NHTSA — Vehicle Speed Control Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
68,367 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2005 Buick Rainier Owner Comments

problem #6

Jun 272016


  • 160,000 miles


My 2005 Buick rainer speed meter stop working also my fuel gage, oil gage, RPM gage and temp gages all have stop working correctly.

- Horn Lake, MS, USA

problem #5

Sep 012012


  • 100,000 miles
My speedometer does not work correctly. Some times it seems to read right, but lots of times it will say I am doing 120 when I am doing 30 mph or it will show I am doing 0 when I am actually doing 70 mph on the interstate. I cannot rely on my speedometer to be accurate. I can be driving, it appears to be working but then it starts to slowly go down until it is back at zero and all the while I am in drive and moving. Also, my oil gage has stopped working. It moves when I start my car and shut it off, but it is never correct either. It is either at zero or on the complete opposite side. Sometimes my car stalls when I am sitting at a light or driving slowly. My dash will say, oil pressure low, stop engine and die on me. I keep my oil changed regularly and keep the levels checked. It does not leak, it always measures fine when I check it. So something is wrong with the oil gage and it is continuously telling my computer the oil pressure is low causing my car to die on me while driving or in traffic. These are both very serious driving hazards. I could go to pull out left and turn, my car could die on me, and I could get hit from oncoming traffic. This has not happened, but it is a possible scenario due to my car stalling out of the blue because of the oil gage/sensor not working right. I have also noticed some of my lights in my dash area half work and on my doors. Other than this, I have had great luck with my vehicle. I bought it new and really have not had any problems but with this. I also had the fuel gage go out, but there was a recall on it, and I had it replaced. I cannot give you a specific date, because this happens almost on a daily basis, so I will give you an approximate date as to when I think it started around.

- Clarksville, TN, USA

problem #4

Aug 102015


  • miles
My speedometer is not showing the accurate speed. The needle shoots to 100-120mph, when I am only doing 65 mph. When I turn the truck off it will sit at 60mph or stay on 120mph. I have to turn the truck off and on to reset the speedometer. The oil gauge just stopped working. Also my headlights flicker while I am driving. The problem with the speedometer has been an ongoing issue.

- Stone Mountain, GA, USA

problem #3

Aug 042014


  • miles


While driving my speedometer will read 120mph when in fact I'm only doing 65mph. It'll stay stuck at 60 and 120mph when the truck is turned off. I have to turn the engine off and on to reset it back to 0. one day it works fine, next day it's reading incorrectly. My oil gauge just stopped working all together. My headlights also flicker while I'm driving.

- Stone Mountain, GA, USA

problem #2

Oct 012012

Rainier 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 85,200 miles
While driving at around 50 mph the speedometer went down to zero. After stopping and starting again it went to 120 and stayed there. Starting the car now it stays at 120 mph and does not return to zero. This is very scary and dangerous. I have found out that this happened to several GM cars. We also found out that it will cost $500 to $600 dollars to repair. I think someone needs to check this out as a recall. This is an item that should work 100% of the time all the time and a failure for something like this is just not right. Please advise what can be done.

- Queenstown, MD, USA

problem #1

Nov 262010


  • 65,000 miles
I have been doing research and I have noticed that there are many people that are dealing with the same issues I am which includes gas gauge failure (false readings) and speedometer reading incorrectly. The amount of people dealing with these issues should be enough to place a recall on those clusters I would think. I have never had so many problems with a 2005 vehicle before like I have had with my 2005 Buick Rainier. I have ran out of gas many times because of this issue leaving me stranded on the side of the road. Something has to be done.

- Macon, GA, USA

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