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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
70,000 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.

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2003 Buick Rendezvous brakes problems

brakes problem

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2003 Buick Rendezvous Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 122011


  • 140,000 miles


In Jan 2011, front right wheel hub assembly and speed sensor was replaced with oem part. In June 2011, the part had failed again. Per mechanic, fault is due to speed sensor not returning correct speed when speed is < 8 mph. Per mechanic, this wiill increase stopping distance when it occurs.

- Ballston Lake, NY, USA

problem #1

Feb 042010


  • miles
1st time: Driving into portland, or. When engine started to make a awful noise by the time I found a dealer the sound was awful. The dealer said that I had 1 push rod jammed and locked up. It was replaced. 2nd.time 1 year to the month it happened again. Took to dealer and #4 locked up and bent. The dealer said this is becoming a common item with this car. It seems that because of the aluminum block expands and retracks when it is hot that the bolt used to push the rod comes loose and causes the rod the finelly bend. I check with another repair shop and they had, had 2 in the last year. I was told this will continue to happen until I replace all rods. At which time they will put in new bolts with lock tight so they will not come far I have been lucky that only one at a time has good. If two had gone out they said I probably would have lost control of the car. As it would lock up.

- Roseburg, OR, USA

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