NHTSA — Structure: Body Problems

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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.

1.3

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
131,000 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2006 Buick Rainier body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2006 Buick Rainier Owner Comments

problem #1

Apr 092016

Rainier

  • 131,000 miles

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

Just purchased car 3 weeks ago, it caught on fire at 3 am after being parked for 6 hours.fire department says it started at the driver side headlight wiring or switch area. Completely destroyed my engine before fire department arrived.

- Thermal, CA, USA

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