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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
20 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2002 Buick Rendezvous steering problems

steering problem

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2002 Buick Rendezvous Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 012008

Rendezvous 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


We have an 2002 Buick Rendezvous AWD. Just recently our car starting to act up while driving. It was making a whining noise and acting as if it was in neutral while stopping. We found out that the transmission, intake manifold, wheel bearing, radiator, A/C condenser, rims are bad making our tires lose air, and head gasket all need replaced. We also were told that the power steering had a leak and was causing a noise. We are looking at having to pay over 5 thousand dollars to fix everything. After looking on the internet, we have seen millions of complaints for all these things breaking in the 2002 model. Something needs done about this. I will do whatever it takes to get help from GM to fix these damaged cars. These should all be recalled.

- Cumberland, MD, USA

problem #1

Mar 042004

Rendezvous 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40 miles
My Buick renedezous' power steering gear went out at 4500miles and there is still a squeaking noise when I turn the steering wheel. Now the car has 43000 and the condenser has to be repaired for $1000. I thought I bought a great vehicle but I have had nothing but problems with this vehicle. Oh, the buttons on the steering wheel (volume knobs) have been replaced twice.

- Bakersfield, CA, USA

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