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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
60,247 miles

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2002 Buick Rendezvous seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2002 Buick Rendezvous Owner Comments

problem #3

Mar 052008

Rendezvous 6-cyl

  • 125,000 miles


The contact owns a 2002 Buick Rendezvous. The contact stated that the air bag light remains constantly illuminated. The light does not dim even when he is seated and wearing his seat belt. The dealer stated that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign id number 02V222000 (air bags:frontal). The contact would have to pay for a diagnostic. In addition, the fuel gauge worked occasionally, which prevented the contact from knowing how much fuel was in the tank. The dealer stated that they would repair the vehicle only at the contact's expense. The failure mileage was 125,000 and current mileage was 133,000. Updated 6/8/09 updated 06/11/09.

- Ladson, SC, USA

problem #2

Mar 172008

Rendezvous 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,740 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Buick Rendezvous. There is a recall for the air bags. The dealer stated that the VIN is not a part of the recall. The vehicle has not experienced any failures; however, the air bag light is illuminated. The current and failure mileages were 55,740. Updated 05/05/08

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #1

Oct 032005

Rendezvous 6-cyl

  • miles
2003 Buick Rendezvous SUV. Consumer's vehicle was involved in an accident on October 3, 2005. Upon impact, the airbags did not deploy. Took vehicle to dealership and called my manufacturer, and they asked questions that did not pertain to this vehicle. The consumer wanted to know why the airbags did not deploy. Vehicle was being inspected to see if it could be fixed. This was the first accident. The consumer sustained injuries. Was knocked on conscious, when the consumer woke up he was in the ambulance on the way to the hospital, and the driver of the other vehicle was also injured and taken to the hospital. A police report was taken. Took pictures of the vehicle. It had all the original parts. The consumer purchased vehicle in 2003. The only damage made was to consumer's vehicle and the other vehicle. The consumer was wearing seat belts. The road conditions were clear. The consumer was concerned why airbags not deploying.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

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