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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
26,159 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 electrical problems

electrical problem

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2002 Buick Rendezvous Owner Comments

problem #4

Nov 142006


  • miles


Car's electrical system turns on and off while driving. Car will not start.

- Fircrest, WA, USA

problem #3

Jul 032006

Rendezvous 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,400 miles
Rear wiper in 2002 Rendezvous turning on when the button was not depressed. Followed by, all lights flashing on and off while driving causing the vehicle to go into security/locked mode. Security mode keeps all cabin lights on, but all the other lights still flicker. Resolution not found as of yet.

- Salsibury, MD, USA

problem #2

Mar 112005


  • Automatic transmission
  • 54,237 miles
The service engine soon light came on. My manual suggested this has to do with the emmissions system and my person that does my oil changes had told me that they should change the fuel filter and clean emissions system. I took and had the previously mentioned done. Light still on. I took the vehicle to dealer who said that the computer indicated a transmission solonoid but they would replace the transmission fluid and filter and hope that would unstick solonoid. To drive for a few days and see if it cleared. Light stayed on. I took to an independent mechanic and he took transmission apart, checked all parts (including the solonoid) all parts were fine. However, he did put in a new solonoid. Light was still on. He consulted GM (Buick) database to learn that this is a wiring problem that GM is aware of. That there is a short somewhere in the wiring and can cause transmission to burn up.

- Harlingen, TX, USA

problem #1

Sep 252003

Rendezvous 6-cyl

  • miles
Corrosion of waterproof connectors in electricial systems and water and corrosion in tail lights

- Willow Wood, OH, USA

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