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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
21,617 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.

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2002 Buick Rendezvous engine problems

engine problem

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2002 Buick Rendezvous Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 112006

Rendezvous 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 14,000 miles


Brought a new 2002 Buick Rendezvous cx from a dealer. At about 10,000 miles the car started having numerous problems that were beyond normal wear and tear. Starting with the engine light and other problems. They were repaired under the warranty. But about 24,000 and without warranty, the car got overheated for a 15 minutes traffic jam. Turned out the front wheel bearing needed to be replaced, and the ac sensor wasn't working. Replaced the front wheel bearing sensor. About 6 months later, the other wheel bearing needed to be replaced. Just about 1 month ago and 35,000 miles later, the overheated problem happened again, compounded with the A/C linkage, and the ABS sensor wasn't working. I paid $1,200 for fixing the overheat problem and replacing the ABS sensor. I didn't fix the ac linkage because it would cost me another $900!! now I am so worry that another major problem going to happen anytime soon. I am so disappointed with this car. I am hoping GM will issue a recall and stop cheating consumers.

- Salem, NH, USA

problem #2

Jun 082005


  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,850 miles
My 2002 Buick Rendezvous cxl shuts down while driving down the road. It also will not start after being turned off. The problem always occurs in hot weather. Typically, it's a hot summer day and I have to wait for about 1 - 2 hours before the car will start. On at least three occasions, I was driving down the road and the car stalled, once on the interstate at 60 mph.

- Elkton, MD, USA

problem #1

Apr 182002

(reported on)


  • miles
Consumer states while in stop and go traffic vehicle will stall the dealership has been notified 2 times regarding the same problem however mechanic has not been able to find problem. Nlm

- Chicogo, IL, USA

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