Buick is part of GM, the largest automaker in the U.S. Buick began producing cars in 1899. It was founded by David Dunbar Buick as the Buick Auto-Vim and Power Company. William C. Durant was brought into Buick in 1904 as the controlling investor and made Buick into the biggest-selling automotive brand in the U.S. In 1908, Durant founded General Motors. The first Buick for sale was made in 1904 in factory known as Flint Wagon Works in Flint, Michigan. There were 37 Buicks made that year, but none of them known to have survived. Only two engines from that year are accounted for. In the 1930s, Buicks were popular with the British royal family.
Buick's most reported problem on RepairPal is associated with air compressors on some Buick Rainier models.