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2002 Buick Rendezvous drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2002 Buick Rendezvous Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 282006

Rendezvous 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Purchased 02 Rendezvous cxl AWD last fall from dealer. Last week vehicle started acting like it was constantly running in 4WD or dragging and we noticed a whinning noise in the rear end. Took the car in to the dealer, was told that the left rear wheel bearing was shot and the right one was starting to go bad. Estimated cost of over $1,000. $303 for each wheel bearing hub assy (auto part store max price of $134 ea) 1.4 hr labor for each side (manager said his mechanic could have each side done in an hour). Equals $606 ($338 in profit) in parts and $400 in labor for 2 hours of work. Vehicle has 79,000 miles and the service manager said that the front wheel bearings will probably have to replaced every 30-40,000 miles.

- Battle Creek , MI, USA

problem #2

Aug 272002

Rendezvous

  • miles
While driving 25 -30 mph vehicle lost steering control due to spindle gear/right axle breaking while driving. Deaer notified. Feel free to provide any further informnation.

- Monmouth Junction, NJ, USA

problem #1

May 202002

Rendezvous 4WD

  • miles
1st time/rear differential leak over 1-1/2 quarts of rear diff.gear oil all over driveway. Dealer replaced with complete new rear housing assy. 571 miles later, which was 05-20-02 rear diff. Leaking again. Car is at dealer, and I called General Motors, they are looking into the problem. I don't want the car back. Calif. Has lemon law 2 times for same repair, which could cause bodily harm or death we are to get another car. If the rear end locks up at 65 mph and I live thru it there will be a major law suit. I don't understand the promblem with changing me out of that lemon, into another Buick Rendezvous. Please E-mail me with any info. You have on this.

- Lake Forest, CA, USA

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