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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
37,797 miles

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2002 Buick Rendezvous windows / windshield problems

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2002 Buick Rendezvous Owner Comments

problem #5

Apr 232009

Rendezvous 6-cyl

  • 75,000 miles


Bought used in 2004 with 45K miles. In 2006 I had to have the window control replaced. In 2009 at 70K miles I had to have main gasket on engine replaced (was told Buick knew of problem but refused recall) and 2 heads replaced as kept losing coolant & overheating. The very next year the body control module went out & had to be replaced. The ABS light has been on for years & no body, not even the dealer who replaced the control module, can get it to go out. Last year the fuel gauge quit working. This year the left front hub has gone bad at 170K so I can't say it wasn't due, but the overheating gauge keeps going into the red & the overheat light comes. Had it check and the thermostat is working fine, I am not losing coolant and the coolant is good, & there is no water in my oil. I can't drive more than 2 miles without the overheating light coming on & the gauge going into the red.

- Louisville, KY, USA

problem #4

Mar 252011

Rendezvous 6-cyl

  • 48,000 miles
Bought my Buick 2002 Rendezvous a year ago with only 45,000 miles on it give or take. It was great until about 6 months into owning it when all of a sudden the lights would flash off driving at night (very unsafe) then when I would go to turn off the vehicle the lights won't shut off at all... they would flash and carry on the whole time I was driving. Then the service engine light came on and then the security light. One day the locks started clicking on and off....the radio locked up.. the air conditioning won't work... the horn stays on so loud it is deafening and frightening to all cars around you... it is so loud you can't hardly stand it... it won't shut off.. went to Buick dealer they said it would cost probably close to 1000 to fix... til they diagnosed it... another garage couldn't even figure out how I was going to shut off the lights... I told them to please disconnect the battery cable to at least reset son is a mechanic and asked around and found out it is a common problem with this Buick model and year and is the body control module and happens a lot in GM vehicles. This is a very dangerous thing.. lights going off while driving.. lights staying on to cause battery to die... horn blowing so is unbelievable. And there is no recall.. this is so wrong. When you research online you see many owners with these same issues... to me this is a safety concern and not right that people who may not have the money to fix this are stuck with it and are unsafe. GM knows that this part is going out a lot in their vehicles and they do not recall it. I feel this is a huge safety concern... all of the things that flash in the vehicle on and off are very distracting while you are driving.. especially having no lights.

- Carlisle, PA, USA

problem #3

Jan 152009


  • miles
I have a 2002 Buick rened. I have had an on going problem with the car overheating and no ac. I have had the ac replaced on the vehicle, the temp gauge, the thermostat, the water-pump, 2 blown head gaskets, the fuel sensor, anti lock brake sensor and the fuel pump. I also have had to replace the window regulator on the passenger side window. I have receipts for all repairs but no I do not have the old parts. These repairs have costs me at least $5000K if not more.

- Waldorf, MD, USA

problem #2

Sep 052007


  • 65,984 miles
Was informed by a friend of an ntmvsa-related recall (number 07273) on their 2003 Pontiac vibe for a problem that has been happening on both of our 2002 and 2003 Buick Rendezvous. Window hardware deteriorates, resulting in the snapping of window support hardware. In most cases window glass drops totally inside the door and is irretrievable unless taken to the dealer, who charges for a repair. This has happened twice about a week apart in our 2002 Rendezvous. Also, the characteristic "popping or clicking sound" listed in the recall is happening on the driver's side window in both our 2002 and 2003 model Rendezvous, signaling that the window hardware is failing again. This results in a hazard situation in either extremely hot or extremely cold weather, regardless of glass breakage (which didn't happen in our case). Since I do not have a GM factory custom warranty on my 2002 Rendezvous, repairs have cost me approximately $250 dollars out-of-pocket. I was able to secure a coverage letter from GM if this happens again, but I am reading many accounts of a similar failure from many Rendezvous owners on the internet.

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #1

Jan 272004

Rendezvous 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I have had my Buick Rendezvous back for the same problem 4 times. The fuel injectors are bad not firing correctly. Fuel line problems fuel running lean. I had to have the air condition fix not for blowing. Cold air condenser leaking. I had to have the blower motor replaced. Windshield washer freezing up. Internal failure R &R center console replaced. Had liftgate assembly replaced.

- Cinnaminson, NJ, USA

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