NHTSA — Steering Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
25,333 miles

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2005 Buick Rainier steering problems

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2005 Buick Rainier Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 312014

Rainier 6-cyl

  • miles


Fire crews responded to a motor vehicle fire involving a 2005 Buick Rainier. An origin and cause investigation concluded the fire originated in the engine compartment in the vicinity of the power steering pump and related hoses. The vehicle was occupied and in operation at the time of the incident.

- Pittsburgh , PA, USA

problem #2

Jan 092014

Rainier 8-cyl

  • miles
Pulling out of parking lot of a medical center off of rt. # 486 in lecanto, Florida...onto a side street. Car totally died. I could not move it. I could not steer. I could not start the car back up. I had to call for towing. Repair facility said it was the ignition switch. The same thing happened a few months earlier in lecanto, Florida in a carwash...could not move forward or backward. Called for a tow. The repair facility said it was a link assembly. I am very afraid this car will stop in the middle of a busy road and have a vehicle crash into the back of me. I can not find it on a recall list, but I see GM has recalled vehicles for faulty ignition switches which have caused fatalities. [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Hernando, FL, USA

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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