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2005 Buick Rainier Reviews and Owner Comments

2005 Buick Rainier
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2005 Buick Rainier Owner Reviews (8 reviews)
  • 2005 Buick Rainier
    Visitor, Highland Park, IL, September 10, 2014 08:20
    I bought this vehicle in 2007 with 17,000 miles on it for half the original sticker. I remember the salesman telling me when I asked him why the big depreciation "this is the best SUV no one has ever heard of". And I would agree. I now have 83,000 hard miles and have had to fix a few things, rear air suspension failed at 80,000 miles, and I am now replacing front wheel bearings. I fiqure that and regular maintence is not unusal and I have been very satisfied with comfort and drivability of this vehicle. I have the V8 AWD and am very happy with power, ride quality and solid feel.
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  • 2005 Buick Rainier
    Visitor, Raleigh, NC, May 12, 2014 10:24
    I have a 2004 Rainier. Purchased with 50K miles. I had no major issues until last year. The air suspension that causes the vehicle to adjust failed. This cost was around 600.00. This past weekend my shifter cable broke. I'm unable to shift into any gear. Cost quoted: 235.00 with labor.
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  • 2005 Buick Rainier
    Visitor, Bloomfield, NJ, June 23, 2013 16:00
    I have had suspension problems, gas gauge problems and now thermostat problems. I have replaced the temperature sensor which caused temperature to jump all over the place. Started out stuck at 50 degrees, now climbs to 120 degrees. Problem is the air conditioner stops working when reading changes radically, up and down. I am a cardiac patient with asthma and emphysema and cannot ride in the extreme heat without a reliable source of cooling. When it works, it cools beautifully, but doesn't last. It is so sporadic, I can not rely on it. What can I do? Seems electronics are a big problem.
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  • 2005 Buick Rainier
    Visitor, Fresno, CA, April 03, 2013 11:53
    I have had this vehicle for 2 + yrs it had 101,592 miles on it when I first got stuck with it. Since then I had to have the valve cover gasket replaced ($378) (intake manifold also had to be replaced), at 103,692 miles the transmission failed, it had to be rebuilt ($3012.80)it was determined that when assembled by GM they assembled it was not aligned properly at factory, then the thermostst went out (cost $239), when thermostat went the gauge in instrument panel stoped working it had to be sent to location to be fixed. Since I've had this vehicle it has done nothing but fail. Iwill not buy or reommend a Buick to anyone!
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  • 2005 Buick Rainier
    Visitor, Kent, WA, December 24, 2011 20:16
    I need a repair on the rear air springs, the air compressor has failed causing the rear suspension to sit low. I also need to get the front Differential rebuilt. Has anyone had any of these repairs done and at what cost???
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  • 2005 Buick Rainier
    Visitor, Raleigh, NC, November 16, 2011 18:02
    I started having problems with my 2005 buick rainier shortly after purchasing the car. When you press the brakes sometimes the car will fish tail and have failed twice. The Buick dealership I purchased the car from fixed the issue and pretended it was never a problem because the insurance company called after I had an accident and the brakes failed. The other problems started after reaching 100,000 miles. It has been a complete mess that Buick seems to ignore. It started with the gas needle fluctuating. I fixed it last year. Buick recalled it this year. Next, the oil needle fluctuates, the check engine light is on majority of the time due to the fuel cap. The hvac blower got stuck on high, repaired that. Now the heat comes on by itself sometimes. Let's not forget the rear air springs issue. I will replace that next. Several of the controls went out but the fuse is not blown. Complete mess of a car.
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  • 2005 Buick Rainier
    Visitor, Saratoga Springs, NY, May 25, 2010 12:57
    Love the Ranier. Only problem is recent. The air conditioner and heater has intermittent blower issues.
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  • 2005 Buick Rainier
    ZachTurf, Philadelphia, PA, January 19, 2009 08:30
    I sometimes borrow my brothers ranier when i need to take the kids to basketball tournaments. the design is good and holds 6 comfortable. I had a problem with the engines fuel pump fuse on a trip. they found a problem with the pump too and replaced it under warranty. i think the engine has given him other problems. I told him not to buy a Buick.
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