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#7 of 36 Re: 2004 buick rainier electrical sensor problems in dashboard [yqd]
Feb 12, 2008 (12:23 pm)
we are still having the same problems, have you found any solutions?
#8 of 36 Re: 2004 buick rainier electrical sensor problems in dashboard [bugatti3]
Feb 12, 2008 (5:54 pm)
Somebody from Buick did call me at my home last week and they only told me to take my Buick back to the dealer from whom I bought it and to let them fix it, that the dealer will charge me half the $600 they told me it will cost to fix it. Iam checking with a lawyer to see if we can join forces to make Buick do the repairs at GM cost. I will keep you guys posted on this. It seems to me that this is a commont problem on this type of vehicle and GM is ignoring it.
#9 of 36 Re: 2004 buick rainier electrical sensor problems in dashboard [libre1]
Feb 23, 2008 (5:26 am)
The Speedo on my "new" 04 Rainier died during a 600+ mile road trip yesterday. Had to use my portable GPS to determine my speed and then just set the cruise. My dealer quoted me $230.00(dealer employee price because I just bought it on the 14th.) for the part plus labor. So I think 1/2 of $600 is still not a fair deal in your case. I would try and get them to charge you 1/2 of actual dealer cost and pay for the labor. I think you would come out ahead. The only good thing is that I believe the replacement will come with a lifetime warranty.
P.S. My first symptom was 2 days prior with a oil pressure gage that was reading 160 psi. 180 degrees to the right of 0 psi. I believe that the "stepper motor" on each gage is what fails. It sounds like gm has a new stepper motor version on the replacement cluster.
#11 of 36 Rainer Headlights Flicker & A/C Issues, Etc.?
Feb 25, 2008 (10:43 am)
Wondering if anyone else has had an issue with the 2005 Rainer headlights flickering & flashing at night? They first did it after the car was about 8 months old, dealer said it was because I didnt' let the car warm up enough and give it time to cycle through all it's check points? Sounds fishy to me....
Well, it started again 18 months later, at first just a few times per night. Now it is crazy, they flicker so badly it has cars in front of me are wondering why I am flashing my lights like a crazy person.
Does anyone have any idea or has had the same problem?
Have had other problems too....alternator was replaced, A/C & Heating vents not blowing enough air, they've been worked on several times, still a problem. Crazy A/C & Heating unit is terrible to adjust to right temp., it's either blowing hot or cold....always at the wrong time. They can keep these automatic climate control units....just give me the old-fashioned type, they work great. And several other items....
The vehicle had zero issues, not in the shop once (except for service), until it approached 30,000 miles, now it seems we are in the dealer's shop often....Does the Rainier fall about as it ages? Is the future going to be like this?
Any input is appreciated. Thank you.
#12 of 36 Rainier Check Engine Lights
Mar 03, 2008 (6:55 pm)
I have a 2004 rainier that went crazy last night. Yes I had a speedometer that went bad and the shop changed it out without charging me. But does anyone know why the Rainier has two check engine lights? One with a down arrow and one that's just an engine outline? Both went on last night and the car just sat there and idled. I could put it in drive but it wouldn't go faster than 1000 rpms. Once I got it home ( yes Onstar was called and they sent a wrecker), the engine started and I got a gas pedal again! Next morning, it started and no engine lights! Any thoughts?
#13 of 36 Re: Rainier Check Engine Lights [supertuba]
Mar 04, 2008 (10:48 am)
As a followup, I went to Checker and got the code out of the computer. It's P1680.No one knows what it's suppose to tell me...
#14 of 36 Re: Rainier Check Engine Lights [supertuba]
Mar 22, 2008 (12:15 pm)
My Rainier had all of the gauges stop working, and the driver information center went blank after 50000 miles. I've taken it to the dealer and am looking at $1000 in repairs if I decide to go with it. Still runs fine, just no idea how much gas, oil pressure, or engine temp! Anybody have any ideas?
#15 of 36 Re: Rainer Headlights Flicker & A/C Issues, Etc.? [gary8061]
Apr 14, 2008 (10:23 am)
Couples months ago I had an electrical tourble with my gage, the Alternator batteries gage was reduicing down to 5 amp, the lights were flashing exterior + the dash board. After a scan at Dealer, It appear that my air pump causing this, so I did change the air pump in december 2007. 18 months after (03/2008) same trouble, I did change the pump a second time, 2 weeks after same trouble, Dealer says Buick Rainier has 2 air pump under the hood, nothing to do with the air compressor in the back for the suspension, and the second one is defective also, it's about 600$ each time - Is someone has a solution for me or did someone experimented this trouble ?
#16 of 36 Erratic speedo behaviour
Apr 22, 2008 (5:42 pm)
I just bought a 2004 Rainier which has the much-read-about Speedo problem. Sometimes the speedo needle sits below zero at start-up, which always means it won't move at all when driving. Other times it is perfectly normal. Is it a sensor? Is it a cluster? Can it be corrected easily?