2006 Buick Rainier - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Common problems of the 2006 Buick Rainier

99 problems have been reported for the 2006 Buick Rainier.
The following chart shows the 15 most common problems for 2006 Buick Rainier.
The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's fuel system, gasoline
with 25 problems.
The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's exterior lighting
(12 problems).

Table 1. Common problems of the 2006 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 2006 Buick Rainier in the United States are 13,774 units [1]. If the total number of problems reported by Buick Rainier owners in the last 12 years is 99, and the age of the vehicle is 12, 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 2006 Buick Rainier in 2006.

Table 2. PPMY Index and Problem Occurrence Trend

Service Year

Number of Problems

2018

5

2017

7

2016

5

2015

9

2014

11

2013

7

2012

10

2011

21

2010

12

2009

7

2008

0

2007

1

2006

1

Compare the 2006 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 2006 Buick Rainier
with the Buick Rainier from other model years.
Note that the number of problems reported for the 2006 Rainier is 99
while the average number of problems reported for the 5 model years of the Buick Rainier is 89.

Table 3. Compare the 2006 Buick Rainier with other model years