I pulled off the road in an attempt to get the speedometer to go back down but it settled on 60 mph while in park. There needs to be a recall. Complaint Number: 10282961 Incident Date: September 11, 2008 Date Added to File: September 5, 2009 Description of the Complaint: Malfunctioning speedometer- the speedometer stops working at random times while driving. The vehicle stalled and upon restart, the lights began functioning normally. I have no clue what speed I am traveling while driving. The failure mileage was 63,000 and the current mileage was 68,000. Dealer provided estimate for repairs but did not investigate for mechanical failure.
The vehicle was not taken to the dealer to diagnose the failure. I have not had a problem since then in 2008. As best as I can figure out, it happens noticeably at night when I am coasting at 30-32 mph. Summary: No audio and radio display inoperative or clock resets. While idling at a stop sign or light, the engine continues to rev. This occurs after a brief period of driving.
It stayed at 40 mph, even after the car was turned off. I relied on my garmin gps to give me a speed approximation when the speedometer went out completely. As I began driving again it started registering 120mph. The results are shown in Table 3. The vehicle stalled and upon restart, the lights began functioning normally. The speedometer started inching up and buried itself at 120 mph.
The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where they advised the contact that the abs sensor and instrument panel would need replacing. In addition to speeding ticket she received warning for operating vehicle with broken equipment. The contact must literally stand on the accelerator pedal to maintain a steady speed. Not me, not the other cars on the road, certainly not pedestrians, since the braking distance is obviously far longer than my speedometer leads me to believe it is. The problem is now getting progressively worse.
Some days the instrument cluster works, some not. Not me, not the other cars on the road, certainly not pedestrians, since the braking distance is obviously far longer than my speedometer leads me to believe it is. I also told them that this is a safety hazard and that I should not have to pay out of pocket for a manufacturer defect and that I am not the only one with this problem on this particular vehicle. Charge light should go off at at idle and remain off during whole of engine operation if they come on at idle it means that the alternator is not producing a charge current and needs attention. Electrical System 2004 Buick Rainier Electrical System Consumer Complaints Complaint Number: 11005370 Incident Date: July 7, 2017 Date Added to File: July 14, 2017 Description of the Complaint: Low beam lights go out when right turn signal is applied and returns to center position.
The reports that this has not occurred on buicks or suv is not correct. Answered on Jun 18, 2016. I was driving it and stopped at a red light and the speedometer never went back to 0. Safety Issues include all safety recalls for your product as well as safety complaints other users have filed. This has been a problem for about 6 months but is getting worse. The contact stated that the instrument cluster malfunctioned and the speedometer failed. I do believe that with all the complaints I've seen supporting the same facts that this should be a mandatory recall and fix.
When she started the vehicle it would automatically display a speed which was above zero. Needle pegged to stop as is the oil gauge needle. I find it unforgivable that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has allowed an unsafe condition exist in virtually an entire brand of cars for over 7 years and has not issued a recall on these vehicles. Speed was less than 5 miles per hour. Feb 11, 2015 Well, we have a couple problems here. Someone really needs to revise this situation with this vehicle since this problem is very common where's the recall on this.
Complaint Number: 10250481 Incident Date: November 26, 2008 Date Added to File: December 2, 2008 Description of the Complaint: While driving on the freeway I noticed that the speedometer reading was too high as I was changing lanes to exit during evening rush hour. We have not had it fixed. Of the headlights that they can cut out in front of me or make the turn from a side street. No headlamp is a safety concern, and due to the wiring overheating and melting could be a potential fire hazard. I not going that fast I'm crawling.
It started with the speedometer which was either to fast or showing below zero at highway speeds. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. I did not have it fixed. It mostly happens when there is moisture in the air, it is not generally an issue during the months of jan-mar where it is crisp and drier. I went to my dealer and he said I would have to pay for it to be fixed.