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Buick Rainier Problems

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Most Common Buick Rainier Problems

On vehicles equipped with rear air springs, the air compressor may fail causing the rear suspension to sit low.
The fuel level sensor in the fuel tank may fail causing erratic fuel gauge operation. Our technicians tell us that on high mileage vehicles you may wish to replace the complete fuel pump modu...
Owners have reported several instances of the air conditioning not blowing through main dash vents, or only blowing through the floor and defrost vents. Often this is experienced after replacement ...
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0 Known Buick Rainier Brakes Problems

2 Known Buick Rainier Drive Train Problems

Our technicians highly recommend that the transmission is serviced every 30,000 miles to avoid problems and maintain optimal operating order.
Our technicians highly recommend that the transmission is serviced every 30,000 miles to avoid problems and maintain optimal operating order.

3 Known Buick Rainier Electrical & Lights Problems

The fuel level sensor in the fuel tank may fail causing erratic fuel gauge operation. Our technicians tell us that on high mileage vehicles you may wish to replace the complete fuel pump modu...
Electrical power may be lost to the interior of the vehicle due to a blown 125 amp fuse located at the under hood fuse box. This fuse can blow if jumper cables are connected incorrectly. Replac...
One or more of the rear lights may be out due to a failed light socket plate.

4 Known Buick Rainier Engine Problems

The cooling fan clutch may fail causing excessive fan noise and/or the Check Engine Light to illuminate.
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.
The variable valve timing camshaft actuators may stick due to dirty engine oil or a faulty control solenoid. A sticking actuator may cause a rough idle and the Check Engine Light to illuminate. Our...

1 Known Buick Rainier Exhaust & Emissions Problem

A Loose or worn gas cap may cause Check Engine Light to illuminate.

2 Known Buick Rainier Heating & Air Conditioning Problems

Owners have reported several instances of the air conditioning not blowing through main dash vents, or only blowing through the floor and defrost vents. Often this is experienced after replacement ...
The HVAC blower motor may stop working at one or more speeds due to a faulty blower motor resistor block. Our technicians recommend to confirm the resistor is at fault by first checking the o...

3 Known Buick Rainier Maintenance Problems

GM recommends replacing the engine coolant at 100,000 miles; however, our technicians tell us that the coolant may become contaminated and require a complete cooling system flush every 60,000 to 70...
Brake fluid can become dirty and may cause problems in the brake system; it should be flushed every 60,000 miles.
Brake fluid will get dirty and can cause problems in the brake system; it should be flushed every 60,000 miles.

1 Known Buick Rainier Miscellaneous Problem

The CD player in the radio may fail. Our technicians tell us that the radio will need to be removed and sent out to a radio repair shop to correct this condition.

1 Known Buick Rainier Suspension & Steering Problem

On vehicles equipped with rear air springs, the air compressor may fail causing the rear suspension to sit low.

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Known Buick Rainier Problems & Complaints

On vehicles equipped with rear air springs, the air compressor may fail causing the rear suspension to sit low.
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.
Owners have reported several instances of the air conditioning not blowing through main dash vents, or only blowing through the floor and defrost vents. Often this is experienced after replacement ...
Electrical power may be lost to the interior of the vehicle due to a blown 125 amp fuse located at the under hood fuse box. This fuse can blow if jumper cables are connected incorrectly. Replac...
The cooling fan clutch may fail causing excessive fan noise and/or the Check Engine Light to illuminate.
The HVAC blower motor may stop working at one or more speeds due to a faulty blower motor resistor block. Our technicians recommend to confirm the resistor is at fault by first checking the o...
GM recommends replacing the engine coolant at 100,000 miles; however, our technicians tell us that the coolant may become contaminated and require a complete cooling system flush every 60,000 to 70...
The fuel level sensor in the fuel tank may fail causing erratic fuel gauge operation. Our technicians tell us that on high mileage vehicles you may wish to replace the complete fuel pump modu...
5.3L V8The spark plugs should be replaced every 100,000 miles. Our technicians recommend replacing the spark plug wires also at this time.
The variable valve timing camshaft actuators may stick due to dirty engine oil or a faulty control solenoid. A sticking actuator may cause a rough idle and the Check Engine Light to illuminate. Our...
A Loose or worn gas cap may cause Check Engine Light to illuminate.
The CD player in the radio may fail. Our technicians tell us that the radio will need to be removed and sent out to a radio repair shop to correct this condition.
One or more of the rear lights may be out due to a failed light socket plate.
Brake fluid will get dirty and can cause problems in the brake system; it should be flushed every 60,000 miles.
Our technicians highly recommend that the transmission is serviced every 30,000 miles to avoid problems and maintain optimal operating order.
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