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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
76,000 miles

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2005 Buick Rainier Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 162012

Rainier 6-cyl

  • 76,000 miles


I have various types of problems with my 2005 Buick Rainier. I have owned it for about 6 years now and it currently has a little over 93,000 miles on it. I am reported the problems to you so that you can document the problems to your list and I am also hoping that you can let me know if there is a recall for these issues" 1. AWD is not working. When there was snow on the ground. It caused me to ditch my car when I was turning a corner at a very low speed. There was a car coming towards me, but missed my car. Thank goodness it did not injure someone, myself or my car. The rear also slides when it is wet/raining outside. I'm scared to drive it when it is wet outside...especially when there is snow on the ground. 2. my drivers side door caught on fire. I just seen that my door could have been covered by a recall, but I didn't know that then. I paid for another door and installation. 3. when I am turning my steering wheel to back-up. There is a grinding noise. 4. my speedometer does not work. I drive with other cars when I can, but I also drive several country roads. I have received 2 speeding tickets due to this. 5. my gas gauge does not work. I keep track of my gas by my current mileage and per gallons of gas, but I have still ran out of gas at least 8 times and...nearly got hit in the rear several times. 6. I believe there is a windshield recall. Is it still active" I do know that all of my car problems are very common with Buick Rainier's and I am hoping that there is active recalls on all of these serious issues and that Buick/GM will gladly repair them. These are all safety issues that could result in fatal injuries. Thank you for your help, research and response. [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Delaware, OH, USA

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