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pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
88,000 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace a/c condenser (2 reports)
2002 Buick Rendezvous AC / heater problems

AC / heater problem

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2002 Buick Rendezvous Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 102007

Rendezvous CX 3.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 125,000 miles


Condenser broke costing me over a thousand dollars in repairs at the dealer.

- , Keene, TX, USA

problem #1

Feb 092008

Rendezvous CX V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 51,000 miles

The fluid from the A/C condenser started to leak the day after we had it at the local dealer to replace the intake manifold gasket as well as the manifold gaskets. It had never leaked before. We immediately took it back to the local dealer and they said it would cost $851 to replace the A/C condenser. The Service adviser told us that it's not uncommon for the A/C condenser on both Rendezvous� and Aztec�s to fail due to the movement of the unit. He mentioned something about the flexibility of the brackets and that during the repair different brackets would be used. That also makes us think that perhaps this occurred because of inferior, faulty or incorrect brackets or could be a design flaw. We have never had an a/c condenser fail on any of our previous vehicles.

let alone at only 51,000 miles.

- , Redding, CA, USA

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