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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2004 Buick Rainier fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2004 Buick Rainier Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 242013

Rainier CXL V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 124,000 miles


My truck was always overfilled at the gas station - now I find out it was a known (by GM) problem covered by a 10 year 120,000 mile warranty. Now my garage smells of gas and I find out it is also a known issue (fuel lines rust out in northern states). Unfortunately my truck is 9 years old with 128,000 and over the extended warranty I just found out about.

I was thinking about buying a new Buick Encore but now I feel that GM let me down by withholding this information. With all of the mailers I receive from GM they certainly have the funds to communicate issues if they care about long term customer satisfaction.

Perhaps I am better served to pass on the Encore as the Ford Escape is pretty appealing. I will go to my Buick dealer next week to see if they are any help, but based on past experience I don't expect much from them.

Thanks for listening.

- , Chaska, MN, USA

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