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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Typical Repair Cost:
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Average Mileage:
72,000 miles
Total Complaints:
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2004 Buick Rainier lights problems

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2004 Buick Rainier Owner Comments

problem #1

Sep 292014

Rainier V8

  • Manual transmission
  • 72,000 miles


Here's another on going issue that GM fail to recognize as a defect. I'm upset that a company as large as GM failed to claim responsibility for this problem vehicle. I enjoy the ride but it's been costly and I refuse to purchase another Buick until the company admits its faults. The 2004 Rainier is a piece of garbage and a death trap waiting yet to happen. The rear suspension had to be replaced, the wiring harness failed, the power seats fails to retract and AC works when it wants to. Oh I forgot to mention that the rear axles jumps and pops when it wants as well. I've never had this many problems out of any vehicle I've owned.

- , Bowie, MD, USA

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