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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
19,904 miles

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2005 Buick Rainier lights problems

lights problem

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2005 Buick Rainier Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 222008

Rainier 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,809 miles


Headlights dim with heated seats on and with heater on. In cold weather. Notice lights dim at night and volt gauge goes down and then back to normal. Do not want to take it to the dealer and pay for diag when there is a tech bulletin out. And I know I will be told they cannot duplicate it. I don't drive the car much only at night, happens all the time. I hope there will be some kind of recall that comes out. But GM doesn't care.

- Newtown, PA, USA

problem #1

Nov 082006

Rainier 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 9,000 miles
: the contact stated while driving at night, the head lights intermittently went out. The vehicle was driven to the dealer who could not duplicate the problem. Also, in stop and go traffic, the vehicle intermittently jerked. The dealer could not duplicate the problem.

- Kenosha, WI, USA

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