR BINDING CONDITIONS CAUSE LOSS OF NORMALTHROTTLE CONTROL OR THE THROTTLE MAY NOT RETURN TO IDLE WHEN THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL IS RELEASED. IF THIS WERE TO OCCUR WHILE THE VEHICLE IS IN MOTION, A VEHICLE CRASH COULD OCCUR.

Corrective Action:

THE DEALER WILL PURGE THE THROTTLE CABLE OF ANY INTERNALLY TRAPPED WATER, IF IT IS PRESENT.

The manufacturer first notified owners of this recall on 02/04/1994.

This recall affects vehicles manufactured between 06/01/1993 and 12/01/1993.


VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

Recall number: 93V162000
Recall date: 09/27/1993

Problem Summary:

THE CRUISE CONTROL CABLE MAY SEPARATE FROM THE CONDUIT END FITTING WHILE ENGAGED AND ACCELERATOR CONTROL COULD BE LOST.

Consequence:

LOSS OF ACCELERATOR CONTROL MAY NOT REDUCE ENGINE SPEEDTO A LEVEL ANTICIPATED BY THE DRIVER. ALTHOUGH THE VEHICLE CAN STILL BE STOPPEDWITH THE SERVICE BRAKE, LOSS OF ACCELERATOR CONTROL COULD RESULT IN A VEHICLECRASH WITHOUT PRIOR WARNING.

Corrective Action:

REPLACE THE CRUISE CONTROL CABLE.

The manufacturer first notified owners of this recall on 10/21/1993.

This recall affects vehicles manufactured between 08/01/1993 and 08/01/1993.


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