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CarComplaints.com Notes: The 2006 Buick Rainier has a lot going for it and just a few issues that keep it from making our "best vehicles" list.

The good news is the SUV has a quiet interior (thanks to triple door seals, acoustic laminate glass, and thicker sound-absorbing pads), a low number of overall complaints, and a RWD system which offers good balance and handling.

Unfortunately, it received poor safety ratings in crash tests, owners report that the gas gauge is unreliable, and there was a large recall for melting power window switches.

So close, Buick. So close.

2.0

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
81,500 miles

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2006 Buick Rainier Owner Comments

problem #2

Sep 012012

Rainier 6-cyl

  • 63,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2006 Buick Rainier. The contact received a recall noticed for NHTSA campaign id number: 12V406000 (visibility: Power window devices and controls). The contact stated that the recall had exceeded a reasonable amount of time for repaired. The contact stated that the repairs needed to be done as soon as possible since the driver door failed to unlocked electronically or manually. The approximate failure mileage was 63,000 and the approximate current mileage was 66,000....updated 01/30/13 updated 2/5/2013

- Philadelphia , PA, USA

problem #1

Mar 012012

Rainier 6-cyl

  • 100,000 miles
Driver's door module, power door lock and power window switches function intermittently and became inoperative. I took it to dealership and this was the problem. $422 to fixed. Waiting on part, as it was ordered today. 8-21-12 nothing on the drivers side door works, the whole door is dead.

- Midland, MI, USA

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