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2004 Buick Rainier Transmission Problems and Repair Histories

28 TrueDelta members own a 2004 Buick Rainier. 5 of these members (17.9%) have reported transmission and drivetrain repairs for their car. A total of 5 transmission and drivetrain repairs to 2004 Buick Rainiers--an average of 0.2 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2004 Buick Rainier problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the 2004 Buick Rainier problem descriptions below.

Don't infer 2004 Buick Rainier problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of 2004 Buick Rainier repairs by problem area

41% of the 2004 Buick Rainier repairs were to the engine, 13% to the transmission, 3% to the brakes, 15% to the suspension, 26% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, and 3% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 39 repairs.
Non-members can see only ten 2004 Buick Rainier Transmission and Drivetrain problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2004 Buick Rainier 4dr SUV

290-horsepower 5.3L V8 4-speed automatic AWD

Buick Rainier in Massachusetts, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2008 36000    
37000 100 AWD would not engage and the front wheels would not function leaving the AWD truck a 2WD vehicle. 
39000 0 MV has intermittently had a problem with the drive train binding up. Additionally, there has been a distinct thump sometimes when stopped and the car is in drive feeling almost like you have been rearended. 
 
Buick Rainier in Nebraska, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2009 50000    
77000 85 Leak from driver's side seal where CV axle enters differential 
87000  

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2004 Buick Rainier 4dr SUV

275-horsepower 4.2L I6 4-speed automatic RWD

Buick Rainier in Rhode Island, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2008 40000    
61000 850 AWD inoperable. Replaced output shaft and carrier bearing 
63700 10 Transmission cooling lines rotted, repaired & refill fluid. 
82000  

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