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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
49,333 miles

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2002 Buick Rendezvous suspension problems

suspension problem

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2002 Buick Rendezvous Owner Comments

problem #3

Oct 132007


  • 86,000 miles


We have a 2002 Buick Rendezvous and had to replace the wheel bearings at only 86K miles and now the air conditioning condenser has failed. These are expensive repairs and there seem to be many of the same complaints on this vehicle... Buick should fix these as they are a common occurrence!

- Holton, MI, USA

problem #2

Jun 152004

Rendezvous 6-cyl

  • 62,000 miles
When driving 55 mph rear right tire blewout. This caused the consumer to pull of the road and change the tire. Consumer stated that the tire looked like it just melted, and there were no objects and the road. This was a Firestone tire. The consumer noticed that the passenger side front floor mat was wet. The technician determined that the A/C evaporator drain was clogged due to leaves coming from the windshield cowling. The dealer cleaned the drain and removed the leaves. The left front hub and bearing had excessive play and were noisy. The check engine light illuminated. The trouble codes indicated that the gas cap may have been loose. The vehicle body control module (BCM) failed and had to be replaced. It caused the security lights to remain on, the A/C not to work and at night the horn would sound when the vehicle was off. After the consumer locked the door the vehicle radio would come on. This caused the battery to drain and as a result the vehicle had to be jump started.

- Newport, RI, USA

problem #1

Mar 262004

Rendezvous 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I have a 2002 rendez vous with 37,000 miles on it. The handling on this car is extremely poor and seems to be getting worse. It understeers horribly and has an excessive amount of body roll on even the most gentle turns. I feel that some sort of aftermarket stiffening of the suspension is required. I purchased new, firmer tires and this did not improve this dangerous problem. I find it hard to believe that GM would let a vehicle like this get on the highway with its poor handling. I am frightened to let my wife drive this car. In an emergency maneuver it will roll. I have no doubt.

- Oskaloosa, KS, USA

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