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really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
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Average Mileage:
56,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

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  1. hopefully be paid back by class action lawsuit bad design (1 reports)
2002 Buick Rendezvous engine problems

engine problem

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2002 Buick Rendezvous Owner Comments

problem #1

Apr 122009

Rendezvous CX 3.4L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 56,000 miles


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After reading about the Buick Rendezvous Class Action Lawsuit: (long list!!) (details, details, details...) (pictures) (worst vehicle!!)

When the vehicle's engine, (2002 Buick Rendezvous CX with 56000 miles) started making a knocking sound when the engine is 1st started, I started this research on 04/16/2009.

So, GM tried using a less effective, (but more cost effective and none tested) barrier between the engine coolant, and the engine oil. Have they ever heard the term - "oil and water don't mix"? Well, neither does engine collant and engine oil.

This sucks... I'm pissed.... and I know I'm supposed to make a "whole" new complaint for each and every thing... but, (sorry Car Complaint people) here's the whole list.

1st - Air Conditioner went out at 40K --$1200.00 2nd - Fuel Level Sensor (in the fuel tank attached to fuel pump) went out at 55K $550.00 3rd - Engine is knocking, and crud is spreading all over the engine at 56K $1200-1800? 4th - No wonder this car is on the "WORST LIST" for vehicles.

Let's see.. why did Obama fire the CEO of GM? Geeeee.... I wonder?

Thanks GM for making me spend my hard earned money on this crap, instead of more important things... like -- food for my wife and two children, mortgage, education, etc...

- , Cedar Crest, NM, USA

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