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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
200,000 miles

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2002 Buick Rendezvous accessories - exterior problems

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2002 Buick Rendezvous Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 072016


  • 200,000 miles


The contact owns a 2002 Buick Rendezvous. While driving approximately 25 to 30 mph, the vehicle filled with smoke from the front interior vents. The contact immediately turned the ignition off and vacated the vehicle. A police report was filed. The vehicle was towed to a mechanic shop where it was diagnosed that the windshield wiper motor caught fire. The wire harness from the fuse box to the firewall was replaced; however, the vehicle was not repaired. The contact stated that there was a recall, but the VIN was excluded. The details of the recall were not provided. The manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 200,000.

- Newport News, VA, USA

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