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NHTSA — Fuel/Propulsion System Problems

2002 Buick Rendezvous (Page 1 of 2)

1.8

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
89,355 miles

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2002 Buick Rendezvous fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2002 Buick Rendezvous Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #24

Oct 312015

Rendezvous

  • 90,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2002 Buick Rendezvous. The contact stated that the vehicle had an abnormal fuel odor. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that fuel was leaking from the fuel tank; however, the failure could not be repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign number: 07V349000(fuel/propulsion system); however, the VIN was excluded. The failure mileage was approximately 90,000.

- Ruleville, MS, USA

problem #23

Oct 162016

Rendezvous

  • 111,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Buick Rendezvous. The contact observed fuel leaking from the vehicle onto the garage floor. The vehicle was taken to an dealer where it was diagnosed that the vehicle was leaking fuel and that the fuel tank housing fractured. The fuel tank needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 07V349000 (fuel system). The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 111,000.

- Denver, CO, USA

problem #22

Jun 012015

Rendezvous

  • miles
Oil and anti freeze leaking valve cover gasket needs to be replaced. And also the wheel hub and the vehicle is currently running hot

- Hammond, IN, USA

problem #21

Jul 212016

Rendezvous

  • 82,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2002 Buick Rendezvous. The contact stated the odor of fuel was present inside and outside of the vehicle. The contact discovered fuel leaked from the fuel tank. The cause of the failure was not diagnosed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 82,000.

- Willingboro, NJ, USA

problem #20

Apr 012016

Rendezvous

  • miles
The contact owns a 2002 Buick Rendezvous. While driving various speeds, the fuel tank light illuminated continuously. The contact mentioned that the vehicle was filled with fuel. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the fuel tank needed to be cleaned. The vehicle was repaired; however, the failure recurred. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the check valve needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign numbers: 07V349000 (fuel system, gasoline) and 07E021000 (fuel system). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Spring Valley, NY, USA

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problem #19

Jan 042013

Rendezvous

  • miles
Fuel tank recall # 07V349000 I took my car to my service center to check out fuel leak a fracture in tank housing was found, I call Buick to report findings over 9 months and many phone calls nothing was done they finely said my VIN was not one of the ones with that problems and said I should have tank replaced at my expense if it is the same defect they should pay for it I would like the car fixed by Buick at their expense if U have a recall then honor it no pick and choose I would like to hear from someone if Buick doesn't want to repair my vehicle then they should buy it for the retail price or give me another vehicle of equal value

- Clearwater, FL, USA

problem #18

Oct 212015

Rendezvous

  • 113,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2002 Buick Rendezvous. The contact stated that after exiting the vehicle, he observed fuel leaking from the rear driver's side of the vehicle. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 07V349000 (fuel system, gasoline). The failure mileage was approximately 113,000.

- Cranesville, PA, USA

problem #17

Sep 102015

Rendezvous

  • 147,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Buick Rendezvous. The contact stated that while driving at 35 mph, there was a strong odor of fuel without warning. The contact noticed that there was fuel leaking onto the ground and that the fuel gauge provided incorrect reading fuel levels. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the fuel tank needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired and the failure recurred. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 147,000.

- Concord, NC, USA

problem #16

Sep 262015

Rendezvous

  • miles
Auto stopped running suddenly determined to be mechanism in fuel tank

- Boston, MA, USA

problem #15

Aug 312015

Rendezvous

  • 178,060 miles
The fuel level indicator started to operate improperly, incorrectly checking the fuel level.

- West Palm Beach, FL, USA

problem #14

Jul 272015

Rendezvous

  • 144,750 miles

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

The contact owns a 2002 Buick Rendezvous. The contact stated that the odor of fuel was present while operating the vehicle. Upon inspection, the contact discovered fuel leaking from the fuel tank inlet valve. The cause of the failure was not diagnosed. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The contact was informed that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 07V349000 (fuel system). The contact stated that the vehicle experienced the same failure listed in the recall. The failure mileage was 144,750.

- Bristal , CT, USA

problem #13

Jul 182015

Rendezvous

  • 120,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Buick Rendezvous. The contact stated that that fuel fumes were emitting from the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician diagnosed that the fuel tank needed to be replaced and advised the contact that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 07V349000 (fuel system, gasoline). The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 120,000.

- Pemberton, NJ, USA

problem #12

May 012015

Rendezvous

  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Buick Rendezvous. After refueling the vehicle, fuel fumes emitted into the vehicle. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the fuel tank needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The contact was aware of NHTSA campaign number: 07V349000 (fuel system, gasoline); however, the VIN was not included. The failure mileage was 50,000.

- Homosassa, FL, USA

problem #11

Apr 022015

Rendezvous

  • 87,800 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Buick Rendezvous. The contact noticed a strong fuel odor coming from the vehicle. Also, fuel would leak from the vehicle while parked. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed there was a crack or hole in the fuel tank. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 87,800.

- Westland, MI, USA

problem #10

Jun 022014

Rendezvous

  • 93,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Buick Rendezvous. The contact stated that while the vehicle was parked, a strong smell of fuel emitted from the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. The technician diagnosed that the fuel tank inlet was fractured and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 93,000...updated 02/24/15

- Spring Valley, CA, USA

problem #9

Nov 092014

Rendezvous

  • 137,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Buick Rendezvous. The contact stated that while parked, the contact noticed fuel leaking on the ground. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where the technician inspected the vehicle but was unable to locate the cause of the failure. The manufacturer advised the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 07V349000 (fuel system, gasoline). The failure mileage was 137,000.

- Metairie, LA, USA

problem #8

Jul 092014

Rendezvous

  • 159,333 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Buick Rendezvous. The contact stated that while parked, he noticed a puddle of fuel on the ground near the fuel tank. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. The technician diagnosed that the fuel leak was due to the fuel tank being fractured where the fuel fill tube connected. As a result, the fuel tank needed to be replaced. The contact was not included in NHTSA campaign id number: 07V349000 (fuel system, gasoline). The vehicle was to be repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 159,333.

- Whitmore Lake, MI, USA

problem #7

Jul 302013

Rendezvous

  • miles
There was and is a recall on the gas tanks of Buick Rendezvous since 2007. I was refused service by a dealer to check and inspect my gas tank. Then when I took it back to another dealer I was charged $40 to have it looked at. In 2008 another recall was issued on the gas tank. Indicating that the whole gas tank has to be replaced with a brand new one. I was never contacted by phone or mail or any other means that the gas tank on my vehicle has been recalled. I am requesting that I receive written documentation from GM that my vehicle's gas tank is included in the recall and that a dealer must replace it at not cost to me.

- Detroit, MI, USA

problem #6

Jul 052013

Rendezvous

  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns 2002 Buick Rendezvous. The contact stated that after refueling, fuel sprayed out of the filler neck. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer who informed the contact that the filler neck was completely rusted. The vehicle had not been repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the defect. The approximate failure mileage was 50,000.

- Mayfield, OH, USA

problem #5

May 202013

Rendezvous

  • 136,000 miles
When driving our car accelerates while driving. Doesn't matter what speed, 25 and or up, it's frightening and not sure of where to go or who to see.

- East Troy, WI, USA

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