NHTSA — Fuel System, Other: Storage: Fuel Gauge System Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
66,667 miles

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2005 Buick Rainier fuel system problems

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2005 Buick Rainier Owner Comments

problem #3

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

problem #2

Aug 012010


  • 75,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Buick Rainier. The contact stated that the fuel gauge sensor read zero despite the fuel tank being empty or full. The contact also stated during the failure the low level light indicator was illuminated. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer, and the manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 75,000 and the current mileage was 85,376.

- Livonia, MN, USA

problem #1

Mar 192010

Rainier 8-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Buick Rainier. The contact stated the fuel gauge on the vehicle was providing inaccurate fuel level readings. When refueling to maximum capacity, the fuel gauge would read the fuel tank as empty or half full. The contact took the vehicle in for a routine oil change when he was informed of an open investigation into the fuel gauge failure, but the contact was not told what caused the failure. The failure mileage was 60,000 and the current mileage was 85,000. Updated 8/30/11 updated 09/28/11

- Clinton, ME, USA

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