1997 Buick Century - Reliability

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Custom Sedan (3.1L V6 4-speed Automatic)

Reliability Rating for 1997 Buick Century by Identifix

Ratings Key Minimal Problems Moderate Problems Significant Problems
  Rating Comments
Engine Occasional problems on this vehicle are failures of the Fuel Injector(s) and the Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) Valve. Failures of the Fuel Injector(s) and EGR Valve apply to (3.1L engine) only.

The cost to repair the Fuel Injectors is estimated at $116.00 each for parts and $182.00 labor. The cost to clean the EGR circuit is estimated at $15.00 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 sales tax.
Transmission & Driveline
Steering & Suspension
Brake An occasional problem with this vehicle is the Antilock Brake System (ABS) Motor Pack Assembly.

The cost to repair the ABS Motor Pack Assembly is estimated to be $351.00 for parts and $97.50 for labor. All prices are estimated based upon $65.00 per flat rate hour and does not include diagnostic time and applicable taxes.
Heating & Air Conditioning
Starting & Charging
Accessories An occasional problem with this vehicle is the Wiper Motor Crank Arm Assembly. The Wiper Motor Crank Arm Assembly has been known to slip, requiring the Crank Arm to be repositioned.

The cost to repair the Wiper Motor Crank Arm Assembly is estimated to be $52.00 for labor. There should be no need to replace any parts. All prices are estimated at $65.00 per flat rate hour and do not include diagnostic time or applicable taxes.
Overall 4 out of 5

Reliability Ratings displayed above reflect style specific standard features and may vary from aggregated values displayed for the same year in the historical model overviewed bellow.

Reliability History for Buick Century by Identifix

  1996 1997 1998 1999
Engine N/A
Transmission & Driveline N/A
Steering & Suspension N/A
Brake N/A
Heating & Air Conditioning N/A
Starting & Charging N/A
Accessories N/A
Overall N/A

Reliability Ratings by Identifix is based from repair shop-reported issues. Though this data may be for years prior to model you are researching, it exposes how reliable this model platform has been historically.

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