Buick Rainier Rollover
The Buick Rainier, a mid-sized SUV, was first introduced in 2004. With a higher center of gravity than smaller, 4-door vehicles, Buick realized that they needed additional safety precautions. In 2007, Buick added additional stability features to the vehicle, but this was not enough. The following year, Buick stopped producing the Rainier model and replaced it with the Buick Enclave.
The Buick Rainier featured several appealing aspects, but the vehicle did not include some of the safety features standard in other GM cars. Consequently, the rear-wheel drive model only received a two out of five star rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Additionally, the all-wheel drive model scored a four out of five rating, but both models were still susceptible to rollovers due to their high centers of gravity.
The Increased Risks of the Buick Rainier
There are several other features of the Rainier that could increase the risk of rollover, including:
- Manufacturing error: defects to the vehicle caused during the manufacturing process that could cause rollovers
- Malfunctioning parts: problems with the stability control system that could malfunction and cause rollovers
- Lack of improved parts: the Buick Rainier lacks an improved stability control system common in other GM models, making rollovers more likely due to decreased stability
Contact an SUV Rollover Lawyer Today
Having to experience a rollover accident due to a manufacturing defect or inherent problems in the Buick Rainier can be traumatic. If you or a loved one has been in a rollover accident, compensation may be available to help cover medical costs and vehicular damages. Call Auto Defects today to speak with an SUV rollover lawyer who will fight for your legal rights and interests.