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#9 of 312 Re: 2004 Buick Rainier Sensor Problems [sam424]
Oct 13, 2007 (9:25 pm)
My 2006 does the same thing as did my 2003 Trailblazer. In reading the owners manual it's working as designed. If it sits for less than 4 hours and the temperature increases by less than 20 degrees you have to run it at a steady speed for a few miles/minutes for it to recognize that the increase in temperature at the sensor is real and not caused by the sun shining on the vehicle.
#10 of 312 brake problems
Oct 22, 2007 (9:52 am)
Has anyone had to replace their brake rotors yet on 2004 Ranier. I have a 2004 Ranier and I'm told the rotors need replaced. Kind of interesting since their were no indicator (sensors, sualing, etc.) and I'm told it's metal to metal already (59K miles). Is there a known problem that anyone is aware of? I heard prior there was rusting problems with the rotors, etc.
#11 of 312 oil filter location 2004 buick rainier
Dec 12, 2007 (2:50 pm)
does anyone know where the oil filter is located in a 2004 buick rainier?
#12 of 312 Re: brake problems [dplavchak]
Dec 12, 2007 (8:24 pm)
Actually 59000 miles is excellent wear for pads. Some suvs and cars that are driven in town a lot wear out in 25000 to 35000 mi. If you are metal to metal a disc brake will make a nasty grinding noise and become grabby. Pulling to the right or left when braking and pulsing are also common. Have your breaks checked when the tires are rotated (every 6000 mi). The life you save may be your own.
#13 of 312 Re: oil filter location 2004 buick rainier [glesnick]
Dec 28, 2007 (9:54 am)
I have a 2004 Buick Rainier and the oil filter is located looking at the vehicle just to the left of the flywheel. From under the oil pan looking up and legs straight out it would be located right of the oil pan. There is enough room to remove it from the oil pan access cover.
#14 of 312 Speed Indicator
Jan 11, 2008 (3:51 pm)
I bought a 2005 Biuck Rainier 13 months ago, now all of the sudden the milage indicator on the dash board sometimes gets stuck on 60, sometimes even at 90 I have sometimes to knock on it to have it go back to 0, but that doens't works all the time. I took it back to the dealer and after checking it they told me it needs the Instrument Panel Cluster and want almost $600 to replace it. Anybody else is having this king of problem? For what I have read in this forums it seems that the Buick Rainier have a lot of problem and the factory isn't listining. Now they want out an discontinue making it.
#15 of 312 Re: Speed Indicator [libre1]
Feb 12, 2008 (11:11 am)
We have a 2004 buick with the same problem, we live in the kansas city area and we were quoted $600 to to fix the same problem, we have 56,000 miles now and started having problems at 50,000 miles. Did you mean Buick Rainer's factories want to discontinue this part?
#16 of 312 Re: Speed Indicator [bugatti3]
Feb 12, 2008 (9:36 pm)
We have a 2004 Rainier purchased new. Like some other recent GM speedos on SUV's, mine went haywire also. At first Buick was saying they would not replace for free because it was not a safety issue. Oh come on! I have not had a speedo fail in a car since the 60's! The dealer went to bat for us after we showed them numerous complaints on forums about the speedo cluster. They convinced Buick to replace the cluster at no charge to us even though we were past the warranty. What I wonder is what will they do if it fails again?
Feb 13, 2008 (6:42 pm)
We experience a fair amount of rear sway when the cross winds are strong. My guess is it from the air bags in the back. Anyone else notice this and is there a sway bar available that would help?
#18 of 312 Re: Speed Indicator [jim1966]
Feb 16, 2008 (1:01 pm)
I am now negotiating with the local Buick Dealership where I purchased our Buick Rainer, the dealership informed me that my problem will be discussed with the "higher ups" and that I will be contacted next week as to how much the dealership will pay ( if anything) to have this problem resolved. I also plan to reveal to the dealship the numerous complaints listed on this forum. I am from the Kansas City area, if I do not have any luck maybe the location of the dealership that replaced your cluster will be willing to do the same for me, or should I just demand the same service you received in your part of the country?? Your question wondering what to do if it fails again, will only give us further ammunition and evidence that this particular part is defective and that a recall should be initiated, allowing customer to have on going replacement parts as needed, I bet quality inspection will then make sure the part is "up to standards."