Engine Misfire Due to Worn Valve Seat on Buick Rainier

The engine may develop a misfire due to worn valve seats. This fault will cause the Check Engine Light to illuminate. Replacement of the cylinder head may be required to correct this concern.

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Average mileage: 75,333 (65,000–82,000)
Engines affected: 4.2L 6 Cylinder, 5.3L V8
3 model years affected: 2004, 2005, 2006
8 people reported this problem
4 people shared problem details
2006 Buick Rainier- 5.3L V882,000
mt engine came on and the car rattles a little at rest.....was told one of the cylinders were misfiring and may need to change cylinder head will have car checked this week...was not told how much this will cost.....my pressure was low in one cylinder and so is my cash right now...
2005 Buick Rainier- 4.2L 6 Cylinder
transmission and engine problems
2005 Buick Rainier- 4.2L 6 Cylinder79,000
the engine was miss firing pretty bad.i brought the rainier to the dealership. they confirmed the valve seats in cylinders 4 and 6 were worn and the head needed to be replaced at a cost of $3,200.00. the cost over run was so great the final cost was $5,800.00. oh, by the way when a mechanic snaps off the 2 rear head bolts trying to remove them you will pay dearly
2005 Buick Rainier- 4.2L 6 Cylinder65,000
Had to have the head replaced, very expensive. GM did cover the parts however, it still cost me 1700.00.
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