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.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
64,000 miles

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2004 Buick Rainier drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2004 Buick Rainier Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 112010

Rainier 8-cyl

  • 64,000 miles


When driving on slick/snowy conditions the front wheels do not got into 4wheel drive. Because of this our SUV did a 180 on a curve while traveling 20 mph. Took SUV in for service and had transfer case and rear diff fluids changed out but tech heard grinding noise in front diffs and had to take to dealer to find out camshaft and sleeve need replaced. SUV only has 64,000 miles and we've owned for 2-1/2 yrs.

- Pardeeville, WI, USA

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