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.


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55,000 miles
Total Complaints:
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2004 Buick Rainier electrical problems

electrical problem

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2004 Buick Rainier Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 012014

Rainier LX V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,000 miles


When I drive my Buick Ranier and do a lot of start and stop like going to different stores or going to yard sales, sometimes the car will not start when I turn the key. The panel goes dead, when I return the key to the Access position the panel then works again, the radio starts work again. I have purchased 2 batteries and that did not fix the problem. I have to wait until the engine cools downs or use another battery to start the car.

- , Inverness, FL, USA

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