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.


really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
101,481 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace suspension bag/air pump (1 reports)
2004 Buick Rainier suspension problems

suspension problem

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2004 Buick Rainier Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 082014

Rainier CXL Vortec 5300 V8 Sfi

  • Automatic transmission
  • 101,481 miles


I figured as the SUV was already 10 years old, a lot of things would wear out, This was one of those things. I called the air suspension bag the air bladder - it made sense to me. The only thing I argued with the mechanic - both sides needed to be done (3 months later, it was) The big cost was the pump ($592.47) and the bag ($200). Labor for install and recalibration was $170+ for one side. Not a cheap fix.

I could have had something different done which was cheaper - but I wanted my comfort ride.

- , Parma, OH, USA

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