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NHTSA — Equipment: Air Conditioner Problems

3.9

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
31,923 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2002 Buick Rendezvous AC / heater problems

AC / heater problem

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2002 Buick Rendezvous Owner Comments

problem #10

Aug 172004

Rendezvous 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 44,580 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

After regular maintenance and with no warning the car started making metallic noise in first gear and reverse. Noise disappeared in second gear. The condenser for the air conditioning failed. The car has 44,600 miles (most are highway miles). The dealer has agreed to "split" the estimated $4,576.

- Rochester, NY, USA

problem #9

Jun 152004

Rendezvous 6-cyl

  • 62,000 miles
When driving 55 mph rear right tire blewout. This caused the consumer to pull of the road and change the tire. Consumer stated that the tire looked like it just melted, and there were no objects and the road. This was a Firestone tire. The consumer noticed that the passenger side front floor mat was wet. The technician determined that the A/C evaporator drain was clogged due to leaves coming from the windshield cowling. The dealer cleaned the drain and removed the leaves. The left front hub and bearing had excessive play and were noisy. The check engine light illuminated. The trouble codes indicated that the gas cap may have been loose. The vehicle body control module (BCM) failed and had to be replaced. It caused the security lights to remain on, the A/C not to work and at night the horn would sound when the vehicle was off. After the consumer locked the door the vehicle radio would come on. This caused the battery to drain and as a result the vehicle had to be jump started.

- Newport, RI, USA

problem #8

Jun 152004

Rendezvous

  • 62,500 miles
The consumer stated the horn would blow and the radio would come on for no reason. The consumer took the vehicle to the dealership for inspection; however the mechanic could not duplicate the problem. The consumer had taken the vehicle to another dealer and they fixed the module the same day. There has been no other problem. Currently the vehicle is in security mode. The consumer was unable to open the windows and the rear doors. The consumer noticed the floor mats were discolored, it was determined that the air condition system had malfunctioned. There was a screeching noise in the steering column, but no problem was found. The left front hub and bearing was replaced the brakes were replaced.

- Newport, RI, USA

problem #7

Jun 222004

Rendezvous 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 44,252 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

2002 Buick Rendezvous A/C condenser has developed a leak - and as a result I have no air conditioning. Per the service center this cannot be repaired the condenser must be replaced. Cost is over $800. I will never purchase another Buick. My father who is a retired GM employee suggested that Buick was a good car. I am telling everyone I know just the opposite!.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

problem #6

Feb 242004

Rendezvous

  • 56,000 miles
While driving at any speed and when the air conditioner is used interior will not cool in the vehicle. Consumer contacted the dealer, and dealer found that air conditioner condencer malfunctioned. Also, dashboard lights flashed and went out. Then vehicle stalled at any speed.

- Jacksonville, NC, USA

problem #5

May 242004

Rendezvous

  • miles
2002 Buick Rendezvous: May 2004, air-conditioning does not cool. Dealer service center is charging $800....a major repair for such a new vehicle seems ridiculous and I'll not purchase another Rendezvous, and probably not another Buick.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #4

Feb 012004

Rendezvous 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 42,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The A/C unit quit working on MY2002 Buick rndezvous @ 42,000 miles and it cost $600 to fix. At 44,000 miles the intake gaskets are out of it and it's a 3.4 liter V6 and everbody has the same problem, it's an engineering flaw. The seats don't go back far enough in the front for tall people.

- Alvin, TX, USA

problem #3

Jan 272004

Rendezvous 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I have had my Buick Rendezvous back for the same problem 4 times. The fuel injectors are bad not firing correctly. Fuel line problems fuel running lean. I had to have the air condition fix not for blowing. Cold air condenser leaking. I had to have the blower motor replaced. Windshield washer freezing up. Internal failure R &R center console replaced. Had liftgate assembly replaced.

- Cinnaminson, NJ, USA

problem #2

Sep 012003

Rendezvous

  • 7,900 miles
Air conditioner condenser developed mold. As a result, an odor seeped throughout the vehicle.

- Randolph, NJ, USA

problem #1

Jan 012003

Rendezvous

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I've had several problems with my car. One of the problems is when vehicle is at a stopped position while driving, vehicle rolls back. Dealership claims it is normal. Air conditioning/heater does not cool/heat enough. There is a "klunck" noise from under the car almost everytime I stop. Dealership is looking into it and has Buick Corp involved.

- Chula Vista, CA, USA

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