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NHTSA — Engine And Engine Cooling Problems

2002 Buick Rendezvous (Page 3 of 3)

2.4

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
61,705 miles

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2002 Buick Rendezvous Owner Comments (Page 3 of 3)

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problem #10

Jan 012006

Rendezvous

  • miles

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

2002 Rendezvous. I have had all the problems: Bad intake manifold, hole in the A/C condenser, windows falling down into the doors (twice) due to bad regulators, front passenger door became sprung on it's own, it eats tires for breakfast. I could go on...I contacted Buick a few times but got nowhere. I traded the car in for a Toyota.

- Chino Hills, CA, USA

problem #9

Dec 142006

Rendezvous

  • Automatic transmission
  • 120,000 miles
Car had smelled like urine for a few months on a routine oil change. We were told that the head gasket was leaking and needed to be fixed. Has not been fixed yet due to cost. This seems to be an on going problem for this vehicle and we are waiting for so action to be taken.

- Red Deer, 00, USA

problem #8

May 102005

Rendezvous 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 54,258 miles
I have owned my 2002 Buick rendevous since April of 04. Around may of 05 my A/C unit stopped working. I had it checked out and was told it was the A/C condensor unit. I was very surprised and disappointed that such a new model of vehicle would have issues so early on. Neeedless to say I was even more surprised to read and speak to other 02 rendevous owners who had the same problem. In my opinion I think Buick should step up to the plate and take responsibilty for producing a faulty A/C system. It seems very strange that so many different people are having the same issue with their vehicle. Any help you can give regarding bringing this to Buick's attention would be greatly appreciated. Thank you, April howlett

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #7

Nov 142005

Rendezvous 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,000 miles

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

My Buick Rendezvous with 65,000 miles had it's third major repair in 4 months. This time the intake manifold gasket was leaking and needed to be replaced. I was told by the service technician that this was a common problem on this vehicle and should not have happened. GM customer service has refused to take responsibility for any of this.

- Kennesaw, GA, 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

Sep 152002

Rendezvous

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,355 miles
On four prior occasions for sudden catastrophic electrical system failure / stalling while the vehicle is in operation, this creates a major hazard to safe operation of the vehicle. The dealership and General Motors have been unable to isolate / replicate and effect repairs for this intermittent nonconformity, yet they have expect us to continue operating the vehicle while they knowingly have failed to effect repair. My wife and I are afraid to operate the vehicle in its condition and jeopardize our safety by operating a vehicle that is unsafe for highway operation. Given the nature of the problem, automobile appraisers state our vehicle is worthless for sale or trade. Current mileage 18187.

- Highlands Ranch, CO, USA

problem #4

Jan 152003

Rendezvous

  • Automatic transmission
  • 200 miles

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

The heater fans do not work properly. The dealer says the heater meets specifications but admitted that they had 4 other Buick Rendezvous' in the shop that day with the same complaint. I know two other people with a 2002 Buick Rendezvous who have the same problem.

- Grosse Pointe Woods, MI, USA

problem #3

Apr 082004

Rendezvous

  • 48,867 miles
While driving vehicle stalled. Consumer managed to pull over, and had the vehicle towed. Dealerships mechanic was notified, but did not resolve the problem.

- Peekskill, NY, USA

problem #2

Mar 012005

Rendezvous

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,000 miles
While the vehicle was parked a loud noise was heard coming from the rear. Consumer took vehicle to the dealer for inspection, and was waiting for results. Consumer was told that loud popping noise could spark a fire. The consumer was told the noise was normal.

- Cleveland, MS, USA

problem #1

Aug 252003

(reported on)

Rendezvous

  • 5,922 miles
While driving at speeds of 30 mph and less vehicle will stall without warning. Cause of the failure undetermined.

- Columbia, MD, USA

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