2005 Buick Rainier - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

small car iamge Common problems of the 2005 Buick Rainier

130 problems have been reported for the 2005 Buick Rainier. The following chart shows the 19 most common problems for 2005 Buick Rainier. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's electrical system with 35 problems. The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's fuel system, gasoline (17 problems).

Table 1. Common problems of the 2005 Buick Rainier

small car iamge PPMY Index and Problem Occurrence Trend

In our research we use the PPMY index to compare the reliability of vehicles. The PPMY index of a certain model is defined as the problems reported per thousand vehicles per Year. The total sales of the 2005 Buick Rainier in the United States are 13,648 units [1]. If the total number of problems reported by Buick Rainier owners in the last 13 years is 130, and the age of the vehicle is 13, the PPMY index can then be calculated as

      PPMY Index = 130 / 13,648 / 13 * 1000 = 0.73.

For more information, refer to this page: A study of reliability comparison across Buick Rainier model year vehicles.

The following chart shows the number of problems reported during each of the service years since the debut of the 2005 Buick Rainier in 2005.

Table 2. PPMY Index and Problem Occurrence Trend

Service Year Number of Problems
  2018
3
  2017
5
  2016
5
  2015
23
  2014
11
  2013
1
  2012
23
  2011
16
  2010
19
  2009
7
  2008
7
  2007
3
  2006
1
  2005
6

small car iamge Compare the 2005 Buick Rainier with Other Model Years

When making the decision between buying a new or used Buick Rainier, the following table can be used to compare the 2005 Buick Rainier with the Buick Rainier from other model years. Note that the number of problems reported for the 2005 Rainier is 130 while the average number of problems reported for the 5 model years of the Buick Rainier is 89.

Table 3. Compare the 2005 Buick Rainier with other model years

Model Year Number of Problems
  2007 Rainier
42
  2006 Rainier
97
  2005 Rainier
130
  2004 Rainier
176
  2003 Rainier
1


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