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Awd Warning Light Illuminates

2004 Buick Rainier

This problem may be covered under warranty. Ask your Buick dealer. Notes: The Buick Rainier is a replacement for the Oldsmobile Bravada, hopefully minus the transmission issues and AWD complaints.


fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
55,062 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
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2004 Buick Rainier Owner Comments

problem #2

Nov 032012

Rainier 4.2L L6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 90,123 miles


The AWD warning light comes on sometimes. I can still drive the vehicle but notice problems when making a turn at slow speeds (<5 mph). The vehicle bucks and lurches like when a 4WD system is engaged on dry pavement.

- , Denton, NE, USA

problem #1

Jan 202007

(reported on)

Rainier CXL 4.2

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,000 miles

Warning light will come on with or without other symtoms, dealership very cooperative in

taking care of problem, however not knowing if a real problem exists and the inconvenience

of being without vehicle is annoying. This normally occurs on trips of more than 400 miles.

- , Wabash, IN, USA

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