Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety. Notes: The Buick Rainier is a replacement for the Oldsmobile Bravada, hopefully minus the transmission issues and AWD complaints.


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
13,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2004 Buick Rainier brakes problems

brakes problem

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2004 Buick Rainier Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 252007

Rainier 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 26,000 miles


The contact owns a 2004 Buick Rainier. When the brake pedal was depressed, the contact heard a clunking noise and the vehicle shook. There were no warning indicators prior to the failure. The dealer stated that the noise was normal. Repairs were made to the brake system; however, the contact could not remember what specifically was repaired. The failure mileage was 26,000 and current mileage was 34,000.

- Colbert , WA, USA

problem #1

Jun 132005

(reported on)

Rainier 4WD 8-cyl

  • miles
2004 Rainier experiencing intermittent popping noise. The dealer indicated that the noise was normal. The brakes made a grinding noise and the vehicle would not stop. This occurred three times. The driver heard wind noise while driving. The consumer also heard idling noises.

- East Dundee, IL, USA

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