2005 Buick Rainier - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

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

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

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

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